UNICEF recrute un consultant international – Synthèse d’analyse de situation (Indonésie)


Job no : 526103
Work type : Consultancy
Location : Indonesia
Categories : Social and Economic Policy, Communication / External Relations, Consultancy


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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, courage

UNICEF Indonesia is looking for a qualified writer to make an accessible narrative (approx. 12,500 words) about the situation of children and adolescents in Indonesia, based on a recent research report commissioned by UNICEF and other relevant inputs documents. The narrative will inform the development of UNICEF’s Country Programme 2021-2025 and serve as a critical reference document for UNICEF, Government and Development Partners.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website : here


How can you make a difference?

Title : International Consultant – Situation Analysis Synthesis
Duty Station : Home Based
Type of Contract : Individual Consultancy (Special Service Agreement)
Duration : 1 October – 29 November 2019 (40 working days)


Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV and two relevant writing samples :

A main input for the narrative will be the recent research report Situation Analysis of Children and Youth in Indonesia (approx. 93,000 words) which will be jointly published by the Government of Indonesia and UNICEF in late 2019.  It provides insight in the development outcomes of children and youth as well as opportunities and barriers in the policy response concerned with these outcomes. It combines two different approaches: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As for the SDGs, which themselves combine social and economic development with the environment agenda, the analysis is done through the lens of multi-dimensional poverty and risk. Regarding multi-dimensional poverty, the study looks into key trends and policy interventions in the areas of financial poverty, education, health, nutrition as well as water, sanitation and hygiene. As for risk, the analysis gives insight in the current and future risks children in Indonesia face, including among others natural disasters, radicalization and environmental degradation. With regards to the CRC, the Situation Analysis looks into issues affecting the dignity of children, including among others violence, birth registration and child trafficking. Critically, the analysis concludes by taking a closer look at issues that cut across sectors and approaches.

The consultant is expected to synthesize the Situation Analysis research into a more concise story-like reading of the situation of children and adolescents in Indonesia (around 25 pages excluding graphs and pictures), while drawing from and complementing it with relevant inputs from a few selected additional studies, including the recent report Achieving the SDGs for children in Indonesia: Emerging findings for reaching the targets and the UN Indonesia Common Country Assessment. The content of the narrative should focus on the major findings and most important pieces of evidence telling the story about the situation of children, while fitting it into Indonesia’s wider demographic and socio-economic context. It should present these in both an accessible and constructive manner including an appropriate selection of pictures. Of importance will be that available data is used in graphs and in text to explain and support a coherent narrative about the situation of children in Indonesia. For this, the consultant will propose a selection of photographs and graphs that can be used as infographics in support of the text. To do so, the consultant will have access to UNICEF’s photo database and could be working with a graphic designer hired separately by UNICEF.


Tasks & Outputs :

  1. Inception call/meeting with UNICEF team and drafting of workplan. Output: agreed workplan ;
  2. Review of the Situation Analysis and selected additional inputs such as the 2030 SDG Analysis on Children in Indonesia and the UN Common Country Assessment; Drafting of the annotated outline. Output: Annotated outline of the synthesis ;
  3. Drafting of synthesis report, including simple visualizations of data. Output: A draft synthesis report ;
  4. Incorporation of UNICEF Feedback (most likely 2 or 3 rounds of feedback). Output: Concise and accessible narrative about the situation of Children and Adolescents in Indonesia (approx. 12,500 words) with graphs and pictures.


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

  • Master’s degree ;
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in professional reporting, copywriting, editing or journalism related to development, social and/or economic issues  ;
  • Experience with graphically communicating social or economic information ;
  • Experience in analysis of children’s rights and development is an asset ;
  • Work experience in Indonesia and a good understanding of Indonesia’s development and policy context is considered an asset ;
  • Experience in writing human-interest stories.


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.

View our competency framework at : 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 :

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


Applications close : SE Asia Standard Time