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Source: Save The Children

Globally, armed conflicts are estimated to have claimed the lives of millions of children as forced participants and/or victims, and many of these children are in Africa. Additionally, millions more are physically maimed, sexually abused and psychologically traumatized, while others are held hostage, abducted or trafficked. Conflict deprives children of parents, care-givers, basic social services, health care and education. Once the conflicts end, children have special short- and long-term post-conflict needs, such as for tracing of family members, redress and social reintegration, psycho-social rehabilitation programs, participation in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs, as well as participation within transitional justice frameworks.

The consultancy firm shall perform the following duties:

 Conceptualize a Continental Monitoring, Reporting and Accountability Mechanism that is Africa-specific, and that utilizes or supplements the AU data collection mechanisms including the Continental Early Warning data collection platform, the MRM framework of the UNSC, and delivers on the need for accountability for the plight of children in situations of conflict in Africa.
 Research, identify and propose violations that the AU should monitor that are in addition to the six grave violations; suggesting and formulating a set of indicators for each violation for monitoring and reporting purposes.
 Propose and design offline and online monitoring and reporting templates.
 Propose the mechanism and structure to support the implementation of the Continental Monitoring, Reporting and Accountability Mechanism, both at mission and at strategic/HQ levels.
 Design and implement a coherent, comprehensive, and participatory process for consultations within and outside the AU and input these contributions.

How to apply:

– Applicants should submit a duly filled Expression of Interest for this assignment. Only applicants that have used the EOI will be considered.
Interested applicants are requested to send their applications to

Closing date is 2nd of April 2021 




Opening date: 11 March 2021

Closing date: 2 April 2021