CP and GBV Sub Cluster Coordination Consultant

Addis Ababa

Duration of the consultancy: 11 Months

Purpose of the consutlancy

Under the supervision of the UNICEF Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist, Child Protection (CP) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) Sub Cluster coordination consultant co-leads the federal CP and GBV sub cluster and to support regional CP and GBV Task Forces.

Major Duties and Responsibilities of this Consultancy assignment:

  • Coordination: Support and strengthen the existing humanitarian coordination mechanism for CP GBV sub cluster response to the drought, building on and strengthening pre-existing sectoral coordination where possible;
  • Evidence based response: Ensure the CP/GBV response is evidence-based through conducting secondary data reviews and, where necessary, assessments identifying the priority child protection needs and capacities;
  • Actors mapping: Carry out a mapping of CP/GBV actors to identify gaps, avoid duplication and build complementarity of partner actions;
  • Inter-Agency response plan: Work with child protection and GBV actors to develop an inter-agency CP/GBV drought response plan, based on needs and gaps identified that fits within the wider protection response and is captured in the HRD and in coordination with the Ministry of Women and Children (MOWCA);
  • Information Management: Ensure an effective information management system is established for sharing of information and generation of analysis, to, from and between federal and regional CP/GBV clusters’ participants and other stakeholders.. The Coordinator will supervise and coordinate the work of Sub Cluster national IM focal point;
  • Global Standards: Promote the implementation of the Minimum Standards of Child Protection in Human Action and GBV Humanitarian Standards;
  • Resource Mobilization: Ensure adequate resources are mobilized and are equitably allocated for the effective functioning of the cluster and its response based on inter agency response plan;
  • Capacity Building: Work with child protection actors to develop and implement an inter-agency CP/GBV capacity building strategy that meets the needs and priorities;
  • Inter Cluster Coordination: Interact with other clusters (including through inter-cluster coordination fora), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners;
  • M&E: Monitor performance of the inter-agency CP/GBV response against agreed indicators and monitor the core cluster functions;

Expected Deliverables and Timeline


  1. Attendance to monthly meetings with UNFPA and UNICEF Sub Cluster Leads for overall direction, endorsement of proposals, decision making and review of activity progress reports;
  2. CP/GBV Sub Cluster monthly meetings and ad hoc as needed and follow up on action points ;
  3. Participation in Protection Cluster Coordination and IDP Task Forces led by UNHCR and attendance to Protection Cluster meetings. Follow up on action points;
  4. Attendance to Government DRMFSS, Cluster Leads, Education Cluster and any other relevant meeting monthly and ad hoc and follow up on action points;
  5. Review and implementation of 2016 Federal Sub Cluster response plan by February 29. Work plan implementation PCAs by 30 April and manage them by 30 Nov as needed;
  6. Establishment of regional CP/GBV Sub Clusters in Amhara, SNNPR and Benishangul Gumuz including TORs, work plans, capacity building plans, 5Ws and membership by 31 May;
  7. Review of existing CP/GBV Sub Clusters including TORs, work plans, capacity building plans, 5Ws and membership in Oromia, Somali, Afar, Tigray and Gambella by 30 June;
  8. Establishment of woreda level one classification CP/GBV sub clusters in at least 3 woredas in Oromia, Somali, Afar, Tigray, Gambella, SNNP, Amhara and Benishangul Gumuz;

Actors mapping:

  1. 5Ws for federal and regional sub clusters by 31 January;
  2. OCHA’s 4Ws by 31 January;
  3. Monthly update thru the information manager;

Inter-Agency response plan:

  1. Federal and regional CP/GBV Sub Cluster drought response plan in coordination with MOWCA and Protection Cluster and coordinate with UNHCR the inclusion of general Protection activities based on HRD Protection chapter by 31 January and support its implementation by 30 Nov;

Evidence Based response and Information Management:

  1. Supervision and coordination of the work of the Sub Cluster Information manager and ensure completion of task included in his/her TOR as follows:

  2. Provide an estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of sub-cluster activities and projects including a finalized 5Ws for the federal and regional CP/GBV sub clusters in coordination with the Protection Cluster and OCHA IM focal point by 29 February;

  3. Produce user friendly overall and region by region fact sheets based on CPRAs conducted by 29 February;

  4. Adapt existing/develop CP/GBV federal and regional in-country information management systems and flows for collecting, analyzing and reporting sub-cluster activities and resources, and identifying information gaps including the set up and management of website as per agreements to be reached from woreda sub clusters to regional sub clusters and from regional sub clusters to federal sub clusters by 31 March;

  5. Compile all relevant existing documents on situation analysis related to CP and GBV in emergencies in the country and manage an inventory, if needed in a website by 30 April;

  6. Support OCHA to produce a 5Ws map by 31 March;

  7. Develop a capacity building plan to strengthen information management sub clusters capacity at federal and regional level to be part of the overall CP/GBV capacity building plan by 31 March;

  8. Lead IM related trainings at all 6 affected regions to regional sub clusters by 30 November and at least 1 federal IM training for federal sub cluster.

Global Standards:

  1. Plan to introduce and promote the Minimum Standards of Child Protection in Human Action and GBV Humanitarian Standards by 30 April and lead its implementation by 30 Nov including developing partnerships and PCAs when needed sa part of the Sub Cluster work plan implementation;

Resource Mobilization:

  1. Sample fund raising proposal for the inter agency drought response plan by 29 February;
  2. Support to Sub Cluster members to use the sample and develop funding proposals. Coordinate fund raising efforts based on response plan and coordinate sub cluster endorsement of funding proposals to HRF;

Capacity Building:

  1. Federal and regional sub cluster capacity building plan and develop a drought specific one including for Government by 29 February;
  2. Implementation of capacity building plan and lead at least 1 training every two months;


  1. M&E framework for the CP/GBV drought response as part of the inter agency response plan by 31 January and monitor performance of the inter-agency CP/GBV response against agreed indicators on a monthly basis in coordination with the information manager;


Education requirements: University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject area relevant to the cluster

Work Experience: A minimum of 7 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster. Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this consultancy may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in English.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Apply online: http://www.unicef.org/ethiopia/careers.html

Applications must include motivation letter, an updated CV, and a completed UN Personal History Form (P-11) available for download on the same page.


UNICEF and UN candidates must also include two recent Performance Evaluation Reports.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-21

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