National Consultant: Child Protection in Emergencies Al Fula – UNICEF

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Job Description

National Consultant: Child Protection in Emergencies for 11.5 months, Al Fula, West Kordofan with travel to various Emergency settings

Job no:538113
Contract type:Consultancy
Level:Consultancy
Location:Sudan
Categories:Child Protection, Emergency Programme, Consultancy
Advertised:14/02/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:28/02/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope 

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states. 

How can you make a difference?

1. Basic objectives: 

  • Establish a strong FTR system for separated and unaccompanied Children, Children associated to armed forces and armed groups (agreed and shared operational framework) available to be used by all the partners as the framework of the ongoing family tracing and the reunification activities;
  • Develop and support the implementation of a community base child protection mechanism reinforcement plan;
  • Develop a data entry, data analysis and information management to support 5Ws, MRMIMS+, SITREP and GHN timely reporting;
  • Support the case management system strengthening for UASC and Children Associated with Armed Group in place;
  • Support implementing partners to establish transitional care and recreational activities facilities in place in West Kordofan and the Northern part of the Abyei box.

2. Key Activities/Tasks:

  • Conduct a comprehensive capacity needs assessment/building for state/NGO/CBO partners in the areas of PSS, FTR, violence against children, and child protection;
  • Support the continue assessment of capacity building priorities among the community base child protection networks in West Kordofan and Northern part of the Abyei;
  • Develop and support the implementation of an accurate capacity building plan for CBCPN to responses to Child protection in emergencies needs in accordance with CCCs;
  • Attend 6 Monitoring and verifications missions and produce the reports;
  • Conduct a training session for MRM field monitors;
  • Provide technical support to MRM field monitors;
  • Maintain the MRM-IMS+ and contribute to the 3 areas GHN in line the GHN work process;
  • Conduct verification of allegation of grave child rights violations shared by the MRM Child Protection officer 
  • Conduct coaching and mentoring sessions on FTR to CBCPN members;
  • Provide quantity data on various child protection issues reported in the state;
  • Follow up with various actors on case management;
  • Suport the roll-out of capacity building in the respective states including PSS training.

3. Output(s)/Deliverable(s): 

  • A strong strategy on FTR for separated and unaccompanied Children, Children associated to armed forces and armed groups (agreed and shared operational framework) available to be used by all the partners as the framework of the ongoing family tracing and the reunification activities;
  • Community base child protection mechanism reinforcement plan available for dissemination among the partners;
  • 6 monitoring and verifications missions attended, and report submitted;
  • Training session conducted, and the report is available;
  • Technical support provided to field Monitors;
  • Referral pathway reviewed and updated quarterly;
  • Pending cases highlighted and followed up with partners;
  • Training sessions conducted for various partners in the state

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in international law, human rights, political science, or international affairs. 
    A minimum of Four years of relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, human rights, child protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, reintegration and development, or other related area.
  • Experience on MRM/implementation of the CAAC agenda in the field, preferably in the Middle East.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

No Fee:

UNICEF DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). UNICEF DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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