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Child Protection in Emergencies Consultant , 6 months, Hawassa, Ethiopia, (For Ethiopian Nationals)

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Work type: Consultancy
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Emergency Programme

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

Purpose:

To provide technical and operational support to the implementation of Child Protection in Emergency Returnee Response in SNNPR and with a special emphasis on conflict induced IDPs in Gedeo Zone and other Emergency sites in SNNPR.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant is responsible for the following key areas:

 

  1. UNICEF Child Protection in Emergencies Response Programme:

 

  • Provide technical and programmatic support for the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection in emergency response program in SNNPR in partnership with BoWCYA and NGOs and ensure that interventions included in the child protection priority focus areas are implemented, monitored and managed in a timely and effective manner.  Specifically;
  1. Provide technical support and closely follow up on establishment and strengthening a functional Child protection and GBV coordination forum at regional and Emergency woredas
  2. Support and coordinate implementation of the CPiE Response action plan through the leadership of regional and Zonal office of women and Children Affairs (ZoWCYA) to strengthen prevention, coordination and addressing the needs of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) based on agreed best interest determination standards
  3. Support the establishment of community-based safe environments for women and children, including child-friendly spaces, with attention to girls, adolescents and their caregivers, and support the provision of psychological first aid and psychosocial support services.
  4. Strengthen the capacity of IPs to complete registration and documentation of the caseload of all unaccompanied, separated and missing children in the IDP sites and host communities
  5. Ensure an appropriate and confidential filing system is maintained for all identified and registered cases of child protection in woredas offices of BoWCYA.
  6. Assist BOWCA, ZoWCYA and WOWCA to facilitate family tracing, verification and reunification efforts for unaccompanied and separated children in coordination with ICRC/ERCS and community structures.
  7. Assess alterative care options and ensure all the necessary safeguards are in place and ensure partners abide by the relevant standards and principles.
  8. Support social workers and ZoWCYA/WoWCYA staff to timely and accurately enter all case management/FTR forms into the central case management database for all IDP sites managed by BoWCYA .
  9. Identify stakeholders, services and partners with the capacity to address violence, exploitation or abuse, including GBV; and build capacity of partners to provide multi-sectoral response services (e.g., health, psychosocial support, security and legal/justice) to victims and survivors.
  10. Provide an ongoing capacity assistance and monitor the implementation of the SoP for UASC in coordination with the BOWCA, ZoWCYA, their woreda offices and other implementing partners of UNICEF
  •  Follow up and support the implementation of the Regional response plan and Program documents with NGOs: Provide technical support to BOWCA, ZoWCYA and NGO partners to implement the overall CPGBV regional response plans and PCAs.
  • Child Protection in Emergencies situation and response monitoring and reporting including regular Sit Reps and 5W reporting: Regularly collect, analyze information and report against the Ethiopia Country Office (ECO HAC Results framework and CP/GBV monitoring framework). Reports will be shared with the ECO through the Child Protection Specialist and Emergency Officer/ Specialist for quality assurance.
  • Reports: Ensure key reporting requirements are met including inputs for weekly/bi-weekly and monthly sitreps, donor reports and systematic coordination of appropriate responses on child protection in emergency operational response plan, with other relevant sectors, especially health, education and WASH.
  • Capacity Building: Based on needs assessment, support and facilitate capacity building of humanitarian actors and front-line workers on child protection, GBV and PSEA areas.  and report on results of capacity building effort

 

  1. CP GBV AoR Coordination
  • Provide Technical support to regional BOWCA and Gedeo ZoWCYA to lead the child protection and GBV coordination, promoting and facilitating active participation from key actors,
  • Work with DPRM, OCHA, the Protection Cluster led by UNHCR, and child protection actors to coordinate inter-agency needs assessment to map out priority child protection issues, gaps and identify key resources and assets to avoid duplication and build complementarity of partner’s child protection response. Ensure that Child protection concerns are well addressed.
  • Support the capacity development of the CP Sub-cluster members at regional and zonal level and ensure that clear and effective communication occurs between federal, regional sub cluster and zonal sub-cluster and strengthen a more standardized child protection response across all affected areas.
  • Co-lead on the strategic planning against identified child protection needs and response priorities with sub-cluster members.
  • Promote the implementation of the Minimum Standards of Child Protection in Human Action and GBV Humanitarian Standards.     
  • Collaborate with the Protection Cluster lead and OCHA to ensure that key child protection concerns are well reflected in all documents and humanitarian initiatives.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other clusters such as the Health and Nutrition cluster Education and WASH Clusters to ensure that CP is mainstreamed across sectors to meet the psychosocial needs of children affected by emergencies and promote multisectoral response to CPiE.
  • Monitor performance of the inter-agency CP/GBV response against agreed indicators and monitor the core cluster functions.
  • Represent the CP – GBV Sub-cluster in humanitarian coordination meetings under the EOC; the Protection Cluster and other relevant meetings.

 Pavement Schedule:

The payment will be facilitated on a monthly bases (for 6 months) based on the deliverable conducted below.

Expected Deliverables 

No

Deliverables

Timeframe

1

Coordinate the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the period child protection in emergency programs,

Ongoing

3

Support on strengthening and effectiveness of child friendly spaces established in Emergency sites  

Ongoing

4

Support the provision of psychological first aid and psychosocial support services to target UASC and at-risk children as per the periodic caseloads of the respective month.

Ongoing

5

Ensure all unaccompanied, separated and at-risk children in the targeted woredas are provided with the necessary services as per the case management procedures missing children for the existing UASC caseload in the respective month.

Ongoing

6

Coordinate with UNICEF CPIE team in west Guji and partners to facilitate data/information sharing of UASC cases for FTR and tracking of returnee UASC and provide a summary report to the field office and the section on the progress and on number of children referred and reunified with their families.

Monthly 

7

Ensure an appropriate and confidential filing system is maintained for all identified and registered cases in woredas offices of BoWCYA, and do a trend analysis on number of children by type of support on monthly basis

Ongoing

8

Report on results of family tracing, verification and reunification efforts for unaccompanied and separated children in coordination with partners and community structures and circulate trend analysis on monthly basis.

Monthly basis

9

Ensure complete entering of case management management/FTR forms of individual cases into case management database

Ongoing

10

Provide technical support to, BOWCA, ZoWCYA and NGO partners to implement the overall CPGBV regional response plans and UNICEF Program documents with NGO partners.

Ongoing

11

Participatory monitoring of the programme implemented by ZoWCYA   and NGO partners with UNICEF support and provide detail updates to UNICEF Child Protection officers/Section.

Monthly basis

12

Technical support to zonal and woreda officers to strengthen documentation and execution of case management tools for UASC and other vulnerable children at least once a month to all target woredas.

Ongoing

13

Co-facilitate trainings organized by UNICEF and BoWCYA as needed

Periodic

14

Prepare reports for monthly sit rep, 5W reporting and weekly updates for the field office and the section.

Monthly

15

Provide strong leadership to child protection coordination, promoting and facilitating active participation from key actors.

Ongoing

16

Support the capacity development of the CP AoR members at regional and zonal level cluster focal points and ensure that clear and effective communication occurs between federal, regional sub cluster and zonal sub-cluster.

Ongoing

17

Coordinate with UNFPA (focal point for SNNPR) on the monthly CP-GBV AoR meetings and circulate minutes within 3 days of meeting.

Monthly

18

Prepare and submit monthly plan and deliverables report for the consultancy period to the CP Specialist in Hawassa.

Monthly

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

  • First University Degree in sociology, social work, law, psychology, Development studies, social Anthropology, Community Development or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years at the national level in CPIE programme planning, monitoring and evaluation  
  • Background and familiarity with international human rights and humanitarian law and emergency response.
  • Substantial experience working on protection, human rights monitoring, armed conflict and natural disasters-related issues is highly desirable.
  • Well acquainted with the key issues as well as programmatic interventions in addressing child protection in emergencies.
  • Proven track record in building the capacity of partners as well as in providing technical assistance.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in English and Amharic verbal and written communication a must.
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent skill in negotiation and in working with people both internally and from outside the organization.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

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.

The  competencies required for this post are...

Core and functional UNICEF and Humanitarian Competencies:

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Technical knowledge and Competencies for Child Protection Programming in Emergencies

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

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

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