International Cocoa Initiative
International Cocoa Initiative
The international cocoa initiative (ICI) promotes child protection in cocoa-growing communities and works to ensure a better future for children and their families. ICI has developed a Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) that allows industry partners to manage responsibly the risk of child labour in their cocoa supply chain. In line with the Ghana Child Labor Monitoring System (GCLMS), the system is based on the presence of Community Facilitators (CF) within cocoa-growing communities who raise awareness on the issue of child labour; identify cases and implement remediation activities.
- Conduct participatory research with children
- Research questions:
- How do children in cocoa-growing communities perceive education, child work, health and wellbeing?
- What challenges/priorities do they identify?
- What do they perceive as the reasons for these challenges?
- What solutions do they propose?
- To reach this objective, the consultant will:
- Design methodology for initial participatory discussions with children;
- Conduct participatory discussions with children to answer key research questions
- Write report on findings;
- Propose a methodology and tools for ICI to incorporate children’s participation and perspectives in the everyday running of its CLMRS and train staff in their use:
- Propose an approach and tools to incorporate child participation into the CLMRS, based on the participatory discussions with children in (1)
- Support and train relevant ICI staff on agreed approach and tools so that they can use these going forward.
- Develop methodology, workplan and agenda for planned discussions/activities;
- For each activity: objective, material needed, type of venue, duration;
- A list of activities adapted to each age group that are gender-sensitive, encourage child participation and capture children’s perceptions;
- Tools that allow the facilitation of interactive discussions and dialogue with children;
- Support ICI in identifying role models (in communities) that are able to create interest in children and encourage them to participate;
- A report template aimed at summarizing children’s inputs in systematic and comparable way.
- Children’s participation should be voluntary, participants should be informed of the purpose of the study in accessible language and their consent, as well as their caregiver’s consent, will be asked explicitly;
- Only children over the age of 10 – who are able to analyse their environment and produce a constructive discussion – will be included;
- The confidentiality and anonymity of the answers will be respected;
Required Skills or Experience
Conditions for application
The successful candidate will:
- Be based in Ghana, preferably in Accra.
- Have an advanced university degree, preferably in education, social work, psychology, social psychology, or other related disciplines.
- Have minimum 5 years’ experience in working directly with children, facilitating group work, or other related experience.
- Have minimum 5 years’ experience in qualitative research methods.
- Have excellent writing skills.
- Have excellent research skills.
- Have excellent communication and facilitation skills.
- Be fluent in English. Knowledge of one or more local language preferred.
- Be proficient with standard MS Office applications (Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.).
- Be ready to travel to remote areas in cocoa growing areas of Ghana.
How To Apply
Call for proposals
To apply, please send an email by 21 October 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following elements:
- An updated CV.
- A concept note outlining the approach proposed for products 1, 2, 3 and 4 (2 pages maximum).
- List or if possible, provide, 3 samples of previous research conducted in relation to child protection, children’s wellbeing, child labour or related within the last 5 years.
- A financial proposal including budget, daily fee and estimated number of days for conducting the assignment.