National Consultant - Assessment of Human Trafficking National Plan of Action, Accra (open to Ghanaian National only)
Application deadline 2 months ago: Friday 19 Feb 2021
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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, a champion
In 2005, Ghana passed the Human Trafficking Act, 2005, Act 694 and its related Legislative Instruments (L.I 2219) in 2015 to prohibit, criminalise and punish offences of human trafficking and all forms of exploitation. The laws also sought to prevent, protect and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking and children found in any form of exploitation.
In 2016 through the support of UNICEF, the Human Trafficking Secretariat under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection finalized and implemented a comprehensive, holistic and dynamic National Plan of Action (NPA) meant to Prevent, Protect, Prosecute, and Partner stakeholders to reduce the menace of human trafficking in Ghana. The NPA serves as a five (5) year strategic plan which spans from 2017 to 2021. It is implemented at the National, Regional, District, and Community levels to serve as an interface and guidelines for all stakeholders working in the field of human trafficking.
The implementation of the NPA involves direct and indirect actions aimed at the elimination of human trafficking, child labour, irregular migration and other related activities at the community, district, regional and national levels as well as for a better and targeted national policy in the fight against human trafficking.
The NPA is coming to an end this year 2021 and it will be important to review the implementation process to inform the development of a new NPA for the next five years in fighting human trafficking in Ghana.
How can you make a difference?
This assignment is expected to be of the duration of approximately 10 weeks and is anticipated to commence in April 2021.
Under the overall guidance of the UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (Social Welfare) and the Chief of UNICEF Child Protection Programme, the consultant will undertake the following:
1) To review the progress made against the objectives of the NPA, and assess the success, challenges and bottlenecks of interventions undertaken in the context of its implementation, with a focus on the following:
- Coherence of all interventions carried out as part of the NPA;
- Leadership and delivery;
- Level of Government and other stakeholders’ commitment;
- Synergy between actors and institutions ‘interventions;
- Achievements for each strategy/priority in the NPA;
- Impact on children, their families, and their communities;
- Sustainability of interventions;
- Good practices and lessons learned;
- challenges and bottlenecks.
2) To collect inputs, suggestions, and recommendations for the formulation of a new strategy and action plan for the next period (2022-2026).
Refer to the attached TOR for more details on the assignment. TOR for Assessment of Child Trafficking National Plan of Action.pdf
General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics
The consultant will work remotely but with regular meetings at UNICEF and MoGCSP when allowed, ensuring strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols. It should be noted that the consultant is expected to arrange for his/her own transport facilities for commuting to the office or Ministry. The consultant is expected to use his/her own computer and data storage devices.
Note for Applicants: Please submit your financial proposals in Ghana Cedis, that is, a daily professional fee and a monthly cost of mobile data/internet. In addition to the CV/Resume, candidates should attach a two-page note on how he/she intends to effectively accomplish this assignment within the time frame.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree in social work or social science, Laws, planning, child protection, or other relevant fields;
• 5 years’ experience, in developing policy development and work;
- Relevant experience in conducting design, review, and evaluation of action plans, policies, or programs.
- Knowledge and understanding of children’s rights and human rights;
• Excellent communication, facilitating, and drafting skills in English, both orally and in writing;
• Exceptional analytical capacity and ability to pay attention to details in reporting and writing;
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience in facilitating workshops and capacity-building initiatives;
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.