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Consultant- Capacity Assessment of the National Systems for Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence


  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Uganda
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Gender-based violence
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: Closed

Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)


Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate Type

CONS Local

Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

April 26, 2024

Terms of Reference

Overall purpose and Scope of Assignment:

Throughout the assignment, the incumbent will assess the capacity of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR under PROSPECTS 2.0. The assessment will inform the process of agreeing upon a smart and measurable strategy and action plan for managing the transition, avoiding costly pitfalls and ensuring a broad base of support in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. For this task, the consultant will work with MGLSD, UNHCR, PROSPECTS 2.0 Partners, KCCA and other relevant stakeholders involved in the programme implementation.

The assessment will cover the following pillars:

• Organization: Assess the regulatory framework guiding the transition to CP and GBV national protection systems, the functional mandates of relevant government agencies in this area of work including OPM/DoR, MGLSD, KCCA, MoLG among others, UN agencies, INGOs, coordination arrangements, leadership and technical capacity of individual and institutions involved in the transition, including the UNHCR protection team.
• Institutional systems and processes: Assess the capabilities of the Protection team and its partners to rethink the delivery of protection services and to sustain the transition. Provide recommendations, where required, of new and specific capabilities – which include new competencies (Skills, Knowledge), Tools (IT and information management systems, Databases, other related functional systems), and Processes (activities, resources, functional responsibilities).
• Political support for the transition: Assess the internal and external support base for the transition and offer recommendations as appropriate.
• Public Finance: Consider the practice of inclusion of the protection transition strategies, plans, and policies in fiscal and public financial management (PFM) practices and the mobilization of resources for protection action by the relevant Ministries.
• Accountability: Review transparency, inclusion and engagement mechanisms for refugees and host community populations, civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders and the roles of expert advisory and oversight institutions.

The consultant will:
a) Collect and review relevant policies, laws and regulations related to the inclusion of refugees in the national GBV and child protection systems as well as the documentary evidence relevant for the assessment (desk review).
b) Prepare relevant questions, conduct interviews with contacts from government, academia, NGOs, PROSPECTS partners, private sector, refugee and host community representatives, and validate the information gathered during interviews.
c) Draft a report (not more than 20 pages) summarizing the findings and providing recommendations under each pillar. The report should include an executive summary with the main findings and recommendations and relevant annexes.
d) Deliver the final report with findings and recommendations addressing comments raised by the UNHCR team.

10. Required level, qualifications, and work experience:

Level of responsibilities required (mark as appropriate) for individual contractors and fellows:
0 Entry Level Support 0 Mid-Level Support 0 Senior Level Support 0
Local Professional Level 0 Junior Level Professional 0 Senior Level Professional

1 The assignment is for an Individual Contractor
Qualification and experience required (degree required, years of work experience, field of expertise, language required):


Education: • Advanced university degree (Masters’ degree in organizational development, leadership, governance, administration or other relevant fields).

• Substantial capacity assessment experience.
• Familiarity with Uganda’s political and local governance context relevant for refugee management.

Knowledge & Skills:


• In-depth knowledge of Uganda’s refugee response policy, relevant legislation, policy and regulatory framework in general and as is specific to gender-based violence and child protection;
• Established network of key actors in GBV and CP humanitarian and development policy design, implementation and coordination
• The consultant will be required to handle client information with discretion and strict confidentiality.
• The consultant must comply with all the UNHCR’s Policies applicable to consulting services.

Core Competencies
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies
Judgment and Decision Making

Cross-Functional Competencies
Analytical Thinking
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Stakeholder Management

Languages: • Fluent in English (proficiency/level C) required

11. Monitoring and Progress Controls (report requirements, periodicity, format, deadlines):

a. The final product (e.g., survey completed, data collected, workshop conducted, research documents produced specify):
The following are the expected deliverables:
• Inception Report (within 5 days from the start of the assignment)
• Draft Report (Within 45 days from the start of the assignment)
• Validation workshop Report
• Final Report (Within 60 days from the start of the assignment)
b. Delivery Periodicity, as applicable: N/A
c. Work on the basis of time employed Yes 1 No 0
d. If it is to result in a written product specify: Simple written handover is expected at the end of the consultancy.
a. Number of pages: n/a
b. Language(s): English
c. Number of copies: n/a


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