Child Protection Officer – Shirgat

Save the Children International

Description

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

Violence against children is no longer

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

Supervising and mentoring the implementation of the CP activities in the in urban (non – camp) IDP areas in Shirgat.

The CP-Officer will supervise and mentor implementing partners to develop and execute activities as set in their work plans.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

 

Reports to: CP Coordinator.

Staff reporting to this post: CP Community Mobilizer.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

 

Program Planning and Implementation:

  • Implement Child Protection activities under the programme.
  • With support from the programme team, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, and procurement.
  • Under the direct supervision of Programme Coordinator and management of the Programme Manager ensure that all planned CP activities are implemented on time, coordinated with the   Education and WASH officers, are within the budget, according to quality standards and as per the monthly work plan.
  • Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Programme Coordinator, and if necessary, to Programme Manager and addressed in an appropriate way.
  • Lead in the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for program implementation.
  • Work with child protection and education committees and support monthly meetings to map protection risks in the community and feedback for program improvement.
  • Provide follow-up support to child protection training in coordination with the Education officer and the programme team.
  • Coordinate with the education officer and WASH staff members to ensure Child Friendly Space (CFS) activities are integrated and follow best-practices for children.
  • Ensure all CP concerns identified are communicated in timely manner for response to the Programme Coordinator and Programme Manager.

Staff Supervision and Mentorship:

  • Mentor CFS Facilitators as well as Community Mobilizers ensuring that they achieve their performance objectives and program results.
  • Conduct performance reviews for staff; support them to set performance objectives.
  • Identify any implementing partner needs, including capacity building needs and coordinate closely with the Programme Manager to support them.
  • Coordinate and provide capacity building training to Save the Children staff and implementation partners.
  • Maintain close working relationship with partner staff to provide adequate support.

 

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Together with the Education Officer, assist with monitoring of CFS operations and activities for program quality.
  • Together with the Education Officer, ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected and input in the CFS databases and other reporting tools.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal reports.
  • Support MEAL Officer, Programme Coordinator and Programme Manager in the submission of weekly Situation Report (SITREP), and data entry according to monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Participate in and contribute to weekly programme team meetings.
  • Work with implementing partners and the MEAL Officer to ensure CFS data is collected in a timely manner and reflects progress and areas of improvement.

 

Collaboration and Representation:

  • Regularly coordinate and collaborate with the programme team to strengthen implementation and impact for children.

 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

 

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

 

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

 

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

 

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

 

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • University degree and one year of relevant CP area work experience.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong understanding of the situation of children in the community and demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the community.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of CP.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ethical sensitivity and ability to empathise with children and their carers.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve results.
  • Ability to travel independently and work long hours.
  • Previous experience working with non-profit organizations is preferred.
  • Good spoken and written English, and Arabic or Kurdish.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email).
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

How To Apply

– interested candidates can apply on Child Protection Officer

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