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National Consultant to provide assistance to support the implementation of the national action plan to end child recruitment & the release and reintegration of children associated with armed forces & groups, Khartoum, Sudan,11 months

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Purpose of the Assignment
Under the overall supervision of the CAAC specialist and direct supervision of Child Protection Specialist, the consultant will provide technical support at national level and conduct regular monitoring visits to different states in accordance with the requirements of the AP activities. The overall objective of the consultant's work is to ensure that the planned activities of the AP agreed upon with different partners are implemented as per the agreement with the partners in a timely and quality manner. Work includes follow-ups and technical support for the transit centre while ensuring the best-possible reintegration of children affected by armed conflict. 
The consultant will be based in Khartoum with regular visit to Transit Center. In addition, she/he will undertake visits to different states and localities to follow up and support the reintegration activities.
Assignment Tasks
  • Support the implementation of the action plan and the campaign to end child recruitment
  • Day-to-day follow-up of quality assurance of services provided to children in the Transit Center.
  • Assess and support mapping of vulnerable children's individual needs including those children released from government of Sudan security forces for provision of feasible inclusive community based reintegration services.
  • Build the capacity of social workers providing psychosocial support in the Transit centre.
  • Document the day-to-day progress of children and provide psychosocial support (PSS) for reintegration.
  • Ensure that the transition centre is run in a way that meets standard developed and agreed by UNICEF.
  • The consultant will work closely with National Council of Child Welfare (NCCW) to provide necessary technical support and build the NCCW's capacity.
  • Prepare detailed reintegration proposal for other children who might be released through Action Plan process.
  • Develop a process on the identification, screening, verification, release and registration of children associated with GoS forces and handing over process from security forces to reintegration agencies including sharing of lists with the Country Task Force for Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) for verification and the interim care arrangements, provision of PSS, health, Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) and reintegration.
  • Work directly with NCCW on the release and FTR of children ensuring that the best interests of all the children is fully respected and adhered to during the process of FTR and reintegration. The consultant shall also ensure that FTR process for those children is initiated immediately and that the interim care arrangements are brought to the shortest period of time.
  • In collaboration with the social workers where relevant, monitor, coordinate and report on the progress and challenges related to the children in the transit centre.
  • Coordinate and provide technical support to partners supporting the reintegration programme on capacity building issues including coordination of training courses and review of training materials.
  • Maintain regular joint monitoring visits by all partners of the project.

Expected Deliverables
  • Day-to-day follow-up of quality assurance of services provided to children in the Transit Center.
  • Follow up on the preparation and implementation of the campaign to end child recruitment
  • Build the capacity of social workers providing psychosocial support in the Transit Centre.
  • Coordinate and provide technical support to partners supporting the reintegration programme on capacity building issues including coordination of training courses and review of training materials
  • Support the mapping of vulnerable children's individual needs including those children released from government of Sudan security forces for provision of feasible inclusive community based reintegration services.
  • Support drafting the SoPs on the implementation of the Action Plan
  • Coordinate and report on the progress and challenges related to the children in the transit Centre.
  • Work closely with National Council of Child Welfare (NCCW) to provide necessary technical support and build the NCCW's capacity.
  • Develop a process on the identification, screening, verification, release and registration of children associated with GoS forces and handing over process from security forces to reintegration agencies including sharing of lists with the Country Task Force for Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) for verification and the interim care arrangements, provision of PSS, health, Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) and reintegration.
  • Coordinate and provide technical support to partners supporting the reintegration programme on capacity building issues including coordination of training courses and review of training materials.
  • Provide final report of the process of the development of the SOPs and the implementation of the action plan

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:
First degree combined with an advanced University degree in international relations, political science, human rights, developmental aid, or a related subject. 
Skills/competencies:
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills
  • Good advocacy, negotiating, analytical and communication and training skills.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural team.
  • Communication, analytical and training skills.
  • Good knowledge of computer management and applications.

Work Experience:
Seven years of progressive responsibility working on issues related to working with conflict affected children, experience of developing and supporting reintegration of children, understanding of human rights or child protection. Experience in providing psychosocial support for children is desirable. Experience of working with Government and in conflict context is an advantage.
 Languages:
Essential: Fluent spoken and written English. Desirable: Knowledge Arabic, is an asset. 
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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
Closing Date 26 Oct 2016 E. Africa Standard Time 
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