UNICEF is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children. UNICEF in particular, will be provide assistance to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States.
In order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.
UNICEF is seeking a National Consultant for Child Protection System Case Management and Response Services – Lagos
Job Number: 501102 | Vacancy Link
Work Type : Consultancy
The programme will be implemented in Plateau and Gombe, as part of an EU funded joint programme with UN Women to mitigate the impact of conflict on women and children, including through increasing access to reporting mechanisms and protective services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses, including gender based violence, and in Lagos and Cross River, funded by USAID, as part of the child protection systems strengthening programme.
Purpose of the consultancy:
The purpose of this consultancy is to provide intense technical support to the focus State government and LGAs through the national consultant based in each state in the design and implementation of new response and case management services framework and the actual provision of integrated services during the pilot phase of the child protection system strengthening modelling programme under the technical guidance of an international consultant.
Major Tasks to be accomplished:
With the support and in close collaboration with a national case management consultant based in Abuja and through the work of national consultants based in the focus states, the international consultant will ensure high caliber international technical support in:
Map existing child protection service providers and assess case management systems run by different state and no state actors in the selected LGAs
Advanced university degree in social work or related field (Masters or equivalent level)
A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience with projects related to child protection service provision
Experience in the field of case management
Experience in the field of child protection system strengthening is an asset
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Strong communication skills – both oral and written
Experience with UNICEF is desirable
Fluency in written and spoken English
Opening Date 8 Nov 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date 22 Nov 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time