Child Protection Mapping Consultant (Malawi)

  • Location
  • Malawi
  • Department
  • Safeguarding
  • Vacancy Type
  • Consultancy
  • Job Advert Description
  • We're looking for a Consultant to provide a detailed overview of child protection and youth friendly health services and related policy and legislation in Malawi.

    Contract: 10 days with submission of final report by 15th October 2017 

    Objectives:

    • Provide a detailed overview of child protection and youth friendly health services and related policy and legislation in Malawi
    • Identify a number of vetted, high quality services that Girl Effect can use for signposting children & young people in need of protection or health services
    • We are particularly interested in applications from candidates with subsequent availability to work with us as an Independent Safeguarding Advisor Consultant - providing advisory support to Girl Effect for up to 8 days a month - with a specific focus on mainstreaming child protection across the organisation. Please click here for further details about this opportunity.

    Please note that applications from consultancy agencies will not be considered.

    Methodology:

    • Desk review of relevant legislation, research, reports and statistical data
    • Key informant interviews with statutory agencies & key NGO providers

    Key Questions:

    Legal Context:

    • What are the definitions of abuse set out in national law?
    • What are the penalties for the different forms of abuse & how strictly are they enforced?
    • What are the main government policies and initiatives in relation to child protection & health?
    • Is there any legislation in place related to digital safety or data protection?

    Government Service Provision:

    • What government services exists for child protection (welfare services; police; health; other)? How child-friendly and effective are they (accessibility; cost; effectiveness of response)?
    • What youth friendly health services are provided by the government? How child-friendly & effective are they (accessibility; cost; effectiveness of response)?
    • What barriers exist that prevent children & youth from accessing these services (costs; cultural norms; attitudes to reporting; stigma; reprisal)?

    Other Service Provision:

    • Who are the leading non-governmental agencies providing child protection services across Malawi? What are is their geographical reach, thematic focus areas and level of service provision?
    • Who are the leading non-governmental agencies providing youth-friendly health services across Malawi? What are is their geographical reach, thematic focus areas and level of service provision?
    • What are the main informal, community based protection mechanism? How effective and reliable are they?
    • Based on service quality, accessibility and geographical reach, recommendations of preferred agencies for signposting or referrals regarding both child protection and health

    Key Deliverables:

    • Proposed methodology and work plan for review by Girl Effect
    • Inception meeting with Girl Effect
    • Draft report for Girl Effect review and feedback. The report shall present the methodology, main findings and directory of reviewed services
    • Final Submission:
      • Final report (maximum 20 pages) including a 2-page executive summary
      • A summary brief (in PowerPoint) containing key findings

    Essential Qualifications:

    • University degree in social work, social sciences or related discipline. Masters degree will be an advantage
    • Significant work experience in child protection, health or related services
    • Previous experience in research, child protection mapping or evaluation of protection and/or health services for children and youth
    • Desirable - Experience in safeguarding on online (e.g. on mobile and social networks)
    • Must have significant experience working in Malawi

    Application requirements:

    Candidates who are also applying for the Independent Safeguarding Advisor Consultancy may submit a joint application letter but should clearly state their interest in both consultancy opportunities.

    Please ensure applications include details of:

    • Two examples of similar approved work
    • Two professional referees (of whom one must be your most recent employer)
    • Proposed day rate
  • Closing Date
  • 28/08/2017