Closing Date : 2019-05-31
Duty Station : Beirut, Lebanon
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 31 May 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Happiness!

The Youth section is looking for a consultant for National Youth Tracer Study and Labor Market Integrated Analysis.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Lebanon Country Office (LCO) has conducted a standardized Tracer Study survey administered to young graduates completing skills training programs to evaluate the medium-term impact of the program offered by the UNICEF Adolescent and Youth Section through its partner NGOs and CBOs. The Tracer Study aims to contribute to generating to more information on youth labor market in Lebanon, including challenges that young people face in accessing decent work opportunities. UNICEF LCO is seeking to hire an individual consultant to conduct a comprehensive analysis of data generated in line with available labor market information and propose a set of recommendations to improve program effectiveness. The consultancy will focus on: a) completing an in depth cross analysis of Tracer Study indicators; b) Desk review relevant labor market information, past tracer studies, and other studies on labor market assessment, particularly in Lebanon and with focus on youth; c) Report on comparative findings based on the above including recommendations to improve program effectiveness; d) documentation of Tracer Study process and SOPs.

The analysis will answer the following main questions:

What happens to adolescents and youth after completing the skills training programs?To what extent are youth able to get paid employment in an acceptable time? What kinds of employment opportunities are available? How are youth finding these employment opportunities?To what extent do the working adolescents and youth use the competencies they have acquired during their training? How can skills training programs be improved to better fit with the demands of the labor Market?

Scope of Work:

The consultancy includes:

Completing an in depth cross analysis of Tracer Study indicators;Desk review of relevant labor market information, past tracer studies, and other studies on labor market assessment, particularly in Lebanon and with focus on youth;Report on comparative findings based on the above including recommendations to improve program effectiveness;Documentation of Tracer Study process and SOPs including: the study and country contexts, study methodology including characteristics of target population, findings of employment data, employment characteristics, transition to work, evaluation of training programs, gender & inclusiveness, and recommendations & lessons learned.

Work Assignment overview:

Inception Report: This includes: Indicators, preliminary analysis, review of relevant labor market information and outline for final report. 15 days.Final Report - Initial Draft. 15 days.Final Report - Revised Draft. 10 days.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

An advanced university degree in any relevant field with demonstrated expertise in labor standards and policies.A minimum of 20 years of experience from which 10 yearsof relevant professional experience in in consulting, with emphasis on conducting tracer studies, labor market assessments, and experience in development and evaluation of vocational and skills training programs.National and Regional Experience in International Organizations, including the International Labor Organization (desirable)Excellent statistical and analytical skills.Excellent command of Arabic and English.

For every Child, you demonstrate integrity

UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Candidates need to submit an all inclusive financial proposal in addition to the daily fees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=522269

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