Consultancy: Child Protection-Reporting Codes Child Abuse
Location of Assignment: Sint Maarten and home-based
Languages required: English and Dutch
Total working days: 30 working days within the contract period
Travel: Yes, 25 working days on Sint Maarten within
the contract period
Duration of contract: May 1st to August 16th, 2019
On 6 September 2017, hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the Caribbean. The island of Sint Maarten was heavily affected with 90% of structures damaged. Sint Maarten is an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. UNICEF Netherlands conducted post-disaster needs assessments in the area of education and child protection from a children's rights perspective. Based on the assessment's findings, UNICEF Netherlands has since been implementing a recovery programme in coordination with relevant ministries and departments within the Government of St. Maarten.
The main purpose of this consultancy is to provide support for the development of legislation and strategies towards protection against child abuse on Sint Maarten, in particular support for establishing the (legal) requirements and development of reporting codes and interagency agreements, as per the Guide towards the National Protocol Child Abuse and related Action Plan Child Abuse Guide of Sint Maarten (2015).
This support is expected to encompass governmental institutions responsible for the child protection system on Sint Maarten and local stakeholders, in particular those responsible for identification, reporting and responding to violence against children. The consultant will work in close collaboration with the relevant governmental entities such as the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor and local stakeholders. The consultant will report to the UNICEF Netherlands Project lead for Sint Maarten.
In particular the consultant will:
The international consultant should have the following profile:
The position will be home-based, subject to agreement between the consultant and UNICEF Netherlands. The consultant will be required to spend approximately 25 working days on Sint Maarten.
The consultant is expected to provide his/her own computer and mobile telephone for all work related to the assignment. The assignment will require regular visit to governmental organisations and non- governmental organisations and meetings with personnel involved in the child protection sector.
On working days, the consultant must be available for calls and meetings between the hours of 9am-5pm in the time zone where the consultant is located.
The assignment will take place from May 1st until August 16th, 2019. Possible extension is subject to identified needs and gaps, as well as funding.
Please address your CV and motivation letter by April 28th, 2019 to Ms. Marieke Roelfsema, UNICEF Netherlands Project Lead for Sint Maarten. You may submit your application to our programme secretary Ms. Melissa Hempelmann: email@example.com. UNICEF Netherlands is the contracting entity, www.unicef.nl.