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Child Protection Technical Advisor, Jordan

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position of the (One Syria Response) Child Protection Technical Advisor (CPTA) is a functional part of the WVI Syria Regional Response team and is tasked with ensuring strategic thinking in our programme development, quality of delivery and mainstreaming of Child protection into the overall regional programming, in line with the strategic programming priorities as defined by One Syria Strategy and the No Lost Generation initiative and in alignment with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS).

CPTA will work closely with The Head of No Lost Generation, in country technical leads, MEAL and the Regional Programmes Leads to provide relevant technical expertise and informed support to quality programming with particular emphasis on CP, Education & Youth Programmes, based on evidence of impact and organisational learning. It will take leadership in strategic positioning of the WVI CP programming in the area of responsibility of One Syria Response through external networking and targeted resource mobilisation.

The position will also liaise with Global Centre Child Protection team, Global Centre HEA CP in Emergencies (CPiE) technical specialists, and Global Child Protection Community of Practice to ensure alignment with and contribution to WVI strategy initiatives including It takes a World Campaign, Fragile Contexts Expansion and CPiE best practice.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Lead integration of sectoral objectives into One Syria Response Strategy, Programming across Response, ensuring synergy and integration and cross fertilization with other strategic sectors (Education, WASH, Health, Nutrition and Advocacy) at the One Syria and respective country levels.

  • In close collaboration with Head of NoLost Generations (NLG), Programme Development and Quality Assurance (PDQA) Director and based on evidence of impact, monitor and analyse progress and provide recommendations towards achieving CP strategic objectives at the One Syria Response and Country level.

  • Ensure mainstreaming of child protection and participation in all parts of the organizational thinking, programming and positioning.

Technical Expertise and Organisational Learning:

  • Provide CP expertise, technical support and updated knowledge during project/programme design, monitoring and implementation and evaluation, as well as to related staff across the response.

  • Ensure understanding and quality embedding of the CP Technical standards at project, programme and strategic levels.

  • In collaboration with MEAL and Finance as well as Regional CP focal point, support One Syria Response to ensure programme effectiveness in estimating and planning national-level activity and operation budget. Measure impact and align CP interventions based on evidence.

  • In collaboration with HR, provide support to key CP staff in reporting, analysis and learning from CP incidents. Please use Human Resources for external adverts.

  • Lead development of strategic new CP approaches in line with the programming context and imminent funding environment of response countries to ensure programme relevance.

  • In collaboration with MEAL and Programmes and other technical experts, collate and analyse evidence of impact at national and regional levels and contribute to production of quality child wellbeing reports.

  • Collaborate with Response Offices (Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Kurdish Region Iraq and Syria) to ensure documenting and application of evidence-based lessons learned and best practices in CP programming.

  • Keep abreast of ongoing and spearhead relevant research in the area of CP as identified and needed (e.g. Regional CPP CoP).

  • Ensure capacity building of CP staff where required.

  • Active membership in and contributions to WVI Child Protection Community of Practice, as well as engagement as agreed with relevant global initiatives such as the Fragile Context Working Group of the It Takes a World Campaign.

  • Active participation in the NLG WG as well as representation at regional meetings and fora for CP.

  • Work with sector leads to support the regional coordination and exchange of good practice in the CP sector.

Regional Level Advocacy and External Positioning:

  • Work with the Response Advocacy Lead to develop and maintain relationships and networks with the NLG Advocacy Task Force, relevant national institutions and other key stakeholders

  • Support Response Offices to engage national level decision makers in effective policy dialogue.

  • Use credible and validated evidence from programming to inform policy dialogue and policy recommendations on issues that will directly affect target populations, especially vulnerable children

  • Effectively engage in positioning with external donors and potential corporate sponsors, in coordination with Response Programme Leads.

  • In collaboration with Programmes, Head of NLG and response offices & NOs, map existing and develop new WVI CP partnerships at regional and national level.

Resource Acquisition:

  • In collaboration with Response Programmes Leads & Response Offices, map donors and actively pursue new funding opportunities for WVI in the area of CP.

  • Support One Syria and respective response offices leadership in identifying/producing messaging, materials and activities to stimulate donors' or individual sponsors’ financial support and WV visibility in the area of CP.

  • In collaboration with response offices actively engage in designing the technical components of new project proposals and take lead in writing regional project applications for donors

  • Engage with WVI CP team and GC Humanitarian Emergencies Affairs Cild Protection in Emergencies (HEACPiE) Technical Specialists to identify any global level funding opportunities for One Syria Response.

Other Responsibilities:

CP and Compliance:

  • Coordinate efforts to comply with WVI and national child protection standards and policies, ensuring response offices have developed national CP policies and protocols which enable the organisation to become a Child Safe Organization.

  • Be aware of the Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs (HEA) standards and operational imperatives.

  • Any other duty assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in Social Sciences or related field.

  • Master degree in relevant field required.

  • At least five years working experience in CP sector.

  • Experience of working with CP issues in a humanitarian context.

  • Excellent technical understanding of CPiE including CPMS and child safe guarding.

  • Experience designing and facilitating CPiE capacity building activities, trainings.

  • Good understanding of humanitarian architecture.

  • Experience in networking with external stakeholders.

  • Extensive experience in developing successful project proposals.

  • Experience in advocacy, preferably on trans-national level.

  • Experience of working in the Syria Response Region would be an advantage.

  • Good computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

  • Excellent English language skills required.

Preferred:

  • Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives.

  • Knowledge of key regional CP systems, policies and standards and related CP legislation (Including NLG). Capacity to engage in policy dialogue.

  • Excellent networking and relationship management skills with the actors of the CP sector (Government, NGO, civil society).

  • Strategic, critical and innovative thinking.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships.

  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches.

  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.

  • Programme design and proposal development skills.

  • Coaching and staff capacity building skills.

  • Events/ processes facilitation skills.

  • Experience in advocacy initiatives, coalition building and ability to rally coalitions and networks to take positions on specific policy issues.

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management.

  • Good communication, presentation skills (oral and written in English; Arabic would be an advantage).

  • Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other sectoral stakeholders.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and ability to travel locally and internationally (Response Offices Countries and within the MEER or based on need and opportunities internationally outside the MEER) up to 50% of time.