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Terms of Reference

 

ADAPTATION OF TRAINING MODULES ON THE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD PROTECTION IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION CONSULTANCY

ITT-EXT-WCA-PDQ-011

 

West and Central Africa

 

Background:

Developed by thousands of experts globally and based on evidence, experience and learning, the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) are amongst the most recognized and used in humanitarian work with more than 74,000 users across 50+ countries since their first launch in 2012.

Following a two-year collaborative, multi-country revision process, a revised edition of the CPMS was launched in 2019 with new approaches and standards that reflect identified gaps and needs in the humanitarian sector. The updated handbook has been adjusted to ensure its applicability in refugee and infectious disease contexts, where usage and knowledge of the CPMS has previously been low. Reflecting the negative impact of sectoral programming that is blind to child protection needs, a multi-sectoral focus on integrated approaches and the Centrality of Protection has been incorporated in the eight revised standards of Pillar 4: Working Across Sectors. All of these updates have been made based upon identified gaps and needs in humanitarian practice and now require continued work to ensure that practice changes at the country and response level.

The CPMS Working Group in the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, co-led by Save the Children and UNICEF, works to promote these new approaches and increase the accessibility of the standards to diverse audiences.  The West and Central Africa region is a key target for promotion and capacity building on the standards.  In 2020, online launches for nearly 200 humanitarian actors were hosted for the region in French and English to raise awareness on the CPMS and encourage country-level contextualization and roll-out.  Since then, a CPMS Implementation toolkit has been developed and translated into French along with a range of capacity building materials.   DR Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries in the region have also pursued activities to contextualize and implement the CPMS in their responses.

However, many inter-agency coordinators, co-leads and partners within the region have expressed a need for further training and capacity building on the content of the 2019 CPMS, noting that they do not feel sufficiently capacitated to lead inter-agency events on the standards.  In response to this request, Save the Children, UNICEF, and the CP AoR, together with the CPMS Working Group, aim to develop an online Training of Trainers on the CPMS for the WCA region.

 

 

The regional Training of Trainers:

Aim: To strengthen the knowledge and skills of participants in the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS), and capacitate them to deliver inter-agency activities to promote the CPMS

Target: 25-30 Inter-agency CP Coordinators, Co-leads, and Partners involved in coordination in French speaking West and Central Africa

Priority Countries: Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger

Content and Format: The ToT will take place online, through a series of short (2-3 hour) sessions scheduled over a period of 1-2 months.  The ToT will address the whole of the CPMS, including its guiding principles, 4 pillars, and 28 standards.  It will be built from existing CPMS training materials available at the global level and prioritize specific needs agreed for the West and Central Africa Region.  One session will address facilitation skills and tools for online and in-person trainings as well as suggested agendas and formats for in country events.

 

 

Scope of Work for Consultancy:

A consultant will be hired for approx. 15 days (depending on offer and budget available) to develop an online training of trainers on the 2019 edition of the CPMS for participants in West and Central Africa.  All training materials will be developed in French and designed for online delivery via Zoom, MS Teams or another agreed platform. 

Specific deliverables for the consultancy will include:

  • Inception meeting with contributing agencies to agree on training format and priorities (0.5 day)
  • Consultations with inter-agency child protection coordinators, co-leads, and partners (3 days)
  • Development of consultation report and detailed agenda/ structure for the ToT (1.5 days)
  • Development of full ToT materials including detailed facilitator guides, presentations, participatory activities for participants, handouts, and evaluation (9 days)
  • Revision and finalization of materials based upon feedback (1 day)

 

Work Plan:

The consultancy will roll

 

Activity

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

March

 

Consultations with coordinators, TOT structure & outline developed

X

TOT materials developed and available for review by contributing agencies

X

X

X

TOT materials finalized

X

TOT participant outreach and scheduling

X

X

X

Agree on facilitation roles

X

X

TOT sessions held over the course of 4-6 weeks (scheduling to be confirmed

X

X

Final report and proposed next steps drafted

X

 

 

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT

  1. Inception report to define the audience, contents of the package, learning objective and design
  2. Update content and approach of online modules, including group and individual work, guidance on remote online delivery
  3. Customizable end of the training certificate
  4. Final report and proposed next steps

 

Stakeholders

The consultant will be directly supervised by the designates Save the Children focal point work closely with key ACPHA member agencies and Country-based CP sub cluster members.

 

Profile Required

−        Strong understanding and experience in child protection in humanitarian action, including knowledge of the 2019 edition of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

−        Significant capacity building experience in humanitarian settings, preferably the Sahel and DRC

−        Strong knowledge of West and Central Africa context

−        Sound knowledge of the adult learning cycle, turning evidence into practice examples, participatory and online learning methodologies

−        Experience developing capacity building packages in a consultative manner together with a range of inter-agency colleagues

−        Excellent communication skills in written and oral English and French

−        Strong diplomatic skills and a flexible and independent approach to working

Submission deadline

September 21st 2021, 07:30 AM GMT

Only selected applicant will be contacted.  

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