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The Consultant supports the development and preparation of the office’s PSEA activities and is responsible for contributing to the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of these activities in accordance with UNICEF’s regulations and capacity-building initiatives on PSEA and concerns of abuse (significant Harm to a Child) ) in the region in order to help shape strategic programmatic responses to PSEA across sectors.
More specifically, the consultant will support the Regional Office in 3 main area of work and will be expected to complete the following tasks :
Inter-agency Coordination : Works with regional and country offices in the promotion and realisation of UN Country Action Plans for PSEA.
Knowledge management : in collaboration with CP Officer, maintain a knowledge management repository for the above resources and other global resources or best practices / lessons learned, for current, useful and reliable reference.
This includes general orientation training as well as specific trainings for those who carry particular roles in the reporting process.
The package will work from the existing PSEA trainings already developed globally and is expected to include initial’ trainings and successive follow up training / learning opportunities.
It will also include reference to PSEA requirements found within UNICEF’s Core Commitments to Children. In light of COVID 19 specific attention will be on the implementation of PSEA in times of limited mobility.
Further this training will also touch on child safeguarding responsibilities as per UNICEF directives on the same.Develop a package of trainings for UNICEF PSEA focal points (that can be replicated) to be able to deliver to implementing partners.
This package will build on existing materials with a key focus on the contractual obligations and reporting requirements.
Considering COVID 19 specific attention will be on the implementation of PSEA in times of limited mobility.
The following results are expected at the end of the consultancy :
Description Duration Expected deadline Monthly report with the propose work plan in based on review of existing survey results and data sheets by country on PSEA 12 daysAugust 2021 Monthly progress report with corresponding deliverables 18 daysSeptember 2021 Monthly progress report with corresponding deliverables18 daysOctober 2021 Monthly progress report with corresponding deliverables 18 daysNovember 2021 Final progress report with corresponding deliverables, recommendations and lessons learned 10 daysDecember 2021
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
An advanced university degree in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, political science, international relations) or international development.
Work Experience :
A minimum of 7 years of professional, international experience associated with the support, design, implementation, or management of PSEA and / or child safeguarding and / or Child Protection, Experience working in the UN or other international development organizations an asset.
Technical Knowledge :
Other skills and attributes :
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Regional Advisor in close coordination with the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist.
The consultant will work home-based, using their own personal premises, materials, and equipment’s. The consultant will be required to have access to Skype / Zoom to facilitate the communication required during this assignment.
How to apply :
Application should be submitted online and should include : Resume, Cover Letter and Financial proposal. Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and monthly fees in their financial proposal.
If the situation permits, the consultant may be required to travel to some countries in the region for this assignment.
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.