Consultancy, A Mapping and Analysis of Parenting Models that Prevent and Respond to Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse of children in Botswana
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Parents and families play a significant role in the fulfilment and protection of a child's right to health, care, education, recreation, and provision of a safe and supportive environment. Nowadays children face a plethora of challenges which are a result of social change in society. Overall, illiteracy, unemployment, and household poverty are key factors that contribute to insufficient care and protection of children in Botswana. However, the family structure in Botswana has changed considerably since independence; traditional nuclear and/or extended family structures have been gradually replaced, to a significant extent, by single parent families, in particular, female-headed households. In Botswana, like in other countries, there are many children who are growing up without a father figure in the home which places a burden on most mothers. They raise children alone with meagre resources, and having to parent them alone. This presents challenges to the developmental outcomes of children and adolescents.
Through this consultancy, the consultant will identify a positive parenting model/programme that can be adopted or adapted and implemented in Botswana. The scope of the assignment will include, in addition to the literature review on evidence based parenting programmes, a mapping and an analysis of positive parenting models/programmes in Botswana, South Africa, Sub-Saharan African and other countries. The analysis together with desk review and consultations with key stakeholders, will facilitate recommendations for a parenting model/programme that can be adopted or adapted and implemented to help prevent and respond to sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children in Botswana. The recommended positive parenting model/programme will ultimately be tested in two districts with a view to demonstrating the possibility for scale-up at community level in other districts across the country.
SCOPE OF WORK
Working under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist in UNICEF Botswana Country Office and in close consultation with the Department of Social Protection in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the consultant will identify, analyze and recommend a parenting model that could be implemented to prevent sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children in Botswana. The overall objective is to create a safe and supportive environment for the overall protection of children from sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
This consultancy is linked to the UNICEF Botswana country office output 2.3 on improved capacity of institutions, communities and families to support and protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). The technical assistance and support is part of cross-regional learning/dissemination of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) prevention and response activities which is recommended by the Regional Office.
The consultancy is expected to take 40 working days:
Overall, the consultant will be expected to deliver a report on the mapping and analysis of positive parenting models that prevent and respond to sexual, physical and emotional abuse with recommendations on a model that can be adopted and implemented in Botswana.
The consultant will report to the Child Protection Specialist in the Botswana Country office in collaboration with the Department of Social Protection (in particular Family Welfare Division). A Technical Working Group will be established to provide technical oversight on the execution of the assignment by the consultant to ensure that there is compliance with the contractual agreement.
The consultant will carry out the following tasks:
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Schedule of payment
Inception report and detailed work plan in consultation with the Technical Working Group
Conduct literature review on positive parenting models/programmes for the 10 -18 year old children in South Africa, Botswana and in other countries in Sub-Saharan African
Conduct interviews and focus group discussions with key informants and relevant stakeholders
Analyse the data and generate preliminary results
1st Draft report on the analysis and mapping of positive parenting models that prevent and respond to sexual, physical and emotional abuse with recommendations on a model that can be adopted or adapted and implemented in Botswana
Final Report on the analysis and mapping of positive parenting models that prevent and respond to sexual, physical and emotional abuse with recommendations on a model that can be adopted or adapted and implemented in Botswana
The level of payment will be determined by the profile of the candidates, in accordance with the UNICEF rules and procedures. Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables and submission of invoices. Payments will be made through two tranches, with amount and percentage of consultancy fee indicated below.
Payment modalities are established as follows:
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UNICEF will accept applications only from individual contractors. A selection committee, comprising of UNICEF staff will review applications and make a final decision of a successful application. All applications should contain the following documents:
I. Technical Project Proposal, which would also include:
II. Financial Proposal:
All applications should include a detailed budget breakdown (in US Dollars).
HOW TO APPLY
Interested consultants should follow the link below to apply online.
Candidates should attach cover letter, technical and financial proposals.
Only shortlisted candidates will be advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Duration: 40 days
Duty Station: Gaborone.
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