Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 04 Jul 2018
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.
The Government of Ghana through its Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has over the years been making good progress in creating enabling legislative and policy environment that seek to protect and prevent children from violence and abuse It played a lead role in establishing a National Child Protection Policy framework and in initiating the development and roll out of other initiatives including media campaigns and the Child Protection Toolkit to facilitate community engagement with the view to fostering positive behavior towards children.
These significant progress notwithstanding some challenges still persist which tend to hamper various efforts at preventing and responding to violence, exploitation and abuse of children at a national scale. Decentralized response mechanisms at the Metropolitan Municipal, District Assemblies (MMDAs) level particularly fall short in addressing the needs of child victims of violence and abuse. In addition, a proper evidence-based and data–driven case management system at the MMDAs level with a referral mechanisms, also remains a main gap.
A standard paper-based system exists but is very weak mostly because there are no standardized forms, or procedures on how to report or make referral within a decentralized services delivery structure. This gap in integrated case management and incident monitoring and reporting framework does not only hinder the speedy follow up on cases of children, but also hinders policy makers in arriving at decisions which are evidence-based and in the design of effective strategies and programmes that promote access to social welfare services.
To address this gap, UNICEF has provided support to the Department of Social Welfare to develop a Child Protection case management Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for children in need of alternative care. The SOPs will be reviewed and validated by the Department of Social Welfare in May 2018.
UNICEF Ghana in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is looking to engage the services of an individual with skills and technical expertise in facilitating the strengthening the capacities of social welfare and community development staff of MMDAs in case management for children in need of care and protection including child survivors of gender based violence.
The purpose of this assignment is therefore to engage a national consultant that would support staff in a total of five MMDAs in Ashanti and Greater Accra to support provision of quality services for children through capacity development of social welfare using the new case management SOPs. At the end of the assignment, the consultant will provide a detailed report on the number of girls and boys who have been victims of violence benefitting from supported social welfare/social services and the number of girls and boys referred to health, justice, police and other services.
To accelerate the work and to meet stakeholders and donors expectations, dedicated reporting, monitoring and careful evaluation assistance is required. This involves time which is currently not available within the UNICEF Child Protection team.
How can you make a difference?
This assignment is expected to be for a duration of ten weeks in approximately seven months and is anticipated to commence in June 2018. Under the overall guidance of UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (Social Welfare), the consultant will undertake the following:
NOTE: Please refer to attached TOR for details of tasks, expected deliverables and timeframe
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
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 technical competencies required for this post are….
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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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Interested candidates should apply to the link provided indicate their professional daily fees in Ghana Cedis. Please attached detailed CV, resume and 2-page write up of how you intend to successfully carry out this assignment within timeframe.
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. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513611