Consultancy for continuous support of the campaign’s national and global advocacy strategy, with a special emphasis on achieving progress within a global health crisis
Project description : The global campaign Dialogue Works (2020-2024) was initiated by child-rights organizations Kindernothilfe and terre des hommes Germany and is co-funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The campaign aims to open spaces for working children to participate in local to global political debates and events to express their individual experiences, challenges and recommendations to political stakeholders.
On the local level the goal is to enable and empower working children to have their views heard and considered. Working children from 13 countries will be invited to join the project and to organize Children’s Advisory Commitees (CACs).
In Addition to regular meetings within the Committees the working children are encouraged to implement an annual advocacy action, the topic and the audience of these actions will be independently determined by the CACs (local to national).
On the global level the primary objective is to establish and institutionalize working children’s participation in debates and high-level political forums, to ensure decisions taken and measures implemented are informed by the views and opinions of those affected by them.
One, yet by far not the only aim is the realization of working children’s participation at the V. Global Conference on the sustained eradication of child labour, scheduled for 2022.
The project is based on the enormously positive outcomes of the previous campaign called It s Time to Talk! (2016-2020) on working children themselves as well as on a all organizations that contributed. More information :
Key Accountabilities :
The consultant / team will have the following responsibilities :
We expect the following qualification and experiences of the consultant / team :
There can therefore be no close links to parties representing either one of the positions.
Roles and Responsibilities : The consultant / team will collaborate with the campaign’s steering committee (representatives of Kindernothilfe and terre des hommes Germany).
After an initial phase in which the advocacy strategy is to be developed and the stakeholder mapping should be completed, the consultancy will rely on periodic calls on occasion of events, windows of opportunity or novel developments in the concerned policy field.