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From: Asma Maladwala <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:07 PM
Subject: Consultancy announcement: Guidelines on the measurement of child disability
Please see below a consultancy announcement for an STC with D&A. Grateful if you can share with your networks or anyone you think may be a strong candidate.
Consultancy announcement: Guidelines on the measurement of child disability
Background & Rationale
Over the last several years, UNICEF and its partners have undertaken many new activities to address the need for comparable and reliable data on children with disabilities and to develop capacity to collect, analyse, and utilize disaggregated data. UNICEF and the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) have developed two survey modules on child disability data for use in surveys and censuses. Both modules have been developed with extensive expert input and review and international testing. The Module on Child Functioning and the Module on Inclusive Education reflect current thinking around disability and can produce internationally comparable data. In addition to development of the modules, UNICEF and the Washington Group have engaged in efforts to develop capacity on the collection of disability data. A series of technical workshops has been developed and will have covered all UNICEF regions by the end of 2017. Additionally, a comprehensive technical document – Guidelines on the measurement of child disability – is under development. This document will provide guidance for National Statistical Offices and others considering collecting data on children with disabilities. The guidelines discuss conceptual and theoretical issues related to measuring disability in children and review methods and tools that have previously been used to collect data in this area. Considerations for designing, planning, and implementing a child disability data collection effort are presented. The guidelines have been drafted with inputs from 40 international experts. Please see the annex for a draft outline of the guidelines. Once complete, the guidelines will serve as a basis for the development of an online course on the measurement of disability.
To assist the Statistics Specialist for Child Disability with completion of the Guidelines on the measurement of child disability including review and updating of existing chapters, writing and compiling missing content with inputs from experts, coordination with experts for additional review and feedback, and finalization of guidelines. Credit will be given to the consultant as a contributor.
Expected results Coordinate the compilation and completion of the Guidelines on the measurement of child disability, obtaining inputs from international experts as necessary and ensuring the guidelines are comprehensive and appropriate for the intended audience
Duty Station - UNICEF Headquarters, New York
Start date: 10 July 2017
End date: 15 December 2017
Consultancy: Statistics Consultant – Child Disability Guidelines - D&A, DRP - NYHQ, Requisition# 504978 - closing date 18 June 2017 https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=504978.
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