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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: Child Protection Officer Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Burao
Category: Other
Description:

SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ROLE PROFILE 

EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 

About us 

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save the Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Burao 

Position : Child Protection Officer 

Duration : 6 months 

Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria. 

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to Somaliland.vacancies@savethechildren.org 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Applications close on Wednesday 4 September 2019 @ 3:30PM. 

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required 

JOB TITLE: Child Protection Officer 

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child Protection LOCATION: Burao 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3: the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff. 

ROLE PURPOSE: 

The Child Protection Officer (CP Officer) is a member of the Child Protection team. The Child Protection Officer is responsible for implementing CP Program activities. 

And in urban areas, while also representing SCI in front of local communities. In addition, the CP-Officer will supervise and mentor LNGO partners to develop and execute activities as set in their work plans. SCOPE OF ROLE: Reports to: Child Protection Coordinator – Drought Response KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: Program Planning and Implementation 

• Planning and budgeting for emergency project. 

• With support from the Coordinator, follow quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, and procurement. 

• Under the supervision of the Coordinator, ensure that all planned activities in SC Child- and Youth- Friendly Spaces are implemented on time, within the budget, according to quality standards and as per the monthly plan. 

• Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the CP Coordinator and addressed in an appropriate way. 

• Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for program implementation. 

• Work with child protection committees and support monthly meetings to map protection risks in the community and feedback for programmer improvement. 

• Establish, maintain and strengthen linkages in the management and implementation of the emergency Project. 

• Profile all community stakeholders that we work with. 

• Using CP case management approach Identify children with child protection concerns, document them and refer them to service providers. 

• Identify and document the separated and unaccompanied children according to the standard family tracing and reunification procedures and in line with Save the Children’s child safeguarding policy. 

• Organize and coordinate community dialogue meetings to discuss child protection issues with children and community members 

• Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Child Protection Program Manager 

• Coordinate situation and needs assessment in the project sites to determine needed interventions within the context of operations of SCI. 

• Provide follow-up child protection training where required. 

• Contribute to grant close-out processes. SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice) 

Accountability: 

• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modeling 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 

• Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding 

Ambition: 

• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same 

• Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others 

• Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale 

Collaboration: 

• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners 

• 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 

• Always acts in the best interests of children Qualification 

University degree in sociology, social sciences, public administration, community development, arts, social administration. 

Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in child protection case management, child protection programmes or related field in similar organizations or the community. 

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. 

Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children. 

Experience working with children and community mobilization 

Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy. 

Experience in training and capacity building and willingness to dedicate time and patience to partner development. 

Experience in working through consultative and participatory processes and ability to balance multiple competing interests to work towards a common goal. 

Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve results. 

A good level of written and spoken English and native in Somali. 

Good computer skill 

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 SAFEGUARING POLICY: We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct. 

CODE OF CONDUCT Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to. 

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

Interested candidates are required to send CV and Cover letter to Somaliland.vacancies@savethechildren.org 

Applications will close on Wednesday 4 September 2019 @ 3:30PM. 

 

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply 

Publish date: 2019-08-25 13:01:13
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