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Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-
eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.
In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives.
Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.
Purpose of the Consultancy
This position will lead the joint Gender Equality Analysis and Child Protection Risk and Vulnerability Analysis for 2 projects.
The primary objective of this joint assessment is to identify the different needs, interests, capacities, risks and vulnerabilities of women, girls, boys and men particularly in relation to their protection from conflict-
related violenceThis will be through gathering qualitative and quantitative data and information through a participatory and gender-
sensitive approach (including with children) in order to provide both a gender equality and protection analysis for prioritization of issues in terms of improving the protective environment for boys, girls, men, women, adolescent boys and girlsThe incumbent will identify the principle gaps as well as the aggravating factors of the situation.
Key Areas of Accountability
Responsible for the design, planning, implementation, analysis and reporting of a quality, cost-effective and timely joint gender equality and CP assessmentWorking closely with the Borno team, CO and member TAs to develop a structured and coordinated joint assessmentDevelop the assessment framework, methodologies, action plan, process, and tools in collaboration with the CO, Borno and members for their technical inputsWork with the MEAL manager and Borno CP team to select appropriate data collectors (being mindful of the skills and personality needed for a participatory assessment with children and gender equality considerations)Work with MEAL Manager to train and supervise the team and data collectors to ensure they get proper orientation and tasks are clearly understood, including training on gender equality and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) among adults.
Ensure commitment to ethical standards and practices in gender equality, PSEA, and child safeguarding by the assessment team and thorough assessment methodology.
Support development of data entry, processing and data analysis templates and formats.Ensure necessary materials, equipment needed, and timeline for the assessment, permission to travel to sites and other logistics are arranged and obtained on time.
Provide technical support and supervise each step and phase of the assessmentDeliver a draft report after collection of raw data to present key findings CO / MembersDeliver Final Report with key findings and recommendations and present to the NWG
Key Deliverables to be defined jointly by SCUK, SCC TA and CO / Borno :
The proposed framework, methodology and timeline for the joint assessmentA set of joint assessment tools (including child participatory activities) with a child protection and gender equality focusTraining for data collectors on the joint assessment tools, core gender equality concepts, and PSEAData analysis report of initial key findingsFinal joint assessment report with key recommendation for IHA gender equality framework and child protection programming with full database and analysis
Key Outputs / Deliverables of Consultancy
At the end of the consultancy engagement, the consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs :
details of these policies will be provided at the start of the consultancy.
5-8 years of experience in research and / or MEALProven track record in designing and conducting successful Child Protection and Gender equality needs analyses in an emergency, protracted emergencies, similar contextsExperience with PSEAExperience of developing gender-
sensitive tools (including child participatory activities) with emphasis on Child Protection and Gender EqualityExperience in consulting girls and boys on issues relating to child protection and gender equalityExperience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountabilityDemonstrated monitoring and evaluation skillsBasic skills and experience in sampling methodologiesWillingness to travel and carry out fieldwork in Borno for a minimum of three weeksAttach most recent consultancy report.
Desired Skills :
Good facilitation and cross-functional leadership skillsAdvanced computer proficiency
To work in a teamTo protect children in conflictTo be non-discriminatory and gender sensitive
Fee Structure :
All applicants to include daily rates.
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process.
Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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