Purpose of the consultancy:
The purpose of the consultancy is to urgently strengthen the capacity of UNICEF and local actors to respond to the needs of UASC.
Major Tasks to be accomplished:
· Assess the situation/magnitude of family separation in four States in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Plateau);
· Assess the existing capacities and gaps in terms of programmatic prevention and response to family separation in these four States (Government, local NGOs, international NGO);
· Develop an action plan for prevention and response to family separation with an accompanying timeframe in order to build a UASC sustainable program; and
· Support rapid capacity-building initiatives, including trainings of partners to carry out identification, documentation, interim care, psychosocial support, family tracing, reunification and follow-up of unaccompanied and separated children, as well as prevention of family separation (primary and secondary).