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National consultancy (Myanmar) for development of GBV training modules for Social Welfare and Justice sector in Myanmar

Yangon (Myanmar)

Call for Myanmar national consultant to support the development of Gender based violence (GBV) training modules for the Social Welfare and the Justice sector in Myanmar

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If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Background and justification

One of UNICEF's child protection priority interventions in Myanmar is to support the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) in building and strengthening the government-led social work case management in all 330 townships nationwide. Since the establishment of the case management system in late 2014 until present, a total of 37 townships were covered with three DSW case managers assigned in each township. Throughout this support, in close partnership with DSW, UNICEF is dedicated to ensure that all DSW case managers are adequately trained with specialised skills and knowledge, the operation of government-led social work case management system is effective, positioned to go to scale, and that it is linked with other departments, ministries, and NGO/CBOs working on child protection through establishing referral pathways and procedures. UNICEF's support has resulted in the development of the case management system standardised operational procedures (SOPs), a child protection case management curriculum and a total of 8 trainings conducted for more than one hundred DSW case managers who have since been deployed to all 37 townships nationwide. DSW envisions to expand case management system to reach out to different vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, the elderly, etc.

Supporting establishment of child friendly justice is another priority of UNICEF's child protection work in Myanmar. This support entails providing technical assistance to the Government of Myanmar with the process of revising the Child Law (1993), developing required child-friendly procedures, SOPs and referral pathways for the criminal justice system, and supporting the capacity building of justice system professionals.

In responding to the increasing demand for highly qualified social workers as well as criminal justice practitioners, UNICEF is committed to ensure its support to the capacity building need of the Government. In terms of social work, in line with the vision of DSW, UNICEF aims to support to improving the skills and knowledge of social work case managers with not only a child sensitive but also a gender based lens. UNICEF has reached agreements with Union Supreme Court and Myanmar Police Force to draft modules on child protection and child sensitive proceedings for judiciary and police. Respective modules will cover international and national legislative framework, as well as practical guidance for judges and police on child friendly judicial and police proceedings. The training modules will also include chapters related to child development as relevant to the context of Myanmar, as well as modules on gender in the context of the justice system.

In this regard, within the framework of the 2017 cooperation goals, UNICEF is looking for a consultant to support the overall capacity building related to gender mainstreaming, sensitisation to gender and GBV issues in social welfare, police and judiciary systems in Myanmar. The work will contribute to a larger process of revising the current training curriculum for the DSW case managers as well as the curriculum drafting led by UNICEF's international justice system capacity building expert.

Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of the assignment is to revise DSW SOPs on child protection case management, develop training manuals/modules for (a) DSW and (b) police/judiciary, and provide training to DSW social work case managers. The following is expected to be achieved at the end of the consultancy:

 Revised SOPs, training curriculum/module for the social work case manager mainstreaming gender based violence and a training module on GBV for social work case manager developed and piloted; TOT training on the GBV module conducted and ready for roll out.

 A chapter for police and judiciary training modules "GBV and gender issues for children in the context of justice system in Myanmar" is developed on the basis of international and Myanmar research and evidence. The chapter should provide theoretical and conceptual framework for police and judges on gender and GBV (as related to boys and girls), issues, stereotypes and beliefs held by communities that may affect that way violence against boys and girls is perpetrated, possible obstacles of reporting violence and gender bias or factors affecting response to violence by communities and government agencies. The chapter should also focus on gender dimension of juvenile offending.

 DSW case managers are trained on GBV and gender issues. The training should:

• Provide the concept of gender and different forms of gender based violence;
• Provide training to DSW case managers on identifying, handling and responding to different forms of gender-based violence;
• Provide knowledge of the physical, emotional and social effects of different kinds of gender based violence;
• Provide training on the use of concrete tools and techniques to apply in their work with different categories of persons affected by gender based violence
• Provide training on identification of potential vulnerabilities to and risk factors of gender based violence and decision-making on concrete strategies to prevent and respond to these vulnerabilities.

Assignment Tasks

Tasks End Product/deliverables Estimated duration

The consultant will review existing training modules and SOPs for social welfare case managers.
- Desk review and analysis of all the existing training modules on GBV in Myanmar
- Analytical review of the existing training curriculum/module for social work case managers
- Analytical review of the existing SOPs for social work case management
- A Propositions Paper for GBV mainstream and integration to the current Social Work Case Management System training module as well as the SOPs for social work case managers

20 days (to be completed by end of April 2017)

2. The consultant will coordinate with UNICEF's Child Protection team, international justice system capacity building expert, and partners, including government counterparts as well as UN agencies and NGOs, to develop training materials for DSW case managers, police and judiciar

- A revised SOPs with an annex specifically on GBV developed for the social work case management
- A training module on GBV for DSW social work case managers developed
-  A chapter for police and judiciary training modules "GBV and gender issues for children in the context of justice system in Myanmar" developed.

30 days (to be completed by early June 2017)

3. The consultant will support in establishing a DSW's pool of competent GBV trainers for the case management system.

- A TOT conducted on GBV for DSW case management staff
- A coaching session provided for the roll-out of GBV trainers

13 days (to be completed by end of June 2017)


Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education and knowledge required

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

- University degree in gender studies, social work, human rights or any related areas;
- At least 5-10 years of experience of working in issues related to gender based violence, child protection and human rights.
- Experience of previous collaboration with UN/NGOs on development of training modules and conducting trainings on gender based violence and child protection;
- Understanding of GBV and state responses to cases;
- Understanding of social norms and practices related to responding to GBV;
- Thorough understanding of international knowledge in relation to gender and GBV, and international best practice on gender sensitive justice systems;
- Good understanding of the rights of the child and child protection issues in Myanmar;
- Familiarity with current practices in Myanmar's social welfare system and criminal justice system;
- Good English and Myanmar language (writing and oral) skills;
- Ability to work in team and on sensitive issues.


Years of relevant experience

Competencies of Successful Candidate


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Interested candidates are required to complete the Expression of Interest Form circulated with the call for proposals, answering the technical questions included.
The consultant will be identified by UNICEF based on a competitive selection process, taking into account the candidate's experience, the quality of the answers produced, and of the lump-sum requested.


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 organisation.

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: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social Affairs
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-23

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