Child Protection (Violence against Children, VAC) Consultant (international)
Job Number: 527343 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Ethiopia
Work Type : Consultancy
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Key accountabilities, Specific Duties and Tasks
Working closely with the Office of the Federal Attorney General (FAG), UNICEF and other NCB members to assess and update the 2011-2015 National Action Plan and Strategy on Violence against Children and Women, the consultant will report regularly to UNICEF and the Federal Attorney General Office as a coordinating institution and the consultant will be responsible for the following specific tasks:
Undertake an assessment of the implementation status of the 2011-2015 National Action Plan and Strategy on Violence against Children and Women. This involves developing the methodology for and carrying out the assessment;
Review the existing the 2011-2015 National Action plan and strategy on violence against children and women and consult with the relevant ministries in the NCB (FAG, MOWCY etc.) and other relevant stakeholders to identify the gaps in the current action plan and strategy vis-à-vis the National Children’s Policy (2017) and other policy documents, relevant international standards and recommendations (including CRC Committee Recommendations, ACRWC Committee commendations and UPR).
Based on the review findings, revise the 2011- 2015 National Action Plan and Strategy on Violence against Children and Women through a consultative process with the stakeholders
Facilitate validation process in coordination with Federal Attorney General with the relevant line ministries and other partners to collect inputs, finalize and endorse the updated National Action Plan and Strategy on Violence against Children and Women.
||Develop the methodology for and conduct an assessment of the status of implementation of the2011- 2015 Action Plan and Strategy by engaging with NCB members and other relevant stakeholders, including identifying the challenges and bottlenecks for implementation
||November 1-15, 2019
|Review and update the 2011-2015 National Action Plan and Strategy on Violence against Children and Women based on the assessment results and in consultation with the NCB members and other relevant stakeholders
November 16- December 31, 2019
|In coordination with the Federal Attorney General identify and implement a process for validation of the updated National Action Plan and Strategy on violence against children and women with the participation of the NCB members.
January 1-January 15, 2019
|Finalize the National Action plan and Strategy document based on the comments provided during the consultative workshop and share both to Federal Attorney General and UNICEF.
January 16-January 31, 2020
Required background and Experience
University degree in development studies, public affairs, law, human rights, social work, or in other related fields
Minimum ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Child Protection/ Violence against Children.
Experience in developing plans of action, strategies, guidelines on violence against children and/or related issues
Excellent writing skills
Demonstrates a high level of proficiency in English (both verbal and written communication)
Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;
Excellent skills in negotiation and in working with people
Core and functional UNICEF and Humanitarian Competencies:
Working with People (II)
Drive for Results (II)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
Technical knowledge and Competencies for Child Protection Programming in Emergencies
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 competencies required for this post are….
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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri Nov 08 2019 06:30:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)