Consultant (Monetary Child Poverty Report) at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: National Consultant to support the production of monetary child poverty report in Nigeria

Job Number: 532456
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

For Every Child, Development

  • UNICEF is committed to realizing the rights of all children to help them build a strong foundation and have the best chance of fulfilling their potential. We believe that ensuring a happy and healthy child begins before birth: from ensuring his/her mother has access to good neonatal care and delivering in a clean, safe environment to reaching adulthood as a responsible, healthy and informed parent to the next generation.
  • This journey relies on a child having access to shelter, good nutrition, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education.

How can you make a difference?

  • The purpose of this assignment is to produce monetary child poverty report – federal and states estimates – from the existing 2019 NBS report on Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria.
  • This information with help Government and other key decision-makers both at Federal and State levels to improve policy design and implementation including poverty reduction strategies with focus on monetary child poverty.

Indicative methodology:

  • The comprehensive report on child poverty will be drafted through a re-iterative process between the consultant, the National Bureau of Statistics, the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and UNICEF Nigeria Social Policy Section.

Major Tasks to be accomplished by the consultant:

  • The consultant will technically lead the process of production of monetary child poverty report. It is expected the following task from the consultant:
  • Support NBS to use household survey data of monetary poverty to extract child poverty estimates for federal and disaggregated by states;
  • Use statistical/econometric software (SPSS, STATA or R) to produce child poverty estimates, federal and states;
  • Draft comprehensive child poverty report.
  • Any specific tasks linked to Child poverty report production process as assigned by UNICEF, NBS and MFBNP.

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

  • A Master’s degree minimum, in development economics, public policy, or closely related field;
  • Knowledge and understanding social and economic aspects of wellbeing, and how they relate to the Sustainable Development Goals framework;
  • A minimum of 8 years’ work in applied policy areas with focus on the use of household survey data;
  • Very good analytical and written communication skills;
  • Sound knowledge of statistical/econometric software preferably SPSS, STATA or R;
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines and drive for results;
  • Fluency in English. Local working language of the duty station an asset.

Consultant Selection:

  • Interested individuals will make a proposal of a two-page maximum paper specifying the following four elements:
  • Understanding of the terms of reference,
  • The methodology including details road map, knowledge of statistical/econometric software, how the technical assistance will be provided to NBS and MFBNP in producing the report.
  • Foreseen challenges and risks in the process and anticipated mitigation measures

The criteria for selection of the national consultant are summarized in the following:
Criteria for Evaluation of the Offer / Maximum Score:

  • Understanding of the ToR – 2
  • Education – 3
  • Knowledge of statistical software – SPSS, STATA or R 5
  • Work Experience including analysis household survey – 5
  • Methodology – 5


  • Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system or Personal History Form Download File P-11 UNICEF version.docx, where previous relevant experience is provided in detail
  • Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal using the form in this Download File UNICEF Nigeria All-Inclusive Financial Proposal Form 09062020.docx
  • Cover Letter
  • Full contact details of current supervisor and most recent previous supervisors
  • If former UNICEF staff or consultant, last two performance evaluations.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables.
  • UNICEF reserves the right to terminate the contract without a prior notice and/or withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if the rules and the regulations regarding confidentiality, ethics and procedures of UNICEF and partners are not followed, if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
  • All relevant intellectual property rights in the developed materials/products/documents and associated tools will, upon their development, belong to UNICEF Nigeria and cannot be published, disseminated or used without prior written permission of UNICEF.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework here

Application Closing Date
Tuesday 7th July, 2020 (23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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