UNICEF Job in Nigeria for National Consultants – Unaccompanied and separated children (UASC)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has
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If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about
making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading
children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title:  National Consultants – Unaccompanied and separated children (UASC)

Job Number: 497960
Location: Nigeria
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate
about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading
children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries
and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and
development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing
countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and
sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the
protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is
funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals,
businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment
The nature of the conflict and the resultant displacements have
caused a large and growing number of children separated from their
primary caregivers. It is estimated that there are over 20,000
unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) in the three States of
Emergency. As the conflict subsides, it is envisaged that there will be
mass returns of internally displaced persons. Identification of all
UASC, assessment of their care arrangements and reunification are urgent
priorities. The purpose of the consultancy (one for Borno and one for
Yobe) is to support the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office to scale up its
emergency response programme related to unaccompanied and separated
children (UASC).

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Assignment Tasks

  • Provide inputs into the action plan for sensitization, training
    (especially on Identification, Documentation, Tracing and Reunification
    and follow up) and coaching for state and non-state partners on case
    management of UASC based on capacity gaps and gaps and challenges in
    programme implementation
  • Coach and train officials of State and Federal Ministries of Women
    Affairs and Social Welfare and National and State Emergency Management
    Agencies on effective approaches to UASC in accordance with the action
    plan
  • Monitor programme implementation and provide support for UASC
    identification, registration, tracing, provision of alternative cars,
    reunification and follow up
  • Monitor and support placing of UASC under appropriate alternative
    care systems, with particular attention to the provision of care for
    high risk children i.e., children associated with armed groups, children
    born out of sexual violence etc.
  • Provide support to state and non-state partners for the
    operationalization of the Child Protection Information Management System
    (CPIMS) and Case Managements System
  • Monitor implementation of UASC project by UNICEF’s partners

Expected Deliverables
Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education
University degree in social science, social work, social development, child development or related field

Years of relevant experience

  • Minimum two years’ experience in child protection, preferably with UN or NGOs
  • Experience in implementing systems of identification, documentation, tracing and reunification of UASC is desirable
  • Experience in delivering training to government and NGO partners
  • Experience of working in an emergency context is desirable

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Ability to work independently in the field
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri would be an advantage
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

Closing Date 4 Aug 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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