Consultancy to support Child Protection System Strengthening Policy, Case Management Reform, and Ending Violence against Children Programming – Nationals only (12 months)

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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, Care.

How can you make a difference? 

Objective:

The objective of this assignment is to support the policy and structural reform needed at MoSS related to case management reform, alternative care implementation, social service workforce reform, and child-related legislative review. As well as provide additional support and advice as needed to protection stakeholders on issues related to law and policy reform within this context of case management, child rights, and violence against children.

Methodology:

The consultant will carry out this assignment through:

  • Inception planning phase and execution of scale up process through proposal design, action plan, implementation guidelines in accordance with international standards, and carry out consultations with MOSS
  • Technical supervision on implementation of case management system centrally and support in field roll out in selected governorates.
  • Regular field support: field visits to support advocacy with MOSS governorate administrations in the field and provide technical support to supervisor teams.
  • Technical coordination and support to exchange visits and case conferences between governorates.
  • Conducting research to develop recommendations for policy reforms.

ACTIVITIES, DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES, PLUS BUDGET PER DELIVERABLE:

Case Management

  • Provide technical support in mainstreaming case management methodology across MOSS functions.
  • Provide technical contribution in developing the case management SOPs in MOSS and across other non-MOSS functions.
  • Provide technical support in social care system reform.

Alternative Care

  • Provide technical support in finalizing the alternative care law and its secondary legislations, including the social impact of the law.
  • Contribute in operationalizing the alternative care strategy and implementation plan.
  • Contribute in developing alternative care arrangements and they regulating bylaws  and SOPs.

Violence against Children/ Harmful Practices:

  • Design and deliver workshops/roundtables for different national stakeholders on issues related to violence against children and harmful practices.
  • Contribute to legal analyses and recommendations for policy and legislative reforms related to violence and harmful practices.

 Regular field support

Services and stakeholder coordination

  • Support at the field level operational coordination of Child Protection Centre in Alexandria with MoSS Case Management team and local CPCs
  • Support regular case management platforms for protection stakeholders in Alexandria.
  • Support documentation exercise of service centre model in Alexandria as best practice.
  • Develop regular progress reports to monitor implementation of case management scale up.
  • Coordinate services provided through the child protection service centre at NFFCD in Alexandria, ensuring operations and partnerships with MoSS CMUs, CPCs, MOJ and EFACC amongst others, are efficient and functional.
  • Supporting the role out of the national IMS and coordinating cross-sectoral scale-up.

DELIVERABLES

ESTIMATED DURATION TO COMPLETE

 

Workshops/roundtables on VAC/HP delivered to national partners.

15 days

Deliver legal and policy briefs on recommendations for legal reforms related to VAC/HP provided, including cyber-safety, child marriage, and personal status issues.

15 days

Report on implementation of case management SoPs and provide on the job coaching to MoSS case management units and service centers.

60 days

Report on case management mainstreaming methodology at MoSS (including consultations and meetings)

30 days

Finalized case management SOPs in MOSS

20 days

 

Finalized alternative care SOPs

20 days

Finalized case management SOPs among different functions ( MOSS and non-MOSS)

25 days

Reviewed Family counselling bureaux bylaws, SOPs and piloted.

15 days

Finalized alternative care legislations

25 days

Finalized social care system reform draft strategy

15 days

Total

240 days

Conditions of work:

The consultant will be using their own office equipment and resources. Missions to the selected governorates are planned, in accordance with UNICEF policies, and daily subsistence allowances during field missions.

Periodic discussions with UNICEF will take place and comments will be incorporated into the products. The submission of products will be done electronically and according to the schedule indicated above.

In close collaboration with the Chief Child protection, the Child Protection Specialist will be responsible for the overall management of the assessment. UNICEF will:

-Oversee the organization and facilitation of all meetings between with UNICEF

-Organize teleconferences as required

-Undertake quality assurance of all tools, documents, including deliverables and preliminary products before the submission of the final report. Quality Control will be carried out through a review of the TOR, methodology and reports.

-In accordance with the new UNICEF Guidelines on strengthening social service workforce for child protection, support for the dissemination of assessment results and implementation of recommendations 

-Manage the assessment from a technical point of view. This will consist of contributing to the recruitment of consultants and the technical review of all assessment products in accordance with UNICEF norms and standards.

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

-Advanced degree in social work, Law or any relevant degree in social sciences or development studies.

-Demonstrated experience in the field of child protection planning and programming (minimum 10 years of experience)

-Demonstrated experience in relevant professional experience in child protection case management supervision and coaching.

-Demonstrated experience in leading and facilitation of consultations with governmental entities and NGOs.

-Demonstrated experience in facilitating and delivering training sessions.

-In depth familiarity with the Egyptian governmental system.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

  To view our competency framework, please visit  here

  UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 06 Jun 2024 Egypt Daylight Time
Deadline: 17 Jun 2024 Egypt Daylight Time

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