Call for proposition

Evaluation of mobilization and capacity building activities in terms of knowledge, behaviour change and effects on reducing sexual violence against children

ECPAT France is an international organization affiliated to the ECPAT international network aiming to combat the sexual exploitation of children in the world. The NGO has coordinated a 3-year program called “Strengthening the Protection of Children Victims or at Risk of Sexual Exploitation” (referred to hereinafter as “REPERES”) with operations in several African countries.

This call for consultation is part of the final evaluation of the overall program. It targets specifically operations led in Uganda and Kenya. The terms of reference of the Call for proposition have therefore been formulated together with the implementing partners in these 2 countries, namely:

ANPPCAN – The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect is a Pan-African network that promotes child rights. ANPPCAN has national chapters in 26 countries and is head-quartered in Nairobi (Kenya),
UCRNN : The Uganda Child Rights NGO Network is a coalition of child-focused humanitarian organizations. This coalition represents the ECPAT International network in Uganda –
Undugu Society of Kenya (USK) was created in 1973 to confront the growing problem of street children and young people in Kenya. One of its core programs is the Rescue Rehabilitation and Reintegration program, including one component dedicated to girls in situation of prostitution,
UYDEL is a Ugandan organization founded in 1993, UYDEL combats risky behaviors of youth (drugs and HIV prevention) and worst forms of exploitation including sexual exploitation of children,

REPERES program

The global objective of this multi-country program is to realize the right of all children to live free from sexual exploitation in Africa and in the Mediterranean. The specific objective 1 is to reduce the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation and the specific objective 2 is to improve the responses of local systems of protection to CSEC issues. Outcomes have been formulated at global program level as follows:
• Outcome 1: Children and young people at risk or victims of prostitution have access to protection and reintegration services
• Outcome 2: Children, parents and communities knowledge on positive attitudes and harmful practices in relation to sexual violence are improved
• Outcome 3: The capacity of stakeholders involved in child protection systems are strengthened regarding the issue of CSEC
• Outcome 4: The expertise and advocacy capacity of ECPAT’s network in Africa and in the Mediterranean is strengthened
• Outcome 5: Outcomes are measured and enhanced using an efficient monitoring system
In Kenya and in Uganda, the 4 partners involved in the REPERES Project have implemented activities to contribute to the expected outcomes.

The Call for consultation

We are looking for a consultant to evaluate the mobilization and capacity building programs set up in relation to outcomes 2 and 3, whether addressed to children, parents or child protection stakeholders in Kenya and in Uganda.

For more details on this consultation, follow and download the Call for Proposition

Kenya launches a Study on Child Sexual Exploitation of Children

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 | The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect this week successfully launched the Kenya Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Travel and Tourism, which is part of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Travel and Tourism. The launch was held at the InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi from 7.00am to 10.40am and was presided over by the Director Children Services, Mr Noah Sanganyi.

In 2015, End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) – International commissioned a Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism. The study covered 14 countries in the world. Of the 14 countries, five of them were in Africa, namely, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The purpose of the research was to strengthen the evidence-base, raise awareness and build consensus on priority actions needed in law and policy reform to address sexual exploitation of children. The research also aimed at identifying programmes and services that governments, the tourism industry and civil society organizations could implement to prevent and eliminate sexual exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industries.

In Kenya, the study was conducted by the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), a pan African child rights organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. The study was carried out in the framework of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Travel and Tourism industry and was undertaken in four sub counties in Nairobi, namely; Embakasi, Kamukunji, Kasarani and Starehe.

Based on the findings of the study, several recommendations have been proposed to address sexual exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industry. The study is, therefore, worth sharing with other stakeholders that are implementing activities and providing services to at risk and victims of sexual exploitation of children in Kenya to improve knowledge and practice on sexual exploitation of children.

An estimated 80 participants took part in the event. the participants were drawn from Government departments were well represented during the launch of the Kenya SECTT study including the Ministry of Tourism officials, Department of Children Services, Director of Public Prosecution Office, Attorney General Office, the Advisory Committee on Counter Trafficking, police); and representatives from the Civil Society Organizations and the private sector.

Follow the links below to read the sectt-kenya and the global-report-offenders-move-final on Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Travel and Tourism.

Baseline survey on child trafficking

  1. Background

ANPPCAN Regional Office is implementing “Building the Foundation for Child Trafficking Free Zones in Urban and Rural Kenya,” project in Nairobi, Busia, Marsabit and Mandera Counties from April 2016 to December 2018. As a result, ANPPCAN Regional is commissioning a baseline survey to build an evidence base on child trafficking in Busia, Marsabit (specifically in Moyale) and Mandera Counties. This research is one of the main activities of a 33 month Intervention (ending in December 2018) that is being implemented by a consortium of local civil society organizations[1] led by ANPPCAN Regional Office and funded by TdH- NL. The overall objective of the project shall be to prevent and respond to trafficking and unsafe migration of children in Nairobi, Busia, Mandera and Marsabit Counties by December 2018

  1. Objectives of the research
    The overall purpose of the research is to build an evidence base on child trafficking in Busia, Marsabit and Mandera, support learning and share best practices in addressing child trafficking.

The specific objectives of the baseline survey shall be:

  1. Provide a situation analysis of the status of child trafficking and unsafe migration in Busia, Mandera and Marsabit, including an analysis of emerging trends and new developments;
  2. Provide, where possible and available, statistical data and figures on child victims of trafficking and unsafe migration and relevant perpetrators, including quantitative trends;
  3. Map current responses to child trafficking and unsafe migration, including legislation, policies, programmes and capacity development initiatives in place to address this challenge;
  4. Reflecting on the analysis above, propose a set of policy and programmatic recommendations to improve government (both national and county), non-government and private sector responses to child trafficking and unsafe migration of children in Kenya

In addition, the consultant is expected to undertake trend analysis in the following areas:

  1. Up-to-date data on the scale of the problem of child trafficking in Moyale, Mandera and Busia
  2. Level of reporting and prosecution of child trafficking cases in these three locations
  3. The trafficking routes (source, transit, destination) of the child victims of trafficking
  4. The push and pull factors that contribute to this phenomenon
  5. The link between economic migration and child trafficking
  6. The link between child trafficking and other forms of child abuse (CSEC, Child prostitution, Child labour, etc)
  7. The demographic profiles (age, socio-economic background, sex/gender, family composition) of both the child victims of trafficking and the perpetrators
  8. The role, if any, modern technology like internet, particularly social media play in escalating/preventing child trafficking
  9. To provide empirical evidence of intervention strategies that are effective in preventing and responding to the problem of child trafficking in Busia, Moyale and Mandera and use that to make innovative recommendations for the anti-trafficking programming.
  10. To map out other actors/service providers, interventions and strategies being applied to address and respond to trafficking in Busia, Mandera and Moyale and broadly in Kenya and assess the gaps and potential weaknesses, and best practices of the identified interventions/service providers.
  11. To analyze the gaps in the child protection systems within Mandera, Moyale and Busia (and beyond) that exacerbate the problem of trafficking and make recommendations for addressing them. This will include (at the very least);
    Analyzing the existing statutory and policy frameworks in child trafficking, identifying gaps and the commensurate policy opportunities for addressing them
    ● Analyzing gaps in the availability, accessibility and adequacy of child protection services and structures in the 3 sites.
    ● Conducting an assessment of the non-formal child protection structures in the 3 sites, identifying their strengths and potential weaknesses in addressing child trafficking.

III. Scope of work – Expected tasks of the Consultancy:
1. Conducting desk review of existing qualitative and quantitative information as per the objectives outlined above
2. Development of data collection tools and sampling methodology. Sharing the tools with ANPPCAN Regional Office for review and feedback. Finalising on the tools and methodology based on the feedback from ANPPCAN Regional Office
3. Conducting a pilot study/pre-test of the data collection tools for accuracy and reviewing appropriately
4. Developing data entry & analysis programme (SPSS for quantitative and any other relevant program for qualitative data) and providing training to the data clerks; and ensuring quality checks during data collection, cleaning, entry and analysis
5. Conducting field data collection exercise
6. Preparing draft report from the findings, with specific recommendations on advocacy opportunities on policy issues as well as best practices in prevention and response intervention strategies against child trafficking for ANPPCAN Regional Office review and feedback
7. Preparing final report from the findings, with specific recommendations on advocacy opportunities on policy issues as well as best practices in prevention and response intervention strategies of child trafficking based on the feedback from Validation Workshop.

  1. Guiding Principles and Procedures
    The successful institution/firm or individual consultant will undertake to pay special attention to confidentiality and use of appropriate and sensitive interviewing methods for vulnerable groups (especially child victims of trafficking). The “Do no harm” principle shall be considered and followed in all research processes, in order to mitigate any negative emotional, physical and psychological ramifications that may arise from improper and unethical research practices.V. Deliverables
    Under supervision of ANPPCAN Regional Office Program Coordinator, and in close consultation with the Director of Programs and the Regional Director the selected institution/firm/consultant should deliver the following:
    1.Inception Report
    The inception report should include a literature review on child trafficking in Mandera, Moyale and Busia, and propose a sound and feasible research tools, methodology, for undertaking the baseline survey
    2. Zero Draft Report:
    The Draft Report has to synthesize all findings, conclusions, and recommendations
    3.The Revised Report:
    The Revised Report has to synthesize all findings, conclusions, recommendations (with account of comments and additions from ANPPCAN Regional Office if any that will be shared following submission of the Zero Draft Report)
    4. The Final Report:
    The selected institution/firm/consultant will be expected to produce a final report that will include the outcomes of the validation workshop.VII. Timeframe of the research
    The research will be undertaken from September to November 2016.

VIII. Child Safeguarding
In line with the UNCRC, ANPPCAN Regional Office strives to keep children safe in all its undertakings. The successful applicant will be required to read, understand, and commit to abide by ANPPCAN Regional Office Child Protection Policies and guidelines. The institution/firm or individual Consultant will sign the policies to indicate an understanding of, and intention to follow the policy requirements. The methodologies used in this study must abide by the universally acceptable standards for involving children in research.

  1. Experience and Qualifications
    ● Competent institution/firm or individual Consultant conversant with child focused research
    ● Technical knowledge and understanding of child trafficking
    ● Knowledge of the local area of research (geographical) desired
    ● Proven track record in qualitative and quantitative research
    ● Understanding and appreciation of ethical research processes including appreciation of child protection and child safeguarding

The consultant will submit a full technical proposal and a financial proposal.
The following components must be included:
i) Technical proposal
a. The consultant’s understanding of the terms of reference
b. Clear and detailed work plan including a Gantt chart
c. A detailed methodology
d. Evidence of past work relevant to this study
e. Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references for the consultancy organization/ institution which must relate to major work done within the last three years, and the contact details (names, addresses and email and telephone numbers) of the persons who were ultimately responsible and accountable for contracting the consultants for that work
f. Full names, post office box number, telephone number(s), email addresses, and contact person(s) of the consultant(s)
g. The financial proposal must include the actual number of consultants/team, number of working days and the professional rates per day. It must also include a separate itemised logistic budget with accommodation, transport and stationary, communication, etc, well broken down

The full proposal documents should be submitted to ANPPCAN Regional Office by on Friday, 3o September 2016 through email (PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016).

[1] Strategies for Northern Development (SND), Centre for Domestic Training and Development (CDTD) & Movement Against  Child Trafficking (MACT)

Many children living in child headed households in Kenya

A large number of children in Kenya are living in child headed households, a report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child says.

The report, containing replies of the Kenya Government to the list of issues in relation to the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Kenya, shows that Makueni sub-county is leading in the number of children living in child headed households at 26,469.  It is followed by Kakamega, Nakuru and Kirinyaga sub-counties at 21,643, 16,539 and 15,571 children respectively.

Sub-counties with the lowest number of children living in child headed households are Isiolo (1,580 children), Tana River (1,707 children) and Taita Taveta (1,804 children).

The report shows that in all the 47 sub-counties, there are more male children living in child headed households than the female children.

Among the four major urban cities, Nakuru leads with 16,539 children living in child headed households, followed by Nairobi with 13,341 children. Kisumu posts a figure of 6,195 children while Mombasa has 4,001 children.

Click on the link Replies to the list of issues to read the report.