Qualitative / Social Researcher - UNICEF - Quetta / Islamabad

Five years (five years extensive experience to carry out a rigorous investigation of quality in the field of rural communities in Pakistan, preferably in the province of Baluchistan;. The degrees of experience in conducting basic research)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 7) states categorically, and makes the contract binding on States that Pakistan is a signatory, to take all appropriate legislative, administrative and other of the child shall be registered immediately after birth and was born with the right name, the right to acquire a nationality and, if possible, the right to know and be cared for by her parents.

Thus, UNICEF Child Protection Strategy defines the birth registration as one of the priority areas for action to support national systems of protection. The strategy recognizes the human right to birth registration, which can improve children's access to justice and basic services. Birth registration can also improve the national information, planning, policy and budget. Supports the implementation of national legislation on minimum ages, including child labor, child recruitment and child marriage, and the track is a valuable piece of work, when children are separated from their parents. Birth registration helps to prevent statelessness by facilitating acquisition of nationality at birth or descent to document the relationship of the child, his parents and place of birth.

UNICEF worked with partners, including international financial institutions (IFIs), governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to increase support for birth registration, placing a special focus on vulnerable and marginalized groups .

The status of birth registration in Chile is much less than satisfactory. National statistics show that only a quarter of all births (27.0%) are enrolled, with 32.0% and the registration of births of 24.0% in urban and rural areas respectively. Within these figures there are huge disparities, with less than 1.0% of births recorded in Balochistan (Balochistan MICS, 2003-04), but only 77.0% of births are recorded in Punjab (Punjab MICS , 2007 -08). Since the creation of Pakistan, a universal birth registration has not been fully implemented, require government officials often neglect their own rules that require proof of birth to access various services of the school record that is.

With the enactment of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), 2000 (VIII of 2000) Order and the Local Government Ordinance 2001, the birth registration system has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. One consequence of these changes was the creation of dummy functions between NADRA and the Union of the Commission offices in government and administration of the birth registration process. In many contexts, particularly in rural areas, attempts to fully integrate the NADRA and the Council of the functions of office of the Union have highlighted a number of capacity gaps in the challenges that the second and coordination ex. Besides these systemic challenges, renewed in the communities and families to raise awareness about the benefits and the enrollment process for children.

Addressing this situation requires on the one hand, technical support and defense for the strengthening and harmonization of registration of birth, and on the other hand, social mobilization and concerted campaign to promote awareness and change behaviors related to birth registration. Unfortunately, currently there is little or no information available to the household level, community and support structure to the design of an integrated and sustainable approach to achieve universal birth registration in Pakistan, especially in rural areas.

This task is to make multi-level gap analysis to study the level of institutions, community and household registration for births of two cotton growing districts of Khuzdar Pakistan's Baluchistan province and Lasbela. The main features of this study are as follows:

Components for:

The study will include three main parts.

1. Analysis of the main obstacles in achieving universal registration of the children shortly after birth at home, both designed by the demand or supply problems;

2. Evaluation of the knowledge, attitudes and practices among key people in the community in the promotion of birth registration and

3. Capacity of our audit of the offices of the Council in terms of accessibility, visibility and the overall capacity of the target in relation to the universalization of birth registration.

Note: This task / inspection must be performed by two consultants / researchers who are responsible for components 1 and 2 and the other responsible for the third component

The main tasks:

Interrelated parts of the task are as follows:

1. Development, documentation and approval of a rigorous and repeatable methodology and project plan for the collection, analysis and presentation of data and results, including a random selection of the districts of Khuzdar and Lasbela and preparation of a detailed sector plan in consultation with UNICEF Child Protection and the security team;

2. Prepare guidelines for the interview, informed consent forms, checklists and tools for the study, including monitoring tools;

Conduct third pretest interview guide and checklist in all rural Union Council, except in Punjab;

Complete 4th interview guide and checklist in response to pre-test results;

5. Performed field work and the transcription of interviews;

6th Collect and analyze data and prepare an outline of the report;

7. Prepare the first draft report. Please note that the results should be the standard of qualitative research, "Reliability", which includes:

1. Credibility

2. Reliability

3. Confirmability

4th transfer

8. Finish the report of the study in light of comments received through the peer review process;

The ninth report and summary PowerPoint presentation outlining the key findings, analysis of key themes and recommendations on next steps.

Delivery / finished products (for example, the final report, objects, documents, etc)

Consultant [component 1 and 2]

1. Detailed project plan for implementing the study, the difference in the districts of Khuzdar and Lasbela family and community level;

2. Report pretesting interview guidelines;

3rd Maintenance Guide completed and monitoring tools;

The fourth digital recordings, interviews, profiles of participants and transcripts of interviews;

5. Final study report and

6. Summary of a presentation in PowerPoint.

Consultant [Part 3]

1. Detailed draft plan for the implementation of the study and gap analysis in Khuzdar districts Lasbela at the plant;

2. Report pretesting interview guidelines and checklist of control;

3. After the interview guidelines and checklists for testing and monitoring tools;

The fourth digital recordings, interviews, profiles of functions according to the checklist of the Union Council of the images and transcriptions of interviews;

5th and Final Investigation Report

6. Summary of a presentation in PowerPoint.

Location: Lead Consultants can be anywhere in Pakistan, but must have a demonstrated ability to work in the field of quality in compliance with the safety standards of UNICEF in the province of Baluchistan. He / she may also be required to visit Islamabad / Quetta UNICEF offices for consultation meetings.


The study will be implemented during the period of three months in 65 days time by two consultants
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