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Implementation strategy 2012-2014. Minimun standards for child protection in humanitarian action

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Child Protection Working Group (CPWG): 22 ONGs, organizaciones de la ONU y otros actores se han reagrupado en el seno del CPWG para coordinar las acciones de protección a los niños y niñas en …

Child Protection Working Group (CPWG): 22 ONGs, organizaciones de la ONU y otros actores se han reagrupado en el seno del CPWG para coordinar las acciones de protección a los niños y niñas en situación de desamparo. Las organizaciones siguientes están representadas (por orden alfabético): ChildFund, Child Soldiers International, Columbia University, Danish Refugee Council, Geneva Call, Handicap International, IKRK, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief Worldwide, International Labour Organization, Keeping Children Safe, Norwegian Refugee Council, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Village d’enfants, Terre des hommes – Aide à l’enfance (Tdh), UNICEF, UNO-Commission sur la condition de la femme, UNO-Haut-Commissaire pour les réfugiés, UNO-Département des opérations du maintien de la paix, War Child, World Vision.

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  • 1. Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action 1
  • 2. 3. Target Audience These standards are intended for use by those working on child protection or related areas of humanitarian action. This includes 1) those working directly with children, families and communities 2) planners and policy makers at Agency and Government level 3) coordinators 4) donors 5) academics and 6) those working on advocacy, media or communications. 4. Main Activities under each Objective Each of the three Objectives is broken down into suggested Activities, as is listed below. Collectively, the Activities under the Objectives contribute towards achieving the goal. objective 1: Humanitarian actors are aware of, and refer to, the Minimum Standards 1.1. Finalise the Minimum Standards and produce copies for dissemination 1.1.1. Translate the Minimum Standards into French, Spanish and Arabic and other languages on demand 1.1.2. Print the Minimum Standards and develop USB keys that contain the Minimum Standards 1.2. Disseminate English, French and Arabic versions of Minimum Standards 1.2.1. Identify low-cost options for storage and mailing the Minimum Standards 1.2.2. Disseminate the Minimum Standards to practitioners from child protection and other sectors 1.2.3. Develop a webpage on the Minimum Standards linked to the CPWG website 1.3. Develop «launch pack» for the launch events for the Minimum Standards 1.3.1. Develop recommended ‘guidelines’ for launch events 1.3.2. Develop a press kit on the Minimum Standards 1.4. Launch, in collaboration with Governments, the Minimum Standards at 6 global and regional events 1.4.7. Update list of scheduled launch events (including national ones) and post on Standards webpage 1.5. Launch, in collaboration with Governments, the Minimum Standards at 15 national level events 1.5.1. Liaise with the 25 countries that have CP sub-Clusters that would be able to support a national launch 1.5.2. Support countries who volunteer to hold a national event with planning the event 1.6. Develop additional promotional material for the Minimum Standards for a variety of audiences 1.6.1. Produce a 1-page brochure on the Minimum Standards in French, Arabic and Spanish 1.6.2. Develop a 3-5 minute video about the Minimum Standards and CPIE 1.7. Promote commitment to application of the Minimum Standards 1.7.1. Include compliance with Minimum Standards in letters of commitment from CPWG agencies 1.7.2. Ensure that the Minimum Standards are circulated widely amongst IASC, CERF and CAP Secretariats 1.7.3. Ensure that the Minimum Standards are referred to in new IASC agreed tools and processes2 Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
  • 3. 1.8. Target key CP events and persons in CP agencies to raise awareness about the Minimum Standards1.8.1. Develop a calendar of key CP events scheduled over the course of the next 12-24 months that could be targeted to raise awareness about the Minimum Standards1.8.2. Compile a list of ‘Point Persons’ within CPWG member agencies who can take forward awareness raising on, and dissemination of the Minimum Standards within their agencies1.9. Target key non-CP events and humanitarian actors to raise awareness about the Minimum Standards1.9.1. Develop a calendar of key events related to humanitarian response scheduled over the course of the next 12-24 months that could be targeted to raise awareness (e.g. ECHO annual partners meeting, annual meetings of at least 3 other clusters, etc.) awareness amongst the Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams1.9.3. Brief global level Cluster Coordinators on the Minimum Standards1.10. Track the use and reception of the Minimum Standards1.10.1. Monitor and document spin-offs, training packages, etc.1.10.2. Monitor/coordinate, document and support further translations1.10.3. Develop and maintain feedback mechanism to identify gaps, further requirements et, for future revisions and other improvements objective 2: The Minimum Standards are an integral part of humanitarian programming and the quality of child protection programming has improved to meet the Minimum Standards2.1. Provide technical assistance for humanitarian agencies implementing the Minimum Standards2.1.1. Make available one full time deployable child protection expert who can provide technical assistance requests over single agency requests) to advise and support on implementation of the MS2.1.3. Develop a knowledge bank of tools to support implementation of the Minimum Standards2.2. Develop training and orientation materials on the Minimum Standards for practitioners2.2.1. Review existing CPIE training materials and ensure that Minimum Standards are adequately referenced2.2.2. Develop training materials for the Standards which are not yet covered in the package2.2.3. Develop an online training course on the Minimum Standards for Child Protection actors2.2.5. Develop webinars for the Minimum Standards, each webinar covering a different standard2.3. Develop a tool to evaluate compliance of programming with the Minimum Standards2.3.1. Develop a tool to monitor and evaluate compliance of project proposals with the Minimum Standards2.3.2. Promote the compliance tool amongst CP sub-Clusters in emergency contexts for use2.3.3. CP sub-Clusters use compliance tool to rate overall project proposals (similar to Gender Marker)2.4. Develop, in collaboration with the Protection Cluster, tools to promote the Minimum Standards for practitioners from other sectors2.4.1. Develop 2 page documents on Standard relevant for other sectors – linking with Sphere standards2.4.2. Develop orientation sessions (online or in person) on the Minimum Standards for other sectors2.4.3. Identify ways, with Cluster Coordinators, to promote these tools in the different sectors and contexts2.5. Identify donors and/or governments who could champion application of the Minimum Standards2.5.1. Identify 3-5 government partners who could champion the implementation of the Minimum Standards2.5.2. Develop talking points for sessions with donors and government representatives2.5.3. Carry out orientation sessions with the interested donors and government representatives to discuss with them what would be possible in terms of incorporating the Standards into their plans or strategies2.5.4. Explore possibilities for short term secondments to support the implementation strategy Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action 3
  • 4. 2.6. Support adaptation and interpretation of the Minimum Standards 2.6.1. Develop a child-friendly version of the standards 2.6.2. Develop a process, with required tools, to orientate community members on the Minimum Standards the Minimum Standards (The responsibility for attainment of these objectives is taken on by named lead agencies in the CPWG work plan and will be monitored by the CPWG) 2.7.1. Strengthen child protection systems: Collect, and make available, learning on strengthening child protection systems in emergencies 2.7.2. Unaccompanied and separated children: Develop and ensure coherent global guidance by the on the Minimum Standards 2.7.3. Sexual violence: Make available interagency guidance on programming on sexual violence against with the GBV AoR 2.7.4. Child labour: coordination mechanisms, based on the Minimum Standards 2.7.5. Child-friendly spaces: of the Minimum Standards in CFS programmes 2.7.6. Case management: collect and analyse examples of existing case management systems in emergencies in order to assess current gaps and challenges in meeting the Minimum Standards 2.7.7. Disaster Risk Reduction: Develop and test a conceptual framework on child protection and DRR and ensure that this is considered in subsequent versions of the Minimum Standards objective 3: The Minimum Standards are used, and referred to in programme support processes, such as human resource management and fundraising 3.1. Monitor and evaluate compliance of agency’s policies and procedures with the Minimum Standards 3.1.1. Develop an institutionalisation checklist for agencies to self-assess the integration of the Minimum Standards within their agencies 3.1.2. Promote use of the institutionalisation checklist amongst all CPWG agencies 3.1.4. Follow-up with agencies at agreed times once a year to monitor progress against set objectives 3.2. Develop guidance and materials to support the institutionalisation of the Minimum Standards 3.2.1. Develop orientation on the Minimum Standards for induction of new staff 3.2.2. Develop guidance on how to include the Minimum Standards in job descriptions and interviews 3.2.3. Develop guidance on how to include the Minimum Standards into their agency websites, laptops, etc. 3.2.4. Develop guidance on how to include the Minimum Standards in performance management of staff 3.2.5. Develop criteria for agency internal review of project funding proposals 3.3. Develop guidance to support agencies in their monitoring and evaluation work 3.3.1. Liaise with the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (CP MERG) 3.3.3. Develop guidance for how agencies can include the Minimum Standards in evaluations4 Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
  • 5. METhOD FREqUENCy OUTCOMES OUTCOMES OF DATA OF DATA INDICATORS COLLECTION COLLECTION Increase in # of interagency Twice per year awareness of, and strategies in level coordination knowledge about, emergency contexts mechanisms the Minimum that refer to the Standards Minimum Standards # of regional/country- based/local launches # of people who Launch track have attended an records awareness raisingObjECTIvE 1 session e.g. a launchHumanitarian actors areaware of, and Increase in the access # of downloads of the Analysis of webpage Once per year refer to, to the Minimum Minimum Standards visitsthe Minimum Standards via the webpage, per country and type of Standards organisation # of print and Distribution track USB versions of record Minimum Standards disseminated Ensure compliance # of Letters of Once per year with the Minimum commitment by CPWG Standards by CPWG agencies members Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action 5
  • 6. METhOD FREqUENCy OUTCOMES OUTCOMES OF DATA OF DATA INDICATORS COLLECTION COLLECTION Improved capacity of Once per year CP practitioners to CP coordination level coordination deliver CP responses mechanisms whose mechanisms in line with best gap and services practice analysis is based on the Minimum Standards # of CPWG member Survey of agencies Once per year agencies who incorporate the Minimum Standards into their humanitarian capacity building programs # of Government Once per year partners promoting the use of the Minimum Standards CP is mainstreamed Track record ObjECTIvE 2 into other sectors tools for CP mainstreaming The quality of child protection # of orientation sessions held on programming global/regional/ has improved to country level on meet the Minimum CP mainstreaming Standards (based on Minimum Standards) Increased resources # of donors who Survey of donors Once per year for CP responses reference the Minimum that are in line with Standards in their Minimum Standards funding requirements Improved quality in Once per year programming (in key CP coordination level coordination areas) based on the mechanisms reporting mechanisms Minimum Standards improvements of quality in programming Outcome of monitoring based coordination information through mechanisms reporting the accountability tool against minimum 5 standard indicators (any) Increased capacity of % (or #?) of agencies Survey of agencies Once per year ObjECTIvE 3 agencies to monitor that report that they The Minimum performance of staff have incorporated the Standards are in line with Minimum Minimum Standards Standards in their performance used, and referred management of to in programme relevant staff support processes, such as human Increased capacity % of agencies that Survey of agencies Once per year resource of CP agencies to report that they have management provide predictable incorporated Minimum and fundraising CP responses Standards into evaluation processes6 Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
  • 7. METhOD FREqUENCy IMPACT IMPACT OF DATA OF DATA INDICATORS COLLECTION COLLECTION dangers to girls and boys of different age are in place in all affected communities 2. Percentage of communities where child-friendly responses have been put in place for survivors of physical violence and harmful practices 3. Percentage of reported cases of children who experience sexual violence who receive an age- and gender- appropriate Improved response quality, 4. Percentage of targeted children involved in CP programmes Survey of CPpredictability reported to be showing a decrease in symptoms associated and with mental disorders and psychosocial distress compared Once per yearaccountability coordination to the baseline of child mechanisms protection 5. Percentage of girls and boys separated from armed responses in forces or groups who are effectively reintegrated in their families and the community or alternatively integratedemergencies 6. Number of children involved in the Worst Forms of Child Labour who receive adequate support 7. Percentage of children registered for tracing that have been and stayed with their family for more than six months 8. Percentage of children who are in contact with the police who are dealt with using child-friendly procedures Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action 7
  • 8. 8 COMMITTED OR FUNDING ACTIvITy TOTAL COST (USD) NOTES IDENTIFIED FUNDING STILL NEEDED OBJECTIVE 1: HUMANITARIAN ACTORS ARE AWARE OF, AND REFER TO, THE MINIMUM STANDARDS 1.1. Finalise the Minimum Standards and produce copies for dissemination 56’000 40’000 16’000 1.2. Disseminate English, French and Arabic versions of Minimum Standards 20’000 - 20’000 1.3. Develop «launch pack» for the launch events for the Minimum Standards 2’000 - 2’000 1.4. Launch the Minimum Standards at 6 global and regional level events 20’000 - 20’000 4’000 x 5 eventsImplementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action 1.5. Launch the Minimum Standards at 15 national level events - - - 1.6. Develop additional promotional material for the Minimum Standards for a 7’000 video 8’000 5’000 3’000 variety of audience 1’000 brochure 1.7. Promote commitment to application of the Minimum Standards - - - 1.8. Target key CP events and persons in CP agencies to raise awareness - - - about the Minimum Standards 1.9. Target key non-CP events and humanitarian actors to raise awareness - - - about the Minimum Standards 1.10. Track the use and reception of the Minimum Standards 10’000 - 10’000 Other translations Subtotal OBJECTIVE 1 116’000 45’000 71’000
  • 9. COMMITTED OR FUNDING ACTIvITy TOTAL COST (USD) NOTES IDENTIFIED FUNDING STILL NEEDED OBJECTIVE 2: THE MINIMUM STANDARDS ARE ARE INTEGRAL PART OF HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMMING AND THE QUALITY OF CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAMMING HAS IMPROVED TO MEET THE MINIMUM STANDARDS 2.1. Provide technical assistance for humanitarian agencies implementing 100’000 - 100’000 1 x fulltime technical expert the Minimum Standards 2.2. Develop training and orientation materials on the Minimum Standards for 15’000 15’000 - Consultancy + IT costs practitioners 2.3. Develop a tool to evaluate compliance of programming with the Minimum 10’000 10’000 - Consultancy Standards 2.4. Develop, in collaboration with the Protection Cluster, tools to promote the - - - Minimum Standards for practitioners from other sectors 2.5. Identify donors and/or governments who could champion application of 10’000 10’000 - Travel the Minimum Standards 5’000 Child friendly version 2.6. Support adaptation and interpretation of the Minimum Standards 11’500 11’500 - 6’500 Community support 30’000 for each of the 7 210’000 - 210’000 MS document elements mentioned above Subtotal OBJECTIVE 2 356’500 46’500 310’000 COMMITTED OR FUNDING ACTIvITy TOTAL COST (USD) NOTES IDENTIFIED FUNDING STILL NEEDED OBJECTIVE 3: THE MINIMUM STANDARDS ARE USED, AND REFERRED TO IN PROGRAMME SUPPORT PROCESSES, SUCH AS HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND FUNDRAISING 3.1. Monitor and evaluate compliance of agency’s policies and procedures - - - with the Minimum Standards 3.2. Develop guidance and materials to support the institutionalisation of the 40’000 - 40’000 Consultancy Minimum Standards 3.3. Develop guidance to support agencies in their monitoring and evaluation 10’000 - 10’000 Point 3.3.3. work Subtotal OBJECTIVE 3 50’000 - 50’000Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action9
  • 10. 10 GLObAL COSTS COMMITTED OR FUNDING ACTIvITy TOTAL COST (USD) NOTES IDENTIFIED FUNDING STILL NEEDED Salaries project management 200’000 65’000 135’00 2 x 50%Implementation Strategy for the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Subtotal GLOBAL COSTS 200’000 65’000 135’00 TOTAL 722’500 156’500 566’000