Child Rights Governance Expert for Children’s Services in Swaziland

Apply by 30 June 2018
Posted on 31 May 2018

Job Description

Project title: Technical assistance for the development of a social protection system in Swaziland

Brief description: The aim of the consultancy is to conduct an in-depth analysis of child rights governance structures, systems, Legal landscape, Resource Base, national plan on children, institutional arrangements, Structural organization etc, and propose organizational mechanisms that can best support the rights of children in Swaziland. The outcomes, drawing from the human rights perspective, as outlined by UNCRC/ACRWC, will also take into account the constitution, domestic norms/cultural values, Children Policy, Children’s Protection & Welfare Act and other domestic legal instruments.

The outcome will be a holistic children rights model/ approach in relation to advancing Swazi children, to realise their rights (i.e. structures, institutions, systems, guidelines etc). This model should guide and coordinate all children interventions by stakeholders or consultancies. The SNKE will relate to the following terms of reference within the Technical Assistance.

For more detailed description of activities, deliverables and timeframe, please see the attached Terms of Reference.

Conditions of work

  • The SNKE in Child Rights Governance will work closely with KE1 and KE2.
  • Significant internal travel (within Swaziland) will be expected to interact with all children Stakeholders from Government, NGOs, Private Sector, Children, Communities, and have regional & international contacts.
  • The NKE will be provided with an invoice template to be completed and submitted by the NKE to the Contracting Authority (CA), for payment by Human Dynamics once the deliverables have been signed off by the CA.
  • The title and the official number of the funded activity must be prominently reflected on all invoices and related documentation.
  • Tasks

Duration of the assignment: 150 working days in the period 1st July 2018 to 28th August 2019


Essential criteria

- At least 10 years’ experience in Law, Practicing as an attorney in the area of child rights

- Experience in understanding of NGOs/social services.

- Command of Human Rights Law, practices at regional and global stages, with particular emphasis on children rights (senior lawyers who are eligible for appointment into judges of the high court i.e. over 10 years practice as attorneys, are preferable).

- Ability to partner with specialists with substantive experience and proven record on conducting participatory action research (Qualitative & Quantitative methods) at government level and in public-private enterprise settings.

- Ability to partner with specialists in Governance and Change management in public and Private Multi-sectorial organizations.

- Thorough understanding of social drivers/structural factors for vulnerable groups.

- Thorough knowledge, skills and attitudes related to human rights education and human rights based approaches to development and transformation within, government, vulnerable groups.

- Excellent written and verbal co Civil Society communication skills.

Qualifications and skills

- LLB degree in Law

- Fluency in written and spoken English with sound communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills, including excellent written and oral skills and cross-cultural sensitivity

- Ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks, take initiative, meet deadlines and remain tolerant, with capacity to develop participative and inclusive team-work

- Strong Negotiation skills

- Computer literacy skills (MS Office)

- Strong Governance, Leadership skills

General Experience

- Experience in designing research tools, competent implementation and processing complex research information

- Experience governance/ leadership organizational structuring in NGOs/ social services/Government and Cooperate environment or comparative size, and complexity.

Specific Experience

- Desirable criteria that would be an added advantage:

- Legal Experience in the Sub-regional, Internationally, with strong Swazi cultural insight and values will be desirable

* Swazi nationals are strongly encouraged to express interest

About the Organization

Human Dynamics is a leading European provider of consulting services for the public sector with more than 120 projects implemented in 30 countries worldwide. Currently, Human Dynamics and its 300 experts and consultants advise more than 40 ministries and public/government agencies worldwide. You are welcome on our website for more details:

More information

ToR for SNKE Child Rights Expert.pdf