Zimbabwe: CHILD PROTECTION IN EMERGENCY COORDINATOR CONSULTANT

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 15 Dec 2016

UNICEF Zimbabwe is inviting proposals from Individual International consultants for the provision of support in Child Protection in Emergency

Background

Since the declaration of the emergency in February 2016, the drought situation has dramatically deteriorated across the country. Post-harvest assessments and the July Report of the Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVac) indicate that up to 4.1 million people in rural areas

[1] will be affected by food insecurity during the peak hunger period (January – March 2017). This amounts to 42 % of the rural population.

Food insecurity increases the risk to HIV infection and default on care especially by young people, girls and women. Migration and other coping strategies employed by rural communities have created pockets of vulnerability in peri-urban and urban areas and other districts. Approximately 2000 children are estimated to have separated from their primary caregiver due to drought induced internal migration. The erratic hydrological cycle and El Nino impact has also had severe impact on the water resources and water availability, resulting in water insecurity. This has placed an extra burden of labour on women and girls and exposes them to violations of personal security and gender based violence as they travel long distances to fetch water for domestic use, engage in casual jobs outside the home for income to procure food.

The deteriorating economic situation is further compounding vulnerabilities of the drought as negative impacts continue to affect vulnerable women and children in Zimbabwe, with the situation expected to worsen in the coming months.

In light of these developments, UNICEF together with other humanitarian actors are strengthening and scaling up the multi-sectoral response to meet the growing needs. In addition, partners are closely monitoring forecasts on the likelihood and expected severity of the impacts of the possible La Niña episode towards the end of the year.

Rationale

UNICEF has been leading the coordination of both the protection sector and the child protection sub-sector. UNICEF has supported both sectors in generating evidence to inform the humanitarian response. UNICEF has also led efforts in advocating for inclusion of protection in the larger humanitarian fundraising efforts. As UNICEF has the largest Child Protection portfolio, expectations from partners are naturally high. There is also limited capacity and experience in CPiE amongst the sub-sector members and Gov’t counterparts alike.

Also UNICEF Child Protection currently acts as a fund manager for a large pooled donor fund for the sector (Child Protection Fund), the existing team is predominantly occupied with the CPF management, implementation and coordination. Support of a Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator is critical in taking care of the emergency response activities.

Lastly the National Case Management system has just been expanded to nationwide thus data collection/compilation form subnational level is still underdeveloped. The Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator is needed to support the information management and surveillance at sub-national level and to ensure that the emergency response is integrated in the development programs. With this background UNICEF Child Protection section is seeking a Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator.

Objective (s)

Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator will provide critical support of leading the coordination of the sub-sector, fundraising, advocacy, capacity building of partners and government and the development of the child protection monitoring and reporting mechanisms.

Methodology & Expected Output

Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator will closely work with Ministry of Public Services, Labour and Social Welfare, Child Protection Fund implementing partners and members of Protection Sector and Child Protection Sub-sector. Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator will be chair weekly sub-sector meetings and monthly sector meetings as well as participate in HCT meetings and inter-cluster meetings as required.

Major Tasks

Task: CPiE Coordination; Maintain motivation and coordinated activities for the sub-sector. Organise regular meetings, facilitate active participation of members in strengthening the monitoring and surveillance system, in facilitate and encourage joint programming by sector members, promote synergies, capacity building of sector

Deliverables: Monthly CP Emergency Sub-sector Minutes, Monthly caseload Analysis Reports and CP Appeals submitted timely

Task: Child Protection in Emergency minimum standards are contextualized in and enrich regular development programme.

Deliverable: SOPs for Child Protection Minimum standards contextualization

Task: Protection Sector Coordination; SitRep preparation; Sector representation in country Humanitarian Response activities and support relevant ministries in compiling updates and presentation of sector needs

Deliverables: Sector Appeals submitted timely, Sector Inputs in HAC, HNO, RIASCO, HRP and SitRep timely submission

Task: Managing PSS partners in selected districts affected by emergency for Japanese and DFID Grant. Drafting of PCA and providing support to partners in Monitoring and Reporting as per the PCA result frame.

Deliverables: Partner progress report – as per the logframe (Monthly), Partner Fund Utilisation Plans (monthly)

Task: Implementation of interventions outline in DFID and Japanese proposals in affected districts. Development of Desk Monitoring tools: Gannchart for each activity for Monitoring purposes, Indicators and timeline targets, Implementation progress

Deliverables: Training Reports, supplies received by end Users, Consolidated report from partners monthly Progress reports, Monthly report inputs in sitreps, HRP, HAC, Documentation of lessons learnt, Field Monitoring reports

Task: Compilation of data Donor Reports Inputs

Deliverable: Inputs for Donor reports available

Timeframe

Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator contract will be for the duration of 6 months from January 1 till June 30 2017.

Location and workstation

Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator will be based in UNICEF Zimbabwe Office with frequent local travels.

Consultancy Requirements

The Individual should have at least 7 years of field experience in Child Protection in Emergency, especially in development context. He/she should also have an advanced university degree in Social Science, Human Rights, International Law, Development Studies, Social Work, Public Administration or any relevant field.

Specifically the individual should possess the following competencies:

  • Proven professional experience in child protection cluster coordination, especially in humanitarian setting
  • Previous professional experience in managing child protection information management system
  • Professional experience in planning, managing and carrying out training
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and writing
  • Ability to work under stressful environment
  • Familiarity with the Zimbabwe’s Child Protection system a great asset.
  • Knowledge on the UNICEF’s and Government of Zimbabwe working environment and systems would be an advantage

How to apply:

If interested and available, please submit your application letter, CV, a Technical and all-inclusive financial proposal detailing professional fees, travel related costs (for an estimated 5 field travel days per month) to email address: hararevacancies@unicef.org by 15 December 2016. To quote “Child Protection in Emergency Consultant” as the email subject heading.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. UNICEF does not charge a fee during the recruitment process.

South Sudan: 5916 – Project Manager Education

Organization: Associazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

Title: Project Manager Education

Country: South Sudan

Closing Date: 15th January 2017

Period: 6 months

Starting Date: 1st February 2017

Main objective:

To coordinate and supervise all the activities of a education intervention in Eastern Equatoria State

The project aims to improve access to safe and quality education opportunities for girls and boys affected by the humanitarian crisis; specifically establish Safe and healthy learning environments for emergency affected children and youth and enhance the resilience of children, youth and education actors through the provision of relevant life skills education.

The project will be implemented in collaboration with the project partner and the AVSI South Sudan HQ based in Juba.

Reporting to: South Sudan Country Representative

Specific duties:

· To plan and coordinate all the project activities according to the donor rules and AVSI procedures

· To select, in collaboration with H.R. officer, and manage of the local staff engaged in the project

· To monitor and evaluate the project’s activities including production of the required technical and financial reports

· To manage the procurement and the administration for the financial report related the project

· To work in close relation and dialogue with the local partners, to improve their skill, management and performances

· To relate with the local authorities and all the actors involved in the project

· To relate, together with the Nutrition Focal Point and the CR, with the donor

· To implement project activities in collaboration with the Area Team Leader in the project area and with the other Project Managers, in order to increase the impact of the project starting from the synergies with similar project in Education

· To actively participate to Education cluster in the Country

· Any other duty assigned by the Supervisor

Essential Requirement:

  • Degree, preferably in Social Studies, Social Sciences; Master in Humanitarian Studies or International Cooperation.

  • At least one year working experience in developing countries as JPO, PO, PM or similar

  • Proved experience as project manager implementing development projects, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Previous experience in South Sudan is an added value

  • Experience in developing education (specifically EiE) projects in rural areas

  • Computer skills / Microsoft Office

  • Good knowledge of English language

How to apply:

How to apply:

Send your CV by email to humanresource@avsi.org Please, specify in the subject of the mail the code of the position you are applying for. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Code:
5916-PM- EDUCATION – SUD

Include also:

  1. Name, position and contacts (telephone and mail) of two referees.
  2. First date of availability to take up place in the field.