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Bangladesh: International Consultant (Capacity Building on Chlldren Act, Child Protection), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh: International Consultant (Capacity Building on Chlldren Act, Child Protection), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Deadline for application: 
15 Mar 2019
Organisation: 
UN Children's Fund
Job type: 
Consultancy

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 15 Mar 2019

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Background:

The Children Act 2013 provides care, protection and treatment to the children in conflict and contact with the law as well as disadvantaged children in Bangladesh. The Act is harmonized with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and references the CRC in the preamble. It recognizes an individual aged 18 or younger as a child, providing a universal and internationally recognized definition for a child. The Act introduces Child Help Desks in police stations and emphasizes the necessity of dealing with children in conflict with the law through diversion, family conferencing and dispute resolution procedures. It also establishes Children’s Courts in districts and metropolitan areas, and provides for establishing Child Welfare Boards at national, district and upazila levels to oversee the due rights of children in need of care and protection. Alternative care for children in need of care and protection is also ensured in the 2013 Children Act.

Committee on the Rights of the Child, it its Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of Bangladesh in 2015 (CRC/C/BGD/CO/5), urges the State party to bring its juvenile justice system fully in line with the Convention and other relevant standards. In particular, the Committee urges the State party to increase the number of juvenile courts in the State party, on a per capita basis and ensure that such new courts are adequately staffed by trained judges and the relevant support staff, especially probation and social welfare officers;

Law and Justice Division of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJPA) is currently implementing a project naming “Strengthening Capacity of Judicial System for Child Protection in Bangladesh” which contributes in creating protective environment for children through development of legislative and policy framework, implementation of Children Act 2013 and strengthening the capacity of government duty bearers and civil society actors who are engaged in strengthening the Justice for children in Bangladesh. More specifically the project entitled: Strengthening Capacity of Judicial System for Child Protection in Bangladesh seeks to:

• Establish a comprehensive legislative framework for children in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, including the establishment of a child-sensitive juvenile justice system,

• Strengthen the relevant institutions namely judiciary, social services and law enforcement agencies by developing the infrastructure and the capacity of duty bearers to ensure enforcement of legislation particularly the Children Act 2013 which offers better protection for children in conflict and contact with the law,

• Undertake community-based programmatic interventions to prevent juvenile delinquency and to encourage diversion mechanisms and alternative measures for children in conflict with the law, and

• Develop and enhance data collection and knowledge management by developing digitalized monitoring system and conducting case studies and documentations.

To achieve the above objectives more particularly to strengthen the capacity of relevant institutions i.e. judiciary, social services and law enforcement agencies by developing the capacity of duty bearers to ensure enforcement of legislation particularly the Children Act 2013 which offers better protection for children in conflict and contact with the law, technical assistance needs to be provided to Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. Thus, an international consultant, familiar with the national context related to justice for children, is required to hire to conduct ToT for the multidisciplinary team comprising of judges, police and probation officers who will be facilitating the sectoral and multidisciplinary training in the relevant institutions.

 

Purpose of Assignment:

The assignment is to provide the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and UNICEF Bangladesh with technical assistance in relation to building capacity of the institutions in relation to justice for children, particularly to ensure the followings:

  • Prepare and submit detail training plan with creative strategy based on understanding of the ToR and its requirements
  • Conceptualize and finalize development of courses outline, course curriculum, materials and modules for the trainees who will be the prospective trainers.
  • Plan, lead and facilitate the ToT with trainers.
  • Prepare and submit completion report.

The assignment is for 20 days over 1 months to be started from March/April 2019. The consultant will be based in Dhaka UNICEF BCO to provide his/ her full-time technical support to the Ministry and the Supreme Court.

Deliverables/Outputs:

Conceptualisation and familiarisation of the context and review of the training module according to the Amendment and prepare session plans and other preparation of the training.

Facilitate and conducting the training programme with trainees on the agreed dates.

Prepare and submit completion report with recommendations

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in in Law, Management, Social Science, Development Studies or a related field*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of [8 years] of relevant professional experience in justice for children and legislative reforms from development country setting.
  • Experience in planning, designing and conducting multisectoral training for the justice for children actors and development of the training modules based on the Laws of the countries.
  • Knowledge of the latest development of child protection, justice for children and legal reform
  • Working experience with government, UN and in similar project is an added advantage.
  • Experience in usage of computers and office software package
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Remarks:

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

Duration: 20 working days.

Consulational Fees: US$11,000/= for whole package including all other cost.

DSA: No DSA will be provided as fee is included DSA.

Travel: One round trip most economy air fare will be provided.

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=520301

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