Child Protection, Street Patrol Consultant

  Save the Children
  Afghanistan Unspecified 192
Date Posted:Feb 10, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 14, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Save the Children:


Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. We work closely with society on all levels. Almost all our staff is Afghan; we cooperate with children, parents, teachers, village councils, religious leaders, ministries and other national and international NGO. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. Save the Children is an independent non-governmental, non-profit, organisation that fights for a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We work in 120 countries worldwide.

Job Summary:

a) Support the capacity development of the Save the Children Child Protection Team and equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct strategic research.

b) Develop a policy document based on key findings from the street patrol project surveys and grant implementation

Duties & Responsibilities:

Consultancy Deliverables
1. The consultant will develop a training plan and training manual for the Child Protection team and Street Patrol project staff. The documents will address best research practices and how to analyze and prioritize children's concerns.
2. The consultant will deliver a street Working Children policy document (electronic and hard copies) which will be informed by existing documents, field visits and close collaboration with project staff.

Activities - Capacity Building:
• Provide effective and regular technical support to the project staff for delivery of the project activities and maximize project impact
• Assist the project manager to produce quality reports
• Provide training on how to conduct high quality project related research
• Provide training on how to conduct situation analyses and prioritize key concerns
• Provide training to the teams on how to identify key areas of intervention for street and working children

Activities - Policy Development:
• Communication and information gathering with the relevant government ministries, child protection organizations, the Child Protection Action Network and other key stakeholders
• Highlight some of the key issues of working and street children in Kabul in the policy document
• Carry out field visits and organize focus groups to feed into the policy
• Review existing documents such as surveys and case documents, to feed into policy development

Job Requirement:

Person Specification:
• Excellent English language skills
• 5 years of child protection experience
• First hand knowledge of working and street children
• Proven training experience
• Solid experience of conducting strategic research and policy development
• International work experience in war affected countries with marginalised children

Save the Children Requirements for all staff
Staff must:
• Adhere to Save the Children rules and regulation on Child Safety Protocol, and confidentiality
• Carry out duties entrusted to him/her impartially and in accordance with the best professional practices.
• Maintain complete independence in relation to all individuals, organizations and government bodies.
• Observe strict neutrality with regard to views and opinions, particularly in the field of politics, religion and ethnicity.
• Respect all laws and regulations in force in Afghanistan.
• Respect all confidential information and not use it for personal profit or for the profit of a third party while executing the present contract.

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