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SWAGAA is currently hiring for the following positions: 

National Consultant

To develop study briegs of the National Study of the Drivers of Violence Against Children Study, 2016

Location

SWAGAA offices, Manzini

Duration

15 working days

Start date

From:    27/08/2018                   

    To:  19/09/2018 

Background and justification

In 2016, to strengthen national efforts to build and evidence base for the prevention and response to violence, UNICEF supported the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office (DPMO) – Department of Gender & Family Issues to undertake and publish the National Study on the Drivers of Violence Against Children in Swaziland 2016. The main objective of the study was to explore risk factors that drive violence against children in the country, as well as the protective and enabling factors.

To promote a wider dissemination of the study findings to all key VAC stakeholders, programmers and policy makers, SWAGAA funded by UNICEF and working in partnership with the DPMO, seeks to engage a national consultant to develop study briefs on the National Study on the Drivers of Violence Against Children in Swaziland 2016. The study briefs will summarize the study and highlight key study findings, recommendations and proposals for programming.

Scope of Work

Activities and tasks: 

The key specific tasks to be taken in carrying out and completing the assignment will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Review and analyse the National Study on Drivers of Violence Against Children in Swaziland 2016;
  • Facilitate a consultative meeting with stakeholders and partners to analyse study findings and identify key findings for the study briefs;
  • Prepare and draft study briefs on the National Study on Drivers of Violence Against Children in Swaziland;
  • Ensure editing, formatting and graphic design of study briefs
  • Present the study brief(s) for validation by national VAC stakeholders;
  • Present and submit process report and final study brief(s)

Work relationships: 

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Programme Manager, SWAGAA and guidance of a Technical Working Group, which will be constituted to oversee the assignment and convened by SWAGAA and constituted by DPMO, UNICEF and civil society stakeholders.

Outputs/Deliverables:

  • Inception report with methodology and time lines;
  • Review and analysis report of the National Study on Drivers of Violence Against Children in Swaziland 2016;
  • Report on the consultative meeting with stakeholders and partners, with clear identification of key study findings to inform study briefs;
  • Draft study briefs on the National Study on Drivers of Violence Against Children in Swaziland;
  • Presentation of draft study briefs for stakeholder validation;
  • Final and approved study briefs and process report.

Desired competencies, technical background and experience

  • Education: A minimum qualification of a degree in either Social Sciences, Research Sciences, M&E, Law, Development, Gender or any related discipline.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant professional experience in child protection, gender and human rights programming, including research.
  • Traceable experience in the implementation of at least two similar assignments i.e. review, analysis and drafting summaries and policy briefs of national level research assignments.
  • Sound and demonstrable understanding of child protection, violence against children, gender and gender-based violence issues in the context of Swaziland.
  • Strong research, analytical and report writing skills, and demonstrable ability to produce high quality professionally written products.
  • Proven experience in the facilitation of engagement processes with government and non-governmental partners.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A cover/ motivation letter;
  • CV or resume, with traceable contact details of 3 professional references;
  • A brief and succinct technical proposal (not more than 2 pages), briefly outlining consultant’s competencies in relation to the advertised assignment; methodology with proposed time lines; consultant’s availability and proposed daily rate.

The above should be sent via email to SWAGAA Communications Officer at  communications@swagaa.org.sz and copied to swagaa@swagaa.org.sz with the subject matter titled “Consultancy – Drivers of Violence Study Briefs”, by the 13  August 2018 at 12 noon. Applicants received later than the deadline will not be considered. Detailed Terms of Reference can be accessed from SWAGAA

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