Objective: Provide technical support and leadership to Save the Children Ethiopia’s programming on child and youth migration issues
Key Deliverable: The consultant(s) will gain an understanding of migration-related work currently implemented in the country office and further document the situation of migration in Ethiopia, and identify possible approaches for Save the Children in addressing this issue including partnerships.
Concept Note (Maximum 5 pages, Appendixes + Indicative Budget) that outlines an integrated, multi-year and comprehensive response to migration and displacement within Ethiopia, with a focus on children and youth.
Head of Child Poverty will be a key stakeholder and the role with be required to liaise with all Heads of Departments.
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
1. Background: The migrant “crisis” in Europe is engendering a new and complex donor agenda, with increasing (often relabelled) funding being linked to migration responsive activities.
2. Scope of work – Description of task
- The assessment will focus on a range of interrelated country-specific dealing with migration and displacement, encompassing:
- Providing technical input, leadership and recommendations for future action into response to migration and displacement within Ethiopia that focusses on children and youth, across the SC thematic sectors (with particular focus on youth livelihoods).
- Identifying strategic questions for national research to rapidly expand knowledge base/data and oversee design process.
- Assisting in the identification and accessing of available funds to support migration related activities targeting children and youth.
- Assessing the macro level policy environment (national and regional as relates to Ethiopia) in regard to this issue.
- Mapping out different routes of migration (within Ethiopia and cross border) and if possible formal and informal actors involved on this.
- Mapping what other organizations are doing in relation to migration to avoid duplication of effort, support cross learning and/or improved future programming.
- Identifying potential partners (Government, NGOs, and Private sectors) that we should engage in future programming.
- Identifying the ways in which we can and should partner with other organizations on this issue. For example, it does not seem appropriate for SC to get into the legal aspects of migration or issues around safe repatriation, so who should we partner with?
- Providing recommendations for future collaborations/partnerships on migration issues within Ethiopia and possible activities/resource requirements for 2016 and beyond.
- Identifying the ways in which we, other organizations in Ethiopia or SC in other countries have had successful experiences in different aspects of migration – prevention, reintegration and protection? How can we leverage this?
- Conducting a mapping on the SC program portfolio across the different thematic sectors, looking through the “migration lens”.
- Building SC Ethiopia’s profile on migration and displacement externally and function as CO’s primary focal point in external meetings, including with donors.
- Identifying the different migration ‘moments’ that we should be working on and subsequent key interventions for those children and youth: 1) at risk (prevention); 2) on the move; 3) returning.
- Feeding into (whilst adhering to in country constraints on advocacy work) to SC advocacy focal points on migration related issues.
- Making strategic recommendations for cross-learning between country/regional teams and provide support to thematic leads with regards to developing a “migration lens”.
- Regularly liaising with regional migration focal point and play active role in the development of regional/global programming approaches on migration and displacement.
- Draft recommendations on possible red lines/SC organisational position on EUTF and related migration issues
- Recommendations for future external collaborations/partnerships on migration issues; including areas for cross-border collaboration
- Document outlining research opportunities and next steps.
- Short document “repackaging” current SC Et work, by theme, through migration Lens
- Short desk review summary on COM/migration issues in Ethiopia
- End of contract overview document, summarising key actions, funding opportunities, recommendations and possible next steps
Four to Six Weeks, starting in April / May 2016
5. Desired Consultancy Fee range – USD. 15,000 – USD. 20,000
- Child protection
- Employment skills
- Social protection programming
- Good writing skills
- Experience in designing child and youth focused interventions at scale
- Previous experience of working on displacement/migration related issues is essential.
To express your interest please send your c.v. and covering note outlining your suitability to deliver this work by 12.00 (noon) 6th April 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org.