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Changing the Paradigm - Save the Children's Work to Strengthen the Child Protection System in Indonesia

Save the Children’s work on shifting the paradigm of alternative care for children in Indonesia is a work in progress that began in 2005 and will continue until at least 2017. The goal is not only to improve child protection and family based care for children in Indonesia but also to develop a...

National Plan of Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children – Swaziland

This National Plan of Action (NPA) for Orphans and Vulnerable Children is linked to the National Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2006 -2008 and the National HIV and AIDS Policy. It arises out of a recognised need for practical steps and widespread cooperation to ensure the rights of all...

PEPFAR Guidance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programming

The purpose of this guidance is to help PEPFAR country teams and implementing partners develop country operational plans (COPs) and design programs that support vulnerable children in their contexts, align with known best practice, and incorporate potential innovation.

International Workforce Initiatives: Definitions, Design Options, and Project Profiles

This publication is intended for three primary audiences: international development professionals who want to define “workforce” for program design purposes, those who seek information about field activities, and those who want to reflect on the implementation of successful, high impact programs—...

Situational Analysis: Kenya Social Welfare Workforce

In recent years there has been increased emphasis across Africa on the social welfare workforce (SWW) and the pivotal role it plays in service delivery to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).  In order to reinforce and augment work done to date, a conceptual framework was used for creating a...

Under Recognized Cadres of HRH in Africa - Professionalizing the Social Service Workforce

This document, a draft awaiting publication, provides an overview of the social service workforce (SSW) in Africa.  The first section describes the need for a strong SSW, defines the workforce broadly, and describes the functions that it provides. The next section examines the current status of the...

Human Resource Assessment and Gap Analysis of the Zambian Social Welfare Workforce

Save the Children Federation Inc was recently awarded a five-year Zambia Orphans and Vulnerable Children System Strengthening (ZOVSS) Project funded by USAID through PEPFAR.

Useful Resources for Conducting Social Service Workforce Gap Analyses

In a sector with constrained resources, it is imperative to make sound, evidence-based decisions about social service workforce strengthening interventions.   In order to do this, good workforce data are needed to help inform those decisions and address questions like the following:  in a...

Institutional Capacity Assessment of the Department of Social Services, Zimbabwe

Oxford Policy Management and Jimat Development Consultants were engaged by the Ministry of Labour and Social Services (MoLSS) to carry out a Capacity and Institutional Assessment of the Ministry’s Department of Social Services (DSS). The purpose of the assignment is to assess the Department’s human...

An Assessment of the Public Sector Social Service Workforce in Ethiopia

This document presents results from an assessment that was conducted in 2013 to better understand the current status of the public sector social service workforce in Ethiopia.  The assessment process entailed gathering basic information from six selected regions, documenting common social services...

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