Child helplines identify the most important issues in children’s lives and respond immediately through psychosocial support, referrals and interventions. The documented information gathered by child helplines is used to support governments and child protection agencies in the improvement of national child protection systems, policy and legislation reforms and in the development of better monitoring tools.
In April 2020, in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on Tunisian children, governmental, civil society and private sector partners, together with UNICEF, set up a national child helpline, Ligne Verte 1809. This toll-free child helpline provides mental health and psychosocial support to children, parents and families in Tunisia on a range of issues from child abuse, domestic violence to general psychological wellbeing and dealing with the impact of COVID19. Set up in partnership with UNICEF, the Tunisian Society for Research, Family and Couple Therapy and companies Tricom and Vocalcom, the service is currently provided by psychologists appointed by the Ministry, who work from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
As the service is in high demand, UNICEF and the Ministère de la Famille, de la Femme, de l’Enfance et des Séniors (MFFS) wish to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of the child helpline and increase the awareness of its services. In order to do this, a full evaluation of existing operations,needs assessment and mapping of referral network needs to take place in order to identify gaps in capacity and areas for development. With this in mind, Child Helpline International will work alongside UNICEF Tunisia, Ministère de la Famille, de la Femme, de l’Enfance et des Séniors (MFFS) on an upcoming project to strengthen the Ligne Verte 1809 child helpline in Tunisia, through three key stages, an assessment phase, a development phase and a follow-up phase.
This project is an Institutional Contract to support UNICEF Tunisia and MFFS and you will be the focal person in Tunisia supporting the Project Coordinator with project implementation. The goal of the consultancy is to support with the assessment and development phases.
This position requires working remotely, except on three occasions when the team will visit Tunisia.
The overall objective of this project is to provide technical support to UNICEF Tunisia and MFFS for the strengthening of the Ligne Verte 1809 and specifically it will:
The Consultant will report to the Project Coordinator. Child Helpline International is based in Amsterdam, however this position will be based remotely in Tunisia. Travel within Tunisia will be required on at least 3 occasions.
The contract will initially be for 3 days a week for a period of 5 months, from November 2022 to March 2023 (maximum 70 days). The position is offered on a consultancy basis and the daily salary will be $140 dependent on experience and inclusive of applicable taxes.
Please send your CV listing your most relevant experience and a short motivation letter (maximum 1 page, in English) explaining why you’re ideal for this post to Angharad Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will review applications on a rolling basis until 27 October 2022, 23.59 CET