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Individual National Contractor (Justice for Children) at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Individual National Contractor (Justice for Children)

Job ID: 541615
Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Child Protection

Work Assignment Overview

  • The national contractor (Justice for Children) will provide technical and operational support on the domestication of the Child Rights Act in Yobe, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Jigawa, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Bauchi states.
  • The consultancy would include developing or strengthening state-specific strategies towards influencing actions from policymakers, traditional and religious institutions for the enactment of the legislative framework in the focus states
  • This will involve the day-to-day management of communication, follow-up, facilitation of consultative meetings and development of materials for the engagements.
  • S/he will be responsible for tracking, ensuring completion and reporting of deliverables on CRA domestication in the states.

Scope of Work

CRA Domestication
Technical support to the ten focus states on Child Rights Act Domestication:

  • Coordinate the review of the draft legal framework proposed by the states to ensure synergy with the 2003 Child Rights Act and the UNCRC.ACRWC principles and standards.
  • Coordinate orientation and consultations with key stakeholders with a view to  influencing their buy-in towards the domestication of the Child protection laws in the 10 states.
  • Advocate for states governments’ executive and parliamentary considerations of the legal framework.
  • Support knowledge management by all relevant actors towards the domestication process as well as  effective reporting and feedback.

Strengthen Capacity of Law Enforcement and Justice Systems on effective case Management for all Children in contact with the law as survivors or alleged offenders in Borno state:

  • Coordinate orientation and tracking of services for all documented cases of VAC
  • Advocate with state and local government to systemize the provision of child-friendly justice services to all survivors of VAC and children in conflict with the law.
  • Support complete use of the CPIMS for reporting by relevant law enforcement and justice MDAs.

Routine Monthly Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Coordinate monthly reporting on cases VAC reported and responded by Police, Ministry of Justice, Judiciary National Human Rights Commission in Borno State.
  • Conduct regular supportive supervision of the activities by these agencies in Borno state.
  • Coordinate regular monthly meetings with stakeholders towards addressing the bottlenecks constraining services for children in contact with the law in Borno state.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Advanced University Degree (Master/PG) in a relevant field of study (Degree in law with a focus on juvenile justice) with minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • The candidate should have not less than 5 years of consultancy experiences on justice for children, juvenile justice and child protection with governments etc.
  • Experience in conducting studies, assessment, needs assessments, technical support on legislative reform, juvenile justice programmes and development and delivery of training modules for justice and security professionals.
  • Solid work experience in child protection, in justice for children with engagement with justice professionals, academia, and governments with demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops and conduct field work.
  • Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and working knowledge of other office applications.
  • Willingness to travel to remote settlements within the states

Duration of Contract:

  • 11.5 months

Deadline: 6th July, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Other Terms and Conditions:

  • Selected candidate must align with UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • 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.
  • Candidates who do not submit a technical and financial proposal will not be shortlisted.
  • 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.

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