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International consultant to develop a training package for child protection and participation training for adolescents and youth groups

International consultant to develop a training package for child protection and participation training for adolescents and youth groups

 

Requesting Section: Child Protection

 

  • Background:Though child protection is a relative new programming area in Bhutan, significant progress has been made in creating an enabling environment to prevent and respond to violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect against children in the country. The focus has so far been on (1) enactment of key child protection legislation and the rules and regulations thereof, and (2) establishment of select protection services, namely by the National Commission for Women and Children, Royal Bhutan Police, as well as other government and CSO partners. Some efforts are currently being undertaken to create awareness among key stakeholders, including the general public as well as service providers on protection issues as well as available services. In 2016, the research on violence against children was completed, which provided valuable data on prevalence of violence against children, adolescents, and youth, as well as their levels of understanding of what violence means. The research also provided important information related to children and youth's knowledge of available services and resources they can access, and to what extent they report violence and accept protection services.
  • Purpose of the Consultancy

 

The role of children, adolescents, and youth in prevention of violence against themselves as well as other children cannot be stressed more; it is important that they have accurate knowledge about what violence means and how it impacts them. At the same time, it is equally important that children, adolescents, and youth know how to report violence, and the available protection services, and the ways in which they can access these services and facilities.

 Bhutan has a vibrant network of adolescent/youth groups, which are spread across the country, and are engaged in a range of activities. If these groups are engaged effectively, they have the potential to be important agents of change to spread child protection related messages effectively with their peers, families, and communities at large.

 The RGoB-UN 2017 – 18 Rolling Work Plan focuses on enhancing the capacities of children, adolescents, and youth to protect themselves from violence, abuse, and exploitation – by equipping them with appropriate knowledge and skills.

 

Outcome 3

By 2018, communities and institutions strengthened at all levels to achieve enhanced gender equality, empowerment and protection of women and children.

 

Output 3.3

Boys, men, girls, and women have increased awareness of and positive attitudes towards preventing and eliminating gender-based violence.

 

Activities

(1)  3.3.2.2: Workshop to promote protection and participation of children in monastic institutions (Dratshang and Bhutan Nuns Foundation)

(2)  3.3.3.3: Capacity building and community level action plan for YVIA and DAISAN network groups for preventing violence against children (RENEW and YDF)

 

The objectives of the consultancy are:

1.    To develop an easy to use and comprehensive capacity development package on child protection, for adolescent/youth groups, including those in monastic institution and nunneries, that focuses on knowledge and skills related to prevention of response of violence against children;  

2.    To develop a pool of trained resource persons, equipped with necessary information and tools to train adolescent/youth groups on the package;

3.    To provide monitoring and handholding support to trainers who carry out trainings of adolescent/youth groups

 

C.   Expected Outcome

It is expected that this capacity development package and development of core group of trainers will result in achievement of results as outlined in the 2017 – 18 Rolling Work Plan, as mentioned in B above. More specifically, the consultancy will result in:

  1. Availability of an easy to use capacity development package for adolescents and youth that includes:
    1. A training module on child protection (including on VAC), to be used for training of adolescent/youth group members, inclusive of a monitoring and evaluation sub-module
    2. A youth-friendly, easy to use, compendium of key communication messages for youth group members
    3. A specially designed training module for adolescent and youth participation, to be implemented with child monks and nuns
  2. Establishment of a core group of 20 trainers from two CSO partners, (B-YDF and RENEW), trained on 1.a and 1.b of the capacity development package
  3. Establishment of a core group of 10 trainers (5 each from Dratshang Lhentshog and Bhutan Nuns Foundation) on 1.a, 1.b, and 1.c of the capacity development package
  4.  
  • Key tasks and Deliverables

 

 

Sl. No

Activity

Deliverable

Duration

Timeline

Location

1

Review of existing data, available training materials

 

·         Inception Report, containing:

o    Overview of the needs of adolescents and youth related to protection and participation

o    Focus areas of the capacity development package

o    An outline of the capacity development package (1.a, 1.b, and 1.c)

10 days

April 2017

Offsite

2

Development and finalization of the capacity development package

 

·         Training package for adolescent and youth groups:

o    Draft capacity development package (1.a, 1.b, and 1.c)

15 days

April 2017

Offsite

·         Finalized Capacity Development package

o    Review of the package through a stakeholder consultation (1 day)

o    Finalization of the package (2 days)

3 days

May 2017

Onsite/ Bhutan

3

Training of Trainers of Youth Groups

·         Conduct of training of 20 trainers, 10 each from B-YDF and RENEW on 1.a and 1.b

3 days

May 2017

Onsite/ Bhutan

4

Training of Trainers from Dratshang and BNF

·         Conduct of training of 10 trainers, 5 each from Dratshang and BNF on 1.a, 1.b, and 1.c

3 days

May 2017

Onsite/ Bhutan

5

Reporting of trainings

·         Reports of 2 TOTs

2 days

June 2017

Offsite

 

  • Location of work and Travel

 

  1.  
  • The consultant will spend nine to ten days in Thimphu, Bhutan to present the draft package, its finalization, and conduct of 2 TOTs.

 

  1. Management and Implementation Arrangements
  2. Supervision The consultant will be supervised by the Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF
  • UNICEF will organize the initial stakeholder consultation to review the capacity development package prior to TOT
  • NGO implementing partners, with UNICEF's support, collaboratively organize the TOT for their respective coordinators
  • Dratshang or BNF will, with UNICEF's support, organize the TOT for trainers from Dratshang and BNF G. Qualifications or Specialised Knowledge/Experience Required:
  • The consultant should possess:
  •  
  1. Advanced degree in social sciences (such as social work, child development, sociology, child psychology)
  2. Relevant trainings on child rights and child protection
  3. At least five years of work experience in child protection
  4. Proven experience of developing and implementing training programmes with adolescents and youth on child protection
  5. Excellent verbal and written English  NA
  6. I. Payment
  7. H. Budget and Funding Source
  8.  

Sl. No

Deliverable

Percentage Payment

Timeline

1

·         Inception Report, containing:

o    Overview of the needs of adolescents and youth related to protection and participation

o    Focus areas of the capacity development package

o    An outline of the capacity development package (1.a, 1.b, and 1.c)

20%

April 2017

2

·         Finalized Capacity Development package

o    Review of the package through a stakeholder consultation

o    Finalization of the package

20%

May 2017

3

·         Conduct of training of 20 trainers, 10 each from B-YDF and RENEW on 1.a and 1.b

·         Conduct of training of 10 trainers, 5 each from Dratshang and BNF on 1.a, 1.b, and 1.c

20%

May 2017

5

·         Reports of 2 TOTs

40%

June 2017

 

Costs related to travel to Bhutan will be paid as follows:

  • Economy class return ticket by most economical route will be reimbursed
  • Airport transfers costs and DSA will be paid as per prevalent UN rates. J. Timeline
  • The duration of the contract will be for 36 working days from April to June 2017.
  •  
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.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Thimphu
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-21

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