Consultant: National Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) for Children in China

UNICEF CHINA COUNTRY OFFICE
Vacancy Announcement
 
Functional Title: Consultant: National Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) for Children in China 
 
Duration of assignment: 75 days from 1 May 2019
Duty Station: Beijing, China 
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, dedication
UNICEF’s mandate is to help children around the world realize their rights to survival, development, protection and participation. Child poverty is a global issue, different from adult poverty. Even short episodes of poverty during childhood hinder children’s physical and cognitive development, and imposes risks for capability development, thus increasing the probability for future poverty and disadvantages. Separate and tailored solutions are required to address child poverty.
 
How can you make a difference?
We are seeking a qualified consultant to conduct the national Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) for Children in China. In this, your main research questions include:
• Estimate the rate and depth of multidimensional child poverty in the sampled regions;
• Describe the characteristics, disparities of child poverty in the sampled regions by geography, gender, age, disability, and ethnicity or other parental and household profiling variables;
• Describe the most severe dimensions of deprivation faced by children in the sampled regions; and
• Map deprivations among children by profiling variables by geographic region, gender, age, disability, and ethnicity or the other profiling variables.
For detailed objectives, methodology and tasks of this role, please visit   Terms of Reference – MODA Consultant.pdf
 
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• Doctoral degree in social sciences;
• Proven research experience in quantitative research/statistical analysis, and expertise in different methodologies for child poverty analysis;
• Familiarity with the CHNS dataset a strong asset;
• Ability to use data analysis to examine equity issues related to gender and other forms of social identify in relation to (child) poverty a desired asset;
• Track record of performing relevant research in China with sensitivity to local contexts;
• Good academic writing and analytical skills;
• Proficient in academic writing and presentation with English;
• A team-worker and willing to work with the international technical supervisor.
 
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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.
If you recognize yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child, send a Cover Letter and CV through https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=520517. If you have difficulties applying online, you may apply to beijinghr@unicef.org. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31st March 2019.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. In our effort to achieve a gender balance in our current workforce, we particularly encourage applications from qualified male candidates
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.
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