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Individual Consultant Evaluation of Child Protection System

Country : Gabon
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Individual Consultant Evaluation of Child Protection System

TOT Ref No : 27545185
Competition : ICB
Financier : UN System
UNICEF Maison des Nations Unies Pont du Gue-Gue Libreville Tel: +241-7999931/5091241
Email :libreville@unicef.org
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Tenders are invited for Individual Consultant Evaluation of Child Protection System - Gabon - 2 Months. Purpose of the evaluation 1.1 The UNICEF Gabon office has just started its new 2018-2022 Cooperation Program with the Government of Gabon. In line with the Organization`s commitments as outlined in the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, the Office will continue to support the country to strengthen and harmonize the child protection system for greater efficiency and equity in taking into account the most vulnerable children. 1.2 Since 2007, many efforts have been made under the GABON-UNICEF Cooperation to help the country put in place a holistic child protection system. From 2012-2017, it was expected that: • the national normative framework for the protection of the child would be strengthened and implemented; • that national child protection structures have developed their technical and operational capacities for the prevention of abuse, violence and exploitation as well as for the care of victims, including in emergency situations; and finally, • 60% of families / communities have changed their perception of child protection. To achieve this, the following strategies and approaches have been developed. As part of the 2018-2022 cooperation cycle, with the Gabonese government and civil society organizations, the Child Protection Section intends to consolidate the achievements of the previous cycles while continuing to strengthen the national child protection system. 1.3. This independent evaluation will be both summative as it will review strategies and approaches implemented over the past 5 years and have a clear vision of what worked and what did not, and formative as it will provide guidance to the office. UNICEF Gabon on approaches and strategies that need to be continued, abandoned or strengthened under the new Cooperation Program. 2. Evaluation Bottom Based on the collection and analysis of data and relevant information, this evaluation should serve two main purposes: accountability and organizational learning. üEvaluation: evaluation will provide evidence on the level of progress achieved by the previous GABON-UNICEF program in relation to the expected results of the child protection component; üLearning: the evaluation will review and reinforce the strategies of the Gabonese Government and the UNICEF office that were selected in the framework of the 2018-2022 Program cycle in order to strengthen the quality and the effects of their implementation. 3. Evaluation Objectives The evaluation will pursue the following objectives: ü To assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and, to the extent possible, the impact of UNICEF program interventions 2012 to 2017; üQuarantee the results of UNICEF support in the area of ??juvenile justice, the fight against violence, the fight against child trafficking, birth registration in Gabon.üMeasure the degree to which interventions supported by UNICEF helped reduce major child rights violations in child protection, and helped to narrow the equity gap, ü Identify and document lessons learned and UNICEF`s contribution to the protection of children`s rights. setting up the child protection system; ü Provide recommendations on operational strategies to be implemented to guide the child protection program during the 2018-2022 cycle. 4. Evaluation Criteria This evaluation will be guided by the five OECD criteria, including relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. 5.Methodology This evaluation will be based on the use of mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative). The review of programmatic documents (containing both quantitative and qualitative data) will be complemented by field visits, as well as semi-structured key informant interviews and focus group discussions with all relevant stakeholders. At the national level, the evaluation team should meet with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, ONDE, Ministry of Family, Social Affairs, Juvenile Judges and Prosecutors, Polices, CSOs, academic representatives and community representatives. Stakeholders will participate in the evaluation through discussions, consultations, comments on draft documents. To guarantee impartiality and the absence of bias, the methodology will include a representative sample of sources of information (for example, stakeholder groups, including beneficiaries, etc.) and a combination of quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods to ensure the triangulation of information. is purely indicative and the UNICEF Country Office would like the evaluators to propose the use of innovative methods to better address the issues presented in section 6. The evaluation will be based on the analysis of existing statistical data. This analysis should lead to the identification of information gaps prior to the mission in the country. One of the possible limitations could be the availability of disaggregated data for the most disadvantaged groups. A high turnover rate is typical of all sectors of Gabon`s public administration. As a result, evaluation of capacity-building activities could be affected. The process proposed by UNICEF comprises five steps. However, it could be better specified by the consultant, especially with regard to the use of innovative methods of data collection and analysis. The methodology of the evaluation will be in line with the standards and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG). 6. Availability of data / source of information Data and sources of information come from official State institutions or reports produced by UNICEF. They are therefore considered reliable and of sufficient quality. Here is the link where these documents can be downloaded: 7.Management of the evaluation The evaluation will be led by the Gabonese UNICEF office. The Evaluation Committee (consisting of the Deputy Representative, the Chief of the Child Protection Section and the M / E Officer) will provide overall oversight of the evaluation. The child protection officer and the M & E officer will provide technical advice and supervision to the team of evaluators. Gabon`s UNICEF office and national partners will be responsible for organizing field visits, meetings, consultations and interviews, providing access to government counterparts, donors and partners, and coordinating work at country level. country with other stakeholders. The Regional Evaluation Advisor of the UNICEF Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCAR) will provide technical support to ensure that the evaluation process is in line with the regional guidelines for evaluation. The team of evaluators will be responsible for analyzing the project documents, organizing the technical preparation of the field visits, conducting the country visits and producing the deliverables, the methodology assessment, sample, instruments and questionnaires, preliminary and final evaluation reports. Although vulnerable children are not expected to be invited to participate in the evaluation, the evaluation team will ensure that the process of assessment is consistent with ethical guidelines. 8.Values ??and structures of the evaluation report The evaluation report to be produced must comply with the standards and standards of a UNICEF evaluation report: The deliverables will include: üThe scoping note üA Power point presentation üThe draft evaluation report (incorporating the comments received during the debriefing on the last day of mission in the country) üThe final evaluation report (incorporating the comments received on the draft report) 9.The team`s composition evaluatorsThe evaluation team will consist of an international consultant assisted before and during its field mission by a Gabonese expert. The required skills of the international consultant are as follows: The International Team Leader Consultant must be of a high level and have experience confirmed by previous work and meet the following requirements: • Post Graduate Diploma in Evaluation, Development, Strategic Planning, Statistics or Related Social Sciences • At least 8 years of proven professional experience in project / program research and evaluation (minimum 5 research / evaluations) and at least one team leader; • Good knowledge of participatory and qualitative research methodologies • At least 5 years of experience in the field of child protection. Expertise on gender equality and children`s rights will be considered an asset; • Work experience in Africa and particularly in Central Africa is an asset • Excellent analytical and report writing skills to be demonstrated by previous work • Excellent command of spoken and written French to demonstrate by previous work; Submission of candidates Interested candidates are requested to apply online only via the link:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ and attach to it as an attachment: ü Letter of motivationüCurriculum Vitae and form P11üCopying of the highest diploma üTechnical proposal and draft budget (4- Max 5 pages) üFinancial all-inclusive offer: fees, travel allowances, transport costs, communication costs ... üExample of relevant evaluation work (the most recent) Any incomplete or submitted dossier line after the deadline (18 October 2018) will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and will receive an official response to their application. Our vacation reviews are also available at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/See the list of accredited institutions at: www.whed.net UNICEF is a non- smoking environment. UNICEF is an environment free of discrimination. Qualified women candidates as well as qualified people with disabilities are encouraged to apply to become part of our organization https: //intranet.unicef.org/epp/evalsite.nsf/0/2BDF97BB3F789849852577E50 ... $ FILE / UNEG. [Disclaimer: The above text is machine translated. For accurate information kindly refer the original document.]

Deadline : 18th Oct 2018
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