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10 Aug 2018

Contract United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): National Consultant – Justice for Children Recruitment

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Posted by Nigeria Job bucket Staff Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

The Job : National Consultant – Justice for Children

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

Job Number: 515302
Locations: Abuja? Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy
Duration: 6 months

Purpose of Assignment

  • Under the guidance of Chief of Child Protection and direct supervision of the End Violence Against Children/System Strengthening manager, the consultant will contribute to the implementation of UNICEF Nigeria Justice for Children programme and 2018-2019 Rolling Work Plan.

Tasks

  • Provide technical support to amend the CRL and for the enactment of secondary legislation to the CRL for Lagos, Cross River and Plateau
  • Advocate for the adoption of police guidelines and SOPs at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Gombe, Lagos and Plateau)
  • Provide technical assistance and advocacy for the development of prosecution guidelines Federal and state level (Cross River, Lagos and Plateau)
  • Provide technical assistance for the development of legal aid guidelines for children in contact with the law at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Lagos and Plateau)
  • Provide technical assistance for the development of Family Court Rules at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Lagos and Plateau)
  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen capacity of prosecutors at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Gombe, Lagos and Plateau)
  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen capacity of legal aid providers at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Gombe, Lagos and Plateau)
  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen capacity of the judiciary

Deliverables
First month deliverables:

  • Consultancy work plan and August plan developed
  • Signature of institutional contract for the strengthening of legal frameworks
  • High level advocacy conducted with Police Inspector General for adoption of SOP and harmonized guidelines
  • NPF bidding process for renovation of police units finalized
  • TOR developed and DCT processed for Lagos legal aid programme
  • Advocacy conducted for adoption of prosecution guidelines conducted in 1 state
  • Monitoring visit report submitted
  • Monthly report submitted and September work plan

Second month deliverables:

  • Advocacy conducted for adoption of legal aid guidelines in 1 state
  • NPF renovation of police units work monitored by UNICEF quality assurance team
  • Consultations on Child Protection regulations conducted in Lagos and Cross River
  • Consultations on family court rules held in Lagos and Cross River
  • ToT on legal aid completed in Abuja
  • Family court personnel trained on adjudication of children’s cases in Plateau
  • Monitoring visit report submitted
  • Monthly report submitted and October work plan

Third month deliverables:

  • Working tools printed and delivered to focus states
  • Training on legal aid conducted in Lagos and Cross River
  • Draft family court rules submitted to chief judge for approval in 1 state
  • Monitoring visit report submitted
  • Monthly report submitted and November work plan

Forth month deliverables:

  • Consultations on Child Protection regulations held in Plateau
  • Family court personnel trained on adjudication of children’s cases in Cross River
  • Monitoring visit report submitted
  • Monthly report submitted and December work plan

Fifth month deliverables:

  • Training for prosecutors in Lagos and Plateau conducted
  • Training for legal aid providers in Gombe and Plateau conducted
  • Documentation of diversion programme initiated
  • Monitoring visit report submitted

Sixth month deliverable:

  • Family court personnel trained on adjudication of children’s cases in Lagos
  • Assessment report on pilot of police SOPs and harmonized guidelines for specialized units and recommendations by January 2018
  • Final consultancy report by January 2018

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • University degree in Law (Masters or equivalent level)
  • Five years experience of relevant professional work experience on child rights, child protection and justice for children
  • Good knowledge of international standards related to justice for children
  • Experience of project management
  • experience supporting government to apply international standards in the justice sector
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills – both oral and written
  • Familiarity with the systems strengthening approach to child protection
  • Experience working with UNICEF is considered and asset

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Job Categories: Consulting Jobs In Nigeria and NGO Jobs In Nigeria. Job Types: Contract. Job Tags: National Consultant - Justice for Children and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Salaries: N400,000 - N600,000 and N600,000 - above.

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