National Consultancy on Development of a Guidelines of social work with children and families

The objective of this assignment is to support an international consultant to develop the following documents: • A Guidelines on Social Work for Families and Children in Child Protection System; • A Guidelines on Social Work for Families and Children in Justice System; • A Concept note and Terms of Reference for Case Management system. The development of these documents needs to be guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and internationally recognized standards on social work.

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.

Purpose of the Assignment

The objective of this assignment is to support an international consultant to develop the following documents:

  • A Guidelines on Social Work for Families and Children in Child Protection System;
  • A Guidelines on Social Work for Families and Children in Justice System;
  • A Concept note and Terms of Reference for Case Management system. 

The development of these documents needs to be guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and internationally recognized standards on social work.

Assignment Tasks

Within this position national consultant, in supporting the international consultant, have the following tasks and responsibilities:

 1.  Desk review of current legislation and procedures of social work in Azerbaijan and provide the information through a summary paper to the international consultant; Support the International Consultant to complete the Inception report.

2. Liaise and communicate with the MoLSPP in collecting information the International Consultant requires throughout the process of the guideline development.

3. Work closely with the international consultant to provide comments and suggest adjustments to the Guidelines on social work for Families and Children in Child Protection and Justice Systems, Concept Note and ToR for Case Management System according to the legislation and national context of Azerbaijan and provide final drafts to UNICEF.

4. Final adaptation of the documents and translation. Prepare a PowerPoint Presentation and facilitate a presentation to MoLSPP and other key stakeholders. 

The Guidelines on social work for Families and Children in Child Protection and Justice Systems should minimum include the following contents:

  • Methodology of initial and comprehensive assessment of children and families;
  • Mechanisms to identify, refer and report instances of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children;
  • Case management procedures in child protection and justice systems;
  • Minimum requirement on documentation, reporting and evaluation;
  • Minimum requirements for staffing of the social work, including the standards on qualification and specifications;
  • Minimum quality standards of the services, including quality assurance mechanisms;
  • Minimum requirement on the monitoring/performance indicators of the services;
  • Ethical considerations of social work with families and children in child protection and justice systems.

 The guidelines should also be in line with national legal framework such as the “Law on Social Services of Azerbaijan Republic” and other related laws, and regulations.

Expected Deliverables

                                  Deliverable(s)

5 working days, by 14 August

1.       Comprehensive paper on information of current situation regarding legislation,  procedures and practices of social work in Azerbaijan;

10 working days, by 18 September

  1. Written contribution to the process of drafting the three documents.
  • Guidelines on social work for Families and Children in Child Protection  System;
  • Guidelines on social work for Families and Children in Justice System.
  • Concept note and Terms of Reference for Case Management system.

5 working days, by  10 Oct.

3.       Final draft of the three documents adapted to Azerbaijan’s context

  • Final adapted draft in both English and Azerbaijani.
  • A PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Policy Analysis, Economics, or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years of consultancy experience in the area of Child Protection, Social Work, Policy Analysis and Social Policy;
  • Strong experience in provision of a high level policy advice, development of policy documents, drafting the legislation, standards, regulations;
  • In depth knowledge of international trends in social protection, social services and child protection systems, as well as  developments in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet countries;
  • Knowledge of poverty, deprivation and social exclusion issues; women and child related issues; social and economic aspects of wellbeing;
  • Ability to work in a team with tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with UNICEF’s mission and mandate.
  • Fluency in English and in Azerbaijani.

 

The contract with national consultant will cover the period 10th August 2017 to 10th October 2017 with a total number of 20 working days.

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Interested individual consultant must submit the following documents/information to UNICEF for application:

a) CV and motivation letter.

b) Financial proposal: inclusive of all fees.

c) 1-2 written examples for similar assignments in the past.

Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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:
  • Grade: International Consultant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social studies
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-03