Ethiopia: Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Consultant, (NO-B), (11 Months ) , (Jijiga, Somalia)(For Ethiopian Nationals Only)
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 13 Feb 2019
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to provide technical and coordination support for UNICEF led Child Protection in Emergency response to the emergency-affected zones of Somali Region.
Under the supervision of UNICEF Child Protection Officer in Somali Region, and technical coordination from the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist in UNICEF Addis Office, the consultant will be responsible to develop, implement, monitor and report on the UNICEF child protection regional response plan for emergencies.
The tasks include:
- Provide technical and programmatic support for the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection emergency programmes, child protection component of the UNICEF regional emergency response plan and ensuring that the following interventions included in the child protection priority focus areas are implemented, monitored and managed in a timely and effective manner.
- Delivery of child protection response services, with a focus on delivery through multi-sectoral platforms (including education, health and nutrition and WASH).
- Provide mental health and well-being services with a focus on a package of services extending from safe spaces into the community coping mechanisms, also with a focus on psychological first aid, including working with partners to provide technical training in this area.
- Documentation and reporting on results, including data management and inputs based on evidence-based sources.
- Attend regularly and support the provision of information for CP/GBV sub-cluster, including reporting against the 5W indicators.
- BOWCA regional response plan: Provide technical support to BOWCA to implement the overall regional response plan, beyond UNICEF supported communities, to implement and advocate for a minimum package of evidence-based interventions in other affected kebeles, including through partnership with NGOs. This includes ensuring that the efforts are aligned with existing government mechanisms and services to strengthen the sustainability of efforts
- Resilience building and linkage with regular programming to strengthen recovery from emergencies: Plan and advocate on the sustainable integration of the child protection in emergency interventions, especially the services delivered through social workers in the Government Bureaus for emergency response into the regular programming and resilience building of communities. This includes linking services provided at the One Stop Center and through referral pathways to be accessible to IDPs and other vulnerable children.
- Child Protection in Emergencies situation and response monitoring and reporting including regular Sit Reps: Regularly collect, analyse and report against the Ethiopia Country Office (ECO Results framework and CP/GBV monitoring framework as discussed and agreed with the office.
- Reports: Ensure key reporting requirements are met and systematic coordination of appropriate responses on child protection in emergency operational response plan, with other relevant sectors, especially health, education,and WASH.
- Capacity Building: Based on needs assessments, support and facilitate capacity building of humanitarian actors and frontline workers on violence, referral pathways, case management, community based child protection systems, community mobilization, Child Protection Rapid Assessment, integration of child protection into other programmes (multi-sectoral programming); and psychosocial support as per capacity building plans. Monitor and report on results of capacity building efforts.
Engage in other related CPiE activities as instructed by the Child Protection Officer.
The incumbent will assist in the implementation of the child protection programme led by UNICEF office in Somali region by addressing gaps identified through regular monitoring and reporting of measures and established structures (including SOPs, referral pathways, child-friendly spaces and community-based mechanisms for psychosocial support, child protection committees,and other community-based mechanisms) provide relevant guidance and support to the Field Office so as to ensure effective CP systems are in place.
- Regular planning, implementation,and reporting of the CP and GBV components of the bi-yearly seasonal assessment in June and December 2019.
- Support ongoing CP emergency interventions, including development of human interest stories, August 2019.
- Complete needs assessments and draft capacity building plans in conjunction with the Emergency Unit, and develop monitoring framework on the results of those efforts.
- Capacity building trainings facilitated, conducted and results reported on key CPiE issues for frontline workers including on case management, PSS and community mobilization (based on training dates).
- Provide supportive supervision to at least one technical training in a Quarter for front line workers on PSS, case management and community mobilization as per the capacity building plan.
- Provide technical support, including planned field trips for UNICEF supported kebeles provided in coordination with ECO field implementation colleagues per monitoring plan based on HACT guidelines.
- Regular monitoring conducted for programme indicators and agreed interventions based on existing ECO requirements and framework (ongoing).
- Attend the CP/GBV Sub Cluster bi-weekly meetings and ad hoc as needed (based on schedule).
- Support the CP team in ensuring the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for advocacy, effective child protection programme design, implementation, management, monitoring,and evaluation.
- Timely submission of reports to the 5W reporting mechanism of the child protection sub-cluster.
- Follow up and support BOWCA for the timely Quarterly DCT request and liquidation (based on liquidation schedule).
- Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual implementation and donor reports and submit to staff (based on schedule per donor requirements).
- The Child Protection in Emergency consultant will report to and be supervised by Child Protection Officer at the Somali level.
- The CPIE consultant will be based in the Somali region and will receive technical support from the UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office via the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist.
- The CPiE consultant will prepare monthly reports based on agreed deliverables and submit a final written report to the CFO in Somali via his/her Supervisor and CPiE Specialist in Addis Ababa following completion of his/her assignment.
- The consultant will work in close coordination and in support of BOWCA, specifically with BOWCA child rights, welfare,and protection director and other relevant actors including the CP sub-cluster coordinator and sub cluster IMO.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University Degree in International relations, law, social work, child psychology, or other relevant fields;
- Minimum of 2 years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national level in child protection in emergencies including programme planning, monitoring,and evaluation in a related field;
- Background and familiarity with international human rights and humanitarian law and emergency response is an asset;
- Substantial experience working on protection, human rights monitoring, conflict and natural disasters related issues is highly desirable;
- Excellent proficiency in English (verbal and written), and fluency in and knowledge of Somali would be an asset;
- Well acquainted with the key issues as well as programmatic interventions in addressing child protection in emergencies;
- Proven track record in building the capacity of partners as well as in providing technical assistance;
- Familiarity and experience working with government counterparts;
- Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;
- Excellent report writing skills;
- Excellent skill in negotiation and in working with people both internally and from outside the organization;
- Excellent team player; and
- Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
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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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
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