The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Iraq is emerging from over three years of civil war against the Islamic State and remains one of the most complex operating environments in the world. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades and the destruction of communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair. Over 4 million Iraqis have returned in the past year, but 1.9 million remain displaced. 230,000 Syrians continue to seek refuge in the Kurdish region. The new government will struggle to rebuild trust and restore basic services.
A lead responder in Iraq since 2003, the IRC delivers aid and services that help communities survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The IRC is providing robust programming across five governorates through women’s protection and empowerment, child protection and protection and rule of law programming; cash distributions and livelihoods programming in support of economic recovery and development; education programming; and integrated early childhood development programming. Our work spans emergency response to long-term programming supporting our clients to rebuild their lives.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Senior Child Protection Manager will manage the implementation of CP programming in Ninewa, assure quality of programming, and will provide technical assistance to child protection staff. The Senior Child Protection Manager plays a key role in designing and supervising all project activities in Ninewa. S/he will work closely with the CP Coordinator and the rest of the Child protection team providing support and guidance.
The Senior CP Manager will be based in Mosul; with need to travel to the project sites within Ninewa regularly.
New Program Development:
- Lead program design and needs analysis for new Child Protection programming in coordination with the Child Protection Coordinator.
- Write and Review Child Protection proposals in coordination with Child Protection Coordinator.
Program Management and Implementation:
- Oversee implementation of Child Protection programs, management of budgets (budget forecasting, BVA review, and budget follow-up) and reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations.
- Provide technical guidance and project implementation guidance for Child Protection programs.
- Ensure team members have individual monthly work plans prepared in advance of that month, and update as necessary.
- Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues.
- Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the IRC's program strategy, national policies, CP Minimum Standards, and SPHERE Protection standards.
- Work closely with operations and grants to coordinate to ensure quality, timely, implementation and development of programs, including providing oversight over the budget versus actual, indicator tracking tools, and other grant management tools used by the IRC; participation in monthly grant review meetings; and regular monitoring of internal program purchase request tools.
- Work with team to ensure projects are implemented in conformity with the IRC program frame work promoting and protecting rights, participation, capacity building, partnership, and holistic planning.
- Ensure donor compliance in program implementation and procurement.
- Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
- In collaboration with Child Protection Managers, Child Protection Coordinator, and Field Coordinator, develop project work plans, spending plans, and procurement plans for all Child Protection grants.
- Ensure all new staff have 90-day action plans and orientations.
- Ensure all team members are oriented to the project outcomes and activities, and clearly know their roles and responsibilities.
- Liaise with the Child Protection Coordinator to ensure all staff are trained on their core responsibilities.
- Work with Field Co and Child Protection Coordinator to ensure that all governorate-level approvals are obtained prior to start of project implementation.
Grant Monitoring and Reporting:
- Ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are developed (including indicator tracking sheets) and used in all Child Protection Programming across Ninewa.
- In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure that activity, output and outcome data are captured in an accurate and efficient manner, and that programs are continually tailored to optimize quality.
- Work with M&E team and Child Protection Coordinator to design robust monitoring tools for remote monitoring and ensure program quality.
- Ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and timely data collection and reporting as required under the grant and for IRC M&E purposes.
- Contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements, and requested by the Child Protection Coordinator.
Staff Management and Development:
- Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance
- Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
- As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train and develop capability and capacity of a national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by end of assignment
- Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.
- Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
- Offer leadership support for successful adherence by staff to IRC's Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.
Representation and Coordination:
- Build strong relationships with the Ministry and Directorate of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA and DoLSA), other government actors as appropriate, and other stakeholders, establishing IRC as a key actor in Child Protection.
- Serve on coordinating bodies and represent IRC in relevant stakeholder meetings such as the Child Protection Working Group, and Case Management Working Group.
- Strengthen internal coordination with other IRC program teams
Key Working Relationships: CP Coordinator, CP Manager(s), CP team
Position Reports to: Field Coordinator
Technical Focal Point: Child Protection Coordinator
Position directly supervises: Child Protection Manager(s)
- Advanced university degree in social work, or a related field;
- At least four years of experience in child protection, including experience in the humanitarian sector, working with refugees or internally displaced populations in complex emergency situations;
- In-depth understanding of CP prevention and response, related international standards, and guidelines;
- Strong project management, staff management and capacity building skills;
- Strong strategic thinking and writing skills;
- Fluency in spoken/written English required; Arabic would be an advantage;
- Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player;
- Ability to live and productively work under stress and in insecure and harsh environments while maintaining a positive attitude.
- Must be Iraqi national
Working Environment: This position is based at Mosul with frequent travel to IRC Centers within Ninewa Governorate.
Standards of Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Attention Returning National Candidates:
IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, IRC has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.
Notice to all Job Seekers
IRC implements an equal employment opportunity policy
and our recruitment process is based on merit.
Applicants and/or successful interview
candidates (both internal and external) are not required to pay any fees at any
stage of the recruitment process.
If anyone asks you for any financial or
non-financial favors to help you secure a job at IRC, kindly report to Iraqhr@rescue.org
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