Saturday, August 5, 2017

Junior Researchers

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Assignment
To guide UNICEF and partners in the development of regional parenting intervention packages for adolescents and their families, the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is currently undertaking a regional study on parenting programmes for parents of adolescents. As part of this regional study, the UNICEF Country Office in Romania is hiring four national researchers (Team Leader, Field researcher and two Junior Researchers) to collect strategic information at country level, on the basis of the results of the regional parenting study. The four national researchers will work under the supervision of the UNICEF focal point in Romania in close collaboration with the team leader of the regional study.
Assignment Tasks
The following terms of reference specifically related to two Junior Researchers:
  • Transcription of focus group discussions and key informant interviews;
  • Supporting focus group discussions, through but not limited to, note-taking and facilitation of activities.
  • Supporting the Team Leader and Field Researcher throughout the data collection process.
  • Expected Deliverables
    Activities/Outputs/Deliverables
    Days
    Primary data collection
    15
    Total
    15
    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Diploma or degree in anthropology, sociology, development studies, childhood development, international human rights law, adolescent health or education, or other relevant field.
  • At least two years of qualitative research experience.
  • Fluency in local languages, including minority languages as relevant.
  • Experience in working as part of a research team.
  • Competencies of successful candidate
    Excellent awareness of, and sensitivity to, gender considerations, power dynamics, (dis)ability, poverty, substance abuse, and other factors that affect parenting dynamics, parent-child relations, and parenting practices.
  • Good verbal communication skills, with proven ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds, with different strengths, needs, interests and abilities.
  • Experience in using qualitative research methodologies.
  • Ability to transcribe interviews verbatim.
  • Working knowledge of research ethics, including informed consent, data confidentiality, do no harm, child safeguarding etc.
  • Willingness to sign and adhere to a child protection policy and code of conduct, as well as the research ethical protocol.
  • Location of work
    The consultancy is remote – based, with in-country travel as agreed with the supervisor. The consultants should provide their own computers and recording tools.
    To view the full description of the TOR please see the document attached.
    TOR -- Junior Researcher _Romania.docx
    To view our competency framework, please click here.
    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in RON) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
    Financial template_Individual consultant.docx
    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 organisation.

    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=506383

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