Caring for Child Survivors (CCS) Consultant
Background of the Project
Child sexual abuse is a violation of human rights and a major global public health problem; in emergencies, this is exacerbated. In 2012, UNICEF and the IRC launched Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Guidelines for Health and Psychosocial Providers in Humanitarian Settings (CCS). The CCS Training Package was subsequently developed and launched in 2015. The CCS Guidelines and Training Package responded to a gap in global guidance for providing care and support to child survivors in humanitarian settings. Based on global research and evidenced-based field practice, the Guidelines and Training Package brought a much-needed practical approach to helping child survivors and their families recover and heal from the devastating impacts of sexual abuse.
Since the launch of the CCS Guidelines and Training Package, a number of additional resources have been developed and disseminated by the inter-agency Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Child Protection (CP), and Health communities. In addition, the implementation of CCS Guidelines and Training Package across various humanitarian settings has revealed several gaps in practical guidance for responders to safely and adequately care for child survivors. The IRC together with UNICEF are working to build upon updated literature, existing inter-agency resources, and learning from implementation to update the existing CCS Guidelines and Training Package. The CCS Consultant will be responsible for designing and developing the updated CCS Guidelines and Training Package.
Scope of Work:
The CCS Consultant is responsible for designing and developing the updated CCS Guidelines and Training Package, inclusive of:
- Writing all technical content, inclusive of training materials, based on key findings from field consultations and sound knowledge of and practical experience with the existing CCS Guidelines and Training Package and expertise in GBV and CP in humanitarian settings; - Building upon and creating linkages to relevant inter-agency GBV, CP and other sector resources for humanitarian settings; - Ensuring clarity, practicality, and user-friendliness of the updated Package through workshops with field-based actors across multiple contexts; and - Facilitating review processes for the full drafts of the updated CCS Guidelines and Training Package and incorporating feedback in consultation with the CCS Implementation Team.
The CCS Consultant will be guided by the CCS Implementation Team and CCS Technical Review Committee, both consisting of colleagues from the IRC and UNICEF, as well as an interagency Advisory Board.
1. A detailed outline of the revisions to be undertaken for the CCS Guidelines and Training Package and associated workplan (approximate deadline: 17 September 2021). 2. An update on the status of the revisions for the CCS Guidelines and Training package, inclusive of chapters and modules that have been updated or developed and documentation of questions, challenges, and other issues arising and suggestions for how to address these (approximate deadline: 29 October 2021). 3. A draft version of the updated CCS Guidelines, inclusive of updated fact sheets, pre-/post-test and answer key, staff supervision and monitoring tools, and case management forms (approximate deadline: 30 November 2021). 4. A draft version of the updated CCS Training Package, inclusive of updated modules aligned to the content of the updated CCS Guidelines, sample training agenda(s), and facilitator’s guide (approximate deadline: 31 December 2021). 5. A final version of the updated CCS Guidelines, inclusive of updated fact sheets, pre-/post-test and answer key, staff supervision and monitoring tools, and case management forms (approximate deadline: 31 January 2022). 6. A final version of the updated CCS Training Package, inclusive of updated modules aligned to the content of the updated CCS Guidelines, sample training agenda(s), and facilitator’s guide (approximate deadline: 28 February 2022). 7. A presentation providing an overview of the updated CCS Guidelines and Training Package (approximate deadline: 12 March 2022).
The CCS Consultant must have:
- At least 8-10 years technical experience working in and managing GBV and CP programs in emergencies using an intersectional and inclusive lens; - Experience implementing the CCS Guidelines and Training Package across multiple contexts; - Experience working with child survivors of different gender, ages/developmental stages, and their families – experience with adolescent girl survivors and child survivors with disabilities highly desirable; - Understanding of gender inequality and social inclusion concepts and approaches in the humanitarian sector; - Direct experience working in GBV and CP case management, inclusive of supervision and coaching for case workers; - Demonstrated teaching and/or facilitation of the adult learner and knowledge of adult learning principles and communication styles; - At least 5 years of experience leading the development of global resources, including GBV and/or CP technical guidelines, experiential curriculum, and training materials; - Experience with online and blended course design, and the ability to design with visuals to enhance participant learning; - Familiarity with the inter-agency GBV and CP landscape in humanitarian settings, including relevant technical resources; - Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships while working remotely; - Demonstrated experience in engaging and building consensus among inter-agency, multi-sectoral stakeholders, preferably at the country, regional, and global levels, to collaboratively achieve a final product; - Good team player, positive attitude, and comfortable working in multi-cultural settings; - Excellent planning, analytical, facilitation, and presentation skills; - Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; - Self-starter with a proven track record of delivering high quality technical guidelines, curriculum, and training materials on time; - Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and respond to queries and provide feedback in a timely manner; - Excellent command (written and verbal) of English; knowledge of Arabic and/or French (written and verbal) is highly desirable.
Applicants who meet the profile requirements are invited to submit an expression of interest inclusive of:
- A cover letter and a CV with details of qualifications and experience relevant to the consultancy; - A writing sample from a recent report, technical guidance note, curriculum, or paper on a topic related to the consultancy; - A two-page technical proposal, inclusive of suggested workplan, that summarizes understanding of the ToR; and - Contacts of three organizations that the applicant has recently worked with on similar projects.
The expression of interest must be submitted no later than Friday 31 August 2021 by email to Jennifer.Lee@rescue.org