UN Children's Fund Child protection in Emergencies Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

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Key account abilities, Specific Duties and Tasks

In close coordination with Child Protection Officer in UNICEF Field Offices, and under the technical guidance of the Child Protection Section at Country office including Social Welfare Specialist, CPiE Specialist and Child Protection Coordinator for the CP GBV sub cluster, the consultant is responsible for the following key areas:

UNICEF Child Protection in Emergencies Response Programme:

  • Provide technical and programmatic support for the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection in emergency programmes, child protection component of the UNICEF regional emergency response plan in partnership with BOWCA and NGOs 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.
  • Support the establishment of community-based safe environments for women and children, including child-friendly spaces, with particular attention to girls, adolescents and their caregivers, and support the provision of psychological first aid and psychosocial support services.
  • Develop a plan of action for Zonal office of women and Children Affairs (ZOWCA) to strengthen prevention, coordination and addressing the needs of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) based on agreed best interest determination standards.
  • Support ZoWCA to complete registration and documentation of the caseload of all unaccompanied, separated and missing children in the IDP sites and host communities and facilitate individual case management throughout the FTR process using the best interest of the child as the guiding approach.
  • Ensure an appropriate and confidential filing system is maintained for all identified and registered cases of child protection in woredas offices of BoWCA.
  • Assist ZoWCA to facilitate family tracing, verification and reunification efforts for unaccompanied and separated children in coordination with ICRC/ERCS and community structures.
  • Assess alterative care options and ensure all the necessary safeguards are in place and relevant standards and principles are abided by.
  • Support social workers and ZoWCA/WoWCA staff to timely and accurately enter all case management/FTR forms into the case management database and manage the central database for all IDP sites at BoWCA (Addis-level for SNNPR region).
  • Identify stakeholders, services and partners with the capacity to address violence, exploitation or abuse, including GBV; and build capacity of partners to provide multi-sectoral response services (e.g., health, psychosocial support, security and legal/justice) to victims and survivors.
  • Monitor the implementation of the SoP for UASC in coordination with the ZoWCA, their woreda offices and other implementing partners of UNICEF to identify any gaps and duplication, provide support in addressing these and seek for support from Child Protection section for additional inputs as required.
  • Manage the implementation of the Regional response plan and Project Cooperation Agreements with NGOs: Provide technical support to ZoWCA and NGO partners to implement the overall CPGBV regional response plans and PCAs.
  • Child Protection in Emergencies situation and response monitoring and reporting including regular Sit Reps: Regularly collect, analyze information and report against the Ethiopia Country Office (ECO Results framework and CP/GBV monitoring framework)
  • Reports: Ensure key reporting requirements are met including inputs for weekly/bi-weekly and monthly sitreps, donor reports 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 assessment, support and facilitate capacity building of humanitarian actors and front line 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 psycho -social support as per capacity building plans.
  • Monitor and report on results of capacity building efforts.

    CP GBV sub cluster coordination:

  • Provide strong support to Gedeo ZoWCA to lead the child protection coordination, promoting and facilitating active participation from key actors, including relevant government
    at zonal level, international and local NGOs, civil society and other relevant actors.
  • Work with OCHA, the Protection Cluster led by UNHCR, and child protection actors to coordinate inter-agency needs assessment to map out priority child protection issues, gaps and identify key resources and assets to avoid duplication and build complementary of partner’s child protection response.
  • Support the capacity development of the CP Sub-cluster members at zonal level and ensure that clear and effective communication occurs between federal, regional sub cluster and zonal sub-cluster and strengthen a more standardized child protection response across all affected areas.
  • Co-Lead on the strategic planning against identified child protection needs and response priorities with sub-cluster members.
  • Ensure that CP sub-cluster members are aware of relevant SOPs, policy guidelines, technical standards on Child Protection and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law and the national legislative framework.
  • Promote the implementation of the Minimum Standards of Child Protection in Human Action and GBV Humanitarian Standards;
  • Collaborate with the Protection Cluster lead and OCHA to ensure that key child protection concerns are well reflected in all documents and humanitarian initiatives.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other clusters such as the Health and Nutrition cluster Education and WASH Cluster to ensure that CP is mainstreamed across sectors to meet the psycho-social needs of children affected by emergencies.
  • Monitor performance of the inter-agency CP/GBV response against agreed indicators and monitor the core cluster functions.
  • Represent the CP Sub-cluster in humanitarian coordination meetings under the EOC; the Protection Cluster and other relevant meetings.
  • Support CP/GBV Sub-Cluster members to provide monthly reports, and ad hoc reporting as required. Coordinate with Protection Cluster to ensure reporting is shared with federal level.
  • Report on results of family tracing, verification and reunification efforts for unaccompanied and separated children in coordination with ICRC/ERCS and community structures and asses alterative care options and ensure all the necessary safeguards are in place and relevant standards and principles are abided by.
  • Participatory monitoring of the programme implemented by ZoWCA and NGO partners with UNICEF support and provide detail updates to UNICEF Child Protection officers/Section

    Monthly basis

  • Mentoring and coaching for zonal and woreda officers to strengthen documentation and execution of case management tools for UASC and other vulnerable children

    Ongoing

  • Co-facilitate trainings organized by UNICEF and BoWCA as needed

    Periodic


  • Prepare reports for monthly sit rep, 5W reporting and weekly updates
  • Provide strong leadership to child protection coordination, promoting and facilitating active participation from key actors,

    Ongoing

  • Support the capacity development of the CP Sub-cluster members at regional and zonal level cluster focal points and ensure that clear and effective communication occurs between federal, regional sub cluster and zonal sub-cluster

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

  • University degree in sociology, social work, law, psychology, Development studies, social Anthropology, Community Development or other relevant field.
  • Minimum three (3) years progressive professional work experience at the national level in CPIE programme planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Background and familiarity with international human rights and humanitarian law and emergency response.
  • Substantial experience working on protection, human rights monitoring, armed conflict and natural disasters-related issues is highly desirable
  • 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;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;
  • Excellent skill in negotiation and in working with people both internally and from outside the organization;
  • Proficiency in English and Amharic (both verbal and written communication is a must).Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.


    How to apply

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.By 30th Aug 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Children's Fund Child protection in Emergencies Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia



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