Terms of Reference: Consultant National Coordinator - Developing a Framework for Child Protection Workforce Development and Case Management in India

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance for UNICEF India

A well-supported, appropriately equipped, empowered, and protected social service workforce is essential to mitigating the damaging effects of the COVID19 pandemic. Workforce development is a critical component of the child protection strategy of UNICEF India. The child protection workforce in India includes all categories of people who work on behalf of vulnerable children and families.

The Child Protection Section of UNICEF India has engaged the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance (the Alliance) to map and undertake a comprehensive capacity gap assessment of the existing child protection workforce in five states in India, and then propose a framework for strengthening this workforce informed by the above, with special emphasis on case management.

The purposes of this project are to:

1. Carry out a workforce mapping and capacity gap assessment in five states

2. Develop a comprehensive strategy for workforce development along with an implementation roadmap

3. Develop training modules on case management for key child protection cadres in co-ordination with the Government of India MCWD and State Government departments, building on existing training processes.

The Alliance is seeking a Consultant National Coordinator to contribute as part of the Alliance team, and work collaboratively with the Alliance Director, Senior Advisor and Communications and Advocacy Manager, plus a national team including five state consultants (one for each state), and a consultant developing training of trainers materials on case management.

Application deadline is 15 December 2020.