Uganda: Consultancy for supporting the Development of the National Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) Final Report and National Action Plan on VAC in Uganda (International Consultant)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Apr 2017

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Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

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The consultant will have the paramount responsibility to ensure that the data of the VACS are interpreted according to the national context through a participatory process involving all relevant stakeholders at national and district levels, that recommendations to all sectors to address VAC in Uganda are made and that a national, mutlisectoral VAC prevention and response to VAC is developed.

The final expected outcomes of this consultancy are:

  • a final report of the VAC survey, including recommendations for each sectors at national and district level to ensure prevention and response to VAC, and in line with global and national priorities to end VAC; and
  • b multisectoral, costed national action plan to address VAC in Uganda, including an M&E framework.

    Areas to be Considered

    In order to successfully complete the assignment, the consultant will work:

  • under the supervision of the child protection specialist, as well as with the Principle Statistician UBOS and the focal person for the VACS within the MGLSD;
  • closely with the VAC focal person in the UNICEF child protection section;
  • under the guidance of the technical working group of the VACS. The consultant may also interact with the Multisectoral Task Force of the VACS.
  • The consultant will work in collaboration with the CDC team in the U.S.A., which is responsible for the VACS data analysis, as well as the CDC team in Uganda.
  • The consultant is expected to provide her/his own IT equipment (i.e. computer, internet bundle, and airtime) to undertake this assignment as well as her own transport to/ from work place and meetings.
  • UNICEF will provide working space.
  • 4. Expected Deliverables and time frame

    The expected deliverables and time frame are as below:


    End Products/ Deliverables

    Time Frame and tentative timetable

    Desk Review: gather and review existing relevant documentation on data and initiatives related to VAC in Uganda and summarize key gaps in prevention and response to inform the development of the report and the development of the national action plan on VAC

    List of documents reviewed and summary of key findings

    10 days (Remotely)

    Develop the first draft of the National VACS Report, based on the data that CDC will provide to the Uganda VACS team

    Draft VACS Report

    20 days (Remotely)

    Organize and conduct national, regional and districts level consultations with stakeholders and incorporate their feedback into the draft VACS Report

    Revised VACS Report (including feedback from stakeholders)

    25 days (In country)

    Share VACS Report with the VACS TWG for inputs prior to submission to senior and top management of MGLSD

    Revised Report (including TWG inputs)

    3 days (Remotely)

    Incorporate feedback from senior and top management into the report

    Final VACS Report (including feedback from senior and top management)

    5 days (Remotely)

    Develop the first draft of the VAC National Action Plan (NAP)

    to address VAC in Uganda

    First Draft of NAP

    25 days (Remotely)

    Organize and conduct national, regional and districts level consultations with key stakeholders on the NAP and incorporate feedback

    Second draft of NAP

    25 days (In-country)

    Share NAP with the VACS TWG and incorporate their feedback, prior to submission to MGLSD senior and top management

    Revised draft of the NAP (with TWG inputs)

    5 days (Remotely)

    Incorporate feedback from senior and top management and finalize NAP

    Final draft of NAP

    10 days (Remotely)

    To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in development, social policy, or related field;
  • A minimum of eight yearsof relevant professional experience inprogramme design, management, monitoring and evaluation in social policy and or child protection.
  • Proven experience in development of policies and strategies related to violence against children and prior experience in working in Africa in the area of Violence against children will be considered strong assets;
  • Sound understanding of child protection GBV and VAC;
  • Previous proven experience in data analysis and report writing;
  • Previous and documented experience in developing national action plans, strategies, and policies.
  • Excellent reading, writing, communication, coordination, and reporting skills;
  • Proficiency in English, to include excellent writing skills.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    Conditions (Important)

    The consultancy is home based.

    However, the consultant will need to travel to Uganda two or three times over 10 months and fro a maximum of 15 to 20 days each time.

    UNICEF will cover the costs of the consultant’s travels to and from Uganda as well as her/his DSA.

    Transport for movements within the country to conduct the stakeholders’ consultations will be availed by UNICEF to the consultant.

    The consultant is expected to have his/her own international insurance.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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