CoRMSA: Terms of Reference on Child Participation Framework

Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 5 January, 2020
Opportunity type: 


For conducting training on Child Participation Framework for CoRMSA Staff Members in relation to human rights for Children in Migration.
1. Background information:

The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) is a national network of organisations working with asylum seekers, refugees and international migrants. CoRMSA currently has 25 member organisations across the country. Our member organisations include legal practitioners, community based refugee and migrant led organisations, advice offices, academic institutions, social service providers amongst others. The CoRMSA model is such that through our members and partners, collectively we cover work at local, provincial, national, regional and global levels to ensure that the daily challenges faced by foreign nationals are addressed through policy and practices that fosters social cohesion. CoRMSA’s main objectives and mission is the promotion and protection of the human rights of all foreign nationals in ways that promote the well-being of all in South Africa and the region. CoRMSA has over fifteen years of experience working on migration engaging in policy advocacy and lobbying; coordination and network building; capacity building; rights awareness and information sharing.
CoRMSA in partnership with Kindernothilfe (KNH) German Government (BMZ) funded project will be implementing “Children in Migration and their communities are empowered to claim their human rights” project. This 41 months’ project is targeting Children and Youth in Migration and their communities as it supports them in their empowerment process so that they are able to claim their human rights so that they can enjoy inclusive policies and have access to basic services. Part of this project is to train and capacitate CoRMSA Staff Members on Strategic Child Participation Framework in different settings. CoRMSA and KNH believe that participation is a fundamental right of all children. It is also a means through which their rights can be realised.
2. Objective of the Child Participation Training.  

The overall objective of a child participation framework for CoRMSA staff members is to capacitate, train and provide a common framework to CoRMSA staff members in order to promote the meaningful participation of children on issues affecting them. This training will also empower CoRMSA staff members to adhere to the principle that the Best Interest of the Child is paramount in any participatory work with children to ensure that it is meaningful, safe and ethical.

  • Expected Results and Deliverables of the Child Participation Training for CoRMSA staff members.

The project staff implementers (CoRMSA) as well as persons linked to the projects shall be able to draw and utilise the knowledge gained from the training to successfully implement the said project. This one-day training should be able to and influence:

  • Produce both the soft copy and hard copy of Child Participation Training Manual for CoRMSA staff members.
  • Manual to Outline the Child Participation comprehensively in an understandable context.
  • The importance of Child Participation and its dynamics. 
  • To provide CoRMSA staff members with full understanding of “Child participation” context and what it entails.
  • To guide CoRMSA staff members in meeting the best interest principle that the participatory need.
  • To provide an insight for CoRMSA staff members on different settings in which children are entitled to have a voice in decisions that affect their lives.
  • Recommendations on how to promote and raise awareness for Child Participation from organisational to community level.
  • To practice child participation in a setting relevant for the project (e.g. monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the project.
  • Execution method.

In accordance with KNH and CoRMSA policies, the consultant will develop the Child Participation Framework Manual and facilitate a one-day the training for CoRMSA staff members on the developed manual. The consultant will work closely with CoRMSA Staff members for support in making this training possible. The development of the Child Participation training manual is expected to start in November 2019 and the training to be facilitated in February 2020. The reporting times will be agreed upon between the consultant and CoRMSA Director.

  • The Prospective Applicant

Prospective applicant could be one person or a team of two-person maximum:

  • Preferably has a degree in Social Science/Education/ and or relevant qualification in training
  • Should have expert knowledge and understanding of Child Participation Framework.
  • Should have at least 3 years’ experience working in the development of training manuals and facilitating trainings.
  • should be able to show proof of training manuals already developed and training conducted
  • Should have experience with participatory project planning and execution approaches.
  • Should have a valid Identity document or permit or dispensation to conduct work in South Africa.
  • Ability to write and communicate fluently in English.
  • Proposal and contract

Proposals should include only the following documents:

  • A general outline and ideas for the development of the Child Participation training manual and its packaging.
  • Examples of previous training manual developed and training facilitated.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copy of identity document/permit, dispensation.
  • Detailed budget of the training and development of Child Participation Training Manual. The contract will be based on the agreed scope, work plan and the agreed budget for the study.

Please send the proposals by the 05 January 2020 to:

CoRMSA Contact person:
Ms. Gloria Makxeta
Tel: 011 405 7560
Fax: 011 403 7559


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