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Looking for support in Developing the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines

Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Our flagship programs include Uwezo, Africa’s largest annual citizen assessment to assess children’s learning levels, and Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally representative mobile phone survey. We undertake effective public and policy engagement, through powerful media partnerships and global leadership of initiatives such as the Open Government Partnership.

Twaweza is seeking the services of a consultant to develop the child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures in program implementation.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY

The Consultant shall be required to research on child protection and safeguarding guidelines in Twaweza similar organizations with an aim of supporting Twaweza to develop its Policies to be used by the Twaweza staffs, consultants and downstream partners across the three Countries. The consultant shall undertake a comprehensive review of the Twaweza East Africa programs with a view of identifying child protection and safeguarding needs, develop a legally sound policy to guide Twaweza’s operations in protecting the children particularly vulnerable ones. The consultant shall make sure that the policy meets the legal standards and the UNICEF standards and criterion for Child Protection Guidelines.

SPECIFIC TASKS

  1. Research, develop and present a written policy on child protection and safeguarding for Twaweza East Africa.
  2. Develop a framework for staff capacity development on implementing the child protection and safeguarding policy.
  3. Develop clear procedures to prevent and respond to safeguarding violations.
  4. Develop a policy implementation accountability framework.

REQUIREMENTS

The consultant is expected to:

  1. Demonstrate a good understanding of the Twaweza East Africa programs and policies
  2. Have experience in child rights programming and understanding of key global child protection codes and Children’s Acts of the relevant Countries
  3. Possess excellent writing skills

If you believe that you have the right skills, send your brief proposal (not more than three pages) to akaburu@twaweza.org and copy to gnakabugo@twaweza.org  and info@twaweza.org before  23rd March 2018.

Only complete proposals containing the following will be accepted;

  1. A letter of expression of interest
  2. A technical proposal demonstrating the understanding of the assignment
  3. A financial proposal (in USD $) and breakdown of the days per each specific task, 1 to 4 indicated above.
  4. Evidence of good writing skills (e.g. 2 previous relevant written articles)

Read the full Term of Reference here

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