National Association of Social Workers-Albania
JUNIOR EXPERT FOR DEVELOPING LOCAL ACTION PLAN FOR CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATION (LAPCSS) IN SARANDA MUNICIPALITY.
Project title: Development of Local Action Plans for children in street situation in Berat and Saranda Municipalities
The project “Development of Local Action Plans for children in street situation in Berat and Saranda Municipalities” Supported by Save the Children and Terre Des Hommes aiming strengthening of cross-sectorial cooperation to implement the multi-disciplinary coordinated interventions to protect children in street situation in Berat and Saranda municipalities and capacity building of social workers and police on the child protection protocol and the addendum protocol for the identification and protection of children in street situation.
The project is based on three pillars (1) Need Assessment in two Municipalities, that will consist in participative methodologies through analysing the specific situation in the targeted municipalities, interviews and focus groups with stakeholders and communities; (2) Drafting the Action Local Plans for children in street situation that will be based on the preliminary needs assessment to determine the intervention priorities, responsibilities of institutions, timelines and budgets needed; (3) Capacity building sessions with local stakeholders.
The junior expert will be responsible to facilitate needs assessment process, gathering relevant data for children in street situation, conducting interviews and focus groups with local stakeholders which will be used to design the Local Action Plan for Children in Street Situation in Saranda.
Requested services, including suggested methodology
This assessment will identify needs of this target group, local socio-economic situation, gaps and opportunities of the local protection system, and social services in particular, level of cooperation between different public and non-public actors, etc. The methodology for the needs assessment will be comprehensive and a mixed one based on the review of existing documents and studies such as appraisal reports, review of the legal framework and specific regulations, statistical official data, focus groups and interviews. The expert will be engaged to facilitate the need assessment process, will conduct data collection such as desk review, semi structured interview with local stakeholders and focus groups with public care service providers and NPOs. In total will be conducted about 15 interviews with local stakeholders and 2 focus groups. All the needs assessment process will be developed in close cooperation with SAPCR and targeted municipality.
The senior short term expert will work in close cooperation with the NASW Project Team, Save the Children, SACP and Social Services Department in Saranda Municipality.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants must submit:
1) A cover letter in English
2) Curriculum Vitae in English.
Please send your application to: email@example.com, no later than 15 August 2017
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.