Adyan Foundation requests applications from Childs Rights Expert
Adyan, Foundation for diversity, solidarity and human dignity, works locally, regionally and internationally for pluralism, inclusive citizenship, community resilience, and spiritual solidarity, through homegrown solutions in education, media, policymaking, and intercultural and interreligious relations. Adyan is registered in Lebanon as a non-profit and nongovernmental organization (NGO), under registration number 1103 by a ministerial decree dated 18 September 2008.
The QUDWA project aims to mobilize Religious Leaders (RLs) to participate actively in the UNICEF full fledge religious leaders’ strategy. The project would sensitize national and sub-national religious leaders through one-on-one consultation and regional round tables on their role and responsibility in protecting children and pushing their rights to the forefront of the agenda. The project would follow up with RL delegates to establish an RL network that would actively participate in the UNICEF full fledge strategy on Child’s Rights.
Adyan Foundation requests applications from Childs Rights Expert to:
- Conduct together with the religious expert 8 sub-national roundtables with high level and community based religious leaders. The round table discussions' objective is to ensure religious leaders are aware of the support they could provide and the role they can play to ensure children's access to rights and the Prevention of violence against them and to promote women/children.
- Conduct together with the religious expert follow up sessions with RLs for discussions on specific topics and action plan set up. The follow-up activities aim to understand the position of RLs on different issues and to promote their role as key actors in contributing to child-friendly communities.
- Assist in the process of Stakeholder Analysis along with the religious expert to identify community-based religious leaders. The analysis would focus on the role and impact different religious leaders across sects on issues related to children, specifically in the areas of Child Marriage, Family unity, and Child Custody.
- Develop together with the religious expert a Religious Leaders Engagement Action plan based on the roundtables and follow up sessions
- Support the establishment of the Qudwa Religious Leaders Network
Copyright & Confidentiality
The outcomes of this consultancy are to be used by Adyan and UNICEF. Adyan will provide input into the content required, and will review materials before finalization, to ensure they are tailored to the foundation’s mission and project requirements.
The expert will be required to sign Adyan’s Code of Conduct, which includes the clause that any organizational materials shared by Adyan for the purpose of this consultancy cannot be retained and/or used by the expert for future purposes.
This consultancy is for the period of January 2023-June 2023 with a total of 20 working days.
- The allocated budget for this consultancy is 300$ per day
- No additional expenses other than this lump sum will be paid by Adyan to the expert.
- Adyan will arrange the logistics and cover the cost of a venue, catering and audio-visual expenses of the roundtable and meetings.
- Bank charges and due taxes are to be covered by the expert, or deducted from the payment. If relevant, this will include the 7.5% taxes for non-resident consultants and any other taxes that are the expert’s responsibility.
The expert must:
- At least a master’s degree in social science, child rights, law, political science or any other relevant field;
- Strong experience and knowledge in child rights issues, the child rights-based approach to programming, child rights governance system, and child policies and child protection;
- Extensive expertise in high-level meetings and dialogues;
- Excellent analytical, documentation and writing skills;
- Have a proven track record in preparing high level policy roundtables and developing policy papers.
- Be sensitive to and respectful of religious, social and cultural differences and comfortable with working and communicating across differences
- Be able to fluently understand written and spoken Arabic and English
- Be independent from Adyan and UNICEF
- Have access to their own computer and access to fast, stable internet connection and a webcam. To note: no hardware/software or IT support will be provided by Adyan. A work station at Adyan’s office in Lebanon will not be provided.
How to apply
Applicants for this activity should submit:
- An updated CV
- Short outline of relevant experience
- Budget for the consultancy, based on a stated day-rate
- Please submit applications via e-mail to: [email protected]
- Deadline for receipt of applications: 5:00pm Lebanon time on Friday 30 December 2022
- Only accepted applicants will be contacted.