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Consultancy: Development of a case management system and referral pathway for the Integrated Child Protection Network (National/International) #515608

Paramaribo (Suriname)

Transforming the child protection system in Suriname into an effective and responsive system by developing an immediately applicable processes and tools for the following components namely: the referral pathway, a system for case management, in-take and referral forms, the codes of conduct, work protocols and other tools deemed necessaries within the Surinamese’s context.

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Suriname many actors, and stakeholders play an important role within the overall child protection system, as times their role is formalized, and other times they play an informal - albeit important- role. Earlier assessments have identified the following areas for improvements relating to the current child protection system:

  • Create a clear understanding of all partners within the system, with regards to each partner's role and responsibilities;
  • Develop a holistic, integrated and responsive child protection system / processes;
  • Develop and utilize a well-defined referral system;
  • Develop and utilize a system for case management (as part of the referral system);
  • Develop protocols, codes of conduct and other tools to guide the actions of stakeholders both on the institutional and individual level.
  • Identify by this system which laws are in place to protect the children

As a first step towards a more effective child protection system, the government created the Integral Kinderbeschermingsnetwerk (Integrated Child Protection Network) which consists of representatives of the government which through their work directly and indirectly effect the well-being of children and NGO's working for and/ or with children. In order for IKBeN to fulfil its role as an integrated child protection network, a technical committee consisting of selected representatives of IKBeN-members, has the task to oversee the realization of those conditions which are pivotal to the function of the child protection system in Suriname

Major Tasks to be accomplished:
Under the supervision of the UNICEF Child Protection Officer and in close collaboration with the chair of the Integrated Child Protection Network, the consultant will developed immediately applicable processes and tools for the following components; the referral pathway, a system for case management, in-take and referral forms, codes of conduct, work protocols and all other necessary tools in the best interest of the child.
More specifically, he/she will:
  • Desk review and interview with all relevant stakeholders and selected professionals.
  • Development guidelines and tools in close consultation with professionals and stakeholders involved (the referral pathway among different agencies), the system for case management, the intake and referral forms, the codes of conduct, the work protocols and other tools deemed necessaries within the Surinamese's context.
  • Presentation of the guidelines and tools to the IKBeN, key stakeholders and selected number of professionals involved
  • Revision of the tools according to feedback.
  • Presentation of the final report including clear description and Pathways of the various tools-to be tested and revised within a year.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Master's Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, or related fields.
  • At least 8 years' experiences in Child Protection including experience in developing plan, protocols, pathways, documents and executing programme/projects on child protection issues
  • Proven insight in the social welfare sector of Suriname, especially regarding children.
  • Proven facilitating/moderating and analytical skills.
  • Proven extensive experience with working in child protection sector specifically in violence against children.
  • Knowledge regarding the Convention on rights of the Children and violence against.
  • Proven knowledge in the Surinamese law and legislation regarding the child protection issues and the referral system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills Dutch (English is an asset).


The detailed Terms of Reference can be accessed here Download File ToR-Pathway and case management.pdf



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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Paramaribo (Suriname)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-08

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