By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

International Consultancy-Building resilience of Children in the Sahel Mali, Mauritania and Niger, WCARO, Dakar Senegal

Dakar (Senegal)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dakar (Senegal)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Environment
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-24

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.

to fill a consultancy position

TORDownload File ToR Study - Buiding resilience of children in the Sahel.pdf

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, a new idea

How can you make a difference?

Objectives

The overall objective of this study is to (i) identify the risks that may affect safety wellbeing and protection of children as well as their potential respective impacts (ii) identify the most relevant interventions to strengthen the resilience of girls and boys using a life-cycle approach that examines the different stages of childhood while keeping a gender perspective, (iii) to understand how the set of interventions included in the BMZ project thus far have helped children, their families and communities to better cope with overlapping humanitarian and pandemic crises, through the experiences and perspectives of children, families, communities and child protection practitioners (iv) to identify the possibility of replicating, in other contexts, the most relevant actions taken to strengthen children's resilience.

Deliverables and Schedules

 

Activity

Timeline

Responsible

Deliverable

1

Literature/Desk review

Conduct a Desk Review of existing literature linking child protection and resilience.

Review existing evidence and data, including:

·        Available quantitative and qualitative data, including grey literature, reports and news stories related to child protection and COVID-19 in each of the three countries.

·        Introductory presentations by each of the COs in Mali, Niger and Mauritania

January/ February 2021

10 days

WCARO Child Protection Specialist (M&E), Protection Specialist (CPIE), Child Protection Consultant

Desk review report (Payment schedule: 20%)

2

Inception Report

Develop analytical framework and methodology that is gender, age and culture sensitive and that includes interview protocols with Key Informants, and sample of child friendly data collection tools (such as focus groups methodology etc.) Bilateral calls with UNICEF staff and partners in Mali, Niger and Mauritania to consult on issues and projects to be documented, and the methodology, timelines and

deliverables.

February 2021

10 days

WCARO Child Protection Specialist (M&E), Child Protection Specialist (CPIE), Child Protection Consultant

Inception report incl Methodology note

(Payment schedule: 30%)

3

Data Collection

In-situ or virtual field visits to each country to gather data and evidence at the national and community levels on emerging

promising practices.

February / March 2021

24 days

WCARO Child Protection Specialist (M&E), Child Protection Specialist (CPIE), Child Protection Consultant

Field trip Reports and preliminary report

(Payment schedule: 20%)

4

Reporting

Produce written and digital products that highlight innovative strategies and emerging lessons in Mali, Niger and Mauritania.

January – March 2021

10 days

WCARO Child Protection Specialist (M&E), Protection Specialist (CPIE), Child Protection Consultant

Final report

(Payment schedule: 30%)

Timing

The assignment is expected to start in January and will cover 54 working days, over 4 months.

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

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in social sciences, law, international development or any other related field

Experience

    • At least 8 years’ experience in child protection, including with a geographical focus on West Africa

    • Demonstrated knowledge in conducting studies related to child protection, including consultations with various stakeholders (community members, children, child protection practitioners etc.)

    • Advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts such as risk reduction, conflict mitigation and peacebuilding, or do no harm and how it applies to the Child Protection sector

    • Experience or good understanding related

    • Excellent analytical and proposal writing skills – candidate should provide evidence from previous assignment deliverables

    • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with project members/partners in various locations and from multiple organizations

    • Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a diverse range of stakeholders, organizations, and technical experts from multiple sectors

    • Flexibility to adapt to any subsequent changes in the terms of reference based on feedback from technical colleagues

Language

    • Fluency in English and French is required

    • Excellent English writing skills required

For every Child, you demonstrate fair chance

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

 
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
Apply

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.