Capacity building on Social change

Country: Nigeria
Language: EN
Customer: United Nations Children's Fund
Number: 2277923
Publication date: 30-05-2017
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Capacity building on Social change
United Nations Children"s Fund
RFP 9132039
30-May-2017
20-Jun-2017 11:13
(GMT 2.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

TERMS OF REFERENCE

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CAPACITY BUILDING ON SOCIAL NORMS CHANGE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN FOR UNICEFS PARTNERS AND UNICEF STAFF (FCT, PLATEAU, GOMBE, CROSS RIVER AND LAGOS)

Background

Children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect. The challenge is how to best support Governments to realise this right. In recent years, the global community has increasingly recognised that (i) the number of children experiencing abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect is significant, and is rising in some areas (2008 Secretary-Generals Study on Violence Against Children) (ii) efforts to address child protection issues have been poorly coordinated and resourced, with a focus on stand-alone / single issue based projects (such as on sexual exploitation, child trafficking, street children, child labour etc.) with limited sustainability; and (iii) children face multiple risks abuse can be combined with exploitation and/or abandonment.

For the first time in Nigeria, the prevention of and effective response to violence against children has been linked to the sustainable development of Nigeria as a nation: All children are safe from abuse, violence, exploitation, and neglect is one of the six commitments of the National Priority Agenda (NPA) for Vulnerable Children 20102013. These six core commitments of Nigerias government will, if fulfilled, contribute to the achievement of the strategic objectives of Nigerias Vision 20:20. This elevates the importance of the issue of violence against children in this country and recognizes that reducing childrens vulnerability will positively and directly impact Nigerias economic and social well-being and development.

In order to develop coherent interventions which can tackle violence against children, it is necessary to understand the prevalence, manifestations, locations, perpetrators and impact of violence. Therefore, the Federal Government of Nigeria, led by the National Population Commission (and supported by UNICEF Nigeria and Centers for Disease Control), carried out the first comprehensive and nationally representative survey on violence against children (VACS) in 2014, covering every State in Nigeria. Nigeria is the first country in West Africa to undertake this Survey, and the 9th country globally.

The results of the 2014 Violence Against Children Survey (CVACS) provided, for the first time, national estimates that describe the magnitude and nature of sexual, physical and emotional violence experienced by girls and boys in Nigeria. The findings indicate that violence against children is a serious problem in Nigeria: with over half of children experiencing at least one form of violence before the age of 18. Approximately 6 out of every 10 children experience some form of violence. Half of all children experience physical violence. One in four girls and one in ten boys experience sexual violence and one in six girls and one in five boys experience emotional violence. Violence is rarely an isolated incident. The majority of children who experience physical, sexual or emotional violence in childhood do so on multiple occasions (over 70%). Girls are significantly more likely to experience both sexual violence and physical violence than other combinations of violence. Boys are significantly more likely to experience both physical and emotional violence, than other combinations of violence. Violence also starts at a young age. Over half of children first experience physical violence between the ages of 6 and 11. Approximately 1 in 10 childrens first experience is under the age of 5. A third of girls experience their first incident of sexual violence between 14 and 15, while almost a third of boys experience their first incident of sexual violence at 13 years and below. Approximately half of children first experience emotional violence before the age of 12.

The VACS highlighted that most children who suffer violence never tell anyone and very few seek services. Less than 5% of children who suffer violence receive the services that they need to recover. The VACS explored some of the reasons perpetuating silence, including stigma, fear of not being believed, not knowing where to seek help. The VACS also found that some children did not speak out because they did not think it was a problem.

In October 2016, the President of Nigeria launched the Campaign to End Violence Against Children by 2030, in line with Sustainable Development Goals. This built on the momentum created by the Presidential Year of Action to End Violence Against Children.

During the launch of the 2030 End VAC Campaign, President Buhari committed to develop a National Social Norms Change Strategy in line with the 2030 SDG to End VAC in Nigeria as an integral part of a National Action Plan to End VAC by 2030. The National Social Norms Change Strategy intends to delineate the objectives, the social norms, behaviors and practices that tolerate VAC to be addressed, perpetuate silence and prevent children seeking the services that they need to recover, the key messages, the channels as well as the responsibilities of the different stakeholders throughout society to progressively related change social norms with a clear timeline and budgets to sustain by 2030.

While the Government develops the National Social Norms Change Strategy to End VAC, there is a need to build the capacity of federal and state government to understand strategies to change social norms related to VAC and implement programme leading to sustained results in the long run. UNICEF is therefore looking to engage an international institution through UNICEF Global C4D LTAs, building on the VACS, to develop and implement a 6 month capacity building strategy to increase the knowledge about Social Norms Change and capacities to implement Social Norms Change Strategies and Programmes to End Violence Against Children (VAC).

Specific Tasks for the Institutional Consultancy

In collaboration with the FMWASD and the State Ministries in Lagos, Cross River, Plateau and Gombe, UNICEF Nigeria would like to engage with Global LTA partner to:

  1. Develop a 6 month capacity building strategy for federal and state government partners, PEPFAR and NGO partners and UNICEF Child Protection and C4D staff in Abuja (FCT), Gombe, Plateau, Cross River and Lagos;
  2. Develop appropriate training materials for the different target audience; and
  3. Implement the strategy carrying out (technically and logistically) a series of workshops, trainings and other related capacity building events.
  4. Methodology
  • The contractor is expected to develop capacity building strategy to target the following audiences:
    • Federal Government partners (Federal Ministries of Women Affairs and Social development, Education, Health, Budget and Finance, Nigerian Police Force among others) (Abuja).
    • State Government partners from state and local government areas (Gombe, Plateau, cross River and Lagos states).
    • Traditional and religious leaders at state and local government areas (Gombe, Plateau, cross River and Lagos states).
    • Communities (Child Protection Networks, Child Protection Committees) and schools (Gombe, Plateau, cross River and Lagos states) at local government areas if not possible at the state capital city.
    • UNICEF staff (child protection and C4D) in Abuja
  • The capacity building strategy will include a monitoring and evaluation framework to track progress against objectives as well as evaluate impact of the learning on target audiences.
  • NGO partners including PEPFAR partners at federal and state level.
  • The contractor will need to define in the capacity building strategy how many trainings/events will be required for each target audience and on the need to have combined trainings.
  • It is expected that some of the trainings will be Training of Trainers.
  • Trainings are expected to take place in Abuja for UNICEF and Federal partners, state capital of the four focus states (Gombe, Plateau, cross River and Lagos states) and possibly in the concerned local government areas as per the table below:

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