Re-advertised-Consultancy to support the review and development of the National Strategy to End Child Marriage in Nigeria ( Remote )


Task title: Re-advertised-Consultancy to support the evaluation and development of the National Strategy to End Kid Marital Relationship in Nigeria (Remote )

Company: Unicef

Task description: For Every Single Kid, Security

Nigeria has the biggest variety of female kid bride-to-bes in Africa (23 million ladies and females wed as kids) and brings the 3rd biggest problem of married ladies worldwide (3.3 M), after India (26.6 M) and Bangladesh (3.9 M). A minimum of 44.1 percent of ladies in Nigeria are wed prior to their 18th birthday, while 18.5 percent are wed prior to they turned 15 so practically 1 in 5 ladies. Kid marital relationship is a crucial motorist of socio-economic difficulties particularly in northern Nigeria, causing school drop- out and teen pregnancy which is likewise connected to high maternal death and poor nutrition, to name a few concerns. Kid marital relationship takes place in a context of limited knowledge and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) details and services, with problems of early childbearing (maternal death ratios is at 576 per 100,000) and blocked labor such as obstetric fistula which affect an approximated 20,000 females and ladies every year in Nigeria. While the data reveals a 9 percent decrease in the frequency of kid marital relationship because 2003, and a predicted additional decrease by 6 percent by 2030, since of the quick increase in population, the variety of female kid bride-to-bes will increase by more than a million by 2030 and double by 2050. In addition, an approximated 10 million more ladies will be at risk of ending up being bride-to-bes as a result of the pandemic.

In Nigeria, whether a lady will be wed prior to she reaches 18 years depends mainly on the geographical place, the financial status of her household and her education:
According to MICS 2016-17, frequency rates of females who wed prior to 18 in some parts of Northern Nigeria are well over 50 percent, consisting of Bauchi: 64.4 percent; Jigawa: 74.9 percent; Katsina: 70.9 percent; Kebbi: 66.9 percent; Sokoto: 68.6 percent; Yobe: 62.0 percent and Zamfara: 71.4 percent
North west Nigeria has the most affordable average age of marital relationship (15.8 years), with Katsina, in north west Nigeria, which has the most affordable average age of marital relationship of any state, at 15.5 years (NDHS 2018)
The average age of kid marital relationship is 9 years lower amongst the most affordable wealth quintile compared to the greatest wealth quintile (NDHS 2018)
68 percent of females from the poorest families were wed prior to 18 (MICS, 2016-17)
52.3 percent of rural females compared to 29.4 percent of metropolitan females were wed prior to the age of 18 (MICS, 2016-17)
The average age of very first marital relationship of females without any official education is 15.8 years compared to 21.9 years among those with secondary education (NDHS 2018).
63.3 percent of females without any education and 73.3 percent of those with non-formal education were wed prior to 18 years compared to 22.6 percent of those with secondary education (MICS 2016-17)
Nigeria has actually devoted to ending kid marital relationship within the African Union Commission structure and introduced the National Campaign and Strategy to End Kid Marital Relationship on 29 November 2016. The National Strategic Plan to End Kid Marital Relationship in Nigeria 2016-2021 was the very first nationwide action plan embraced by the Federal Federal government focused on “highlighting the multi-sectoral, multi-faceted activities required to cause effective removal of this damaging practice based upon the facility of a strengthened coordination platform led by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs”. The crucial stars for this consist of however are not limited to different MDAs such as Health, Education, Details and National Orientation Company, Finance, Budget and National Preparation; standard and spiritual bodies, civil society companies, foreign and nationwide donors and executing partners.

Following the expiration of the strategy at the end of 2021, a consensus was reached at a meeting (March 2022) of the Core Group on Ending Kid Marital Relationship in Nigeria, led by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, to examine and develop a brand-new 5-year costed National Strategy to End Kid Marital Relationship in Nigeria (2022-2027) which will provide a tactical roadmap that will combine and build on the gains made, with a view to speeding up efforts towards ending kid marital relationship in Nigeria by 2030.

The policy evaluation process will require to recognize, examine and address any existing spaces not attended to by the previous policy in addition to emerging patterns, patterns and evidence on kid marital relationship in Nigeria. The result of this workout will be to produce a costed and functional strategy and action plan through which the rearticulated objectives, goals and techniques in the modified plan are understood. The modified policy must include a rights-based and gender transformative approach to avoidance (education as a hold-up technique) and reaction (health, SRHR and justice) to kid marital relationship, focused on rearranging efforts focused on ending Kid Marital relationship in Nigeria.

To this end, FMWA/UNICEF Nigeria is looking for to hire a regional consultant to support the modification and the development of the National Strategy to End Kid Marital Relationship in Nigeria (2022-2027). This activity will support result 3.2.24 on Strategic advocacy and collaborations to address kid marital relationship under Pillar 3 of the Spotlight Effort. The Spotlight Effort (SI) is an international partnership in between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) to remove all kinds of violence versus females and ladies in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. In Nigeria, the focus states for Spotlight application are Adamawa, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi, FCT, Lagos and Sokoto. Nevertheless, this workout will be performed both at the nationwide and state (chosen) levels.

Scope of Work
In performing this project, the consultant will require to
1. Conduct a literature evaluation of structures, research studies and examinations of effective practices executed in Nigeria and other nations.
2. Conduct desk evaluation of program and policy files (nationwide and sub-national and sectoral policies on health, education, labour and so on), that take stock of the circumstance of kid marital relationship and programmatic actions, consisting of the current analysis of the combination of ending kid marital relationship policies and strategies into spending plans.
3. Provide a summary of the available data, consisting of the 2014 VAC study, and most current data from MICS and NDHS on the emerging patterns.
4. Evaluation and develop a modified National Strategy to End Kid Marital Relationship in Nigeria, especially with a view to enhancing a comprehensive approach to the avoidance and reaction to Kid Marital relationship consisting of enhancing case management, schedule of quality child-sensitive social well-being and justice services and guarantee include other sectors (education and health)
5. Provide suggestions to the Regards to Reference (TOR) of the nationwide and sub-national Technical Working Groups (TWG), and its very first year workplan, consisting of increasing the impact and exposure of the work performed by the TWG.
6. Evaluation usage of tools and signs that inform data collection on the circumstance of kid marital relationship and service arrangement and provide suggestions on the standardization signs and tools in line with CEDAW and African Charter reporting requirements to support and how data can be fed into a nationwide “data bank”.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills needed:

  • Postgraduate degree in worldwide development, social well-being, public administration, gender or other appropriate course.
  • 10+ years of shown experience in the area of research study into policy making on kid marital relationship, related social concerns, teen ladies’ shows or associated field.
  • Shown experience in research study, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Experience in the field of kid marital relationship is an asset;
  • Fluency in composed and spoken English is needed
  • Fluency in Hausa is an asset

For Every Single Kid, you show …

UNICEF’s worths of Care, Regard, Stability, Trust, and Responsibility (CRITA).

UNICEF is devoted to variety and addition within its labor force, and motivates all prospects, regardless of gender, nationality, spiritual and ethnic backgrounds, consisting of individuals coping with specials needs, to use to end up being a part of the company.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the goals and goals of the United Nations and UNICEF, consisting of sexual exploitation and abuse, unwanted sexual advances, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF likewise sticks to stringent kid safeguarding concepts. All chosen prospects will be anticipated to comply with these requirements and concepts and will for that reason go through strenuous reference and background checks. Background checks will consist of the confirmation of scholastic credential( s) and work history. Chosen prospects might be needed to provide extra details to perform a background check.

Contract period:6 months


Just shortlisted prospects will be gotten in touch with and advance to the next phase of the choice process.

People engaged under a consultancy or person contract will not be thought about “staff members” under the Staff Laws and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and treatments, and will not be entitled to advantages supplied therein (such as leave privileges and medical insurance protection). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Issues of Agreements for the Solutions of Professionals and Person Professionals. Experts and private specialists are accountable for identifying their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or responsibilities, in accordance with regional or other suitable laws.

The chosen candidate is exclusively accountable to guarantee that the health insurance needed to carry out the responsibilities of the contract is valid for the whole duration of thecontract The candidate might likewise undergo shot (vaccination) requirements, consisting of versus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

Marketed: 18 May 2022 W. Central Africa Requirement Time
Deadline: 08 Jul 2022 W. Central Africa Requirement Time.

Anticipated salary: Remuneration is Attractive

Place: Abuja, FCT

Task date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 04:47:43 GMT

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