UNICEF recruits 01 National Consultant to support the Child Labour Unit « for Ghanaian nationals only »
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National Consultant to support the Child Labour Unit (for Ghanaian nationals only)
Job Number: 529397 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Ghana
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.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, protection against exploitation and abuse
The Government of Ghana is committed to the elimination of child labour, especially the worst forms. The country was the first to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has ratified all key Conventions of child labour notably the ILO Conventions on Minimum Age (C138, 1973) and on Worst Forms of Child Labour (C182, 1999). The country also has a comprehensive legal and policy framework including the 1992 Constitution, Children’s Act, 1998 (Act 560), Child Rights Regulation, 2002 Human Trafficking Act, 2005 (Act 694) and the Criminal Code (Amendments) Act, 1998 (Act 554) and its Amendments and the National Child and Family Welfare Policy.
The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), together with other national agencies and development partners has been at the forefront of national efforts to address child labour. Since 2000, strenuous efforts have been made to establish a sustainable institutional framework comprising the Child Labour Unit (CLU) in the Labour Department and the National Steering Committee on Child Labour consisting of all key Ministries, Social Partners, Civil Society and Development Partners.
Despite the implementation of the first National Plan of Action (NPAI) on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (2009-2015), child labour has persisted and is endemic in many communities, especially deprived ones. The second National Plan of Action against Child Labour (NPAII: 2017-2021) was designed to build on the gains made, utilizing good practices and lessons learned to address this challenge in a more effective and sustainable manner. This plan gives attention to the need to mobilize more resources, focus action in local communities and strengthen educational outcomes so that children are enrolled, retained and perform well in school.
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF and ILO Ghana in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations are looking to engage the services of an individual with skills and technical expertise in supporting the child labour Unit of the Labour Department to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the National Plan of Action for the Elimination of the Worst forms of child labour in Ghana (2017-2021).
The assignment is for a duration of 11 months and 15 days. It is expected to start in February 2020. Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Child Labour Unit, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MoELR), the contractor will undertake the following tasks:
Provide technical guidance to the CLU in coordinating the cross-sectoral implementation of the NPA II and the PPP Framework For Action, by:
Support national and decentralized advocacy efforts, partnerships building across sectors, and resource mobilization
Supporting dissemination of the NPA II and tracking and follow-up of cross-sectoral implementation at decentralized levels and by other stakeholders
Support evaluation, research and evidence generation, including dissemination of lessons learned and programme knowledge among cross-sectoral partners and stakeholders. Specifically also:
Assist in the drafting of memos, briefings documents and speeches related to child labour in Ghana
Produce narrative and financial reports, advocacy briefs, etc.
Support the coordination of national steering committee and sub-committee events (e.g. meetings, workshops and knowledge exchange platforms).
Support the Child Labour Unit under the MoELR in its role to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the NPAII and the program to end child labour in Cocoa growing areas.
Support MoELR participation in various reviews and consultations to assess the progress made towards the implementation of the NPA II and the program to end child labour in cocoa growing areas. That includes support to the organization of consultations with partners and stakeholders; drafting of the minutes of those meetings and consultation; and the presentation of the draft report to the National Steering Committee on Child Labour (NSCCL).
Provide technical assistance in mainstreaming child labour concerns across various Departments of the MoELR.
Provide support in other aspects of the work of the Child Labour Unit on child labour-related matters
Regular up-dates and briefings on progress made and challenges are expected with MoELR, UNICEF and ILO. Regular interaction with other stakeholders including the National Steering Committee on Child Labour, ICI, WCF and cocoa and chocolate industry are expected.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree in social work or social science, child protection or other relevant fields;
At least 8 years’ relevant work experience, in child labour; including programme management and monitoring and evaluation.
Demonstrated experience in working at national and decentralized level through MDAs and MMDAs structures is strong asset
Knowledge and understanding of children’s rights and human rights;
Excellent communication and drafting skills in English, both orally and in writing;
Exceptional analytical capacity and ability to pay attention to details in reporting and writing;
Strong interpersonal and coordination skills and experience in communication and advocacy for resource mobilisation;
Prior experience of working with Governments in development contexts will be an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are…
Leading and supervising (I)
Formulating strategies/concepts (II)
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and initiating action (II)
Applying Technical Expertise (III)
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.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Interested candidates, when applying must indicate their proposed monthly professional fees in Ghana Cedis. In addition to the fee, the consultant should also indicate a lumpsum amount for the monthly data and mobile phone charges. In addition to the application letter and CV/Resume, candidates should attach a two-page note on how he/she intends to effectively accomplish this assignment within the time frame.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri Feb 07 2020 00:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)