The existing studies point to alarming accounts of gender-based violence (GBV) affecting children and youth on the move in the European Union. Trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse, forced labor 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 GBV difficult to tackle.
To strengthen the statutory response to GBV 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.
Capacity building constitutes one of the key components of the BRIDGE project. The project builds upon the premise that a) in most EU Member States, training on identifying and dealing with victims of GBV is either not provided or is provided non-systematically; and b) there is a need to put in place procedures and personnel, health practitioners and frontline workers, with specialist training on how to prevent, identify and respond to GBV. All four of the project countries identified a need for specialist training for care professionals working with children and youth on the move.
This project proposes to address this unmet need by developing a specialist training for care professionals to identify and provide support to children and youth on the move who are affected by GBV. This is in line with specific objective 2 of the project which has the aim to develop the knowledge and capacities of care professionals to raise awareness, identify and address specific forms of GBV among children and youth on the move.
Tasks of this consultancy:
The current call for applications seeks an expert to develop a training curriculum for care professionals which is composed of a number of formats. As part of this consultancy, the selected expert is expected to deliver the following tasks or services:
- Development of Training Manual
One of the deliverables of this consultancy is the development of a training manual for care professionals. This document is to contribute to the care professionals in the project countries having increased awareness of and the ability to identify and address GBV amongst children and young people on the move due to improved knowledge, attitudes, capacity and practices. In addition to using this document for the planned trainings in the project, the BRIDGE project envisages that the training manual can also be disseminated further to other relevant actors and institutions working in the area of migration and child protection in Europe.
The training manual is expected to also include a focus on how care professionals can work with youth, how to promote participatory practices and awareness raising activities for working with children and youth on GBV. As part of BRIDGE project, youth involved in the project as youth facilitators are expected to benefit from improved leadership capacity, empowerment and improved knowledge on GBV and on how to conduct awareness raising sessions and activities with children.
The Training Manual should include a suggested agenda and programme that is to be used by the trained trainers when they are delivering their roll-out trainings in their respective countries (both to the care professionals and to the youth facilitators).
The Training Manual is to be developed in English. It will then be translated into French, Dutch, Greek, and Romanian.
During the development of the Training Manual, the selected expert will also rely on the input, review and validation of the drafted work in order to ensure alignment with Tdh’s principles and programmes.
- Development of online course content
- addition to the Training Manual, the contracted expert is expected to develop the contents of the online course related to GBV. The online learning is envisaged to include a series of online sessions and individual learning and reading. The online course is to be developed in a way that would allow other professionals who are not directly involved in the project’s trainings to still be able to benefit from it. Once finalized, the course will be hosted and promoted by the existing ChildHub Academy.
- part of the development of the online course, the contracted expert will work together with a consultant/company which will be contracted for the technical development of the online course, thus, coordination and exchange between the two will be expected. This coordination will allow for the two service providers (online content developer and technical developer) to discuss and exchange on how the online course should look, and this exchange will guide the consultant on developing the content (appropriate for an online course).
- online course is to be developed in English. Once validated and finalized, the online course will be translated into French, Dutch, Greek, and Romanian.
- Deliver a Training of Trainers in Budapest in September/October 2019
- 2-day Training of Trainers (ToT) will be organized in Budapest for care professionals from the project countries (20 participants expected). Care professionals are to benefit from improved skills and increased knowledge on GBV, on how to prevent GBV in care facilities, how to spot signs of GBV, where to refer the victims, and how to empower children to report. They will also learn about approaches to working with youth facilitators, using psychosocial tools to address trauma and how to use the online ChildHub platform. Following the ToT, the trained care professionals will then hold roll-out trainings in their respective countries.
- contracted expert is to design the agenda of the ToT and to facilitate the training in Budapest (travel and accommodation costs of the expert are covered by Tdh)
- Facilitate a Mentoring and Coaching workshop in Budapest (expected to occur in February 2020)
A 2-day mentoring and coaching workshop will be held in Budapest following the holding of the first roll-out trainings in the project countries by the trained care professionals. This will allow the trained trainers to exchange and share their experiences and lessons learnt from their first round of roll-out trainings and to make any adjustments to the second round of roll-out trainings.
The contracted expert is to develop the agenda of the Mentoring and Coaching Workshop and is to facilitate the workshop (travel and accommodation costs of the expert are covered by Tdh).
Start of consultancy: the latest by 1 April 2019
- By 31 June 2019: Both the Training Manual and the online course contents are to be finalized by the end of June 2019, as they need to be translated into the project countries’ languages prior to the Training of Trainers in Budapest which is expected to take place in September 2019.
- September/October 2019: Delivery of 2day Training of Trainers in Budapest (specific dates to be determined)
- February 2020: Delivery of 2day Mentoring and Coaching Workshop in Budapest, as a follow-up to the ToT (specific dates to be determined)
Required/preferred experience and skills:
- Expertise on gender-based violence and child protection concepts;
- Extensive experience in developing training and learning materials;
- Extensive experience in delivering and facilitating trainings and workshops;
- Excellent writing skills;
- Excellent facilitation skills;
- Ability to work in collaboration with others and under time constraints;
- Outstanding level of English, written and spoken.
The total remuneration for this consultancy will be in the range of 8,500 - 8,750 EUR
How to apply:
Qualified applicants should submit their application package to the following email address .ch by 18 March 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.