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Consultancy Title: Case Management Task Force Coordinator
Section/Division/Duty Station: Child Protection, Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, HQ New York (home-based, remote position)
Duration: 6 months part-time (with possible extension)
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 70 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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.
Over the last years, progress has been made to improve and standardize the quality and delivery of case management services in child protection, especially in humanitarian crises. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) brought general consensus on the need to strengthen case management and set out some clear minimum standards for the implementation case management programming with children and families affected by crises.
In 2013, through the Child Protection Working Group, the Case Management Task Force (CMTF) was formed, bringing together interested agencies to build on the CPMS. The CMTF aims improve the knowledge and skills of global, regional and field-level emergency children protection responders who are planning, implementing or supporting case management services in humanitarian settings by developing standardized tools and guidance, contributing to field-level learning and research, and providing technical guidance and support. Since its formation, the CMTF developed inter-agency guidelines on case management as well as training materials for case workers, managers and supervisors to help countries and agencies build the capacity of staff to implement quality case management for child protection.
Since June 2018, UNICEF established itself as co-lead of the CMTF with IRC. This co-leadership has supported greater engagement, activity and overall productivity of the group. In order to continue building on this, UNICEF is carrying forward co-leadership responsibilities with a dedicated Case Management specialist. The CMTF envisages that, through the implementation of the 2021-2023 workplan, global and field-level emergency child protection responders will have enhanced knowledge and skills to establish and implement case management interventions.
Humanitarian emergencies often put children at heightened risk, and the current COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated these existing vulnerabilities and heightened protection risks, while further isolating children who already had limited access to specialized child protection services. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Case Management Task Force has updated its annual work plan to include the new activities and initiatives that have emerged in response to COVID-19 field needs. Through this assignment, UNICEF aims to strengthen the Child Protection response, including the COVID-19 response, by increasing the technical support, capacity building initiatives and leadership to the Case Management Task Force.
Terms of Reference / Deliverables
Scope of Work
The consultancy shall concentrate on the following specific objectives:
In order to achieve the objectives, the consultant will represent UNICEF in the co-leadership of CMTF and lead the coordination and implementation of specific UNICEF-led & inter-agency projects within the CMTF workplan, in line with activities as per the work assignment overview in the TOR.
2) Work experience, knowledge and expertise required
Interested consultants are invited to submit:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.