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Child Protection Consultant- Short term
Sayara International

Sayara International is a global development firm that specializes in the design and implementation of rigorous research, behavioral-change communication, and governance strategies in conflict-affected and transitioning societies. Our 250 employees operate from field offices in Beirut, Kabul, Medellin, Nairobi, Khartoum, and Paris, with support from our headquarters in Washington, DC.




 Vacancy No: VC-210137
 Section/Unit: Research
 Grade Level: B.A degree or Master's Degree
 Supervisor: Project Manager
 No. of Post: 4
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: Project based
 Closing Date: 23 Feb 2021


Sayara International (SAYARA) is a global development company that specializes in rigorous research and innovative programming in conflict-affected and transitioning societies. Founded in 2004 and with more than 250 staff worldwide, SAYARA is a leading organization providing services monitoring and evaluation, sociopolitical analysis, strategic communication, governance, countering violent extremism, disinformation, migration, and youth and education. Our strength comes from our adherence to our core values, our unparalleled expertise in research methodologies, the context-specific experience of our team members. We constantly innovate to create research designs that are customized to answer our clients’ questions.  
SAYARA’s Sudan Country Program operates from Khartoum, Sudan and is part of the East and Horn of Africa Regional Program. The regional team conducts projects in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan and delivers services to clients around the world, including the United Nations (UNDP, UNOPS, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UN Women), the European Union, governments (US, UK, France), universities, international NGOs, and other major donors. Headquartered in the Washington, DC region with local offices in Kenya, Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Colombia, and France, SAYARA is responsive to client needs in complex environments through local expert knowledge and an ethical, evidence-based approach. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

The Child Protection Consultant wilprovide a technical oversight and contribution to Child Protection related activities in our study in Kassala State. The purpose of the study is to map and assess the existing child protection system for prevention and response to rights violations including FGM and early marriage in Kassala State, Sudan, including information management systems.  

Key Responsibilities 

  • Support on conducting a desk reviews on available CP infrastructure in Kassala State, develop a work plan, set key informant interviews and pay visits to assess government department in charge of children, girls and women and NGOs/CBO/CSO engaged in child protection/FGM/CEFM. Particularly NCCW and Ministry of Social Welfare.  

  • Support on collecting and assessing the available tools and information management systems currently being used by actors in Kassala, including at community level, if any 

  • Document and provide practical recommendations on how to strengthen the CP system including information management systems in Kassala and how that can be replicated in other states, in addition to connecting it with the national child protection systems and accountability mechanisms.  

  • Review inception report. 

  • Support on field work including (meeting, interview and focus group discussion) with stakeholders, NGOs, government institutions, community groups, girls and boys to understand CPS gaps and needs in Kassala and complete data protection impact assessment. 

  • Support in providing draft analytical report highlighting the strengths and gaps of the current CPS infrastructure both (formal and informal) in Kassala including information management systems capacities. 

  • Participate in a half day workshop for presentation of finding and discussion on the draft report finding and recommendations to set a way forward.  


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Familiarity with international organizations Child Protection approaches and safeguarding policies and understanding of other organizations working on child protection, including Government of Sudan Child Protection Policies and frameworks  

  • Proven experience in child protection systems analysis and application of system analysis tools. 

  • Experience in conducting research and analysis on issues relating to child protection  

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality written work in the English language,  

  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at local and national levels with senior government officials and the development community. 

  • Familiarity with a range of development challenges and approaches in Sudan and experience working in the region an asset. 

  • Proficiency in both English and Arabic languages, is a must. 


Location & Travel: 

 The Consultant will be based in Khartoum with regular travels to Kassala State  


30 days of consultancy over a period of six months.    

Application Process 

Please submit your detailed CV with up-to-date contact information to: jobs.sdn@sayarainternational.com  

Please use “Child Protection Consultant” as the subject line of your email.  

Deadline for this post is 23th February 2021.  




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