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Child Protection Project Manager, Individual Contractor, São Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo (Brazil)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-14

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Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Field Office, the individual contractor will provide technical and operational support to the national Protection and Adolescents Programme strategies, which includes at least four big initiatives: the “Geração que Move” project (Road Safety), the Municipal Plan to prevent Violence against Children, the workplan with MPT Sao Paulo and the Comitê Paulista pela Prevenção de Homicídios de Adolescentes (Paulista Committee to Prevent Adolescents Homicides).

Background & Rationale

 

São Paulo is an emblematic example of how an urban center can be a systematic place of rights violations but also a vibrant territory of opportunites and solutions for vulnerables boys and girls. As they become adolescents, they gain autonomy, however, to move safely around the city becomes a day-to-day challenge. Thousand of youths face discrimination, violence, misinformation and lack of safe transportation options. Besides, there are several problems related to infrastructure, such as lack of sidewalks, insufficient traffic lights and few low-speed zones.

Violence is one of biggest challenges faced by children in the capital and in the most populated cities in the State. They are victmis of child labour, physical and psicological violence, part of them are out of school. Today, in the state of Sao Paulo, adolescents are at greater risk of being murdered than young people and adults - 85% more likely than adults. Although most deaths, in absolute numbers, are among young people aged 20 to 29, homicide rates in this age group fell by more than 36% between 2008 and 2017. Among adolescents, however, the rate has not fallen, and since 2015, the homicide rate for adolescents aged 15-19 is higher than the homicide rate for young people. (Datasus / SEADE Foundation).

Mobility is also an issue in the huge cities. In average, a person who lives in São Paulo spend 51 minutes from home to work everyday (PNAD/IBGE, 2010), which means 31,03% of paulistanos spend more than one hour each day in transportation (PNAD/IBGE, 2010). In terms of income, in average, the population of São Paulo spend 20% of minimum wage (ANTP/Governo Federal, 2017) in public transportation. These problems affects differently adolescents, especially those most vulnerable and excluded, who live in the outskirts of the city. Being born and raised in the extreme east or south of São Paulo most of the the times could determine the access to opportunites of development, services and the amount of time spent in public transportation. Thus, there is still a lot of work to do in order to achieve SDG 11.2: provide, by 2030, access to safe, affordable and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the need of those in vulnerable situations, such as women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.

As part of the UNICEF Country Programme 2017 – 2021, this individual contractor will support the implementation of activities to protect the most excluded boys and girls benefit from enhanced and inclusive public policies and services as well as activities that help the most vulnerable boys and girls benefit from quality social policies for vulnerable children and adolescents. The individual contractor will actively participate in decision making processes, contributing to the achievements of the Child Protection area in the programme.

In urban centres, UNICEF works with a focus on reducing intra-municipal inequalities through the Plataformados Centros Urbanos - PCU (Urban Centres Platform). In the Platform for Urban Centres, the consultant will support UNICEF to contribute that adolescents from vulnerables territories in São Paulo are protected from all forms of violence and that have the right to move safely throughout the city.

The individual contractor will support UNICEF in São Paulo with the implementation of the national Child Protection and Adolescents Programme strategies, which includes at least four big initiatives: the “Geração que Move” project (Road Safety), the Municipal Plan to prevent Violence against Children, the workplan with MPT Sao Paulo and the Comitê Paulista pela Prevenção de Homicídios de Adolescentes (Paulista Committee to Prevent Adolescents Homicides).

 

Purpose

This individual contractor seeks to address UNICEF’s current needs to help the development and implementation of Road Safety activities to Outcome 1: enhanced policies for excluded children and adolescents in youth and adolescent development area, Outcome 2: quality social policies for vulnerable children and adolescents, Outcome 3: child protection system strengthened in its capacity to prevent and respond to violence against children, and Outcome 4: engaged citizenry and participation, in line with Components 1, 2 and 4 of the Brazil Country Programme 2017-2021.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Field Office, the individual contractor will provide technical and operational support to the national Protection and Adolescents Programme strategies, which includes at least four big initiatives: the “Geração que Move” project (Road Safety), the Municipal Plan to prevent Violence against Children, the workplan with MPT Sao Paulo and the Comitê Paulista pela Prevenção de Homicídios de Adolescentes (Paulista Committee to Prevent Adolescents Homicides).

 

Expected results:(measurable results)

SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time Bound

Result 1: Implementation of Geração que Move initiative in the city of São Paulo supported for 11 months, by monitoring the partnership with a civil society organization; supporting the advocacy for safe, affordable and sustainable mobility for adolescents; and implementing capacity building activities with public managers.

 Activities: 

  • Participate in meetings with the implementing partner as a means of constructing a work plan and identifying opportunites, challenges, strengths and risks throughout the project;
  • Participate in meetings with UNICEF staff to keep giving feedback on the progress of Geração que Move;
  • Working in close collaboration with the communications area to ensure good visibity of the actions and initiatives;
  • Building up a methodology of mentorship for the development of proposals projected by the adolescents;
  • Organizing field visits for national and international partners in constant dialogue with UNICEF staff;
  • Identifying and recommending for UNICEF staff a group of priorities in public policies to keep pursuing in order to improve urban mobility for adolecents in São Paulo;
  • Participating in meetings between UNICEF staff and local authorities to advocate for improvements in the urban infrastructure;
  • Identifying legislative propositions and laws from São Paulo that promote safe, active and sustainable mobility through the city with focus on adolescents.
  • Developing the metholodogy and content of the capacity building activities, considering the challenges that adolescents face daily;
  • Establishing a strategy to evaluate the results achieved and evaluate the feedback given.
  • Preparing donor reports

 

Result 2: Planning and implementing processes of the municipal plan for preventing violence against children in São Paulo capital supported.

 Activities:

  • Participating in planning meetings with UNICEF and partners;
  • Contributing with expertise and relevant content to the preparation of the plan;
  • Identifying and contacting relevant partners to be part of the process;
  • Conecting the initiative with the other relevant UNICEF programme areas and projects: education, health, adolescents participation, child labour, monitoring and evaluation and communication;
  • Preparing reports, donor proposals and other relevant document
  • Representing UNICEF in relevant events.

 

Result 3: Comitê Paulista pela Prevenção de Homicídios de Adolescentes building up and implementing its plan of action for 2019-2021.

Activities: 

  • Participating in planning meetings with UNICEF and partners;
  • Contributing with expertise and relevant content to the next steps of the committee;
  • Identifying and contacting relevant partners to be part of the process;
  • Conecting the initiative with the other relevant UNICEF programme areas and projects: education, health, adolescents participation, child labour, monitoring and evaluation and communication;
  • Preparing reports, donor proposals and other relevant document
  • Representing UNICEF in relevant events.

 

Result 4: Strategy on prevention and eradication of violence against children, including child labour with MPT São Paulo designed and implemented.

Activities:

  • Integrating the child labor and street children as manifestations of violence against children, and not merely separated issues, responding to CPD and Outcome 3 program priorities;
  • Keeping violence against children situation analysis updated;
  • Monitoring partnerships with technical counterparts;
  • Participating in planning and monitoring meetings with UNICEF and partners;
  • Identifying and engaging relevant partners to be part of the process;
  • Connecting the initiative with the other relevant UNICEF programme areas and projects: education, health, adolescents participation, monitoring and evaluation and communication;
  • Preparing reports, donor proposals and other relevant documents;
  • Representing UNICEF in relevant events.

     

Duty Station: São Paulo, SP

 

Timeframe

Start date:  30/10/2019                        End date: 30/09/2020   

 

Deliverables 

The services included in the contract will be delivered continuously, with the same intensity throughout the months. The results will be evaluated by the following deliverables:  

  • Monthly reports on the advances achieved with the Geração que Move, strategy on prevention and eradication of violence against children and Comitê Paulista pela Prevenção dos Homicídios de Adolescentes;
  • Strategy on prevention and eradication of violence against children, including child labour with MPT São Paulo designed and implemented;
  • Methodology of mentorship for the development of proposals projected by the adolescents;  
  • Capacity building programme for public managers planned, organized and implemented;
  • Report of at least ten meetings and other activities promoted with strategic partners;
  • At least three project reports prepared, to subside UNICEF donor reports;
  • Contributions with at least two donor proposals;
  • List of partners identified and contacted;
  • Report on advocacy opportunities identified and with strategies implemented.

 

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • Punctuality in meeting deadlines,
  • Quality of the contents,
  • Timely provision of the deliverables,
  • Full adherence to the monthly workplans and diligences as agreed with supervisor,
  • Satisfactory quality level of reports and actions (quality of inputs, analysis, register of activities, recommendations, etc).

 

Immediately upon signature of the agreement, the UNICEF supervisor and the selected individual contractor will meet for detailed discussion of the Work Plan and the quality criteria for product delivery. Regular meetings will also be scheduled at a distance or in person to follow up the activities defined in the Work Plan.

If needed, revisions and alterations may be requested by UNICEF related to quality and technical depth parameters. Only after final clearance from the UNICEF Brazil will the payment be processed.

 

Key competences, technical background, and experience required

  • University Degree in Urban Planning, Social Sciences, Geography or other related field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience at national or international levels in coordinating programmes, preferably in the area of protection. Experience in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English required. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.
  • Knowledge on children’s rights issues, including the Convention of Rights of the Child and the Statute of the Child and the Adolescent.
  • Experience with adolescents is an asset.
  • Experience with participative processes is desirable.
  • Experience in advocacy is desirable.
  • Experience with urban mobility is desirable.
  • Team work skills and capacity to work with tight deadlines.
  • Availability to live in São Paulo (Capital).

     

General Conditions

Procedures and Logistics

  • UNICEF will provide the individual contractor all required core equipment and material for fulfilling his duty, including computer
  • Expenses related to these travels will be covered by UNICEF and paid to the Consultant as per UNICEF travel rules and regulations.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.

Financial Proposal

  • A financial proposal that includes the fee for the assignment based on the deliverables must be submitted.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant
  • Final rate shall follow the “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee. Consultants will be asked to stipulate all-inclusive fees, including lump sum travel and subsistence costs, as applicable.

Restrictions

  • In case of government officials, the contract cannot be issued without prior written clearance by the Government​, or unless on leave without pay.

 

UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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