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National Consultancy: Transitional Justice and Reconciliation , Maiduguri, Nigeria

Unicef

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NGN Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

UNICEF works in some of the worldâs toughest places, to reach the worldâs most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 

And we never give up. 

For every child, protection

How can you make a difference?  

Implement activities to build the capacity of Government, NGO/CSO and local partners in transitional Justice (TJ) for children across the BAY States, in support of the priority area of transitional justice, as designated by the Government approach to national reconciliation, recovery, and non-recurrence, also noted in the Peace and Security Pillar of the Borno State Development Plan.  Work with Government Ministries in the BAY States and the members of the Reintegration Technical Working Group, under the overall guidance of UNICEF Child Protection, to integrate the participation of children, young people, and women in transitional justice and reconciliation processes as a component of the community-based social and economic reintegration program. Provide technical guidance for implementing the strategy and programme on transitional justice for children. Support the development of community-based transitional justice for children outreach activities for conflict-affected children, including girls and boys, development of minimum standards on the participation and protection of children to ensure childrenâs safety and security, and activity monitoring plan with the support of child protection specialist. Build the capacity of Government counterparts, NGO/CSO partners, facilitators, civil society actors, community groups and networks, and traditional and religious leaders to support the participation and protection of children, young people, and women in transitional justice and reconciliation processes. Strengthen local partners' technical and institutional capacity by conducting regular ongoing training, informing the implementation of the transitional justice component of the monitoring and evaluation framework, and by developing and rolling out minimum standards on the participation and protection of children to ensure childrenâs safety and security. Support advocacy and communication to promote the participation and protection of children, young people and women in transitional justice and reconciliation processes and promote public and media outreach to mobilize political and community support for social reintegration and reconciliation of children, young people and women formerly associated with armed groups. Support the implementation of communications to promote public and media outreach, and to mobilize political and community support for social reintegration and reconciliation of children, young people and women formerly associated with armed groups. In close collaboration with the Information Management Specialist and Officers ensure robust data collection to capture the number of beneficiaries reached by the programme and the impact of the programme, including management of the evaluation of the programme.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have⦠ 

An advanced university degree from a recognized university in social/behavioral sciences (social work, education, psychology, sociology, or another social science field), anthropology, development studies, or its equivalent is required. Minimum of Five years of professional experience in community-based social reintegration and experience in community engagement, mobilization, and social cohesion. Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions. Ability to conceptualize ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form and to plan and execute ideas using innovative and creative thinking. Fluency in written and spoken English.

For every Child, you demonstrate⦠ 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit here. 

UNICEF is here to serve the worldâs most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

Remarks:   

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered âstaff membersâ under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEFâs policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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