A mapping carried out in early 2017 (IOM, UNHCR, Eurostat, FRA), and the EC Communication on the Protection of Children in Migration (April 2017) both state that there is an inadequate monitoring and reporting on protection issues faced by children and youth. Data on children and youth is very fragmented making their needs invisible, and limiting the effectiveness of policy development and service provision targeting this group. In particular, there is an alarming lack of data on the extent of GBV against children and youth who are newly arrived and in need of international protection. The scarcity of such data can be ascribed to a number of factors: lack of information on how to report cases; lack of effective procedures to identify cases; insufficient training of staff responsible for recognising GBV; reluctance amongst victims to report out of fear of stigmatisation and lack of information on where to report and seek support.
Trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse, forced labour are part of the experiences of people on the move. At the same time, the considerable lack of data and professionals’ knowledge and coordination, on the one hand, and the low awareness amongst migrant children and youth themselves, on the other hand, make the issue of gender-based violence difficult to tackle.
In order to strengthen the statutory response to gender-based violence affecting children and youth on the move in EU countries, in partnership with five organizations (Arsis, DCI Belgium, Fedasil, Kopin Malta and Tdh Romania), Tdh Hungary has recently commenced the implementation of its regional project titled "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE". The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).
This two-year project seeks to achieve the following specific objectives:
- To enhance availability of accurate data on GBV against children and youth on the move;
- To develop knowledge and capacities of care professionals to raise awareness, identify and address specific forms of GBV among children and youth on the move;
- To support and promote multi-agency collaboration and learning on GBV against children and youth on the move through regional community of practice;
- To empower children and youth on the move to build positive relationships, awareness and understanding of GBV and support them to report, prevent, mitigate and address it.
Objectives of this consultancy:
This consultancy work has two objectives:
- Objective 1: To develop a Data Collection Methodology Framework with a set of specific indicators linked to GBV among children and youth. In addition to the set of indicators, the framework is meant to also include the type and level of disaggregation of the data.
→ The methodology framework is to have two areas of focus:
1) indicators linked to GBV among children and youth on the move; and
2) indicators linked with the capacity of care professionals working with children and youth on the move.
- Objective 2: To develop a Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tool based on the data collection methodology. The expert is expected to develop two questioannaires (each including a series of questions and potential answers).
→ The two questionnaires to be developed include:
1) Questionnaire for children and youth: this questionnaire is meant to be encoded in a MDC tool and used to collect data directly from migrant children and youth. The data is aimed to help the project to gather information on the prevalence of GBV amongst children and youth as well as their levels of awareness on GBV (whether they know how to report cases of GBV, whether they were informed about what they can do in cases of GBV, etc).
2) Questionnaire for care professionals: this questionnaire is meant to be encoded in a MDC tool and used to collect data directly from care professionals.
The questions are aimed to provide more insight for the project on instances when GBV occurs, current knowledge gaps on GBV amongst professionals and levels of awareness.
In addition to being encoded in a MDC tool, the questionnaire will also be placed online in the form of an online survey to broaden the collection of data from care professionals.
Important points to be noted:
The MDC tool which is developed by the expert must be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) principles of the EU.
The questionnaires should be developed in English. There is a possibility to have the questionnaires made available in other languages and for the developed MDC tool to be encoded in these languages.
Expected results of this consultancy:
- Data Collection Methodology Framework developed
- Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tool developed with two sets of questionnaires
- One questionnaire targeting children and youth
- One questionnaire targeting care professionals
- Online training session to staff who will carry out data collection on how to use the Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tool
Start of consultancy: 14 January 2019
End of January 2019:
Data Collection Methodology Framework developed
One questionnaire targeting children and youth
One questionnaire targeting care professionals
Beginning of February 2019:
Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tool developed with two sets of questionnaires, encoded
Online training session to project staff who will carry out data collection on how to use the Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tool.
How to apply:
Qualified applicants should submit their application package to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 January 2019.
The application package should include the following documents:
All persons working with Terre des hommes will have to comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy.