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  • POSITION:
    Consultant Contract (CTC)
    REFERENCE NO.:
    2018/UNU/CS/CTC/EE/92
    LOCATION:
    Macau, Special Administrative Region of China
    Timezone:
    UTC +7
    CLOSING DATE:
    2018•12•17

    Organisational Unit: UNU Computing and Society (UNU-CS)

    United Nations University objectives

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. It serves as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building — particularly in developing countries — and provides a platform for new and creative ideas and dialogue. In addition to UNU Headquarters located in Tokyo, UNU has established fifteen institutes and programmes worldwide.

    UNU Institute on Computing and Society mission

    The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersection between information and communication technology (ICT) and international development. UNU-CS conducts policy-relevant research projects, focusing on key issues faced by societies as expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-based and evidence-drive actions and policy towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

    One of the institute’s missions is to nurture the next generation of interdisciplinary computing, information, and social scientists and engineers to be thought leaders in the field of ICT for development. To this end, the institute seeks to build a team of experts to help deliver the institute’s mission and work plan.

    UNU-CS is situated in Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), China, and is the only UN entity in the city. Macau is one of the most dynamic regions in Asia, where technological innovations has become an integral part in driving social and economic development. A large ecosystem of private sector companies and technological start-ups are just a short distance away. Macao’s close proximity to China, Hong Kong SAR, and other Asian countries such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Viet Nam, and other Southeast Asian countries provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximise impact of their work.

    More information can be found at https://cs.unu.edu.

    Responsibilities

    The Apprise project supports first responders in the initial screening phase of victim identification, to overcome problems of communication, training (common understanding of indicators of trafficking), and privacy. An external evaluator is required to conduct an impact assessment of the project’s 1) baseline + 2) endline.

    The incumbent will support the Migrant Tech (MT) Principal Investigator (PI) in all data collection, analysis, and learning activities that aim at enhancing the accountability and efficiency. S/he will work closely with the MT Project Coordinator and Thai officials to assess field conditions, support capacity building initiatives, facilitate the collection of quality data, and prepare the required reports.

    The incumbent will execute an impact assessment of the Apprise pilot, including a baseline data collection phase and an endline data collection phase. The end result will be a study that will address the following hypothesis: Apprise will increase the number of people being identified at screening (i.e., sent for further interview).

    Key questions to be researched:

    • Does it reduce time?
    • Does it increase access (e.g., language)?
    • Does it increase total number being screened?
    • Does it increase number being sent for further investigation?

    The incumbent may be:

    • Required to travel in Thailand for duty purposes
    • Required to work beyond regular working hours

    Project Timeline:

    • 07 Jan. – 20 Jan.: Project preview and preparation
    • 21 Jan. – 3 Feb.: Baseline data collection
    • 4 Feb.: Launch of the pilot study, launch of training
    • 15 Feb. – 1 June: Three-month pilot (+2 weeks for Songkran)
    • 1 June – 15 June: Endline data collection
    • 16 June – 30 June: Endline report conclusion

    Required qualifications and experience

    required qualifications and experience include:

    • university degree, preferably in social sciences or related field
    • at least two years’ experience of monitoring and assessment experience in UN organisations, NGOs, or governmental or large commercial organisations, with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality briefs and reports in English
    • good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis
    • excellent command of spoken and written English; Thai proficiency is an asset
    • experience conducting impact assessments, surveys, and other research in the field
    • demonstrate integrity by showing professionalism, transparency, and impartiality in monitoring

    Remuneration

    A total fee of USD 11,096 will be paid under this contract, in two installments:

    1. USD 5548 (50%) will be paid upon receipt and confirmation of satisfactory completion of Baseline data, due by 04 March 2019.
    2. USD 5548 (50%) will be paid upon receipt and confirmation of satisfactory completion of Endline data, together with Data submission report, due by 30 June 2019.

    UN income is not subject to taxes in Macau. The contractor will be responsible for paying local taxes and other fiscal obligations.

    This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed as a consultant and will not hold international civil servant status, nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    UNU-CS accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the contract period.

    Duration of contract

    7 January 2019 – 30 June 2019

    Starting date

    7 January 2019

     

  • Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to apply_cs@unu.edu by 17 December 2018, and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
    • a subject line “Application for External Evaluator – APPRISE (Ref No: 2018/UNU/CS/CTC/EE/92)”

    Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be offered the opportunity to interview for this position.

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    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).

  • By Email:  apply_cs@unu.edu