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India: Roster of Child Protection Consultants to be engaged by UNICEF Offices across different locations in India

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India: Roster of Child Protection Consultants to be engaged by UNICEF Offices across different locations in India

Deadline for application: 
21 Jul 2019
Organisation: 
UN Children's Fund

THIS NOTICE IS FOR A REFRESH OF THE ROSTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION CONSULTANTS ROSTER. THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED EARLIER NEED NOT APPLY AGAIN

LOCATION: The position would be responsible for providing technical support to national / state / divisional / district level/ sub-district levels (in certain cases) programming in UNICEF supported states in India, with specific deliverables to be achieved for improved child protection outcomes. The position would be based at Country Office or State or selected district HQs within the states.

Possible locations are: New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad/Telangana, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur and Ranchi.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION: 2400 Hours IST on 21 July, 2019

BACKGROUND

UNICEF works with the Government of India, 17 state governments and civil society organizations in strengthening the child protection system, focusing on enabling the delivery of child protection services at the lowest administrative levels. The programme does this by supporting government, civil society and academia to improve budgetary governance; improving implementation of national legislation, policies and programmes; supporting the development and specialization of the child protection workforce; and improving the quality of data and evidence on child protection.

Support is provided to adolescent girls and boys to have access to knowledge, skills and spaces for prevention of child marriage, child labour and violence against children. At the same time, the programme support parents and community members/structures to have access to information to prevent child marriage, child labour, and violence against adolescent girls and boys.

UNICEF India is uniquely placed to draw on global experiences to prevent violence against children. The programme priorities are placing violence against children and child marriage in the public agenda, generating dialogue and making the issue increasingly visible and politically important. Throughout, the focus is on increasing the value of girls. UNICEF works with the judiciary and the police to strengthen the child protection system to ensure easy access to justice and law enforcement through child-friendly procedures.

Since lack of access to quality education and learning opportunities generates, among others, vulnerability to child labour and child marriage, UNICEF promotes education of children in the critical stages of development such as early childhood and adolescence, with special focus on reducing the number of school dropouts. Priority is given to promoting effective implementation of social protection programmes to reduce child labour and child marriage.

In the Country Programme for 2018-2022, an important part of UNICEF's work is on strengthening systems that prevent family separation and institutionalization by diversion and restorative justice, family/community care, and gatekeeping. UNICEF will generate evidence on the prevalence and consequences of institutionalization as well as work towards alternative models of care. Advocacy and community dialogue are used to generate support for the reform of the childcare system towards family care. The child protection programme promotes social protection schemes as a strategy to strengthen families and reduce the demand for residential care.

PURPOSE

UNICEF is currently in the process of pre-qualifying a roster of National and Internationalconsultants in the field of child protection, covering the following technical areas:

  • Restorative Justice, Diversion, Juvenile Justice
  • National and state level support
  • Situation analysis, scoping missions
  • Strategy development
  • Development of ToC, roadmap and operational plans
  • Skills-based capacity strengthening
  • Remote support to government entities, judiciary and NGOs
  • Mentoring of key stakeholders
  • Advocacy Practical research or evidence generation used to inform policy, collective action and programmes
  • Familiar with the justice system, police and welfare services at national or international levels.
  • Programme implementation and advocacy in the field of juvenile justice.
  • Excellent understanding of applicable national/international standards
  • Alternative Care
  • National and state level support
  • Gatekeeping
  • Quality of care in residential institutions, child safety and wellbeing
  • Case management
  • Deinstitutionalization
  • After care
  • Adoption
  • Family strengthening Involvement in reforms at state or national level
  • Research and evidence generation on child care related issues
  • Excellent understanding of applicable national/international standards
  • Psychosocial support and Mental Health
  • National and state level support
  • Situation analysis, scoping missions
  • Strategy development
  • Skills-based psychosocial support
  • Remote support to partners
  • Mentoring
  • Humanitarian settings and survivors of violence and exploitation.
  • Design and implementation of policies and programmes
  • Evidence generation/research
  • Excellent understanding of applicable national/international standards
  • Child Protection

Workforce Development

  • Research, policy and programming in any of the following areas:
  • Recruitment of the workforce and retention
  • Contracts and Benefits
  • Career progression
  • Accreditation and certification
  • Social and professional recognition systems
  • Professional standards of practice
  • Modern on the job training methods such a participatory learning, promotion of self-awareness, review of practices, coaching, mentoring, peer review
  • Focus on skills and practice, building on solid knowledge
  • Performance management.
  • Institutionalization of capacity building or, development of flexible resource pools
  • Development of capacity building programmes within government systems or large community structures
  • Policy analysis and formulation
  • Practical experience in social work, child protection
  • Preventing and responding to Violence against children
  • Parenting
  • Prevention strategies
  • Healing and recovery for survivors
  • Public engagement
  • Child safety, including online safety
  • Any strategy within the INSPIRE framework
  • Strategies to prevent violence against children
  • Public advocacy
  • Program development and implementation
  • Children on the move, and child trafficking
  • Programme development
  • Policy formulation
  • Evidence generation
  • Design and implementation of programmes for children on the move or victims of trafficking

7. IMS, data and evidence in child protection

  • Assist central and state governments on Child Protection Information Management Systems
  • Contribute to child protection data analysis Child protection statutory systems
  • Child Protection issues in India
  • Experience working with government entities on IMS, data generation and analysis.

8. State level child protection consultants

Support to implementation

(National Consultants only willing to work at state level) Support implementation of the programme in the following areas:

  • Implementation of national legislation and policies for the protection of children
  • Capacity building of statutory bodies and other para-governmental institutions
  • Urban programming
  • Children on the move
  • Adolescent empowerment and ending child marriage

9. Information Management in Child Protection

  • Demonstrated experience working with state level stakeholders
  • Project management
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to apply following which a desk review of their skills and experience will be done to determine whether they qualify for the Child Protection Roster. The process will ensure all candidates in a Child Protection Roster Group are evaluated prior to recommendation for a specific consultancy opportunity. Successful candidates will be notified and placed in a Child Protection Roster Group for a four (4)year period. However, engagement of identified consultants for specific assignments would be as per the terms and conditions specified in the contract entered.

The Roster of Child Protection Consultants, once in place, will allow child protection colleagues to select three or more potential candidates from the roster for further appraisal and selection of one candidate, rather than going through a formal advertisement process for each consultancy assignment.

LOCATION(s)

The position would be responsible for providing technical support to national / state / divisional / district level/ sub-district levels (in certain cases) programming in UNICEF supported states in India, with specific deliverables to be achieved for improved child protection outcomes. The position would be based at Country Office or State or selected district HQs within the states.

Possible locations are: New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad/Telangana, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur and Ranchi.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: Master’s or Diploma in Law, Social Sciences, Psychology, Criminology, Public Health, Public Policy or relevant field.
  • At least four years of proven experience in one of listed sectors
  • Language: Fluency in English. Knowledge local Indian language as relevant to the state is an asset for national consultants.
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills supported by excellent communication and presentation skills is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to establish harmonious and effective working relationships with governmental, non-governmental and civil society organizations

HOW TO APPLY:Your application should be made through the online Portal (TMS weblink) and contain the following 2 attachments:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) to be uploaded online under CV/resume

  • Technical Experience Template (Annex A) (to be uploaded under Work Sample section) You will notice that scores have been assigned tothe technical experience template. Hence, it is mandatory to upload it. Without this your application will be considered incomplete and will be invalidated.

Evaluation Criteria

The criteria for evaluation will be as follows:

  • Relevant Education Qualifications Min 14 /Max 20
  • Relevant work/technical experience Min 56 /Max 80

Candidates' who score 70 marks and above and score the minimum points against each of the above sub-criteria will be considered for inclusion in the roster

Total points to qualify in overall technical evaluation Min 70/Max 100.

  • Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
  • Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
  • Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.
  • THIS NOTICE IS FOR A REFRESH OF THE ROSTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION CONSULTANTS ROSTER. THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED EARLIER NEED NOT APPLY AGAIN

For any clarifications, please contact:

UNICEF

Supply & Procurement Section

73, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003

Telephone # +91-11-24606516 (Direct)

Fax # +91-11-24391410; Email: indconsultants@unicef.org

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=521596

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