UNICEF: Improving Street Working Children’s Access to Education and Livelihood Support for their Families in Afghanistan

Deadline: 18 September 2016

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking proposals from eligible entities for evaluation of “Improving Street working children’s access to education and livelihood support for their families”.

The goal of this project is to provide greater protection to street-working children from violence, abuse and exploitation and to protect their rights to education. The project provided informal education to children and integrated them into the formal educational system, which would open doors for them to greater life prospects and employment opportunities.

The purpose of the project is to build resilience of these children’s families in coping with lost income and future economic shocks through the provision of training programmes, linking them sustainable livelihood opportunities to increase their family income and ultimately be able to sustain their children’s right to education.

Objectives

  • To increase access to education for 300 street-working children from district 1 of Kabul city.
  • To facilitate increased household income for the wellbeing of street-working children from district 1.
  • To strengthen community based social protection and support mechanism for street-working children and their families.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Should have an advanced degree in sociology, human rights, anthropology, social work and other social science related field
  • Must have al least 3-7 years of work experience in child protection and social work, including strong experience in evaluation, research design and methodology.
  • Experience in child labour and knowledge of child protection issues in Afghanistan.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills.
  • Very strong written and spoken communication and facilitation skills
  • Experience of using participatory techniques in data collection and child-friendly participatory techniques.
  • Knowledge of child protection issues in Afghanistan and socio-cultural and political background of the country.
  • Experience of working directly with children and facilitation skills commitment to meaningful child participation.
  • Gender balanced
  • Mix of international-national.
  • Fluency in English, Dari and Pashlo is essential
  • Expertise in child abuse, gender based violence, psychological and social rehabilitation of children and working in extremely unsafe condition.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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