Child Protection Consultant at FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:Job Title: Child Protection ConsultantLocation: Maiduguri, BornoDescriptionThe humanitarian situation remains critical in northeast Nigeria, with an estimated seven million people in need of humanitarian assistance, and more than 1.7 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and for 15 months, has been implementing humanitarian response activities in the health, nutrition, protection (GBV) and WASH sectors with a substantial on-the-ground presence in Maiduguri, Dikwa, Ngala and Banki.FHI 360 plans to expand its geographical coverage to Damasak and also establish program activities in the Child Protection sub-sector and is looking for an expert consultant to lead the start-up phase.Under the protection sector, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to psychosocial support services and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection. Key activities under the Child Protection sub sector includes:Improving access to timely and quality Case Management services for children at riskStrengthening and Supporting Community Based Child Protection MechanismsSetting up Child Friendly Spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of children affected by conflict using the Safe Healing and Learning Centers toolkitProtecting excluded children including CAFAAGs, Children in need of alternative careIntegrating Child Protection in WASH, health and nutrition sector activitiesThe expected duration for this consultancy is three months beginning no later than July 2018.Scope of WorkConduct a rapid assessment of CP related issues for purposes of identifying most needy children for case management services. In addition, conduct child protection service mapping and institutional capacity for the current CP actors in each of the project sites.Conduct interviews for Child Protection teams. The team comprises of a technical officer, 4 case workers and 4 Child protection officers.Identify and develop standard Operating Procedures and protocols for management of CFS based on the Safe Healing and Learning toolkitDevelop key training modules adapted to the North-East Content for key trainings including case management, Safe Healing and Learning,Conduct Staff training on case management and Safe Healing and Learning approachDevelop Child Protection quality of services audit tools that can be used to conduct service quality audits on a regular basisDevelop selection criteria and terms of reference for child protection committees and support the protection assistants on the selection of the committeesWork with the M& E team to review and strengthen existing the Child Protection data collection tools and data management protocolsDeliverablesA rapid assessment report completed and validatedChild Protection team interviewed and final selections conductedStandard Operating Procedures and protocols for the Child Friendly Spaces as per the Safe Healing and Learning toolkitContext specific training modules on case management and Safe Healing and Learning developedStaff trained on case management and Safe Healing and Learning approachChild Protection quality of service assessment tools developed and rolled out for use by senior Child Protection teamsSelection Criteria and terms of reference for Child protection Committees developedChild Protection committees and put in place in all the project implementation sites and are fully functionalFinalized Child protection data collection tools and data management protocols developed and approved by crisis response senior management team in Maiduguri

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