International Consultancy: Individual consultant for support in Social Work and Child Protection Case Management, 9 months, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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United Nations Children’s Fund International Consultancy: Individual consultant for support in Social Work and Child Protection Case Management, 9 months, Antananarivo, Madagascar Madagascar UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “International Consultancy: Individual consultant for support in Social Work and Child Protection Case Management, 9 months, Antananarivo, Madagascar”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 15-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 09-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of International Consultancy: Individual consultant for support in Social Work and Child Protection Case Management, 9 months, Antananarivo, Madagascar to be based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. For more jobs, please visit https://unjoblink.org

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: International Consultancy: Individual consultant for support in Social Work and Child Protection Case Management, 9 months, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Duty Station: Antananarivo, Madagascar

Country: Madagascar

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-24

 

Responsibilities:

 

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, a hope

Within the framework of the 2024 to 2028 Country Programme Document, as part of the child protection programme, UNICEF is prioritising the strengthening of the social service workforce and the national case management system. As part of the 2024 to 2025 bi-annual workplan, and within the framework of the multi-sectoral programming approach of all UNICEF programme sections in 4 convergence districts in 4 regions, UNICEF, under the leadership of the Ministry of Population and Solidarities and in collaboration with Universities, plans to deploy professional social workers to convergence districts (including those affected by humanitarian crisis) and additional CP targeted districts for a defined period of time. The deployments of these professional social workers will serve as a basis to generate evidence on the important role that professional social workers play in responding to violence against women and children.

The overall objective of this consultancy is to support the implementation of UNICEF interventions related to social work and child protection case management within the framework of the implementation of the 2024-2025 bi-annual work plan.

More specifically, the expected results are:

  • Key activities of the 2024/2025 child protection section workplan on output 3 response services related to social work and case management are implemented as per the timeline and budget foreseen.
  • Implementation of emergency and development grants related to social work and case management is completed on time/on track as per donor requirements, timeline, budget, proposed results.
  • Donor proposals related to social work and case management, including for emergency response, are prepared with quality and submitted on time.
  • The capacity of the UNICEF child protection team at national and sub-national levels and government and CSO partners on social work and child protection case management in development and humanitarian contexts is strengthened.
  • An implementation plan for the implementation of the recommendations of the 2022 social service workforce mapping is developed and validated, and implementation of actions foreseen is on track based on the timeline indicated in the action plan.
  • ToRs for the deployment of professional social workers to the 6 CP model districts are developed with the Ministry of Population, social workers are recruited, trained and deployed to district level.
  • A training plan and training materials for the social workers is developed and social workers are trained prior to deployment to the district level.
  • A practical guidance for frontline workers on case management is developed.
  • Recommendations on practical next steps, including ToR for a follow-up consultancy, and on the development of a harmonized integrated training manual for the intervenant sociaux are provided.

How can you make a difference******?

The consultants main role will be to support the implementation of the 2024-2025 bi-annual workplan activities of the child protection section related to social work and case management, both for development and humanitarian contexts. The consultant will play a key role in strengthening government and UNICEF capacity on child protection case management and social work based on international best practice, including through guidance, coaching, mentoring and training.

Delivrable 1 : Inception report. (5%)

Delivrable 2 : An implementation plan for the child protection output 3 activities related to social work and case management. (10%)

Delivrable 3 : ToR for de deployment of social workers to 6 model districts. (5%)

Delivrable 4 : A training plan and training materials for the social workers; report on the training of social workers prior to deployment. (20%)

Delivrable 5 : Practical guidance for frontline workers on case management based on the 2016 national case management manual. (15%)

Delivrable 6 : Validated implementation plan for the implementation of the recommendations of the 2022 social service workforce mapping. (20%)

Delivrable 7 : Inputs to grant reports (CP thematic grant, ECHO, EU etc.). (10%)

Delivrable 8 : ToR for a consultant on the development of a harmonized integrated national training manual for the intervenant sociaux. (10%)

Delivrable 9 : Final report (5%).

The delivrables are developed and based on the current engagement, discussion and validation by the Ministry of Population for the 2024-2025 annual workplan for child protection. Based on progress in implementation, context and orientation from the Ministry of Population and in agreement with UNICEF these can/may be adjusted thorughout the course of implementation.

For more information on this consultancy, please consult the attached TORs:

TDRs consultant CP Specialist Case Management Social Work.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: social work, international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection, case management or social work-related areas is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in strengthen the social service workforce at national and sub-national levels in low-income countries with weak protection systems is considered an asset.
  • Experience in setting up and strengthening child protection case management programmes with government is considered an advantage.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

How to apply

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and among its staff. Qualified candidates, especially women, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates are requested to apply only by clicking the “Apply” button at the top or bottom of the page, and to attach their application documents.
Qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest including a technical proposal and implementation schedule. In their letter of interest, candidates should highlight their previous professional experience relevant to the assignment, the attributes that make them suitable, and their proposed approach to the assignment.

The applicant must also submit a financial proposal describing the total costs of this consultation. The financial proposal should indicate an all-inclusive lump sum consisting of consultant fees, living allowance, insurance, travel to and from Antananarivo, Madagascar, including visa and other expenses, daily transportation to and from the office in Tana. The consultant will use his own computer equipment, including a laptop, for the duration of the assignment. Travel within Antananarivo and field missions (DSA, vehicle, driver) during the consultancy period will be covered by UNICEF Madagascar.

Application documents:

Applications must include a technical proposal and a financial proposal.

The technical proposal must include :
– A letter of motivation ;
– A detailed resume (CV) with references from three people (last supervisors) who can attest to the candidate’s professional and moral qualities;
– A copy of diplomas;
– A copy of work certificates and/or attestations proving past and current work experience related to the assignment;
– A note on the understanding of the Terms of Reference (ToR);
– A work plan and detailed schedule;
– Any other relevant information that may be useful in assessing the ability to carry out this consultation.

The financial proposal must include the candidate’s financial offer, including consultancy fees and the cost of formatting documents/deliverables.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

Remarks:

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Antananarivo, Madagascar