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Consultancy for Psychosocial Support Capacity Building (National)

Job Type: Contract | Company: UNICEF LIBYA | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 26-08-2016

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 over 60 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

1.PURPOSE OF ASSINGMENT:
The Consultant will contribute to the capacity building and skills development of UNICEF partners – international and national NGO representatives and government officials. The Consultant will assist with the on the ground technical assistance of psychosocial activities for children and youth in Child Friendly Spaces and/or similar structures supported by UNICEF.
2.MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Under the strategic guidance of the UNICEF Special Representative and under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, the consultant will implement and report on the following tasks and results:
1. Conduct regular coordination meetings with UNICEF national and local partners in the community based child protection and psychosocial support project to disseminate lessons learned, identify learning/training needs and strengthen coordination among all UNICEF national implementing partners. This includes technical support to the inclusion of
psychosocial supports in schools in Janzour and in Sabha. At least one coordination meeting to take place each month. Minutes and recommendations to be recorded and shared with the Child Protection Specialist at the end of each meeting.
2. Develop a ToR for a child protection national working group which is agreed upon by Child Protection Specialist and the related government partner.
3. Provide technical support and coordinate with NCDC the conduction of the violence against children study. Make sure that the data collection and data entry phase of the study completed on time and per the standards agreed upon.
4. Facilitate at least 10 training sessions for 200 staff from implementing partners and government officials on community based psychosocial support in Child Friendly Spaces. The training sessions, of 5 days each, will be delivered as per an agreed upon timetable.
5. Provide on-the-job technical support to UNICEF implementing partners on the ground through trips to the south, west and east of Libya.
6. Facilitate three training sessions and develop training materials for teachers/social workers on the inclusion of psychosocial support in schools.
7. Conduct at least at least 3 training seasons of 5 days each as per an agreed upon timetable
8. Liaise with all the partners sending participants to the training sessions on psychosocial support.
9. Undertake 4 trips to Tunisia for the coordination of purposes with different stokeholds and UNICEF international staff.
3.IMPACT OF RESULTS
The protection and psychosocial wellbeing of 22,000 children improved through the provision of psychosocial support by adult care-takers trained to deal with the stress and the psychological effects of being exposed to armed conflict.
4.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
 Academic qualifications
University degree in social sciences or related discipline.
 Work experience
1. Minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
2. Proven and extensive track record in training, capacity-building, coordination and/or institutional strengthening of governance and civil society organizations;
3. Excellent knowledge of current affairs in Libya, with particular focus on civil society organisations role.
 Language experience
Fluency in English and Arabic (verbal and written) is required
 Competency Profile: (For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
1. Ability to work under pressure, produce results and meet deadlines;
2. Ability to engage and form effective working relationships with counterparts and clients;
3. Proven ability to work in a politically complex, unstable and sometimes insecure environment;
4. Excellent communication and coordination skills;
5. Excellent understanding of the international legal and social policy framework applicable to children.
 Core values: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity
5.TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
The consultant is required to make at least 4 trips to Tunis to meet with the Child Protection Specialist for feedback. Consultancy Remuneration:
Interested qualified candidates are expected to submit a detailed financial proposal for this consultancy.
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Interested and qualified individuals should send their English applications along with an updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) http://www.unicef.org/videoaudio/PDFs/P11.doc, and an updated CV and copies of academic certificates.
Please send your application by email to:
sroumani@unicef.org and nasaeed@unicef.org
Subject of email: Consultancy/Child Protection/2016/08/33

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