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Brazil: Child Protection Project Manager, Individual Contract, Brasilia

Date limite pour les candidatures: 
21 Oct 2019
Organisation: 
UN Children's Fund
Job type: 
Job

Background & Rationale

As the 5th largest country in the world in population and geographic terms, Brazil has about 59.7 million children and adolescents. About half of these are Afro-descendants. In addition, of the 821,000 indigenous people living in the country, at least one third are children or adolescents.

Although Brazil has made significant progress in terms of guaranteeing the rights of children and adolescents in recent years, inequality still permeates the national territory and causes millions of children and adolescents to have denied their most fundamental rights. In this context, one of the most serious aspects of this denial of rights is the frequent subjection of children and adolescents to violence, exploitation and abuse. Each day, 31 girls and boys aged 10-19 are victims of homicide in the country. Despite the notorious underreporting of incidents of sexual violence in the country, in 2016 alone 49,497 cases of rape were reported, with over 67% being against girls under 17 years of age according to the Sexual Offenses Information System. Notification (Sinan / MS). In addition, of the approximately 250,000 people who disappear each year in Brazil, an estimated 40,000 are children and adolescents. Regarding adolescents in conflict with the law, also in 2016 data from SINASE show that there were 18,600 adolescents complying with socio-educational measures indoors. In Brazil, 31 children and adolescents die every day. Responding to extreme forms of violence and preventing homicides of children and adolescents are priorities for UNICEF.

Reducing child labor has been one of Brazil's great achievements in the last 25 years. Between 1992 and 2014, there was a 57.1% reduction in the incidence of child labor, representing 4.4 million fewer children and adolescents working in the country. Moreover, the annual PNAD 2014 reported that there were 3,331,378 working children and adolescents in Brazil, representing 8.1% of the population in this age group.

Although child labor has been significantly reduced, there is still a population of working boys and girls who are facing their vulnerable rights: education, health, recreation, exposing themselves to all kinds of situations that affect their integral development. For them they need to create policies that focus on the social groups most vulnerable to child labor, to extend girls 'and boys' time in schools to ensure comprehensive education, to promote the coordination of public policies in the areas of social assistance, education and health to ensure that all rights are fully guaranteed to children and adolescents, to focus on adolescent education policies capable of ensuring access, retention and learning in schools and to expand the provision of day care facilities for children to have access to safe and secure environments. promote their full development while parents work.

Child labor is a consequence of economic deprivation but much more is the consequence of other forms of violence against girls and boys. Violence against children and adolescents is multi-causal and therefore complex. Children and adolescents who are subjected to violence are often subject to a number of other rights violations as they are in a context of extreme vulnerability and risk. Therefore, the protection of children and adolescents needs to be assessed holistically from a perspective of strengthening the Rights Guarantee System.

As a result, UNICEF Brazil has sought to strengthen and expand the reach of child protection policies, on preventing and responding to all forms of violence against children and adolescents, with a particular focus on child labor, along key allies such as MPT – Ministério Publico do Trabalho, ILO – UN International Labor Organization, FNPETI – Forum Nacional de Prevenção e Erradicação do Trabalho Infantil-, Government allies at national and subnational levels, civil society, private sector and, of course, children, adolescents and their families and communities.

In December 2018, UNICEF Brasil signed a Cooperation Agreement with the MPT – Ministério Publico do Trabalho, what has brought excellent opportunities to progress in the achievement of CPD goals related to prevent and to reduce violence against children. This Alliance also brings financial donation from MPT, both originated at sub-national and national levels.

Purpose

The individual contractor will contribute to efficiently address CPD current needs to help the development and implementation of Child Protection activities of Outcome 3, Prevention and response to Extreme Forms of Violence (and its Output 3.1 Families, communities, civil society, private sector and governmental agents in prioritized states with increased knowledge on the impact of violence on the lives of children; Output 3.2 Gaps in the legal, political and institutional framework related to prevention, assistance and response to violence against children mapped and addressed; and Output 3.3 Cross– sectoral coordination and quality of deliverables of child protection specialized services to children victim and perpetrators strengthened) and integrating, mainly Output 1.2 Boys, girls and families from excluded populations with increased participation in institutional fora, knowledge and skills to demand their rights, and Output 1.3 Specialized educational programmes for out of school children.

Expected results: (measurable results)

Result 1: Support the management of projects and relationship with donors and implementing partners of child protection area

Activities:

  • Support the management and implementation of Child Protection projects with partners in Field Offices UNICEF, including the monitoring of the work plan of the agreed activities and the provision of technical assistance to UNICEF field offices Staff;
  • Support and intermediate the relations and demands between Child Protection Area and donors, attending at least two meetings or events per month and delivering a detailed report of each one;
  • Provide technical assistance and orientation to UNICEF team to elaborate child protection projects and fundraising proposals, including framework, indicators monitoring system and financial planning;
  • Support to integrate Education and Adolescent Component interventions to Child Protection initiatives, particularly for the prevention of all forms of violence against children, and incorporated in projects and fundraising proposals.

Result 2: Support Child Protection area with quality material and knowledge products for internal and external audiences produced in a timely fashion

Activities:

  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of the advocacy strategy on behalf of children’s rights on child protection as a means of consolidation of the UNICEF agenda among the municipalities enrolled in Selo UNICEF and PCU;
  • Support the Child Protection and Communications teams in disseminating information about UNICEF’s Child Protection Program; including drafting of marketing and communications material to prevent and reduce all forms of violence against children;
  • Support the development of donor proposals for increased financial support for Child Protection Area initiatives and corresponding donor reports;
  • Assist in the logistic of events organized by the UNICEF Child Protection Area (lectures, workshops, meetings, etc.).

Result 3: Support the Child Protection Area with improved data and information management

Activities:

  • Participate in meetings between UNICEF staff and the Program implementing partners as a means of monitoring of the work plan of the agreed activities;
  • Assist with logistics related to Child Protection events and capacity building trainings associated with the Program, including Selo UNICEF and PCU;
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of the cycles of capacity building trainings in educational public policy development for the municipalities enrolled in Selo UNICEF and PCU;
  • Contribute to the elaboration of a strategic planning for the monitoring and assessment of the Programme in its current edition;
  • Participate in meetings with other programmatic areas as a mean to strengthen information and knowledge exchange; particularly with Education and Adolescents areas;
  • Monitor levels of activity and achievements of the Child Protection Area with respect to annual workplans for management purposes;
  • Maintain systematic and routine updated information on progress related to Child Protection Area for the Chief, the team, technical partners, and the other teams of UNICEF (Communication, other thematic areas, and Components).
  • Any other activities required by the Supervisor and related to the achievement of results of the Component 3.

Timeframe

Start date: October 15, 2019 End date: September 14, 2020

Deliverable

The services included in the contract will be delivered continuously, with the same intensity throughout the months. The results will be evaluated by the following deliverable:

  • Monthly reports on the coordination with key allies on the implementation of child protection activities.
  • Report of at least ten meetings with strategic partners from the child protection area, including FNPETI;
  • Situation analysis of the child protection challenges in the States & cities, where UNICEF has an alliance with MPT;
  • Trip Reports of field visits done to provide technical assistance to UNICEF Field offices in the implementation of the Component 3 (at least 5);
  • Elaboration of child protection fundraising proposals for the prevention and response to violence against children (at least three)
  • At least, two progress reports (financial and programmatic) of child protection interventions, and in line with donor’s proposals
  • At least three communication materials prepared for dissemination to sensitize on the consequences of violence in children and adolescents, including child labor and sexual violence.

Payment schedule

1st Deadline: 15/11/2019

Amount: R$ 9.000

2nd Deadline: 15/12/2019

Amount: R$ 9.000

3rd Deadline: 15/01/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

4th Deadline: 15/02/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

5th Deadline: 15/03/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

6th Deadline: 15/04/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

7th Deadline: 15/05/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

8th Deadline: 15/06/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

9th Deadline: 15/07/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

10th Deadline: 15/08/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

11th Deadline: 15/09/2020

Amount: R$ 9.000

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • Punctuality in meeting deadlines
  • Quality of the contents in reports
  • Proactivity & self-regulation.
  • Team work skills and capacity to work with tight deadlines.
  • Timely provision of the deliverables
  • Full adherence to the monthly workplans and diligences as agreed with Supervisor,
  • Satisfactory quality level of reports and actions (quality of inputs, analysis, register of activities, recommendations, etc.).

Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline

  • Advanced degree in Management, Education, Psychology, Sociology or other social science field is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional work experience at national or international levels in relevant Child Protection programs. Experience in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English is required. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.
  • Knowledge on children’s rights issues, including the Convention of Rights of the Child and the Statute of the Child and the Adolescent. Knowledge on the functioning of local child protection system.
  • Experience in content production and management.
  • Knowledge in the use of digital media tools and social networks.
  • Experience in the production of materials for learning programs or content for social mobilization initiatives for child protection sensitive issues such as sexual violence.
  • At least five years of work experience in the area of child protection

General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

  • Consultant will work from home using own equipment and stationary. UNICEF will provide office space for consultative meetings when needed. UNICEF will provide institutional e-mail.
  • Expenses related to these travels will be covered by UNICEF and paid to the Consultant as per UNICEF travel rules and regulations.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.

Financial Proposal

A financial proposal that includes the fee for the assignment based on the deliverable and number of days must be submitted.

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverable. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverable submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverable on the part of the consultant

Final rate shall follow the “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee. Consultants will be asked to stipulate all-inclusive fees, including lump sum travel and subsistence costs, as applicable.

Restrictions

In case of government officials, the contract cannot be issued without prior written clearance bythe Government​, or unlesson leave without pay.

UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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=527000

 

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