**Deadline expired** Consultancy: Technical focal point, collaboration across child protection and education in emergencies

Application deadline: 20 December 2019.

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Plan Canada, on behalf of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, is seeking the services of an enthusiastic consultant with experience in both education and child protection sectors.

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (the Alliance) are global networks of actors working on education and child protection in emergencies/humanitarian settings. The Alliance and the INEE came together in October 2018 in a joint Roundtable focused on addressing barriers to collaboration. A set of recommendations were produced during this event. Alliance and the INEE have continued their advocacy on this issue in diverse fora.

Education in Emergencies (EiE) and Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) actors work side-by-side to respond to the needs of children and youth affected by emergencies, crises and forced displacement. The importance of recognizing that the work of both sectors is complementary has often been stated, since education can be protective and child protection actors can support children and youth to access education and improved educational outcomes. However, the full potential that a collaborative approach across these two sectors could offer to children and youth has yet to be fully explored.

This consultancy seeks to move forward the agenda for joint and integrated programming, based on the recommendations from the 2018 Roundtable. To this end, the Alliance and INEE, through Plan Canada, are hiring a technical focal point to support moving this agenda forward.

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