Consultancy: Development of Child Protection Minimum Standard (CPMS) on Safe Spaces

ChildFund International

Consultancy: Development of Child Protection Minimum Standard (CPMS) on Safe Spaces

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  • Responsibilities

    TERMS OF REFERENCE

    DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD PROTECTION MINIMUM STANDARD (CPMS) ON SAFE SPACES

    2ND EDITION CPMS REVISION

    BACKGROUND

    A revision of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) has been ongoing since the beginning of 2018. This is the first revision to the CPMS since its launch in 2012. The updated 2nd edition will:

    • Reflect sector learning since 2012;

    • Strengthen and clarify the evidence base;

    • Streamline the content and structure to be more user-friendly;

    • Strengthen the applicability to a broader range of humanitarian contexts;

    • Improve aspects on prevention as well as response; and

    • Improve gender and age inclusion as well as other cross-cutting themes.

    • The new structure for the pillar is planned as follows:

    • As the drafts of the 2nd edition have progress, a decision was taken by the CPMS Working Group to re-structure the 3rd pillar of the CPMS, on Developing Adequate Child Protection Strategies. In the model originally proposed for the 2nd edition, there was no standard on Safe Spaces. However, at the end April 2019, the CPMS Working Group reversed this decision and a new standard on Safe Spaces is planned to be included.

    • The revision is being led under the global CPMS Working Group of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.

    • General Introduction to the pillar

    • Standard 14 – Using the socio-ecological model to develop strategies

    • Standard 15 – Case Management

    • Standard 16 – Alternative Care

    • Standard 17 – Supporting Parents and Families

    • Standard 18 – Working at Community Level

    • STANDARD 19 – SAFE SPACES (with elements of life skills / child resilience)

    • Standard 20 – Justice for Children

    As this decision comes towards the end of the revision process, the timeline for developing the standard is tight (see timeline below).

    OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

    To finalize a new standard on Safe Spaces for the CPMS 2nd edition, in consultation with a reference group for the Standard.

    TIMELINE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STANDARD

    +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+ | ACTION | RESPONSIBLE | TIMELINE | +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+ | Consultation on new | CPMS Working Group | 3-10 June 2019 | | draft by peer review | co-Leads will organize | | | group (global and field | the review | | | workers + CPMS Working | | | | Group) | | | +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+ | Review a draft written | Consultant in | 11-17 June 2019 | | by the reference group, | collaboration with | | | integrate comments, and | reference group | | | complete the comment | | | | tracker | | | +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+ | Submit a revised draft | Consultant | 17 June 2019 | | and comment tracker | | | +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+ | Final drafts sent for | CPMS Working Group | 18 June – 5 July 2019 | | editing and design | co-leads | | +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+ | Stand-by to reply to | Consultant in | 18 June - 5 July 2019 | | questions from editor | collaboration with | | | and designers | reference group | | | | | | | | | | +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+ | Review of edited copy | Consultant and reference | 8-12 July 2019 | | final comments | group members | | +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+ | Submission of final | Consultant and reference | 19 July 2019 | | changes requested to | group members | | | editors | | | +--------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSULTANT

    • Consult with the reference group members on the scope and planned content for the new standard, and key resources from which the content should be drawn.
    • Develop a draft of the new Standard on Safe Spaces, based on previous work by the reference group, including introduction section, key actions for preparedness and response, indicators, guidance notes and reference section.
    • Ensure the inclusion of considerations for cross-cutting issues, after review of issues briefs developed on the 11 themes: early childhood, adolescents, gender, children with disabilities, IDP/Refugee/Migrant contexts, Epidemic contexts, child participation, systems strengthening, urban contexts, cash and voucher assistance programming and legal documentation.
    • Review the general content of other existing standards in the 2nd edition to ensure any linkages are made within the new draft standard.
    • Implement process for ensuring reference group members contribute to the new draft before the initial submission on 17 June 2019.
    • Integrate comments provided by reviewers of the standards, using track changes to note the changes.
    • Complete a separate document - comment tracker / spreadsheet - that compiles responses to all comments made on the draft standard including information on if the comment was included in the new draft and if not, provide the justification.
    • Ensure the standard is reader-friendly for the range of CPMS users and applicable to all humanitarian contexts.
    • Adhere to the timeline set out by the Child Protection Working Group.
    • Ensure consultation on content decision with the reference group.
    • Raise any concerns on the content or timeline with the reference group and manager of the consultancy.

    The CPMS Working Group will provide the template and guidelines for the new standard as well as the template for the comment tracker. The CPMS Working Group will identify the members of the Working Group.

    DELIVERABLES

    DEAD

    DEADLINE

    ESTIMATED # OF DAYS

    Submission of a draft text based on comments received.

    17 June 2019

    3 days

    Submission of final comments on edited standard

    19 July 2019

    3 days

    Total days

    6 days

    MANAGEMENT OF THE CONSULTANCY

    The consultant will be managed directly by ChildFund International, a CPMS Working Group member agency.

    The consultant will work with a reference group of 3-6 members who will advise on content decisions, provide initial comments and review of the drafts. The reference group will include the CPMS Working Group co-chairs as well as other representatives of the CPMS Working Group with expertise in Safe Spaces implementation.

    PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

    • Strong expertise on child protection in humanitarian action and particularly in the implementation of Safe Spaces
    • Knowledge and prior use of the CPMS and an understanding of the purpose of humanitarian standards
    • Experience in developing collaborative, inter-agency drafts
    • Full availability in the timeframe described above
    • Ability to write in clear, jargon-free English

    Required Skills Required Experience