ANPPCAN Consultancy Jobs – Vacancy Kenya
ANPPCAN Consultancy to Review of Policies, Laws and International Instruments affecting Deaf Children in Kenya
The programme seeks to deepen understanding of the extent of provisions of both national and international child protection instruments on the rights of deaf children in Kenya.
African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Regional Office is currently implementing a programme on the Rights for Deaf Children and their families in Kenya.
The aim of the programme is to empower families of deaf children to have the skills and capacity to advocate for the fulfilment of their deaf children’s rights, in particular the rights to family life, education and protection.
ANPPCAN’s mission is to enhance, in partnership with others, the prevention and protection of children from all forms of maltreatment, thus ensuring that the rights of children are realized.
ANPPCAN recognizes that disability is an evolving concept and that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. Therefore, it is ANPPCAN’s core business to advocate for and protect the rights of disabled children as part of her mission.
In the seven counties, issues affecting deaf children and their families include stigma, quality of services provided to deaf children, lack of information and ignorance by families of deaf children on where they can access services and support for their deaf children, child abuse and neglect and violation of deaf children’s rights.
In respect to the above, it is worth to note that there are policies and laws that make it a criminal offense to discriminate against a deaf child.
In addition, Kenya introduced a policy on Free Primary Education in 2003.
Ministry of education has published a Basic Education Act no. 14 of 2013 which was prepared by all the education stakeholders and the Government of Kenya.
3. Purpose of the Assignment
To review the existing international child protection instruments, national laws and policies that touch on disability, education and children and establish how effectively they provide for deaf children.
4. Scope of Work
In order to assess the extent to which national policies and legislations and international child protection instruments provide for the rights of deaf children in Kenya, a consultant is being sought to undertake the following:
a) Review and analyse relevant laws and policies and international instruments that provide for children. Such laws include but not limited to the Disability Act, Education Act and the Children Act.
The consultant will carry out an in-depth review of all the relevant national policies, legislations and international child protection instruments in general and specifically on how they provide for deaf children Kenya.
6. Key qualification, experience and skills
- Masters degree in Social Sciences
- Broad knowledge and understanding of key legal, policy documents and international instruments for child protection
- Minimum of 3 years experience in policy and legal review
- Sound understanding and application of policy concepts, methodologies and tools
- Good analytical and report writing skills
- Fluent in spoken and written English
- Good communication and facilitation skills
The assignment is estimated to commence later in June 2013 and to be completed within a period of 10 working days.
8. Submission of Expression of Interest
Please submit your expression of interest including full CV, proposed fee per day and a brief outline of proposed methodology for the consultancy to ANPPCAN at [email protected] marked ‘Expression of Interest for Review of Policies, Laws and International Instruments affecting Deaf Children in Kenya by 17 June 2013.