TITLE: Child Protection Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child Protection
LOCATION: Duhok - Bardarash and Gawelan Camps
GRADE: C, G5– Level 1
CONTRACT LENGTH: as per projrect duration
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)
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.
ROLE PURPOSE: The Child Protection Officer is a member of the emergency response team in Iraq. The Child Protection Officer is responsible for supervising and mentoring the implementation of the CP Program activities in the area of responsibilities in Duhok governorate. The officer will supervise a team of case workers and community mobilizers, ensure that project activities are consistent with Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches, draw on relevant best practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and ensures timely reporting to the CP manager/coordinator and ensures timely, adequate and quality monitored implementation of CP activities.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: CP coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: Case workers – community mobilizers.
Role Dimensions: works closely with the CP senoir officer and the CP coordinator. National stakeholders and community members. The CP officer is directly coordinating support activities with logistics, HR and finance teams.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Program Planning And Implementation
· Implement Child Protection activities in the designated area of responsibilities.
· Supervise case workers in supporting cases, case planning, case conferences and closures
· Represent SC in different case management forums including BID and Case Management Taskforce.
· With support from the child protection manager, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, and procurement.
· Under the supervision of CP Coordinator ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, within the budget, according to quality standards and as per the monthly plan.
· Ensures timely update of field activities to the CP manager and the CP coordinator.
· Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for program implementation.
· Provide different child protection trainings to different actors including SC CP team and different CP actors.
Staff supervision and mentorship
· Supervise a team of case workers and community mobilizers through a motivating approach.
· Mentor CFS/YFS facilitators (if applicable)/community based staff as well as community mobilizers ensuring that they are empowered to achieve their performance objectives and program results.
· Develop performance plans and reviews for staff working under his/her responsibilities and support them to set performance objectives.
· Work with child protection committees and support monthly meetings to map protection risks in the community and feedback for programmer improvement
Monitoring and Reporting
· Assist with monitoring all CP activities against indicators and quality benchmarks.
· Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Response Team CP Manager.
· Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports;
· Support CP Manager/Coordinator in the submission of weekly SITREP ( Situation Report ), data entry and data management according to CP MEAL tools
· Participate in team reviews of results and program progress.
Collaboration and Representation
· Regularly coordinator and collaborate with different CP actors and SC staff to strengthen programming and impact for children.
· Represent SC and SC projects in different forums when necessary.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
· willing to take disciplined risks.
· honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
· University degree and at least two years relevant area work experience.
· Strong English as well as strong / Arabic skills, written and spoken.
· 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.)
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
· 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 Child Protection.
· Strong experience in case management, child protection interventions, provision of different trainings includeing resilience and positive discipline programs.
· Strong organizational skills.
· Proven skills including planning and budget tracking capacities.
· Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve results.
· Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours (Sinone and Sinjar areas)
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.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
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.
Closing Date: (December 14, 2019)
Applicants may submit their CVs and CLs to
1-Please mention the vacancy title Child Protection Officer in subject box of your email.
2-Email without vacancy title will not be considered.
3-Email after the closing date will not be considered.
4- Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply