National Individual Consultant/team of two consultants to document the transition from Blue Dots to Blue Grids [home-based, part-time], 21 working days, Bucharest, Romania

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


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Function of Exercise/Project:

From the primary days of the warfare in Ukraine, UNICEF Romania supplied crucial assist for individuals fleeing the warfare via the Blue Dot Protected Area, Safety and Help Hubs (Blue Dots). Thus far, over 741,157 individuals, together with 241,915 kids, acquired safety, entry to companies and/or very important info.

Because the warfare in Ukraine continues and displacement turns into protracted (together with part of the refugee inhabitants migrating between Ukraine and Romania), UNICEF’s programmatic response is being constantly tailored to the altering wants of refugee kids and households, making certain continued provision of data and safety assist, together with referrals, whereas creating a sustainable and systems-integrated mannequin for the service provision.

One of many core ideas of the Blue Dots is to contribute to the strengthening of present nationwide and native capacities and infrastructure and additional construct and assist their efforts for an enhanced provision of the wanted companies for the refugees. Thus, there’s want to think about a shift from an acute emergency response – to extra long-term, sustainable, social inclusion initiatives, whereas additionally contemplating the sustainability, scalability, fairness, excessive added worth/impression, price effectivity, and so on.

As a outcomes of UNICEF intensive consultations and planning, a programmatic shift and alter of method relating to the modality of service provision for refugee kids and households is being made, which is transposing in a transition from the Blue Dots to the Blue Grids initiative. The Blue Grid intends to make sure efficient referral and thus entry to minimal set of safety and social companies, equally to the Blue Dots, but goals at making certain that companies are supplied by a sustainable community of execs or companies suppliers, working with and in coordination of native authorities and/or specialised decentralized/deconcentrated authorities at county degree. The Blue Grid goals to enhance accessibility to high quality companies supplied by accredited service suppliers, sustaining the recognizable label for the community of execs throughout the public authorities – which thus additionally ensures that core baby safety work types a part of the general public case administration system, providing satisfactory monitoring and oversight for high quality insurance coverage.

UNICEF, its implementing companions and notably governmental companions, all through the implementation of the Blue Dot initiative, accrued a powerful quantity of expertise and classes realized that are a prerequisite for the subsequent part. The transition to a Blue Grid also needs to take into account a variety of things and challenges akin to infrastructure, human and monetary assets, availability of companies at native degree, present workload and vulnerabilities and so on. and ideally result in constructing a stronger, tailored system. With a purpose to systematise the information and come-up with a unitary imaginative and prescient and operational strategies relating to the transition, a five-day workshop might be organized in November 2023 with the participation of a variety of companions, nationwide and native authorities, different related stakeholders, as a way to facilitate discussions, planning and documentation of the transition from the Blue Dots to the Blue Grids. The occasion may even present the house to the concerned companions and stakeholder to start out the revision and replace of the emergency preparedness county motion plans.

UNICEF seeks a person guide/a crew of two consultants to assist the documentation, planning and assist of the transition from the Blue Dots to Blue Grids, contemplating the present and future capacities and infrastructure of the related counties in overtaking and proceed to coordinate and supply the crucial companies to refugee kids and households, together with unaccompanied kids and essentially the most weak ones, in addition to to supply assist in creating revised and up to date emergency preparedness county motion plans (as much as 10 counties).

Scope of Work:

The person guide/crew of two consultants will work beneath the supervision of the Baby Safety Specialist/Baby Safety Officer and in shut collaboration with the bigger UNICEF crew for the implementation of the project.

UNICEF plans to arrange a 5-day workshop the place to deliver collectively a variety of companions, nationwide and native authorities, UN businesses, implementing companions and different related stakeholder, as a way to facilitate discussions, planning, documentation and assist plans of the transition from the Blue Dots to the Blue Grids and to assist county authorities in revising and updating their emergency preparedness county motion plans. The workshop will create the house and can assist the county authorities and different related stakeholders to have open discussions, expertise sharing, debates and joint pondering and growth course of for attaining the above-mentioned outcomes.

To attain this, the person guide/crew of two consultants will fulfill the next key duties and tasks:

1. Develop the methodology and instruments for use for the five-day workshop to assist the contributors in creating by the tip of the workshop of the: 1) transition motion plan from Blue Dots to Blue Grids per county (with roles of all stakeholders, timeline, present and wanted assets, monitoring plan, and so on.); 2) revised emergency preparedness plans of the counties (as much as 10 counties). To tell the event of the methodology, instruments and higher understanding of the general image, UNICEF will present the present supplies on Blue Dots and transition in direction of Blue Grids, together with however not restricted to guides, briefing notes, idea notes, exercise experiences, and discipline experiences.

2. Facilitate and assist the workshop contributors to doc and plan the progressive transitioning from Blue Dots to Blue Grids by contemplating the switch of tasks of the present employees working and/or making certain permanency in Blue Dots or different related companies/initiatives to present professionals, service suppliers or public authorities, by making certain a multi-sectoral community of execs responding to the wants of the refugee kids and households primarily based on the present high quality requirements and referral mechanisms. The plans will embody, however not restricted to, roles of all stakeholders, timeline, present and extra assets wanted, monitoring plan and required assist.

3. Facilitate and assist the workshop contributors to revise and replace of the emergency preparedness county motion plans and establish key actions to reinforce county preparedness for any kind of emergency or catastrophe. The train will take into accounts the operational capacities of the related native stakeholders to design and implement preparedness and responses to emergency crises (establish dangers, probability, impression, mitigation measures, arrange triggers that put the plan in movement, plan the instant response, what are the actions, who needs to be concerned, for what, in what timeline, when to revise the plan, and so on.).

Your entire course of needs to be inclusive, take into accounts the big selection of authorities and different related actors, and likewise take into account the sustainability, scalability, impression, price effectivity, and so on.

Work Assignments Overview Deliverables/Outputs Timeline
Develop the methodology and instruments for the five-day workshop. This activity consists of the sunshine desk assessment of the present supplies on Blue Dots and the transition in direction of Blue Grids. Methodology and instruments. Second and third week of October- 5 working days.
Facilitate the five-day workshop and assist the contributors to:

1)  doc and plan the progressive transitioning from Blue Dots to Blue Grids;

2)  revise and replace of the emergency preparedness county motion plans.

# Counties’ transition motion plans from Blue Dots to Blue Grids

# Counties’ up to date emergency preparedness motion plans

Workshop report

Final week of October- 8 working days /If is a crew of two consultants might be 16 days.

To qualify as an advocate for each baby you should have…

Minimal {Qualifications} required:

A Grasp’s diploma in one of many following fields is required:  social sciences, legislation, political science, public coverage or one other related technical discipline.

Data/Experience/Expertise required:

–    A minimal of 5 years {of professional} expertise in strategic/programme planning and growth and/or organizational growth.

–   Confirmed expertise in organizing and facilitating workshops for attaining particular deliverables.

–   Good talking and writing expertise in Romanian and English.

–    Good teamworking, organizational and communicational expertise.

–    Working expertise in Romanian emergency response to the Ukrainian refugee disaster might be a bonus.

–    Availability for work throughout the proposed time-frame.

Utility process:

The applying might be made within the devoted UNICEF platform and it should embody:

  1. An up to date CV centered on the talents and expertise matching these requested by the present consultancy
  2. A letter of intent describing particular information and expertise to develop the methodology and instruments for an prolonged workshop and facilitate massive teams of individuals for attaining the deliberate outcomes, and the proposed methodology and method;
  3. Monetary Provide ought to point out the GROSS quantity in RON  as per the connected template. Financial Offer National Consultant Transition from Blue Dot to Blue Grid.xlsx

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UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Belief, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

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