Ethiopia: Child Protection in Emergencies Consultant – Open for Ethiopian Nationals Only

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 25 Oct 2017

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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

To provide technical and coordination support for UNICEF led Child Protection in Emergency response to the emergency- affected zones of Somali Region.

Assignment Tasks

The Key Strategies for the Child Protection In Emergency in Somali Region Includes:

  • Mainstreaming of child protection into other sector responses (Health Nutrition Education and WASH);
  • Support the linkage of vulnerable families to social protection schemes (cash transfers, PSNP, Food distribution) and basic services;
  • Building institutional capacity through training of social workers and advocate transitioning to government pay roll;
  • Strengthening coordination among stakeholders at regional and woreda levels;
  • Providing direct CPIE services such as PSS, FTR, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation and referral to specialized services for survivors of violence;
  • Using the emergency response to build resilience and linking emergency work with long-term development work in the Region.
  • The tasks include:

    UNICEF programme:

  • Provide technical and programmatic support for the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection emergency programmes, child protection component of the UNICEF regional emergency response plan and ensuring that the following interventions included in the child protection priority focus areas are implemented, monitored and managed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Delivery of child protection response services, with a focus on delivery through multi-sectoral platforms (including education, health and nutrition and WASH)
  • Provide Mental health and well-being services with a focus on a package of services extending from safe spaces into the community coping mechanisms, also with a focus on psychological first aid
  • Documentation and reporting on results
  • Attend regularly and support the provision of information for CP GBV sub-cluster reporting against the 5W indicators.
  • BOWCA regional response plan: Provide technical support to BOWCA to implement the overall regional response plan, beyond UNICEF supported communities, to implement and advocate for a minimum package of evidence-based interventions in other affected kebeles, including through partnership with NGOs. This includes ensuring that the efforts are aligned with existing government mechanisms and services to strengthen the sustainability of efforts.
  • Resilience building and linkage with regular programming to strengthen recovery from emergencies: plan and advocate on the sustainable integration of the child protection in emergency interventions, especially the services delivered through social workers in the Government Bureaus for emergency response in to the regular programing and resilience building of communities.
  • Child Protection in Emergencies situation and response monitoring and reporting including regular Sit Reps: Regularly collect, analyse and report against the Ethiopia Country Office (ECO Results framework and CP/GBV monitoring framework as discussed and agreed with the office.
  • Reports: Ensure key reporting requirements are met and systematic coordination of appropriate responses on child protection in emergency operational response plan, with other relevant sectors, especially health, education and WASH.
  • Capacity Building: Based on needs assessment, support and facilitate capacity building of humanitarian actors and front line workers on violence, referral pathways, case management, community based child protection systems, community mobilization, Child Protection Rapid Assessment, integration of child protection into other programmes (multi sectoral programming);Â and psychosocial support as per capacity building plans. Monitor and report on results of capacity building efforts.
  • Engage in related CPiE activities as instructed by the Child Protection Officer.

    Expected Deliverables

    Expected Deliverables

  • Micro plans for the CPiE response 2017 for UNICEF supported woredas/kebeles programmatic areas of the minimum package by Nov 30, 2017;
  • Regular planning, implementation and reporting of the CP and GBV components of the Belg Assessment by; May 30 2018
  • Documentation of good practices in the child protection in emergency interventions including development of human interest stories until September 30, 2018
  • Complete needs assessment and capacity building plans for implementing partners and develop monitoring framework on the results of those efforts by Mar, 1 2018 ;
  • Capacity building trainings facilitated, conducted and results reported on key CPiE issues for frontline workers including on case management, PSS and community mobilization by September 30 2018;
  • Provide supportive supervision to at least one technical training in a Quarter bases for front line workers on PSS , case management and community mobilization as per the capacity building plan until September 30 , 2018;
  • Technical support including planned field trips for UNICEF supported kebeles provided in coordination with ECO field implementation colleagues until September 30 2018;
  • Monitoring of implementation strengthened in line with agreed M& E plan and continued supervision and support to the implementing partners until September 30 2018 ;
  • ÂRegular monitoring conducted for programme indicators and agreed interventions based on existing ECO requirements and framework until September30 2018;
  • Attend the CP/GBV Sub Cluster monthly meetings and ad hoc as needed, until September 30 2018;
  • Conduct at least one biweekly monitoring and technical support visit to UNICEF focus/ supported kebeles as per monitoring plan developed until September 30 , 2018; Support the CP team in ensuring the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for advocacy, effective child protection programme design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation until September 30 , 2018
  • Timely submission of reports to the 5W reporting mechanism of the child protection sub cluster, monthly basis until September 30,2018
  • Follow up and support BOWCA for the timely Quarterly DCT request and liquidation until September 30, 2018
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual implementation and donor reports and submit to staff until September 30, 2018;
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate


  • University degree in international relations, law, social work, child psychology, or other relevant field.
  • Years of relevant experience

  • Minimum 2 years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national level in child protection in emergencies including programme planning, monitoring and evaluation in a related field;
  • Background and familiarity with international human rights and humanitarian law and emergency response is an asset
  • Substantial experience working on protection, human rights monitoring, conflict and natural disasters related issues is highly desirable
  • Excellent proficiency in English (Verbal and written) fluency in and knowledge of Somali would be an asset.
  • Well acquainted with the key issues as well as programmatic interventions in addressing child protection in emergencies;
  • Proven track record in building the capacity of partners as well as in providing technical assistance;
  • Familiarity and experience working with government counter parts;
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Excellent skill in negotiation and in working with people both internally and from outside the organization;
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

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    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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