The United Nations’ Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is organising a training on child protection and education in refugee settings. The training aims to bridge the gaps between existing inter-agency trainings and tools (such as the INEE Minimum Standards, Education Cluster Coordinator’s Handbook, Rapid Joint Education Needs Assessment tool, EiE harmonized training for the education sector) and the operational needs for specific technical skills needed in refugee contexts. The training will be the first of its kind and will be conducted in collaboration with Save the Children.
Aims and objectives
The training aims to strengthen the participants core refugee child protection an education competencies. The objectives are:
- Participants have an increased understanding of broader refugee protection, as it applies to children.
- Participants have an increased understanding of global strategies and key approaches to protection of refugee children with a specific emphasis on child protection and education.
- Increase child protection competency of participants to develop child protection and education programs for refugee situations, both in camp and non-camp contexts.
Participants and selection criteria
The Protection of Refugee Children training will target 25-30 technical child protection and education staff from international and national NGOs, as well as UN agencies. Individual consultants/experts are also welcome to apply. The training will be conducted in English.
In the selection procedure, the following criteria will be taken into consideration:
- Technical expertise in education or child protection, including field experience in these areas but not necessarily previous experience in refugee operations
- Gender and geographic balance
- Relevance of the training programme for current position
- Representation from various organizations
Travel and accommodation
The training will take place on 1-3 June 2015 at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Travel and accommodation will need to be covered by the respective organisations or individual participants themselves. The organisers will cover lunch and coffee/tea breaks. A support letter for visa applications can be provided upon request.
If interested, please register/apply using the application form, and send the completed form and CV to: Erin Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for sending rapplication is Friday 24 April 2015.
For further details on the training, please read the concept note.