Tools and Resources
January 17, 2017
Addressing capacity gaps in Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE): A Scoping Exercise on Child Protection in Emergencies staff capacity with Career Development Programme options for mid-level CPIE Specialists. CPWG, 2010.
The aims of the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG), the global Child Protection Sub-Cluster, are to “facilitate a more predictable, accountable and effective child protection response in complex emergencies, disasters and other such situations.” Achieving a predictable, accountable and effective response relies heavily on the availability of experienced, technical Child Protection specialists to support with the design and delivery of the interventions. The ability of CPWG members to adequately and consistently meet the staffing needs of humanitarian responses, particularly of mid- and senior-level staff, has been put to the test over the past few years and has been challenged. The purpose of this scoping exercise is to get a better understanding of why this is and develop ideas for how this might be addressed. What are the main gaps in child protection in emergencies staff capacity? What could a career development programme that aims to address these gaps look like?
To research this, 50 Child Protection specialists of mid- and senior level who have worked in emergencies were asked about their experiences and thoughts regarding child protection in emergencies staff capacity through a written questionnaire and interviews. In addition, over 20 other key informants working in human resources, as programme managers and from various academic and training institutes were consulted about their experiences recruiting for child protection in emergency positions, about the capacity building programmes they are managing and what lessons learned they have encountered. Lastly, a review of humanitarian response evaluations and other relevant literature was also carried out and key points captured that relate to child protection in emergencies staff capacity.
The results of these discussions and the brief literature review are captured in the following report in two parts: Part I presents the findings of a scoping exercise carried out and Part II presents three options for Child Protection Career Development Programmes that can be considered to address some of the gaps highlighted.
January 10, 2017
Inter-agency Toolkit: Supporting the Protection Needs of Child Laborers in Emergencies (Draft for Field-testing)
The primary purpose of this guidance is to support child protection programme managers and advisors to:
- Set priorities, design strategies and implement activities to address and prioritize child labour interventions as a life-saving activity;
- Coordinate with humanitarian, government and development actors across sectors to address child labour in emergencies as part of a systems strengthening approach to reach the most vulnerable children;
- Strengthen situational analysis to improve the understanding of the present and future risks if there is no intervention;
- Ensure no harm is done during emergency responses: Set priorities, design strategies and implement activities to do no harm and prevent child labour and its worst forms worsening.
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November 9, 2016
This document was developed by Plan International and the Child Protection AoR to guide coordinators and NGOs that co-lead child protection coordination groups. It offers senior management of NGOs and Cluster Lead Agencies (CLAs), as well as CP Coordinators, information and advice to help them decide whether and how to enter a co-leadership, or how to improve their existing arrangement.
Reports and evaluations all point to the positive benefits of co-leadership for a better response, and this guidance aims at making a contribution in further increasing co-leadership. This publication draws on a survey of NGO co-leads and key informant interviews with coordinators, NGO co-leads, and members of child protection coordination groups in several countries.
This is a growing area of interest in our sector (and beyond) with this guidance representing another step to increase co-leadership, which we hope in the future will also include more national and local NGOs. If you are currently sharing leadership in your context and would like follow up support or to share your experience, the CP AoR will be glad to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 18, 2016
Le Manuel s’adresse d’abord aux équipes de coordination de la protection de l’enfant (qui incluent des coordinateurs, des co-facilitateurs et des chargés d’information). Sses conseils sont aussi valables pour tous les membres du groupe de coordination de la protection de l’enfant (dont les ONG et membres de gouvernements), qui cherchent à fournir une réponse coordonnée et efficace.
March 18, 2016
The Handbook is primarily addressed to child protection coordination teams (including coordinators, co-leads and information managers) but also to members of child protection coordination groups, including NGOs, government representatives and other members. We hope that this document will serve towards ensuring more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in countries around the world.
March 1, 2016
Updated and simplified version of the 5W Matrix Guidance Note, 2016. Where a Humanitarian Response Plan or a Humanitarian Needs Overview is not in place, please refer to the 2014 version.
March 1, 2016
(2016 version). Where a Humanitarian Response Plan or a Humanitarian Needs Overview is not in place, please refer to the 2014 version.
February 29, 2016
In emergencies, quality education is crucial to provide children with physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can be both life-sustaining and life-saving. Despite this, research shows that child protection and education are among the least funded humanitarian sectors.
February 29, 2016
Executive summary. This report was commissioned by the World Humanitarian Summit Advisory Group on Children to ensure that children’s perspectives are considered and their priorities and recommendations are reflected in the Summit outcomes.