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Senior Child Protection Consultant (Support to MEHE), 118 days, Beirut - Lebanon

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-11

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UNICEF is looking for a child protection consultant to work on the capacity building of its partners.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.


For every child, PROTECTION


Capacity building on Child Protection Prevention and Response for the Department for Orientation and Pedagogical Team (DOPS) within the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Department.

How can you make a difference:

Tasks/Milestone 1: 
Provide regular technical advisory support and contribution towards the strengthening of capacities of MEHE/DOPS at national and regional level on the roll-out of the Policy for the Protection of Students in the School Environment
- Technical guidance and advice 2 days per month
- Coordination 1 days per week with different entities (UNICEF, MEHE,….) (Total of 46 days)
- 10 days inception mission and report. 
Deliverables/Outputs 1: 
- Regular meetings, coaching sessions, discussions with DOPS management and central team
- Development of necessary guidance, SOPs, in consultation with UNICEF
- 7 days inception with report conducted and submitted
- Weekly coordination with relevant actors conducted with relevant reporting submitted 
Timeline 1: 79 days Dec 2019-Nov 2020 
Tasks/Milestone 2: 

A 6-day workshop with 27+ Regional Investigators on Investigating Institutional Violence (Direct Facilitation):
- Adapt Days 1-3 of the existing 6-day induction package (the remaining 3 days will be developed and facilitated by a UNICEF technical expert on institutional violence).
- Co-facilitate (3 days)
- Support drafting of workshop report /3 days pre-post-prep. + 3 days co-facilitating 
Deliverables/Outputs 2: 
- Adapted 3 days materials for the Regional investigators completed (2 days).
- 3 days’ workshop facilitated.
- Workshop report drafted and submitted (1 ay).
Timeline: 6 days
Tasks/Milestone 3: 
An 8 Day Workshop with 60 Roving PSS Counsellors (Direct Facilitation) on Positive Discipline/Classroom Management & on CP Risk Assessment, Planning and Follow-up:
- Review existing content
- Design and validate workshop
- Co-facilitate workshop
- Draft workshop report
/5 days pre-post-prep. + 8 days (x4 groups) co-facilitating 
Deliverables/Outputs 3: 
- Adapted 8 days materials for the workshop with the Roving PSS Counsellors completed (3 days).
- 32 days workshops co-facilitated for 4 groups.
- Workshop report drafted and submitted (2 days). 
Timeline 3:37 days Sept. – Oct. 2020
Tasks/Milestone 4: 

A 2 days refresher workshop to 300 CP School Focal Points (ToT) on Basic skills and concepts for CP Prevention and Response:
- Adapt existing 5-day workshop & facilitator’s guide to a 2-day refresher
- Draft Workshop Report (based on M&E tools collected by Roving Counsellors)
/3 days pre-post-prep. - 
Deliverables/Outputs 4: 
Adapted 2 days materials workshop for the CP school focal points.
- Workshops reports drafted and submitted. 
Timeline 4
3 days Oct. 2020 (TBC) 
Tasks/Milestone 5: 
An 8 day workshop with 60 School Health Counsellors (Direct Facilitation) on Basic skills and concepts for CP Prevention and Response:
- Adapt 6-day induction package to 8-days
- Co-facilitate workshop
- Draft workshop report
/4 days pre-post-prep. + 8 days (x4 groups) co-facilitating 
Deliverables/Outputs 5: 
- Adapted 8 days materials for the workshop with the school PSS Counsellors completed (2 days).
- 32 days workshops co-facilitated for 4 groups.
- Workshop report drafted and submitted (2 days). 
Timeline 5:
36 days March 2020 Oct. 2020 (TBC) 
Tasks/Milestone 6: 
A 1 Day workshop with 300 School Directors on MEHE’s CP Response Mechanism (ToT):
- Revise day 4 of the existing 6-day induction workshop developed in Nov18.
- Draft guidance notes for facilitators
- Draft workshop report (based on M&E tools collected by Roving Counsellors)
/2 days pre-post-prep. 
Deliverables/Outputs 6: 
- Adapted 1-day material for the School directors including guidance note and report completed.  
Timeline 6:
2 days Oct.-Nov. (2020)
Tasks/Milestone 7: 
 
A 5-day workshop with 300 “new” CP School Focal Points (ToT) on Basic skills and concepts for CP Prevention and Response:
- Update existing 5-day workshop & Facilitator’s Guide based on findings from Feb.2019 Workshop Report
- Draft workshop report (based on M&E tools collected by Roving Counsellors)
/3 days pre-post-prep.
 
Deliverables/Outputs 7: 
- Adapted 5 days’ workshop materials for CP school focal points including guidance note and workshop report submitted and completed.
Timeline 7 3 days Jan-March (2020)
Tasks/Milestone 8: 
 
A 6-day workshop with 550 Fixed School Counsellors (ToT) on Positive Discipline/Classroom Management & on CP Risk Assessment, Planning and Follow-up:
- Adapt 8-day workshop (deliverable #1) to 6-days
- Develop a facilitators guide for Roving Counsellors who will facilitate this workshop regionally
- Draft workshop report (based on M&E tools collected by Roving Counsellors)
/4 days pre-post-prep. 
Deliverables/Outputs 8: 
- Adapted 6 days’ workshop materials for fixed school counsellors (TOT) on positive discipline/classroom management including guidance note and workshop report submitted and completed.
Timeline 8: 4 days

Tasks/Milestone 9: 

Capacity building of MEHE team on data collection, analysis and report writing.
Deliverables/Outputs 9: 
 
Organization of a series of workshops (minimum 3 over the course of the consultancy on data collection, analysis and report writing) in addition to an estimate of 20 days of coaching to MEHE relevant staff.
Timeline 9:
23 days - Dec 2019-Nov 2020 
   
 
 
 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

 

Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Sciences or relevant fields
- Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in child protection capacity building to diverse target groups
- Substantial experience designing, delivering and evaluating CP workshops to both CP and non-CP actors
- Experience in Lebanon’s public sector (particularly MEHE or MoSA) highly desirable
- Fluency in English and Arabic 
- Excellent capacity building needs analysis, communication and facilitation skills
- Expertise in Child Protection prevention and response
- Excellent relationship management skills
- Solid knowledge of Lebanon’s National CP SOPs and MEHE’s Child Protection Policy
- Solid knowledge of Child Protection mainstreaming in Education
- Good M&E skills and experience evaluating knowledge acquisition and learning from workshops

For every Child, you demonstrate INTEGRITY 


UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are:

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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
 
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