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Consultant - Corporal Punishment & Trafficking

Location: Kolkata
Duration: 65 days spread over 4.5 to 5 months with travel to districts
Closing Date: 30 August 2013
Purpose of the Assignment

To provide necessary support in documentation for advocacy in corporal punishment and setting up MIS in Anti Human Trafficking Units.


Corporal Punishment:

The scenario of child abuse continues to be challenging in West Bengal despite improvement in some critical human development indicators.

Corporal punishment is one such violation of children’s right in schools. Increased reporting of cases of violence- physical and sexual in Police stations and in REPA (Right to Education Protection Authority), is noticed in recent years in the absence of a functional SCPCR. However it is important to collate available information, present to address the issue at various levels to create a protective environment for children.

Trafficking in West Bengal:

Though a sizeable number of cases of trafficking remain unregistered in West Bengal, one out of every eight children trafficked in India is from West Bengal (NHRC 2002-03) under the pretext of lucrative jobs and marriage. Large numbers of children go missing every day with 12-14% being recovered. CID, West Bengal has set up Anti Human Trafficking Units in four trafficking prone districts in West Bengal.

As part of setting up a MIS for the AHTUs in line with the Track Child Portal, CID & NIC requests support from UNICEF in 2013.

Basic objective

Support to advocacy on corporal punishment and strengthening AHTUs to prevent trafficking.

Major tasks with deliverables and timeline





1.   Desk analysis

·             a) Review of literature / legal guideline manual on corporal punishment

·             b) Review of cases with REPA

Desk analysis report




Eight  days


2.   Field visit

a) Develop questionnaires

b) Interview with teachers/parents and children on their perception /incidence of Corporal punishment

Questionnaires, report of the interview


Eight days


3.   Develop a hand for teachers based on the findings from the above

Handbook for teachers

14 days

4.   Develop comprehensive guidelines for dealing with Missing Children

a)   Collate all police orders, Supreme Court judgments and any other statutory orders for West Bengal

b)   Identify stakeholders

and Identify roles, responsibilities, timelines, workflows and documentation of these stakeholders

a)Compendium of police orders


b) A manual with end-to-end guidelines, with supportive checklists, process maps and SOP



2  days



18 days

4.Role and functioning of AHTU & MPB at state and district level & linking it to SCPS under DWCD

Status report of AHTU & MPB functioning & convergence with DWCD

15 days


·                 Desk analysis report

·                 Questionnaires, report of the interview

·                 Handbook for teachers

a)         Compendium of police orders

b)         A manual with end-to-end guidelines, with supportive checklists, process maps and SOP

·                 Status report of AHTU & MPB functioning & convergence with DWCD

Qualification or specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment

·                 Degree in Social Sciences, law or related field
·                 Working experience of at least five to eight years in issues related to child protection & knowledge of relevant statutes, rules related to child protection
·                 Excellent writing skills in English and an ability to analyze and present data
·                 Good reporting and computer skills 
·                 Oral and written proficiency in Bengali and Hindi 
·                 Experience of working with Government departments and understanding of government systems will be an advantage

Application Procedures


(1)       Qualified female/male candidates are requested to please indicate their ability and availability to undertake the terms of reference above.

(2)       Your application should be sent to by COB 26th August 2013 with subject line "Consultancy for CP & Trafficking, Kolkata" in separate files:

a)         A cover letter, CV and P11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at

b)         A financial proposal indicating deliverable based fee as per template attached.

(3)       The financial proposals of only those candidates, who are found technically responsive, will be opened.

(4)       Please note, offers without financial proposal will not be considered.

(5)       Only short-listed candidates will be called for test/interview (if applicable).  Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

(6)       Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.



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