Youth Technical Advisor
*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Youth Technical Advisor supports the COP and project management team to ensure best practices are implemented to respond to youth needs in the community. The Advisor is equipped to inform the team of pertinent laws and policies, appropriate practices, and cultural norms. The Advisor can identify individuals or organizations that are either demonstrating a high level of success, or are failing to meet minimum standards for project implementation. The Advisor connects the team to local resources that can be leveraged to strengthen interventions. S/he is also able to identify irregularities in project performance and data and suggest modifications and solutions.
Lead on integrating protection programming and standards within all program outputs.
Incorporating strategies aimed at strengthening the protection system, both formal and informal, to achieve and sustain program results.
Build and assure the capacity of all partner organizations in child & youth safeguarding and protection standards.
Develop and manage the relationships with the Ministry of Social Welfare and other critical stakeholders to assure program results.
Contribute to the consortium technical working group towards the integration of strategies and standards and monitoring to achieve program results.
Conduct periodic assessments in accordance with guidance and standards set by the donor, and partner organizations.
Take shared responsibility for the development of project operational workplans and to ensure alignment of project activities and budget spend.
Lead the development of policy briefs, technical reports, and other knowledge products in the areas of child safeguarding and protection. Communicate key lessons learned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
10 years of experience implementing youth interventions; five of which are with international non-governmental organizations implementing similar-sized, donor-funded projects.
Experience in a similarly conflict-affected environment. DRC experience highly preferred.
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in social work, law, public health, development or other social science or related field.
Professional level written and oral French (FSI 3/3 and equivalent skill level), proficient written and oral English (FSI 2/2 and equivalent skill level).