Jobs at: Child Rights and Gender Based Violence against Refugee Children
Vacancy title: External Consultant - Firm Baseline Survey
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Job details: HIAS REFUGEE TRUST OF KENYA (HRTK) ï¿½ UGANDA OFFICE
Terms of Reference for External Consultant/Firm
A Baseline Survey for Child Protection with a focus on Child Rights and Gender Based Violence against Refugee Children in Kampala
Since its inception in 2002, the HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) has served the most vulnerable of refugees who have sought refuge in the urban centers of Nairobi and Kampala. Many of the refugees HRTK serves are survivors of torture and/or sexual or gender-based violence. HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya - Uganda Office is rolling out a Gender Based Violence (GBV) project which focuses on supporting refugees at heightened risk including women and children. The project aims to provide psychosocial support to Refugee survivors of GBV, raise community awareness, improve response to GBV, and strengthen the protection of refugees regarding GBV in Kampala. Towards this, HRTK has undertaken a community based approach to programming and has set up two field offices in 1) Kakeeka zone Mengo Rubaga Road (Rubaga division, and 2) Nsambya- Kevina (Makindye Division). All sites have well established counseling facilities while the Child Therapy Center at the central offices in Kansanga augments child related psychotherapy.
2. Purpose of Consultancy
The main purpose of the baseline survey is to formulate a child protection strategy which will ensure the protection of refugee children and respect for their rights. The baseline survey will assist in formulation of policy, advocacy and programming to assist in the prevention of and response to gender based violence against refugee children.
3. Scope of Work
In the survey 1% of refugee children in Kampala will be interviewed. The working population of children is 28,896 from which 288 (1% of 28,896) male and female children will participate in the baseline survey as well 30 key informants i.e. refugee community leaders, teachers and parents)
This baseline survey shall adopt both qualitative and quantitative methods to collect both primary and secondary information. This will involve semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders involved in the implementation of urban refugee activities in Kampala. The survey will incorporate a rights and community based approach with focus group discussions of stakeholders. These stakeholders will include refugee children, women, men, partners, local government, UNHCR and Office of the Prime Minister. This study will require field visits to refugee homes, primary and secondary schools.
5. Responsibilities of the Consultant
The internal counterpart for the Consultant shall be the Psychosocial Program Manager, whom having consulted, the The consultant will:
Develop and submit the interim and final deliverables according to the work plan and methodology agreed upon.
Collect primary qualitative and quantitative data from stakeholder interviews and focus groups in selected field sites.
Analyze data, and develop a baseline survey report.
Share draft baseline report with HRTK, UNHCR, and other key stakeholders for feedback and comments.
Integrate recommendations and suggestions to improve report.
6. Expected activities and deliverables
Identify and analyse major gaps in the protection of children especially on GBV issues
Set out parameters for improving the capacity to monitor issues and coordinate child protection work in Kampala
Set out parameters for a functional community based child protection referral system and networking in Kampala
Establish techniques/strategies for setting up child rights clubs within the schools and in the community in Kampala
Develop community-based child protection structures to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect and violence against children in Kampala
Set out parameters for setting up Child rights community committees that are functional and trained on child protection
Develop guidelines for child protection committees/systems to ensure effective protection and care for children
Prepare a report on findings with recommendations
6. Time Frame
The estimated time frame is 40 working days over a period of 2 months. Provisionally, the potential dates for field work could take place in 1st February to 31 March 2013.
7. Competencies, qualifications and experience
Strong research, analytical and organizational skills
Ability to work independently, flexibly and under pressure, utilizing initiative and sound judgment
Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders and work as part of a team
Good interpersonal and communications skills
Experience working with refugees
3 or more years experience in GBV and Child Protection
Demonstrated experience conducting surveys in low resource settings, including both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Excellent reporting skills
Computer Literacy a must with demonstrable knowledge of SPSS
Advanced university degree or a combination of academic and professional experience in Social Sciences with a strong research background or related field. Prior experience in child protection, gender based violence and forced migration, or a related technical field preferred.
The candidate should have at least five years of demonstrable experience with:
Varied research methodologies and a track record of conducting baseline surveys or other research and evaluations.
Expertise in forced migration and or child protection desirable
Experience with the country context an asset.
Excellent in written and spoken English.
Knowledge of Swahili and or French (desirable)
Job application procedure
Please send a cover letter, resume, proposal, budget and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicate Vacancy Notice No HRTK/UG/CN/01/13 in the subject line.
Important: Only shortlisted candidates/firms will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification. Late applications will not be considered
Closing Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2013
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