National Consultant to support Muslimat NU and Aisiyah on mainstreaming MHM and Prevention of Child Marriage, Jakarta-Indonesia
To provide support on reducing child marriage through working with Women Prayers group of Muslimat NU and Aisyiah Muhammadiyah.
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Title: National Consultant to support Muslimat NU and Aisiyah on mainstreaming MHM and Prevention of Child Marriage.
Duty Station: Jakarta
Type of Contract: Individual Consultancy (Special Service Agreement)
Duration: 6 months full time
Many girls in Indonesia lack the information and life skills necessary to navigate the complex worlds they live in, making them vulnerable to teenage pregnancy and child marriage. Comprehensive reproductive education is not provided in schools and very few parents openly discuss these topics with their children. 45% of Indonesian girls feel unprepared for their first period, and only 16% of adolescent girls and 9% of adolescent boys know that a woman’s fertile period is halfway between her periods (IDHS 2012). One in nine girls in Indonesia marry before the age of 18 and these girls are four times less likely to complete their secondary education (BPS 2016). In particular, South Sulawesi has one of the highest burdens of child marriage in Indonesia, with over 6,500 girls per year marrying under 18 (SUSENAS 2016) and a district-wide prevalence of 25%, over double the national average.
The issue of child marriage has been prominently featured through the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which has placed gender equality and empowerment of women and girls front and centre. Target 5.3 aims to end harmful practices against girls and women, including child marriage. UNICEF Indonesia’s key initiatives aim to ensure girls have access to education and to address gender and social norms that lead to child marriage. Additionally, UNICEF’s poverty reduction interventions contribute to increasing enrolment and retention of girls in education and reducing child marriage.
Identifying the importance of finding solutions to address these issues around menstrual hygiene management (MHM), lifeskills, empowerment, sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), and child marriage, UNICEF Indonesia is preparing a multi-sectoral program to improve the lives of girls in Indonesia, as well as the enabling environment that perpetuates child marriage by working with schools and religious and community leaders. The program will provide adolescent girls (aged 12-15) with knowledge and confidence as well as strengthen the protective environment around them, through working to change attitudes and behaviours of their male peers and boyfriends, their parents, their teachers and religious and community leaders, and the girls themselves. Activities will be piloted in South Sulawesi, where child marriage prevalence in 2016 was 14.5%, higher than the national average.
Under the main supervision of the Gender Specialist and WASH Specialist, supported by Chief of Child Protection and Chief of WASH, UNICEF is looking for a consultant to provide support on reducing child marriage through working with Women Prayers group of Muslimat NU and Aisyiah Muhammadiyah.
In general, the consultant will have several main tasks;
1. Provide technical support to implement BERANI program through Muslimat NU and Aisyiah Muhammadiyah.
2. Support the implementation of baseline study and development of communication materials for BERANI.
3. Support the mainstreaming of MHM through Menstrual Hygiene Day Campaign.
4. Support the development of partnership with Muslimat NU on mainstreaming MHM and prevention of child marriage through bahtsul Masail.
5. Support the implementation of partnership and ensure bhatsul masail is conducted.
6. To support liaison with Ministry of Religious Affair on Child Marriage and MHM, including violence-free Madrasahs.
7. To review materials for BKMT with Ministry of Religious Affair on Child Marriage and MHM.
1. An action plan with Muslimat NU and Aisiyah on ending child marriage.
2. Partnership with Muslimat NU.
3. Menstrual Hygiene Day Campaign supported by Muslimat NU and Aisiyah conducted.
4. Bahtsul Masail conducted and recommendation on mainstreaming MHM and prevention of child marriage issued.
5. Relationship with Ministry of Religious Affair on mainstreaming MHM and prevention of child marriage established.
6. Module for violence-free Madrasahs reviewed and adapted by Ministry of Religious Affairs.
7. Endorsement from Ministry of Religious Affair to planning & budgeting on material form BMKT.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• Bachelor’s in science, preferably in psychology and public health.
• 3 to 4 years of experience.
• Previous experience of working in Menstrual Hygiene Management and adolescent contexts is a must.
• Having network/relationship with Muslimat NU and Aisiyah is preferable.
• Ability to work independently and productively in a multi-cultural environment.
• Good communication skills in English, including writing and presentation skills and local Bahasa Indonesia.
• Computer skills, including internet navigation, teleconferencing, file sharing, and various office applications.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Closing date: 22 February 2019
Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. This consultancy is open for Indonesian national only.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.