UNICEF inviting Proposals for Capacity Building Initiative

UNICEF inviting Proposals for Capacity Building Initiative

Important Dates: Post Date: 29-Oct-2021 Deadline Date: 05-Nov-2021

Donor Name: UNICEF

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Category: Grant

UNICEF’s Centre of Excellence on Data for Children with Disabilities is inviting proposals for Capacity-building Initiative to promote the use of data and the generation of knowledge on the state of children with disabilities.

The Centre will help fill data gaps and meet the growing need for coordination, quality oversight and technical expertise in the field. It will support a broad range of activities to build the capacity of data producers and data users, facilitate the development of new methods and tools, and support data collection, data analysis, data interpretation and use, and knowledge generation.

The Centre will fund five projects that build capacity on the generation and/or use of data on children with disabilities. The projects can entail designing and conducting capacity-building opportunities or developing training material, or other activities to support individuals and organizations in developing capacity in data generation and use.

Funding Information

Each successful applicant will receive a total of US$9,000 for a period of nine months.

Outcome: By the end of the nine months, the recipients are expected to complete the project as agreed upon at the time of selection. Any materials or training manuals developed as part of a project must be made available in English as well as in any local languages applicable to the project.

Eligibility Criteria
  • This Call for Proposals is open to individuals of all nationalities who want to support organizations and individuals in building their capacity in data generation and use. The applicants must demonstrate the ability to complete the proposed project within nine months.
  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to data science, statistics, disability studies or another related field is required.
  • Applications from qualified candidates from low- and middle-income countries and/or who identify as having a disability are encouraged.
  • The applicants must be willing to commit to a nine-month project and must be hosted by another institution or work independently. In situations where the applicants are hosted by institutions or organizations, the applicants are required to submit a letter of commitment from their institution/organization to attest to their competency and commitment.
  • The applicants will need to possess a combination of the following skills and experience:
    • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to data science, statistics, disability studies, public policy or another related field
    • A sound grasp of statistical theory and its application to practical policy
    • Knowledge of the challenges surrounding the capacity of organizations and individuals to effectively generate and use data regarding child disability
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to convey complex technical ideas to non-specialists
    • Demonstrated interest and experience in the field of child rights, disability studies and/or data
    • Ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines
    • Ability to think creatively about child disability data collection, analysis, dissemination, and implications for policy, and to develop a unique project
    • Willingness to learn and accept advice
    • Previous experience working with persons with disabilities is desirable.
  • UNICEF reserves the right to disqualify any entry that contains hurtful, misleading, libelous or vulgar content, or that contains any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any national or international law or UNICEF a criminal standard.

For more information, visit UNICEF.

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