Ethiopia: Consultancy – Child Protection in Emergencies & CP Sub Cluster Coordinator for Oromia region – Open for Ethiopian Nationals Only

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 19 Jan 2018

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Provide child protection in emergencies technical support and provide leadership and facilitate the processes to ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent and effective preparedness and response by the regional CP and GBV Sub Cluster, including support and guidance to zonal and woreda level coordination activities.

Specific Tasks

Under the guidance and supervision of the Child Protection Specialist in UNICEF Oromia FO, and in close consultation and cooperation with the CP coordinator for the federal CP GBV Sub Cluster as well as GBV Coordinator (UNFPA, focal point for Oromia), the consultant is responsible for the following key areas:

UNICEF Child Protection in Emergencies Response Programme:

  • Provide technical and programmatic support for the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection in emergency programmes, child protection component of the UNICEF regional emergency response plan and ensuring that the following interventions included in the child protection priority focus areas are implemented, monitored and managed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Delivery of child protection response services, with a focus on delivery through multi-sectoral platforms (including education, health and nutrition and WASH)
  • Support the provision of psychological first aid and psychosocial support services with a focus on a package of services extending from safe spaces into the community coping mechanisms, also with a focus on psychological first aid.
  • BOWCA regional response plan: Provide technical support to BOWCA to finalise and implement the overall regional response plan (including the recommendations), beyond UNICEF supported communities, to implement and advocate for a minimum package of evidence-based interventions in other affected kebeles, including through partnership with NGOs. This includes ensuring that the efforts are aligned with existing government mechanisms and services to strengthen the sustainability of efforts
  • Resilience building and linkage with regular programming to strengthen recovery from emergencies: plan and advocate on the sustainable integration of the child protection in emergency interventions, especially the services delivered through social workers in the Government Bureaus for emergency response in to the regular programing and resilience building of communities.
  • Child Protection in Emergencies situation and response monitoring and reporting including regular Sit Reps: Regularly collect, analyse and report against the Ethiopia Country Office (ECO Results framework and CP/GBV monitoring framework as discussed and agreed with the office.
  • Reports: Ensure key reporting requirements are met and systematic coordination of appropriate responses on child protection in emergency operational response plan, with other relevant sectors, especially health, education and WASH.
  • Capacity Building: Based on needs assessment, support and facilitate capacity building of humanitarian actors and front line workers on violence, referral pathways, case management, community based child protection systems, community mobilization, Child Protection Rapid Assessment, integration of child protection into other programmes (multi sectoral programming);Â and psychosocial support as per capacity building plans. Monitor and report on results of capacity building efforts.
  • CP GBV sub cluster coordination:

  • Coordinate the regional CP/GBV Sub Cluster monthly meetings and ad hoc meetings as needed, including preparing minutes and follow-up on action points.
  • Strengthen the capacity and leadership of the Bureau of Women and Children Affairs (BoWCA) and other relevant sub cluster partners in child protection in emergencies and sub cluster coordination, including situation and response monitoring and advocacy on child protection and GBV.
  • Participate in the federal level quarterly Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) meetings and ad hoc SAG meetings as needed and share findings of such meetings with the regional sub cluster members and support regular and effective communication and information exchange between the federal and Oromia regional sub cluster.
  • Provide the necessary support for the development and bi-annual review of the Sub Cluster work plan in collaboration with UNFPA, focal point for Oromia.
  • Attend and represent the regional CP and the sub cluster in:
  • Regional Disaster Risk management Technical Working Group meetings – to align and mainstream CP GBV interventions with other sectors;
  • Other ad hoc federal and regional protection cluster / humanitarian meetings as needed.
  • Manage the regional sub cluster information management function including monthly reporting to the 5Ws through close coordination with members at region level.
  • Provide monthly written inputs to the federal CP GBV sub cluster and the Field Office.
  • Monitor the coverage and complementarity of regional sub cluster child protection activities and identify and advocate for the correction of any gaps and duplication.
  • Closely liaise with UNFPA’s GBV Coordinator (focal point for Oromia) to ensure coordination and consistency across the sub cluster.
  • Support and involve in the review, dissemination and training on child protection assessment and monitoring tools, including the child protection rapid assessment, the Belg and Meher assessments, and any joint or inter-sectoral monitoring/assessments (such as the Displacement Tracking Matrix and multi-agency emergency assessment missions).
  • Contribute to and facilitate the mainstreaming of child protection in other clusters and sectors through information exchange and joint mapping, as required.
  • Support sub cluster members and BoWCA in resource mobilisation for emergency situations, including through timely dissemination of situational updates and assessments relevant to CPiE, prioritisation planning, development of funding and advocacy notes, organising donor coordination meeting and review of EHF or other proposals by sub cluster members.
  • Provide technical support and advocacy for the adherence of sub cluster members to relevant CPiE standards, including the Minimum Standards for CP in Humanitarian Action (2012), the IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV into Humanitarian Interventions (2015), and the SoPs on Child Protection Case management Services in Emergency Response in Ethiopia (2016).
  • Keep the CP Sub Cluster Secondary Data Review updated and share, as appropriate, with sub cluster members.
  • Strengthen the capacity of BoWCA and other sub cluster members at zonal and woreda levels for CPiE systems to be in place.
  • Undertake other relevant tasks as directed by her/ his supervisor and assist with other duties in support of the UNICEF Child Protection programmes in Oromia FO.
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    Expected Deliverables



    Quarterly (or more frequently as needed)

    Provide a technical review of the status of implementation (achievements and gaps) of UNICEF’s regional Child Protection in Emergencies response plan Â(which is part of the overall government plan)

    By 1st March

    Support a mapping of all key government and NGO/INGO actors working in and related to child protection and provide technical support for the development of PCAs and stand-by PCAs when/as needed


    Undertake a rapid needs assessment of capacity of IPs (government and NGO/INGO) for protection and develop a capacity building action plan for the partners.Â

    5th of every month

    Provide reviewed 5Ws report and analytical / explanatory text for monthly dashboard figures to the FO and federal CP coordinator for the CP GBV sub cluster.

    Bi-weekly (as per the FO schedule)

    Prepare and share the regional child protection sit-rep with the FO, Child Protection Unit.

    Monthly (as per the regional sub cluster schedule)

    Coordinate/co-coordinate with UNFPA (focal point for Oromia) the monthly sub cluster meeting, and circulate minutes within 3 days of meeting.

    Bi-monthly (every 2 months)

    In collaboration with the CP coordinator for the federal CP GBV sub-cluster, review and analyse DTM (bi-monthly) reports and prepare key points for the regional CP GBV Sub Cluster update.


    Work with the CP coordinator for the federal sub cluster to update a Child Protection gaps and challenges matrix.

    June Â- November 2018

    Support and involve in the regional Belg and Meher Assessments and prepare summary for child protection sector.

    February – November 2018

    Support and/or involve in the review, dissemination and training on child protection assessment and monitoring tools, as needed.


    Regular visits to emergency affected zones and woredas in the region and provide updates to the FO and the regional as well as federal sub cluster.


    Other tasks related to the dynamic humanitarian situation and child protection response as requested by the supervisor.

  • The consultant will send monthly reports to her /his supervisor based on agreed deliverables and submit a final written report.
  • To qualify as a/an champion or advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in a subject area relevant to Child Protection *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 2 years progressively responsible humanitarian and development work experience in child protection and gender based violence including in emergencies with UN Agencies and/or INGOs.
  • Previous experience in cluster / sub-cluster coordination, preferably protection-related.
  • Familiarity and experience working with government counterparts
  • Formal training in cluster information management is an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in establishing coordination architecture at different levels.
  • Ability to train others in data / information collection, validation, data entry and analysis, monitoring and reporting is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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