National Staff Contract
The Protection Project Officer (PPO) will work closely with the Child Protection Project Manager (CPPM) and the Deputy Child Protection Project Manager (DCPPM) to ensure the quality and effective implementation of Child Protection Capacity Building Programming.
The PPO will ensure that capacity building of the selected organizations is enhanced through a close collaboration with those organizations, conduct thematic trainings for the staff of the selected organization, support targeted institutions in development of sub-granting applications, support the launch and implementation of the selected community initiatives with mentoring, actively contribute to the advocacy campaign on child protection issues and other related aspects of the project, as well as supporting in the expansion of ACTED’s Child Protection Programming as funding is granted. The PPO will work closely with other projects officers and the project managers to ensure the projects are successfully implemented.
The PPO will be responsible for reporting, logistics and ACTED’s compliance (FLATS) procedures, and will be expected to provide technical inputs into child protection programming within ACTED Iraq, and to feed into proposal development and assessments, as required.
1. Support the management of the capacity building of the targeted organisation and related aspects.
- Support the mapping of key stakeholders and their capacity in target sectors/communities in collaboration with DoLSA.
- Support coordination for child protection activities at governorate level.
- Ensure, under the management of the CPPM, that capacity of the 3 organisations ((2 CSOs, DoLSA) is enhanced.
- Support the implementation of capacity development assessments and activities.
- Support the management of a collaborative design of a sub-granting framework with DoLSA and community stakeholders
- Support the development of the sub-grant framework to launch a call for proposals for community initiatives, review the proposals submitted through an evaluation committee and select the grantees.
- Support the targeted institutions in the development of sub-grant applications
- Support the implementation of selected community initiatives and provide regular advice to the selected organisations.
- Closely follow up with the assigned selected organisation and ensure their respect of ACTED compliance procedures.
- Support management of a media and advocacy campaign and organisation of a sub-national level workshop
- Support the targeted organizations to discuss protection issues and develop a media and advocacy campaign focusing on the selected issues/response
- Support in the organisation of regular community forums for CSOs who are conducting community initiatives to share lessons learnt and make recommendations for future actions.
- Support the organisation of one governorate level workshop and provide inputs for the development of a program document summarizing lessons learnt and other outputs
- Technical support and development of the child protection project
- Follow guidance provided by CPPM and DCPPM.
- Provide inputs to develop child protection proposals and reports.
- Contribute to the continual development of ACTED Iraq’s approach to protection
- Provide practical knowledge and technical support to the Child Protection Project manager.
- Internal and external coordination
- Support CPPM in liaising with partners at both community level and inter-agency cluster level.
- Work with ACTED’s internal departments to ensure compliance and reporting to the donor.
- Reporting & Other
- To ensure timely weekly and monthly reports.
- Perform other tasks as requested.
Required qualifications and technical competencies
- At minimum, Bachelor degree in social work, psychology or related field,
- Minimum two years professional experience in Protection, Child Protection, MHPSS or GBV programming, preferably in an emergency context,
- Experience training or coaching other staff within the organization or in a partner organization,
- Excellent communication, diplomatic and motivational skills with program staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders in or out of camp,
- Positive and professional attitude, including ability to work well in a team setting,
- Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail,
- Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
- English, Kurdish and Arabic language skills are required.
Interested candidates can apply via the following link:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.