The Child Protection section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support to Country Offices in the East Asia and the Pacific Region and the Regional Office on child protection in emergencies and disability inclusion in emergency programming.
Purpose of Assignment:
- Provide timely technical guidance to country offices based on evolving needs from the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and preparedness and response to a possible second wave/spike of the COVID-19 outbreak;
- Provide immediate remote and in country technical support for emergency affected countries, with a focus on CPiE, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Gender-Based Violence in Emergency (GBViE), and disability inclusion;
- Build the capacity of UNICEF staff at regional and country offices on CPiE, GBViE, MHPSS and disability inclusion through a combined approach of training, and workshops/simulations that may be delivered face-to-face and/or remotely;
- Source and expand the internal and external regional roster and support for CPiE, MHPSS, GBViE and disability inclusion;
- Strengthen data and evidence collection and knowledge management on CPiE, MHPSS, GBViE and disability inclusion in the region, including documenting promising practices and encouraging experience sharing across the region. This includes coordinating and supporting engagement with COs and the global CP Area of Responsibility (AoR) within the child helpline global initiative.
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Regional Adviser Child Protection, with secondary oversight from the Regional Adviser Emergency and the Programme Specialist – Disability, UNICEF EAPRO.
- Provide timely technical guidance to country offices based on evolving needs from the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and preparedness and response to a possible second wave/spike of the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Provide immediate remote and, if conditions allow, in-country technical support for emergency affected countries on CPiE, MHPSS, GBViE and disability-inclusive humanitarian programming in child protection and other key sectors.
- Source and disseminate relevant tools and resources, including through regular desk reviews and consultations of the most prominent online platforms (e.g. mhpss.net, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action websites, The CP AoR resource menu and dropbox, the GBV AoR website, etc.).
- Strengthen knowledge management in the region, in particular on CPiE, MHPSS, GBV and Disability Inclusion, utilizing the UNICEF share point and other means.
- Identify and consolidate promising practices, case studies and encourage experience sharing across the Region, including through regional calls, webinars, and clinics.
- Build the capacity of UNICEF staff and country offices on CPiE preparedness and response, including through the organisation of learning opportunities, such as webinars, interactive clinics, workshops/simulations and tailored coaching calls to support countries, and, in particular, the development a CPiE and GBViE training course for CP staff in the region and facilitate the training face-to-face or online, depending on the needs and movement conditions.
- Support countries to strengthen their emergency preparedness capabilities internally and with Government and UN/NGO partners in CPiE and disability-inclusive humanitarian programming and support countries to integrate their response and preparedness plans with lessons learnt and key actions necessary to address the COVID-19 emergency.
- Support ongoing partnership with CP AoR and Child Helpline to support COs to strengthen their helplines and gather and analyse data on cases.
- Support the regional office on CPiE, MHPSS and GBV in emergency preparedness, response and recovery and disability inclusion in emergencies at RO level and in enhancing the linkages between system strengthening/development and emergency programming; especially building on inter-sectoral integration (between CP and Social Protection, Health and Education, with the Gender and ADAP sections, among others), and programmatic opportunities such as case management and MHPSS, capacity building of frontline workers and partners, etc.
- Source and expand the internal and external regional rosters for CPiE, GBViE, MHPSS in emergencies and disability inclusion in emergencies.
- Strengthen the aspects of disability inclusion, GBV and MHPSS in Humanitarian Needs Assessments, Response Planning and Humanitarian Performance Monitoring.
- Support the roll-out of the IASC guidelines and UNICEF guidance on inclusion of children with disabilities in humanitarian action and monitor its use.
- Support capacity of UNICEF and partners in Inter Cluster Coordination groups to strengthen evidence and data collection and disaggregation on disability.