UN Children's Fund Consultancy for the development of a National and State Plan of Action on Ending Violence Against Children Jobs in Nigeria

UN Children's Fund Consultancy for the development of a National and State Plan of Action on Ending Violence Against Children Jobs in Nigeria


  • 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.

    Purpose of the Consultancy

  • End of 2018, a study on the drivers of violence was finalized to inform the development of a national action plan.

  • It highlighted that many interventions are being implemented in piecemeal and institutionally siloed ways and that a more comprehensive approach on prevention was needed.

  • In the meantime, Nigeria continued to experience a humanitarian crisis, particularly in the North-East of the country, contributing to high level of displacements, vulnerabilities and violence experienced by children and their caregivers.

  • In June 2019, with the support of UNICEF and the FMWA, members of the TWG and partners were trained by the Global Partnership on ending violence against children through the INSPIRE framework.

  • Key interventions were identified and prioritized along the seven INSPIRE strategies including the need to ensure that violence against children takes into account the specific needs of children in humanitarian contexts and to develop a National Action Plan which includes humanitarian contexts and gender-based violence.

  • Further to this workshop, the Global Partnership to EVAC decided to provide seed funding to support this activity in Nigeria.

  • Given the complexity, size and federal nature of Nigeria, the multiplicity of stakeholders represented in the TWG and beyond, the need to work across various sectors (including child protection, health, education, social protection and planning), humanitarian and development context and both at national and State level, it is imperative to develop an action plan on ending violence against children that is practical and implementable.

  • It is therefore necessary to dedicate resources to facilitate the development of a comprehensive multi-sectoral National and State Plans of Action with specific targets, milestones and associated budget.

  • As such, it is contemplated to have a team of consultants (one Nigerian and one international) to ensure that the state peculiarities and contexts are taken into account.

  • The proposed team of consultants will provide support to UNICEF and the relevant government agencies to facilitate national and selected States level consultations in and across relevant ministries, integrate priority interventions, facilitate the development of costed comprehensive national/State plan of action.

  • This consultancy is in line with Output 6.1 The legislative and institutional framework is strengthened to better protect children vulnerable and exposed to violence, abuse and exploitation.

  • The team of consultants will support the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, UNICEF and other partners in developing a comprehensive National and State action plans on ending violence against children in Nigeria informed by the VAC survey, Priority Action, Road Map, and drivers of violence against children study in alignment with relevant national policies and international guidance tools such as the INSPIRE framework.

  • All action plans should integrate the specific vulnerabilities of children affected by emergencies.

  • The team will build on the outcomes of the June 2019 INSPIRE workshop and ensure the national/state action plans include specific targets, responsible ministries, milestones and associated budget for the period 2020 - 2025.

  • It will also include an M&E framework. It is expected that a series of stakeholder’s engagement and consultative meetings at the national level (FCT) and in 6 selected States will be conducted.

    Main Tasks of the Consultant

  • Inception report highlighting detailed and methodology and work plan and proposed consultations.

  • Organize and facilitate stakeholder’s consultation and workshops including with the TWG at National level and in four states on priority interventions to integrate in the national/State action plan and ensure participation of relevant stakeholders and ministries and document the process in a report.

  • In close collaboration with the TWG, the FMWA, UNICEF and relevant government ministries, draft a comprehensive multi-sectoral national/state action plan (6 States: Adamawa, Lagos, Cross River, Plateau, Kaduna and Gombe) on ending
    violence against children which takes into account the specific vulnerabilities of children in humanitarian contexts and link violence against children with women interventions

  • Support the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to organize a stakeholder’s consultation to review and validate the draft national/state action plans.
    Develop a Monitoring & Evaluation framework for the national/state action plans.

  • Support UNICEF and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to launch the national/State action plans on ending violence against children in Nigeria.

    Expected Deliverables:

  • Inception report submitted.

  • Workshops at federal level and in focus states conducted.

  • Draft plans of action shared with stakeholders for review.

  • Review meeting conducted.
    M&E tool disseminated, and stakeholders trained
    Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:

    Education

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.

    Experience

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in development of programme implementation documents, such as plan of actions, work plans, response plans etc.

  • Experience in research, studies, survey in social sciences, including in child protection, gender and human rights related interventions.

  • Experience in consultative processes and multi-stakeholder initiatives, especially processes involving different government ministries and civil society.

  • Knowledge of child protection and current thinking on child protection and ending violence against children in Nigeria, the region and at global level.

    Others

  • Experience in development of Child Protection strategies and plans of action.

  • Experience in facilitating multi stake holder’s processes.

  • Experience in costing of public plans of action will be an added value.

  • Experience in working with the UN will be an advantage

  • Fluency in English, knowledge of Nigerian local an asset

    Language

  • Fluency in English, knowledge of Nigerian local an asset

    Duration

  • 55 days (11 weeks) spread across 6 months

  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

  • 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.

    Remarks

  • Please submit your financial and technical proposal along with the application.

  • Application without these will not be entertained.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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.

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Children's Fund Consultancy for the development of a National and State Plan of Action on Ending Violence Against Children Jobs in Nigeria


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