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CONSULTANT: DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS FOR ADOLESCENT BOYS AND GIRLS IN REFUGEE CAMPS IN KIGOMA REGION

kigoma, tanzania

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: kigoma, tanzania
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
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Requisition ID: req7576

Job Title: CONSULTANT: DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS FOR ADOLESCENT BOYS AND GIRLS IN REFUGEE CAMPS IN KIGOMA REGION

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Consultant

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania

Job Description

Background and rationale for the assessment

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

In Tanzania, IRC provides protection and assistance in the areas of child and youth protection and development, education, community-based protection and focus on disabilities inclusion, women’s protection and empowerment, livelihoods, mental health services and primary health care. In Child Protection, IRC works with community based structures to build a protective community, with caregivers of children to ensure safety in the home, collaborates with school personnel on protection in schools and works directly with children and adolescent girls and boys on life skills intervention which include social emotional learning (SEL), recreational activities as well as sexual and reproductive health. The skills are delivered through safe- Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) and youth centers. IRC through its Women’s Protection and Empowerment unit also has focused interventions and life skills for adolescent girls.

The situation in Tanzania, and in particular Nyarugusu is protracted, with the Congolese population having lived in Nyarusugu camp for over 20 years, meaning some of the adolescents were born in the refugee camp. Burundian population has been in the camps since 2015. Voluntary Repatriation is ongoing in Tanzania, for Burundian refugees. The needs of these adolescents, in a protracted and fairly recent situation mixed with repatriation process is diverse and different, and requires a keener focus in order to address appropriately their needs and provide them a chance to recover and a right to participate in defining their future.

Objective

The overall objective of this assignment is to develop a targeted adolescents programmee through assessing adolescent refugee boys and girls’ protection risks, needs, capacities and aspirations that will inform the design of a comprehensive adolescent lifeskills programme relevant for these adolescent boys and girls.The goal is to ensure adolescent boys and girls are protection in their community and can exercise their rights in line with the convention on the rights of the child.

Specific objectives

  • To assess the impact of existing adolescent life skills program through SHLS and youth centers
  • To assess the gaps in existing adolescent life skills programs at SHLS and youth centers
  • To assess specific need, capacities and aspirations of adolescent boys and for adolescent girls program for different age groups at the camp
  • To assess opportunities for adolescent boys and adolescent girls and generate recommendations on strengthening adolescent programs based on identified needs
  • To develop a programme model for adolescents

In every aspect of the specific objectives above, the specificities for adolescent boys and girls and of different age categories should be defined separately.

Scope of work

This assessment will target both Burundian and Congolese refugees living in the refugee camps in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Kigoma region. The study will target adolescent (children and youth from age 10-14 and 14-21) and parents/caregivers and community leaders in the refugee camp this will help Humanitarian actors to understand critical adolescents needs that are relevant for youth on livelihood and economic empowerment which are sustainable

The assessment will include the review of secondary data available relevant to the scope of work.

Data collection method

The study will use both quantitative and qualitative methods. The data collection methodology will be used to triangulate findings that will provide recommendations and deliver on the objective of the assignment.

As part of the submission process, the consultant will be required to provide the suggested methodology. IRC will be responsible for introducing the consultant to the clients.

Child safeguarding

The consultant must undergo orientation on the IRC child safeguarding policy and the code of conduct and must abide by the Child safeguarding policy. The consultant is required to sign the child safeguarding policy and the code of conduct as a commitment that he/she will not put children at risk or abuse children.

Reporting

The consultant will report directly to CYPD Coordinator for this assignment.

Time frame: 20 Days

Expected deliverables

  • Inception report
  • Findings on adolescent impact of current programs and existing gaps
  • Findings on adolescent needs, capacities, aspirations of adolescents
  • Theory of change and proposed programme model appropriate for adolescent refugee boys and girls in Kigoma region.

 

 


Qualifications

The consultant should be a registered institution/ recognized individual legally operating in Tanzania with experience and be able to demonstrate proof of experience in carrying out similar assignments in Tanzania or elsewhere; at least 8 years’ experience in adolescent programming and child protection related programs with a strong focus on child participation. Experience in humanitarian context is added advantage

Proven experience in research, writing, presentation and reporting skills. Experience in designing/implementing adolescent programming is added advantage. Proven ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team and adolescent girls and boys and proven track record in delivering timely and professional results.

The application should include a detailed narrative and financial proposal on the approach, methodologies, tools and sample methodology and size. Examples of previous/similar work undertaken should also be enclosed. Proposals will be reviewed on a continuous basis by the IRC and only successful applicants will be contacted.

Terms of Application

To apply please attach your CV and a short proposal that summarizes your understanding of the ToR and details of how you plan to execute the assignment. The Methodology of the study should be included in the application. Examples of previous/similar work undertaken should be enclosed.  



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