Mission and objectives
This UNV assignment is part of a social inclusion (disability programming) initiative to reduce social development inequalities in Ethiopia. UNICEF Ethiopia is seeking assistance that will provide critical support for the accelerated implementation of disability mainstreaming in the Ethiopian social sector programming and disability policy fields as well as in the UNICEF country programme activities. Ethiopia is a flagship programme in regard to upscaling social programmes and programme linkages through FIVE critical flagship programmes – Stop Stunting, End Open Defecation, All Children Learning, End Child Marriage, and Emergency Preparedness & Response.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Social Policy, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Support the UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office to develop and consolidate disability inclusion data and information for programme reporting and review purposes.
• Participate in disability mainstreaming activities within UNICEF programmes (health, nutrition, WASH, Education, Social Protection, and Child Protection) and especially with respect to mainstreaming the needs of children and adolescents with disabilities.
• Contribute towards barrier-free access to services and relevant access to rehabilitation and prevention programmes in Ethiopia, across UNICEF-supported programmes and in inter-agency collaboration.
• Assist in the strengthening and expansion of partnerships between UNICEF and civil society organizations, UN agencies and the private sector to support disability inclu-sion within programmes.