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VAGA : UNICEF – International Consultancy, Guinea-Bissau, Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guinea-Bissau
  • País: Guinea-Bissau
  • Criado: 14/10/2019 18:01
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International Consultancy – Technical assistance to the ongoing process for the elaboration of the Child Protection Policy in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
Country: Guinea Bissau
City: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Office: Unicef Country Office Guinea-Bissau

Job no: 527021

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Guinea-Bissau

Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

School/Unit: Guinea Bissau

Department/Office: Bissau, Guinea Bissau

Categories: Consultancy

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, protection

The UNICEF Child Protection programme is supporting the Government and all key child protection stakeholders to improve the country’s child protection system, including the Legal and policy Child protection frameworks. Under the 2016-2020 country programme, one of the key expected outputs of the Child Protection Programme, is to develop and implement a Child Protection Policy and its Action Plan. The new National Child Protection Integrated Policy will provide programmatic orientations to build a national child protection system with a strong focus on prevention, based on a holistic response to vulnerabilities of children and their families as well as in working in a more coordinated and systemic way with other social sectors.

The process to develop the Child Protection Policy started in May 2017. A steering committee was created in February, with members belonging to key social sector ministries, justice sector, religious organizations and CSOs, including child rights dedicated organizations. They were capacitated with increased knowledge on child protection systems and on the importance of developing a guiding document for CP. The Committee met every month and was involved in national consultations, including field missions and interviews with key informants, to conduct the situation analysis, which was shared among the steering committee members for review and validation. The draft CP Policy document and its Action Plan were validated in a national workshop during the first quarter of 2019.

In the meantime, the Child Protection Code, a legal instrument that will compile all the national legislation addressing child protection, including children in conflict with the law, is under development. Legislators are working, since early 2018, in the review of child national legislation to ensure its harmonization with the CRC and other key relevant child rights instruments. Also, regulatory instruments for shelters and orphanages as well as the profiling of foster families were approved by the Council of Ministers in November 2017 and wildly disseminated by the government. However, the main challenge continues to be its implementation and follow-up by the social affairs Ministry (with no presence at regional level), who needs to relay on a stronger partnership with civil Society organizations (CSO) to monitoring the work of those institutions and increase awareness to reduce the institutionalization of children.

In this current context, the Ministry of Woman, Family and Social Protection has requested UNICEF support to conduct a final review of the documents, by an external expert with qualified skills on developing and evaluating implementation of Child Protection policies and legal frameworks. After this stage, documents will have final editing and will be printing for dissemination.

Therefore, UNICEF Child Protection programme is looking for a consultant who will:

  • Provide a key contribution to this final stage of the elaboration of the Child Protection Policy and Action, through technical review of the documents, in line with the child protection system approach;
  • Ensure consistency between the key protection documents: Child Protection Policy and Action Plan and Child Protection Code, by revising and providing inputs to ensure its interlinkage;
  • Provide technical feedback on child friendly systems and procedures (including juvenile justice) to ensure that these aspects are streamlined in the key protection documents.

The objective of the consultancy is the revision of the draft Child Protection Policy and Action Plan in line with the child protection systems approach and align it with the ongoing process of the Child Protection Code.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will work under the guidance of the Child Protection Manager and the Institute of Woman and Child (Ministry of Woman, Family and Social Protection), and in collaboration with the team of consultants working on the Child Protection Code, by performing the following tasks:

    • Literature review of supporting documentation for the Child Protection Policy, Action Plan and Child Protection Code.
    • Detailed technical review and comments on the Child Protection Policy and Action Plan documents including examples from comparative models.
  • Prepare and conduct Skype calls with Child Protection Policy steering committee representatives
  • Technical review and comments on Child Protection Code, including examples from comparative models, in coordination with the team of consultants responsible for drafting this Code
  • Participation in Skype calls with team of consultants working on the Child Protection Code
  • Technical inputs on justice for children, including juvenile justice and other relevant topics f to ensure consistency between the Child Protection Policy, the Action Plan and the Child Protection Code
  • Finalization of the Child Protection Policy including a power point presentation on highlights from the policy and the action plan
  • At the end of the consultancy, a final report with a summary of key deliverables, should be submitted.

ACTIVITIES AND INDICATIVE TIMEFRAME:

October-November 2019 (8 days) :

Activities # 1:

  • Literature review of supporting documents for the Child Protection Policy and Code
  • Detailed technical review and comments on Child Protection Policy document
  • Detailed review and comments on Child Protection Code
  • Participation in Skype calls with Child Protection Code consultants

Deliverables:

  • Summary of recommendations and detailed comments on Child Protection Policy and Action Plan and Code
  • Agenda and action points for call with Child Protection Code steering committee

November -December 2019 (8 days):

Activities # 2:

  • Prepare a technical briefing on justice for children, including juvenile justice, and other relevant topics to ensure consistency between the Child Protection Policy, the Action Plan and the Child Protection Code
  • Detailed technical review and comments on Child Protection Policy document
  • Detailed review and comments on Child Protection Code, in coordination with the team of consultants responsible for drafting this Code
  • Participation in Skype calls with Child Protection Code consultants.

Deliverables:

  • Technical brief on justice for children and other relevant topics to ensure consistency between the Child Protection Policy, the Action Plan and the Child Protection Code
  • Summary of recommendations and detailed comments on Child Protection Policy and Action Plan and Code
  • Agenda and action points for call with Child Protection Code steering committee

December – January 2019 (4 days)

Activities # 3:

  • Detailed technical review and comments on Child Protection Policy document
  • Review and comments on Child Protection Code in coordination with the team of consultants responsible for drafting this Code
  • Participation in Skype calls with Child Protection Code consultants

Deliverables:

  • Power point presentation on final version of Child Protection Policy and Action Plan

January – 2020 (5 days)

Activities # 4:

  • Review and comments on Child Protection Code in coordination with the team of consultants responsible for drafting this Code
  • Participation in Skype calls with Child Protection Code consultants

Deliverables:

  • Summary of recommendations on the consistency between the Child Protection Code and the Child Protection Policy and Action Plan
  • Final report

2 – TIMEFRAME, PAYMENT AND SUPERVISION:

Estimated days of remote work: Approximately 25 days remote.

The total period of the Special Service Agreement is foreseen from October 2019 to January 2020.The contract will be for a total of 4 months. The table above is an indicative time table for the contract. The consultant is free to propose a different time table, if the proposal clearly explains the sequence of activities, the resources deployed at each stage and the feasibility of the duration of each stage.

Management and implementation arrangement: The overall management of this contract will be done by UNICEF.

Budget and Remuneration: The consultancy, on an SSA type contract is at the L4 level. The applicants should send a financial proposal along with the application. The contract fee rate will be based on the current market value. The selected consultant will be remunerated according to his/her experience and the negotiations that will follow. Professional fees will be paid on the successful completion of specific tasks and the satisfactory submission of deliverables. To receive the professional fees, the expert will invoice country office for the number of days devoted to a task (according to ‘Estimated Days of work and timeline’ section).

No payment will be made without submission of the specified deliverables.

4 – PROPOSED RANGE FOR LUMP SUM PAYMENT:

1ST PAYMENT corresponding to 30% of total budget, upon successful completion of deliverables related to activity

2nd PAYMENT corresponding to 30% of total budget, upon successful completion of deliverables related to activity 2 and

3nd PAYMENT corresponding to 40% of total budget, upon successful completion of deliverables related to activity

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

The selected consultant will have to possess:

  • An advanced degree in law, social service, international relations, Human rights (child rights) or other relevant social science filed.
  • More than 8 years of work experience in Child Protection, with focus on develop, review or evaluation of Child Protection policies, strategies and action plans, legislation and in Justice for Children in overall.
  • Excellent writing, analytical and synthesis skills
  • Very good command of written and spoken Portuguese
  • Fluent in English or French.
  • Experience of working in international environments especially in PALOP (African Portuguese speaking countries) is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of the country context is an asset.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF mission and mandate is an asset

Conditions of work:

This contract is remote, and consultant is not expected to travel to Bissau. The consultant should have a very good internet connection and be available to do regular skype meetings with UNICEF and national counterparts.All the products developed will be the property of UNICEF.

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.

The competencies required for this post are….

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Application close: Oct 25 2019 Greenwich Standard Time

More details at : http://jobs.unicef.org
Referencia do anúncio: 8835da4b7b412dba

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