Terre des hommes Romania is looking for a Consultant to conduct national research on Restorative Justice for Child Victims in Romania, as part of the I-RESTORE project
Location: Romania, with travel to various locations in the country
Deadline: 30 October 2019
Start date: 11 Nov. 2019

Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss child relief non-profit organization and since 2016, it has been working on juvenile justice in numerous countries across the globe. I-RESTORE project is a Tdh initiative whose main aim is to foster mutual learning and adopt a child-rights perspective in order to promote a tailored Restorative Justice response to protect the full range of child victim’s rights.
I-RESTORE seeks to:
• Identify gaps and synergies in relation to applying RJ in cases involving child victims
• Collect information from policy makers and practitioners in criminal justice about their level of understanding
• Empower children to advocate for better protection of child victims in RJ
• Build the capacities and foster mutual learning amongst national policy makers and practitioners in criminal justice to implement child-victim-friendly RJ approaches
• Raise awareness and advocate for child-sensitive RJ approaches in cases involving child victims
Main responsibilities of the consultant:
• Desk review: collection and review of relevant legislation and policies, projects and researches, trainings and e-learning programmes on restorative justice for child victims in the target counties, including information on the legal framework on juvenile justice and practical implementation of restorative justice
• Primary data collection with policy makers and professionals working with children: focus group discussions; interviews with key professionals; online survey for policymakers and practitioners (quantitative and qualitative data collection)
• Primary data collection with children: focus group discussions (with Child Advisory Boards and with selected groups of former child victims); child-friendly anonymous survey (quantitative and qualitative data)
• A methodology for child and youth participation in any stage of the project (primary data collection and child participation)
Consultant profile
• Advanced degree in the field of law or criminology, or equivalent with strong research and analysis component
• Proven experience in conducting national-level needs assessments and reviews to feed into strategic and operational planning, particularly in the field of juvenile justice, restorative justice and children’s rights
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to synthesise and critically analyse a wide range of material from primary and secondary data sources and to present information in a concise yet thorough form
• Excellent command of English is a must
• Knowledge of juvenile justice and networks in the home country and in the Europe region is an asset
Interested candidates should send the following documents to (email) by 25 October 2019:
• A cover letter, specifying your daily rate
• An updated CV in English
• A sample of similar work
Please include “I-Restore Project, your name and surname” in the subject line of the application e-mail.