Job Opening

Posting Title: INCLUDE: pro-equity resource platform in public policies
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duty Station: BRASILIA
Posting Period: 01 December 2021 - 07 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean-169874-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Improvement of the INCLUA online platform, which will contribute to its impact on public policy managers in Brazil, in the sense of identifying and mitigating barriers that hinder the effective inclusion of historically vulnerable groups in accessing public policies and services. With this, it is intended to stimulate the strengthening of government capacities in the monitoring and evaluation of public policies as a strategy for inclusive and sustainable human development.

Work Location

Brasília

Expected duration

350 Days

Duties and Responsibilities

In recent years, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has established the promotion of equality as a central objective for sustainable development in Latin America. According to the Commission, the production of equality is still a distant horizon, given that the perpetuation of social inequality presents itself as a striking historical, structural, and cultural trait of Latin American societies. As a result, tackling social inequality requires not only reforms in formal structures and norms aimed at strengthening rights-based social promotion and protection systems, but also the confrontation of a culture, both at the level of social groups and institutions, that naturalizes the discrimination and privilege of social groups. Based on these guidelines, the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) has been developing an online platform (INCLUA: Plataforma de recursos pró-equidade em políticas públicas) aimed at providing tools to public sector professional for diagnosing and intervening on risks of social inequality reproduction in the implementation of public services.
A previous TOR focused on the INCLUA platform was concluded in the first semester of 2021. It resulted in the development of prototype (Shiny) for the online platform, including: a) an online repository of pro-equity resources in public policy; b) two questionnaires with graphical visualization of results; and c) a tool for linking the questionnaire results with the most pertinent resources from the repository. Based on these initial developments, IPEA’ platform design team is currently working the construction of the INCLUA platform for web, which is expected to be publicly launched in November 2021.
The current TOR seeks to advance in this track and complement previous efforts, focusing on the development of content, tools and engagement strategies for the upcoming platform. The current project aims to develop digital, online, and design-oriented products and tools that contribute to the effective engagement of public sector professionals in processes of assessment and self-reflection around potential risks of unequal treatment, selectivity, imposition of access barriers and administrative burdens, in addition to discrimination and stigmatization in the interactions between public policies (its processes and agents) and users/beneficiaries.
The products and tools to be developed will provide strategic content to the INCLUA platform, with a view to training and sensitizing public sector professionals about the experiences of citizens (especially vulnerable segments of the population) in their daily interactions with public policies and services. The products and tools should allow for the identification and better understanding of risks of inequality reproduction in the daily execution of public services, in addition to providing subsidies for the mitigation of these risks, contributing to the expansion of access to goods and public services by historically disadvantaged segments of the population. These efforts are ultimately intended to contribute to the strengthening of government capacities in public policy monitoring and evaluation, as strategies for inclusive and sustainable human development.

Qualifications/special skills

- Master's in Design.
- Ph.D. in Design or in the process of obtaining a degree.
- desieable advanced training in research and design methods applied to public policies;
- minimum of 3 years of experience in research and professional performance in Design; application of Design techniques for innovation in public services.

Additional Information

Outputs/ Works Assignment:

Product 1 – Report containing the graphic design and layout of the Guide for Assessing the Risks of Reproduction of Inequalities in the Execution of Public Policies; and visual identity guidance material (containing definition of colors, fonts and graphics) for future development of the online platform and other developments. To be submitted 20 days after start date.
Product 2 – Report with the results of the "planning" and "research" stages (containing scope definition, work schedule, carrying out and research synthesis) for the preparation of the process of engagement and self-reflection of public managers (inspired by the "Archipelago of Possibilities" project) . To be submitted 130 days after start
Product 3 - Report with the results of the "development" and "refinement" stages (containing design and development of materials, rapid tests and completion) for the development of a process of engagement and self-reflection of public managers (inspired by the "Archipelago of Possibilities" project). To be submitted 210 days after start
Product 4 – Report with the results of the “planning” and “research” stages (containing definition of scope, work schedule, carrying out and synthesis of research) for the elaboration of a generative process involving public managers. To be submitted 270 days after start
Product 5. Report with results of the “development” and “refinement” stages (containing design and development of materials, rapid tests and completion) for the elaboration of a generative process involving public managers. To be submitted 350 days after start.

No Fee

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