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Project Manager U-Report: United Nations Children’s Fund
Deadline: 7 April 2013

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

Terms Of Reference
Name of Consultancy – Project Manager U- Report
Duration: The assignment will be for 9 months

UNICEF Zimbabwe is establishing a free SMS service to give young Zimbabweans an opportunity to have their voices heard on critical development issues. In Uganda, U-Report gathers information from participants and informs citizens of their rights and available services. Apart from offering a way to monitor education and child protection, U-report has also been a catalyst for more responsible and responsive governance as members of parliament and media are engaging with it.

U-Report members will be engaged via SMS to solicit opinions and information on development issues that are important to Zimbabwean young people and children, such as justice for children, children’s rights, violence, human rights, early marriage, participation, employment, health, education, water availability, and equity.

Once the information is collected the data is instantly analysed.  The information will be subsequently utilised in advocacy work across all media channels, many UNICEF programs and through general political engagement.

The process would also require the application of the information gathered to having a positive impact on the livelihoods of youth and children throughout Zimbabwe.  This will be achieved through increased political engagement and partner mobilization.  Removal of barriers for participation within the U-report program and on-going recruitment will also be a key to the scalability and impact of the program.  Subsequent communication of lessons learned will be utilized to increase international exposure and potential adoption.

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