A consultant to conduct training in child protection and positive discipline

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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Norway belongs to the world wide network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA Norway is seeking to recruit a Consultant to conduct a Training in Child Protection and Positive Discipline to be conducted in Somalia.

Purpose of the Consultancy

Children need to be protected because they are physically, mentally and emotionally underdeveloped and unable to adequately protect themselves. As children grow, their physical, cognitive and socio-emotional capabilities evolve and mature, but children are still not fully capable of protecting themselves.

The purpose of this training is to strengthen child safety, welfare and prevention systems while specific objectives are:

i. To strengthen child protection at family and community level, create and promote preventive measures to protect children from situations of vulnerability, risk and abuse;

ii. To ensure appropriate inter-sectoral response at all levels, coordinate and network with all allied systems;

iii. To raise awareness and educate communities on child rights and protection on vulnerabilities of children and families;

Scope of Work and Timeline of Activities

The training targets duty bearers of the child both at school and at home. The assignment will target schools and school communities in the target locations of Jubaland, Hirshabelle and South-West States. The consultancy is expected commence in early August 2021. A detailed workplan and timelines to be proposed by the consultant and the same will be discussed prior to the commencement of the assignment. The consultant will be required to submit a technical proposal indicating the number of days and rate for the consultancy work with a realistic action plan. As a guideline, the breakdown should consist of inception phase, pre-training workshop preparation (training needs assessment, training manual), training workshop and reporting phase (training workshop report and final training manual).

Profile of the Consultant

Candidates who apply for this consultancy should ideally possess the following skills, qualifications and experience:

· Graduate degree with a professional qualification and/or experience in a child protection or equivalent.

· At least 3 years proven experience in building and strengthening safeguarding systems, policies and frameworks.

· Excellent understanding of current safeguarding best practices and activities.

· Experience working with children and conflict contexts.

· Experience of supporting the strengthening of organizations, staff/partners’ capacities on safeguarding and developing training packages and activities.

· Understanding the local context in Somalia is essential.

· Good command of oral and written Somali language

How to apply

For full Terms of Reference (TOR) please visit ADRA website Applications for this consultancy should be emailed to the Human Resource Manager using the email not later than 30th July 2021, with Child Protection and Positive Discipline Training**”** in the subject line.**

‘’ADRA is committed to upholding the rights of all children and vulnerable adults that we serve and those we interact with in the course of our work. We endevour to protect all from all forms of abuse and exploitation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) six core principles on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). ADRA has zero tolerance to abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries and staff.’’