Sudan: National Consultant to Support Action Plans and Commitments to protect Children in Armed Conflict for three months

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Sudan
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

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Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

The Child Protection Consultant is expected to report to the Chief of Child Protection in UNICEF Sudan – Khartoum and under the general guidance from the UNICEF Representative and with technical guidance from the Child Protection Consultant (CAAC). The Consultant will support UNICEF Sudan during the gaps in the P4 (CAAC/CPIE) by maintaining dialogue with the Focal Points for the Action Plan processes, providing analysis on options for further implementation, and following up on unverified cases of grave violations by parties to conflict.

Specific Tasks

  • Support the implementation of Action Plans and commitments to end child recruitment as agreed with parties to conflict listed in the UN Secretary-General’s report on children and armed conflict report.
  • Provide analysis of challenges and opportunities related to violations against children and implementation of Action Plan processes and provide recommendations to UNICEF Sudan, as directed and guided by UNICEF Representative and UNICEF Sudan Child Protection.
  • Tracks and validates cases of child rights violations, including the six grave violations, committed by parties to the conflict in inaccessible areas and ensures accuracy of the collected information.
  • Maintains regular contact with each of the Focal Points of the parties listed in the UN Secretary-General’s report to track progress on implementing commitments in their respective Action Plans.
  • Support work in the CAAC thematic area, including visits, communications campaign, events, and reintegration of children, as and when required by program staff.
  • Expected Deliverables

  • Report on communications with Focal Points.
  • Report on status of Action Plans, any progress and planned next steps, including through communication with sub-focal points, committees or other actors within listed parties.
  • Support coordination and planning of meetings with listed parties through Focal Points, as and when required.
  • Report on follow-up on any unverified, pending cases of grave violations committed by listed parties.
  • Report on communications with Focal Points.
  • Support coordination and planning of meetings with listed parties through Focal Points, as and when required.
  • Report on follow-up on any unverified, pending cases of grave violations committed by listed parties.
  • Final report on recommendations on which Action Plans to prioritize, how to accelerate the implementation of Action Plans, and key next steps.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    Academic Qualification

  • University degree in social science, development, human rights or related field, with field experience.
  • Work experience

  • 5 – 7 years’ professional work experience in human rights and humanitarian issues.
  • Experience in advocacy, fostering dialogue, facilitation and communication is essential.
  • Experienceworking with the Children and Armed Conflict agenda is strongly preferred.
  • Language skills required: English and Arabic required.

    Other skills and attributes required:

  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal publicspeaking and facilitating trainings and workshops, and builds sustainable contacts.
  • Analyzes motivations of different actors and groups, and political and security developments in conflict situations, and develops strategies.
  • Demonstrates experience with advocacy with actors at all levels and fostering dialogue on behalf of vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience with the context of Sudan, particularly conflict-affected states, required.

  • Language skills required: English and Arabic required.

  • 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….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Remarks:

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

    Candidates are required to submit their financial proposal of the assignment

    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=516855

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