The Education Supervisor supervises in coordination with CP and Case Management Supervisors integrated child protection and education projects being implemented in Tal Afar district (Ninevah governorate) and supervises a team of Education Monitors. S/he is in charge of the implementation and monitoring of the projects’ activities and supports and validates the quality of the work done by the teams, considering Tdh mandate and national and international standards.
1 Information management
2 Programme planning & implementation
3 Resource management
4 Monitoring & Reporting
6 Personal & team management
7 Networking & external coordination
8 Logistics and security
- Lead needs assessments and gather data, conduct baseline studies, and help feedback findings to stakeholders.
- Plan activities in coordination with field staff to provide child protection and education services to support vulnerable IDP and host community children and adolescents, especially through non-formal education and vocational activities, awareness-raising and capacity-building of community members and school personnel
- Ensure child protection risks and needs are contionously monitored in a safe and ethical way and prepare regular reports for the line manager.
Planning and implementation of project activities
- Under the supervision of the CP and Education Deputy Project Manager, lead the designing, planning, implementation and monitoring of remedial education activities, vocational trainings, trainings for community members, school personnel and local authorities, set-up, follow-up and capacity-building of Parents and Teachers Associations (PTAs) and implementation of school-based projects, outreach, distributions and school facilities improvement activities, etc.
- Ensure the participation of affected children, their caregivers and their community, Tdh volunteers as well as the coordination with local authorities and the CP and case management team.
- Be responsible for the timely and successful implementation of planned project activities, in accordance with the projects’ objectives.
- Ensure implementation of the activities in line with Child Protection Minimum Standards and relevant national/international standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
- In collaboration with line manager, identify, prioritize and mitigate child protection risks in the area of operation.
- Develop and conduct trainings on theoretical, technical and methodological aspects of child protection and education, and implement internal capacity building activities with the child protection team.
- Adapt Tdh education tools in order to be appropriate and relevant in the specific context of Tal Afar, under the guidance of the line manager.
- Regularly liaise with children and youth, parents, school representatives, local authrotieis and the community in order to promote understanding and acceptance of Tdh CP and Education activities.
- Use programme resources effectively and with care, and mobilize local resources wherever possible. Ensure an effective management of the CP&E stock; in coordination with the other supervisors.
- Raise to the line manager new needs in items and services for the implementation of projects’ activities and participate in the development of PSR and procurement plans.
- Bring special attention to risks of fraud and corruption and ensure Tdh whistleblowing policy and mechanisms are disseminated and understood by the team.
- Monitor project progress, and contribute to the successful attainment of project targets in line with agreed indicators.
- Monitor safe CP practices, support Education monitors in the conduction of safety and security-quality learning environment checks and recommend improvements, supporting relevant action points implementation, under the supervision of hie/her line manager.
- Monitor appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential CP and education services.
- Collaborate in organising surveys with his/her supervisor and actively participate in conducting them, going through them and analysing them. Ensure child-protection sensitive feedbacks mechanisms are implemented, communicated to beneficiaries and used.
- Identify any major discrepancy/ delay that may arise in project implementation and report immediately to line manager.
- Ensure proper record-keeping of all activities monitoring and reporting tools and prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly activity reports on time.
- Periodically collect data and regularly update individual monitoring files of the programme beneficiaries, as well as attendance sheets and progress towards targets. Oversee the collection of data on the field and closely coordinate with the CP data entry clerk and the CPIMS Analysist.
- Keep proper records of expenditures and report on these to the line manager.
Personal and Team management
- Supervise teams of Education monitors and volunteer teachers and vocational trainers by assigning them activities according to the the work plans and project objectives. Support them in order to reach to project objectives and provide them continuous mentoring and coaching.
- Prepare weekly and monthly activity schedules for the team of monitors to conduct CP and education activites in various parts of Tal Afar.
- Provide professional coaching and guidance for the team members.
- Conduct staff appraisal when needed and develop and implement capacity-building plans.
- Conduct regular meetings with the Education monitors and ensure, with the line manager, a close coordination with the case management team.
- Ensure respect of and compliance to Tdh Human Resources Policy
Children and safety
- Assists the line manager and the case management team in the identification of child protection issues, trends, and developments; and proposes culturally appropriate responses through regular interactions with educational institutions and students. Ensure CP issues are systematically raised by Education Monitors and strengthen CP monitoring.
- Contributes to the identification of cases of neglect, abuse, exploitation and coercion against children and work closely with the CM Supervisor to strengthen internal referral mechanisms. Reports timely and ethically about identified cases to case workers. Receives cases from the community and refers them to the case management team.
- Ensures that all activities are safe and appropriate to the security context, to the capacities of all groups involved, culturally accepted and non-harmful. Communicates timely about possible concerns.
- Ensures participation and inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs through coordinating with child protection and case management teams, the planning of specific activities dedicated for them. Provide guidance to Education Monitors to maximize participation of vulnerable children.
- Conduct safety and security-quality learning environment checks and recommend improvements, supporting relevant action points implementation, under the supervision of hie/her line manager.
Networking / coordination
- Work closely with the CP and CM Supervisors and their respective team to ensure CP, CM and Education activities are integrated and an holistic approach is used to address CP issues.
- Maintain a strong coordination with the WaSH team; especially regarding rehabilitation and equipment of school and learning facilities and other WaSH in school activities (e.g.: hygiene promotion). Contribute to mainstream CP in other sectors of intervention and raise awareness of non-CP staff.
- Maintain liaison with the local government officials, other I/NGOs and community-based organizations at the community level to ensure their cooperation and coordination for effective implementation of the programme.
- Represent Tdh vis-à-vis local interlocutors, following the guidance of line manager, in his/her geographic area of responsibility.
- Always keep in close contact with respective local government department to ensure their active participation for effective implementation of the programme activities as well as proper use of resources.
- Participate in identifying new partners for CP and education activities.
- Make sure to convey a positive and professional image of Tdh. In particular, ensure that Tdh’s mandate, thematic policies, ethics, values and views are followed in relation to third parties.
Logistics and security
- Ensure movement plan are prepared on time and according to project activities schedule.
- Ensure understanding and compliance of the team towards Tdh security policy and procedures.
- Report without delay any security issue / incident to line manager and ensure security of the staff on the field.
- Raising awareness within the Tdh Foundation on violence against children.
- Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others.
- Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children.
- Under guidance of the Supervisor, ensures that Child Safeguarding considerations are systematically taken into account when planning and implementing activities.
- Ensures that all child safeguarding issues and protection needs are raised timely and safely through appropriate communication channels. Ensures that children and families are aware of child safeguarding issues and know how to raise concerns. Ensures confidentiality and dignity when dealing with raised concerns/cases.
- Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse.
Competencies: This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) and Management and Strategic Competencies (MSC)
- Be able to evaluate specific needs and to develop action points for individual protection cases.
- Be able to identify the problems associated with the delivery of the programme and inform line manager, HR, logistics, and beneficiaries, in line with guidance from line manager
As well as the following professional competencies:
- University degree in education, pedagogy, social sciences or other relevant field.
- At least two years of professional supervisory experience related to child protection, education, case management or other related area with a minimum of 6 months work experience with NGOs.
- Good command of Arabic and English (verbal and written) are essential. Knowledge of Turkmani is desirable.
- Excellent reporting and data management skills.
- Excellent facilitation and teaching/learning skills.
- Strong management and coordination capacity and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience in the implementation of integrated programming and in CP and MHPSS mainstreaming.
- Training in Psychosocial Support, Child Protection in Emergencies, Education in Emergencies or Teachers in Crisis Contexts is a strong added value.
- Ability to work in unstable, uncertain or potentially dangerous environments, independently and in a team.
- Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills.
- Knowledge of the local context and communities is essential. Experience in working in returnee settings.
Application Process and Deadline:
Application should contain the following two attachments:
- Cover letter (Word or PDF) addressed to Tdh and earliest date of availability
- Curriculum Vitae including two up to date and recent references
Candidates may apply by email, sent to: email@example.com
Please add the Ref in the heading: Education Supervisor– Telafar
The deadline is 05 April 2020, by 5.00 pm.
Only short-listed applications will subsequently be called for interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The short listed candidates will have to travel at their own expense to the place of recruitment. No compensation whatsoever will be given for transport or other.
Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer the post before the closing date.
Recruitment procedure follows the Terre des hommes Child Safeguarding Policy. Tdh is an equal opportunity organization.