Recent Consultancies

PARENTING ADOLESCENTS: UNICEF ECARO REGIONAL STUDY ON PARENTING AND PARENTING PROGRAMMES FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS OF ADOLESCENTS 

UNICEF commissioned Proteknôn to examine how the parenting of adolescents is understood, experienced and practiced and to analyse existing parenting programmes and initiatives in the middle- and upper-middle income countries in Europe and Central Asia. This report highlights parent strengths and competencies that contribute to positive adolescent outcomes while also drawing attention to areas of vulnerability that would benefit from parenting support.

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SAFEGUARDING GUIDANCE FOR NGOS: DEFINITIONS AND REPORT-HANDLING MECHANISMS

Proteknôn worked with a steering committee of UK–based International NGOs, BOND and DfID to prepare resources to strengthen safeguarding report-handling mechanisms. Proteknôn developed three deliverables for the Safeguarding Summit, including:

  • Toolkit for developing an organisation-wide safeguarding report-handling mechanism”

  • “UK NGO Safeguarding Definitions and Reporting Mechanisms: Definition of key words”

  • Case studies to support training on safeguarding and reporting

EDITING THE 2019 EDITION OF THE CPMS

Proteknon was commissioned by the Terre des hommes on behalf of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action to edit the 2019 Edition of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.

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Terre des hommes, with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), commissioned Proteknôn to develop a Sport for Protection Toolkit.

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SPORT FOR PROTECTION TOOLKIT: PROGRAMMING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN FORCED DISPLACEMENT SETTINGS

Save the Children commissioned Proteknôn to develop a quick reference guide on cross-border coordination. This Quick Reference Guide is a practical guide for all stakeholders who hope to implement a government-led, cross-border coordination mechanism for the protection of children who are unaccompanied and separated while in situations of migration or displacement.

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CROSS-BORDER PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ON THE MOVE IN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA: A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE FOR BILATERAL COORDINATION
GUIDANCE NOTE: PROTECTION OF CHILDREN DURING INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAKS

The Global CPMS Working Group commissioned Proteknôn to develop this guidance note for future child protection preparedness and response actions in infectious disease outbreaks. This resource aims to ensure that the knowledge and experience gained by child protection actors during past outbreaks can be used to improve the quality of future child protection responses in public health emergencies.

[Guidance Note and Brief | Other Products]

CARING FOR BOYS AFFECTED BY SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Family for Every Child commissioned Proteknôn to conduct a scoping study on sexual abuse and harmful sexual behaviour of boys. The study considered the influence of context, culture, families and alternative care settings in driving or preventing sexual abuse and harmful sexual behaviour of boys.

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CHILD NEGLECT IN HUMANITARIAN SETTINGS:
LITERATURE REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STRENGTHENING PREVENTION AND RESPONSE 

Terre des hommes, on behalf of the CPMS Working Group of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, commissioned Proteknôn to review CPiE definitions, including neglect, to inform the 2nd edition of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. Proteknôn conducted a literature review on child neglect in humanitarian settings and prepared a report on the definitions of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. 

[Report on Child Neglect]

CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMMING AND CHILD PROTECTION IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION: REVIEW AND OPPORTUNITIES TO STRENGTHEN THE EVIDENCE

The Cash Transfer & CP Task Force of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action commissioned Proteknôn to review the evidence, current practice, challenges, gaps and opportunities on child protection and cash transfers. The results support the development of a roadmap for strengthening the evidence base and identifying best practices.

[Report on CTP and CP]

PLAY ON! A FACILITATOR'S GUIDE TO STRENGTHENING CHILDREN'S PSYCHOSOCIAL WELLBEING THROUGH TOY-BASED PLAY

Save the Children Canada commissioned Proteknôn to review existing good practices in play-based curriculums to enhance psychosocial wellbeing of children living in humanitarian settings and to design a facilitators guide for toy-based play. The guide was developed based on Spin Master toys in partnership with their global Toy Movement and will be piloted in Child Friendly Spaces at Dadaab Refugee Camp.

TRAINING OF CHILD PROTECTION ACTORS ON KEY COMPETENCIES IN CARING FOR CHILDREN IN ADVERSITY AND THEIR FAMILIES

Terre des hommes commissioned Proteknôn to develop a guide to train and strengthen the competencies of child protection actors in West Africa. The first part of the guide is intended for those who train child protection actors. The second part of the guide includes sessions on themes specific to Terre des hommes: systems approach, protective accompaniment of children on the move and restorative juvenile justice.
 
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ENSLAVED IN EMERGENCIES: A DESK REVIEW ON CHILD MODERN SLAVERY IN HUMANITARIAN SETTINGS

Plan International UK commissioned Proteknôn to conduct a study on child modern slavery: to review the concepts and categories of modern slavery affecting girls and boys in global humanitarian contexts; to highlight lessons learned, information gaps and recommendations for prevention and response interventions; and to support humanitarian actors including policy makers, donors and technical advisers working on child modern slavery.  

PROGRAMME-INFORMING STUDY OF PLAN INTERNATIONAL'S INTEGRATED PROTECTION MOBILE SERVICE DELIVERY

Plan International commissioned Proteknôn to undertake a four-country programme-informing study of its integrated protection mobile service delivery. The study sought to better understand how the delivery of multi-sector integrated programming models address the needs of conflict-affected, difficult-to-reach populations in Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and CAR.

HI 'SAFER SCHOOLS, SAFER COMMUNITIES' PROJECT EVALUATION

Proteknôn Consulting conducted the final project evaluation of Humanity and Inclusion's ‘Safer Schools, Safer Communities’ project in six remote rural communities in Ethiopia. The evaluation took the form of an appreciative enquiry, paying particular attention to identifying perceived/most significant changes. Various methods were used to gather data to inform the evaluation and to make the process as participatory as possible. 

STUDY ON PARENTS’ AND ADOLESCENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF LOVE, SEX AND ADOLESCENT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Girl Effect Rwanda commissioned Proteknôn to do formative research and to develop a change strategy to reduce the prevalence of early pregnancy and marriage in Rwanda. Based on the new evidence and our local expertise, Proteknôn developed strategic frames and recommendations to inform Girl Effect Rwanda’s Ni Nyampinga (and Baza Shangazi) strategy and content-creation process as well as future research and strategic partnerships.

“UBUNTU CARE: CONFRONTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRLS AND BOYS INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES” ADVOCACY STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN

Handicap International commissioned Proteknôn to develop a regional advocacy strategy to guide HI's future work in the areas of child protection, sexual/gender-based violence and disability within their Ubuntu Care project framework. Proteknôn developed tools to support consultations with children and a complentary literature review on sexual violence against children with disabilities.  

EXPLORING SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE REPORTING MECHANISMS

Proteknôn was contracted by the Oxfam International High Level Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change for two research projects.  The first part involved producing 12 country reports. The second part involved in-depth community and survivor research in three countries.

CASE MANAGEMENT: SUPERVISION AND COACHING LESSONS LEARNED REPORT

The IRC contracted Proteknon to copy edit, translate and design this report on behalf of the Case Management Task Force of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.

BUILDING CAPACITY OF PROSECUTORS ON CHILD JUSTICE, GENDER AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

UNICEF Vietnam has commissioned Proteknôn to upport the Procuracy by developing and delivering capacity building in respect of access to justice for children and women survivors of gender-based violence. Proteknôn will also provide technical advice to targeted advocacy efforts on child and gender justice legal and policy reforms in Viet Nam.   

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ON GIRL-LED PROGRAMMING

Plan International Canada has commissioned Proteknôn to provide technical support for "Plan for Girls" project that aims to place girls at the centre of its programme. 

GENDERED IMPACTS OF THE GRAVE VIOLATIONS AGAINST CHILDREN IN CONFLICT

Save the Children has commissioned Proteknôn to conduct a literary review and analysis of existing research on the six grave violations of children’s rights. The goal is to better understand the role gender plays on the risks and impacts of these violations on children in conflict. The review will consider boys, girls and - where possible based on existing data - children outside the gender binary. Gaps in evidence will also be mapped.

TERMINOLOGY RELATED TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE SEX INDUSTRY

Proteknôn is supporting Plan International to agree on terminology to be used to describe children and young people in the sex industry. This piece of work will identify the pros and cons of a range of terms and will make recommendations for the way in which Plan describes the industry and those involved. This will include a mapping of the terminology currently used by different actors and sectors in policy, advocacy, communications and programming.

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

The IRC has commissioned Proteknôn to develop online and face-to-face trainings on
Introduction to Safeguarding,
Sexual Violence Against Staff, and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Adult Clients.

CHILDREN PROTECTION GLOBAL TRAINING PACKAGE

Plan International has commissioned Proteknôn to develop a global child protection training package to improve the quality of child protection programming in development and emergency settings. It will adopt a blended learning approach to meet the learning and development needs of Plan International's child protection staff and partners and will be accessible to the global sector through Plan International’s online learning platform, Plan Academy.

 USAID/RWANDA MUREKE DUSOME PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

USAID contracted Proteknon to conduct a performance evaluation of the Mureke Duome: an initiative designed to improve the reading skills of students in lower primary by strengthening partnerships between schools and communities in Rwanda.