Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 19 Feb 2018
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Technical Assistance for supporting Child Protection and Social Work Services
Support to improve technical guidelines on child protection service delivery guidelines/standards and Social Work Services in Dien Bien, Kon Tum and Gia Lai with special attention to child protection case management and Integrated Early Childhood development
ÂUS$13,936 (including travel related costs)
Home-based and travel to Dien Bien, Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces
February 2018 â€“ January 2019
Child Protection Specialist
In supporting the Government of Viet Nam in the implementation of the National Programme on Social Work profession development (Programme 32) and National Programme on Child Protection, UNICEF Viet Nam has been supporting the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and selected provinces including Dien Bien, Kon Tum and Gia Lai in the development of child protection system and establishment of Social Work Service Centres at provincial and district levels.
The case management system has been gradually rolled out the country to increase the support and protection for the violence related victims. The case management system has been recently mandated in the Child Law 2016 and Decree 56/2017, which define a bigger group of beneficiaries including the victims and children at risk of violence.
The provincial Social Protection Centres in both Kon Tum and Gia Lai provinces are being reformed to include social work service functions with a new Social Work Service unit. Some of existing care workers in these centres have received some short training courses on social work and are deployed from delivering institutional care to providing social work services. At the same time, there are some newly recruited social work graduates, but being inexperienced on child protection.Â Similar to Kon Tum and Gia Lai, Dien Bien Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA) are in the process of transforming the provincial Social Protection Centre to include functions of a provincial Social Work Service Centre
In the new Country Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Viet Nam and UNICEF, Dien Bien, Gia Lai and Kon Tum are selected to pilot an Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) programme within which social work services are key to address child protection needs as well as bridge the gaps among essential IECD services. In order to incorporate child protection in the IECD programme, DOLISAs of Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien plan several activities to strengthen capacity of local child protection system, social workers and concerned stakeholders in prevention and responses to child protection issues. These acitivities include but not limited to strengthening social work services in these provinces, strengthening child protection case management and referral to IECD services and protection services.
In addition, in MOLISA-UNICEF 2017-2018 MYWPs, MOLISA plans to develop new child protection guidelines and standards, and amend the existing case management guideline, to be in line with the new Child Law, to ensure the support and protection provided to both victims and children at risks of violence.
Since there is limited human resources in MOLISA and mentioned DOLISAs, both in terms of quantity of personnel and quality of their knowledge and skills in child protection and social work, it is necessary for the Child Protection Programme of UNICEF Viet Nam to provide technical assistance to them for the implementation of the mentioned activities.
As substantial work (including travel) is required in order to provide sound technical assistance to MOLISA and selected DOLISAs, a national expert is needed. UNICEF Child Protection Section, therefore, needs to recruit a national consultant to provide that assistance to the mentioned counterparts.
The consultant is expected to provide technical assistance to MOLISA and DOLISAs of Dien Bien, Kon Tum and Gia Lai to improve their capacity to develop and manage the national and local child protection and social work service systems. These systems, including the Community-based Child Protection System (CBCPS) are tasked to prevent violence against children, provide care and support to children in needs of special protection in addition to support integration with IECD programme in the mentioned three provinces.
Specific objectives are:
Task 1: Amend the existing technical guidelines and training syllabus on case management to ensure the support and protection to both victims and children at risks of violence through the procedures of assessment, planning, interventions and monitoring (15 days).
Task 2: Facilitate a Training of Trainers on the new case management technical guidleines for about 30 staff of DOLISAs and social work service centres from selected provinces (4 days)
Task 3: Provide technical advice and support to MOLISA for the amendment of technical guidelines and training syllabus on child protection service delivered by social work service centres to ensure the alignment with the new Child Law and its Decree (12 days)
Task 4: Adjust the training programme on case management and develop a tentative agenda for monitoring, refresher training and coaching on case management and social work services for three provinces in collaboration with UNICEF, MOLISA and DOLISAs of Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien (5 days)
Task 5:Â Facilitate a 4-day training on case management applying the new technical guidelines for selected staff of the local child protection systems in each three provinces in collaboration with DOLISAs of Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien, (4 days/province x 3 = 12 days)
Task 6: Conduct the 1st monitoring trip to each of three provinces to review how the case management and social work services are being delivered and provide coaching to the selected social workers/collaborators of Social Work Service Centres/Social Protection Centres and local Child Protection System in Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien on case management, counselling, psychosocial support, identification of foster care options (for children in institutions), referral and record keeping. 3 days/province x 3 provinces = 9 days
Task 7: Conduct the 2nd monitoring trip to each of three provinces and provide refresher training and coaching to the SPC and selected staff/collaborators of CBCPS in Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien on case management, counselling, psychosocial support, identification of foster care options (for children in institutions) and record keeping: 5 days/province x 3 provinces = 15 days
Total: 72 days
The consultant is required to work closely with UNICEF, MOLISA Department of Childrenâ€™s Affairs, Department of Social Protection and related DOLISAs to get technical guidance and exchange information on the delivery of the consultancy.
Amend the existing technical guidelines and training syllabus on case management
Technical guidelines and training syllabus on case management amended and finalised in line with the Child Law and Decree
Feb â€“ Mar 2018
Facilitate a Training of Trainers
TOT conducted using the new technical guidelines on case management
Amend technical guidelines and training syllabus on child protection service delivered by social work service centres
Technical guidelines and training syllabus on child protection service delivered by social work service centres available
Mar â€“ Apr 2018
Adjust the training programme on case management and develop a tentative agenda for 2 trips on monitoring, refresher training and coaching on child protection and social work services for three provinces
A programme for a 3-day training on case management and alternative care and tentative agendas for 2 provincial trips available
Facilitate a 4-day training on case management and alternative care for selected staff of the local child protection systems in Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien
Training facilitated in Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien and participants learn how to conduct case management and alternative care services
4 days x 3 = 12 days
Apr â€“ Jun 2018
Conduct the 1st monitoring trip to Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien
1st monitoring trip is conducted in Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien. Report submitted which analyse the achievements, challenges/gaps and recommendations on how to improve CP/SW services in these 3 provinces.
3 days x 3 = 9 days
June â€“ July 2018
Conduct the 2nd monitoring trip, provide refresher training and coaching to key stakeholders of the local CP system in Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien
2nd monitoring trip and refresher training is conducted in Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien. Report submitted which analyse the achievements, challenges/gaps and recommendations on how to improve CP/SW services in these 3 provinces.
5 days x 3 provinces = 15 days
Aug â€“ Dec 2018
The Chief of the Child Protection Section will be responsible for providing overall technical guidance and advices.
The responsible Child Protection Specialist will supervise, provide available reference resources, facilitate the communication between the consultant and relevant stakeholders, providing technical inputs and day-to-day support to this consultancy.
Timeliness, inclusion of and response to UNICEF and DOLISAs comments, quality of services rendered.
The performance evaluation is conducted upon the completion of deliverables according to timeline as mentioned above.
The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract.
Applications will be evaluated technically and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference using the guidelines detailed in the table below.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation (70%)
Financial evaluation (30%)
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply online and submit the following documents:
1) A detailed technical proposal of maximum 10 pages which clearly explains how to deliver the required tasks;
2) A lump sum financial quote that includes all expected costs for the entire consultancy period (including fees, travel, daily subsistence allowance).
3) Resume and the Consultant must complete and submit a P-11 form ( UN Personal History Form )
4) Names of three referees that can be contacted and who can attest to a programme design(s) that the consultant was responsible for completing.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 19 February 2018 at 23:55 hours Viet Nam Time.
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How to apply:
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