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Senior Technical Consultant-Juvenile Justice-High Court Juvenile Justice Committee

International Development Agency

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

1. POSITION VACANT: Senior Technical Consultant-Juvenile Justice-High Court Juvenile Justice Committee, International Development Agency (IDA), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

Our client is a respected, International Development Agency, that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.

Assignment Background:
Madhya Pradesh has a total population of 72.6 million of which approximately 44% or estimated 31.9 million are under the age of 18 years. As per Census 2011, sex ratio in Madhya Pradesh is 930 female against 1000 male, which is below the national average of 940/1000. However, there is an improvement in sex ratio in comparison to 2001, where in the male-female ratio was 920/1000.

Child protection issues like child marriage, child labour and high crime rate against children continue to threaten the environment in which children live. Madhya Pradesh is one of the top six states in India which has high incidence of child marriage. In Madhya Pradesh, 30% girls and 39 % boys are getting married below the legal age of marriage. The National Family Health Survey- 4, 2015-16 data shows that 33% ever-married women who have ever experienced spousal violence in Madhya Pradesh and 3.3% married women have experienced violence during pregnancy. Madhya Pradesh continues to be at the top with regards to crime against children according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Report, 2015. The state reported 12859 cases of crimes against children, second to Maharashtra, and 1687 cases under POCSO Act.

Issue

Indicator

Source

Year

Madhya Pradesh

Child sex ratio

Girls below age 6 per 1,000 boys

NFHS-4

2016

927

Birth registration

Percent children registered before age five years

NFHS 4

2016

81.9%

Child labour, migration and trafficking

Child labourers aged 5-14 years

Census

2011

0.7 Million

Missing children (kidnap & abduction)

NCRB

2014

8448

Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy

Women age 20-24 years married before age 18 years (%)

NFHS 4

2015-16

32%

Violence against children and women

Ever-married women who have ever experienced spousal violence (%)

NFHS 4

2016

33%

Ever-married women who have experienced violence during pregnancy (%)

NFHS 4

2016

3.3%

Crimes against children

NCRB

2016

13746

Crimes (Rape) against children

NCRB

2016

2467

Juvenile Apprehended

NCRB

2016

8464

Children in conflict with the law

Children in conflict with the law

NCRB

2016

7369

These indicate that the state is faced with multiple and complex challenges to provide for preventive and protective services for children who are vulnerable and in difficult circumstances.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Supreme Court of India has established Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee (SC-JJC) and High Court Juvenile Justice Committees (HC-JJC) across all states to review and monitor the implementation of critical legislations, particularly Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. HC-JJC has been in place in the state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) for few years. However it has been active and delivering in the last 2-3 years. IDA has been engaging with the HCJJC and investing in its activities for the last 3 years in the state. More specifically HC-JJC and IDA jointly organised a series of 3 regional level conferences and concluded with a state level conference where recommendations for effective implementation of JJ was presented and agreed by the state. There are also clear indications of its delivering results for children, in a structured and coordinated way.

In this context, the High Court of MP has proposed a Secretariat for High Court Juvenile Justice Committee with technical high level capacity to support the functioning of HC-JJC, in joint partnership between HCJJC, Dept. of Women and Child Development (DWCD) and IDA, Bhopal Field Office. The technical consultant will be part of the Secretariat assisting the HC-JJC in monitoring the implementation of critical legislations for children, tracking, documenting and reporting the same. The consultant will also play a critical role in coordinating with various stakeholders including DWCD, MP Police, Childline, NGOs and HCJJC.

The consultancy is related to IDA’s support to the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in the protection of children in monitoring the implementation of Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), JJ Act, POCSO and other critical legislations and programmes.

The consultancy will provide technical support in strengthening child protection systems infrastructure at the state and district level, to enable functional systems. It will focus on enhancing the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders in the area of child protection and continuously review and monitor the same. The consultancy will also facilitate greater convergence at the district and state level among various child protection stakeholders.

Key Deliverables:

Sl.
No.

Deliverables & Reports

Major Tasks

Timeline (completion date)

1

Strategic State Action Plan for the implementation of key recommendations of state level JJ conference

Support HC-JJC to develop strategic state action plan/roadmap  for the implementation of key recommendations from the State level JJ Conference in consultation with WCD, Police and Judiciary

Mar-April 2018

2

Quarterly and Annual report of the progress of Strategic State Action Plan for the implementation of key recommendations of state level JJ conference

Support the HC-JJC in consultation with WCD, Police, Judiciary to review the strategic action plan/roadmap  for the implementation of key recommendations from State level JJ Conference

April/July/October/December 2018

3

Analytical document of DWCD’s MIS report of the implementation of JJ, POCSO & ICPS (quarterly)

Assist the HC-JJC in review and analysis of the MIS report from DWCD and MP Police on the implementation of Juvenile Justice, POCSO and ICPS

March 2018 – Feb 2019*

4

HC-JJC meeting Agenda, Minutes, Proposal and Communication to members (2-monthly basis)

Support holding of the HC-JJC meeting on a 2-monthly basis (agenda, minutes, proposal and communication)

Mar 2018-Feb 2019*

5

Consolidated report of the Inspection Committee (Monthly)

Prepare consolidated report of the  Inspection Committee (Visitors’ report) on monthly basis

Mar 2018 – Feb 2019

6

Consolidated report of Infrastructure monitoring committee (quarterly)

Prepare the consolidated report of Infrastructure Monitoring Committee Report on a quarterly basis

Mar 2018-Feb 2019*

7

Consolidated JJB2 Report (quarterly)

Prepare consolidated JJB2 report on a quarterly basis

Mar 2018-Feb 2019*

8

Monthly Consultancy Progress Report (ToR based

Coordination with multiple child protection stakeholders, at state, divisional and district level (SCPCR, Principal Secretaries, Commissioners, ADGs, IGs, Judges, Divisional and District Officers, and others)

Mar 2018-Feb 2019

9

Capacity building plan & report of implementation

Provide support in planning, and assist in the implementation of sensitization, capacity building and conferences for multiple stakeholders on various child protection thematic areas

Mar 2018-Feb 2019

10

Letters, Meeting minutes

Support various JJ structures and mechanisms to ensure compliance of various Supreme Court and High Court directives on Juvenile Justice and POCSO.

Mar 2018-Feb 2019

11

Letters, Meeting Minutes, Monthly consultancy progress report

Support the monitoring of rehabilitation programmes recommended by HCJJC for children in CCIs.

Mar 2018-Feb 2019

12

Letters, Meeting Minutes, Monthly consultancy progress report

Support in creating linkages and coordination with MP State Legal Services Authority (MPSLSA) on providing free legal aid for children in conflict with law

Mar 2018-Feb 2019

13

Capacity building plans/reports, Letters, Meeting Minutes, Monthly consultancy progress report

Support in creating linkages and coordination with MP State Judicial Academy (MPSJA) for training and capacity building of various stakeholders including CWC, JJB, SJPU, CCIs and others

Mar 2018 – Feb 2019

14

Letters, Meeting Minutes, Trip report, Monthly consultancy progress report

Support the HC-JJC in carrying out monitoring visit to JJ structures and services (JJB, CWC, CCIs….)

Mar 2018-Feb 2019

15

Letters, Meeting Minutes, Monthly consultancy progress report, Case studies

Support the HC-JJC in de-institutionalizing children residing in CCIs.

Mar 2018 – Feb 2019

16

Letters, Meeting Minutes, Monthly consultancy progress report

Support the HC-JJC in facilitating Restorative Justice and After-care for children who require such services.

Mar 2018-Feb 2019

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
(1) Applicants must have Graduation/Masters in Law;
(2) Applicants having PG in Business Admin., or Social Work, or Anthropology, or other relevant discipline shall be preferred.

Experience:
(1) At least nine years’ work experience in development sector with expertise in the field of Child Protection, Child Rights, with focus on law;
(2) Proven past experience in advocacy, policy influencing, evidence generation, data analysis and documentation;
(3) Proven past experience of demonstrated coordination and negotiation among varied senior government authorities and other stakeholders;
(4) Proven past experience of demonstrated negotiation skills and high level policy influencing skills.
 
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Thorough understanding and working knowledge of the concepts and implementation of the ICPS, Juvenile Justice, POCSO and legal provisions related to children
(2) Excellent communication skills in Hindi and English; ability to speak, read and write fluently in both languages.
(3) Good computer skills, at least of MS-Office application software (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) and internet applications.

5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

The STC-JJ shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.

6. PROFESSIONAL FEES:

Professional fees of the selected candidate shall be Rs. 1,11,000/- per month for the period of the consultancy assignment. (Note: Subsistence, Mobility and Contingency support shall be separately provided, to address field travel and related costs incurred by the STC-JJ).

7. LOCATION: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh with need base travel to field.

8. DURATION: The contract to the consultant will be issued in 2 phases. First phase will be for the period of 1st March to 30th June 2018 on the payroll of SAMS. Second phase will be for the rest of the period, from 1st July 2018 to 28th February 2019, subject to satisfactory performance.

9. REFERENCE: STC-JJ-JABALPUR

10. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612 
Email: stc-jj-jabalpur@sams.co.in

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to stc-jj-jabalpur@sams.co.in with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by February 21, 2018.