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Children Protection in Emergencies Manager

9783-15N04072
Amman
28-Mar-18

Position Title: Children Protection in Emergencies Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Child Protection in Emergencies Sector (CPiE) Manager will provide sector technical leadership and management in project proposal design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation for multiple CPiE projects for the response in Jordan. The project area covers both camps and host communities. S/he will identify capacity gaps and training opportunities for national staff in the protection space, including internal child protection policies and procedures. The CPiE Manager will represent WV Jordan in inter-agency forums and lead in advocacy and research related to child protection and in emergencies for the Syria Crisis Response.

Major Responsibilities:

Strategy Development & Technical Support

  • Provide sector leadership for timely and appropriate delivery of CPiE sector activities.

  • Contribute to the overall Syria Response Strategy from the CPiE perspective.

  • In coordination with program team, draft CiE strategy for Jordan Response Plan

  • Assist with reporting on current Jordan Response Plan

  • Ensure child protection is included in assessments to identify robust CiE response. Lead sector-specific assessments as required to inform programming.

  • Coordinate with other sectors to ensure Child Protection mainstreaming in emergencies when possible

  • Capacity Assessments of WV staff and CiE staff and plan training program /calendar to address needs. Utilise inter-agency capacity building opportunities, as well as WV-internal resources.

  • Ensure appropriate reporting that meets WV expectations and donor requirements.

  • Serve as WV Jordan Child Protection Policy Focal point, ensuring compliance of policies among all staff and visitors to the response. Position will also be focal point for referring cases of abuse in the Ethics Point, yearly CP Reporting, and training new staff on CP Policy.

Project Staff Management and Development

  • Ensuring WVJ is a “Child Safe Organization” by serving as a CP focal point, leading on CP Policy and CPIPP orientation and refresher training to all new and current WVJ staff

  • Coordinating with Support Services to ensure all child-friendly policies are reviewed, refreshed, and applied to core HR and procurement processes.

  • Conduct periodical meetings for the core (CPIE) team, sharing lessons learned, experiences, observations, obstacles and reviewing and updating the projects plans of actions.

  • Provide opportunities for capacity building to the CPiE team in consultation with the Human Resources Department to ensure proper technical, managerial and personal development.

  • Know grant/donors regulations, compliance issues and build the capacity of team in this respect.

  • Ensure staff compliance with World Vision’s policies and CPiE standards.

Proposal Development

  • Provide leadership for new grant initiatives (new projects, new donors) in collaboration with Response Team Leader.

  • Ensure that CP programme learning from assessment, evaluations and research is included into new designs.

  • Provide leadership for strong liaison and communication with donors, community leaders, International and Local NGO representatives and government authorities.

  • Technically lead CP components during drafting of new proposals, ensuring it matches with program objectives and donors requirements.

Quality CPiE Program Implementation and Sustainability

  • Provide sector leadership for timely and appropriate delivery of CiE (Child Protection & Education in Emergencies) sector activities.

  • Evaluate CPiE projects’ budgets, projects’ funding, expenditures and accomplishments of ministry objectives.

  • Ensure technical quality of quality project progress reports, and other information as required, for the support offices and donors.

  • Work with CPiE coordinators to ensure high standards of accountability for technical aspects of CPiE-linked projects

  • Conduct periodic Meetings and correspondence with donors to ensure proper communication and relationships as needed

  • Coordinate/Work with the MEAL Team to monitor/evaluate the progress and systems of projects, to ensure that projects provide responses on all audit reports and findings.

  • Review tools used by MEAL team for CP projects so that they are technically sound measuring the CP interventions conducted.

  • Participate and review projects evaluations in close coordination with the internal and/or external evaluator.

  • Work closely with the Finance Officer on CPiE led-projects budgets, financial reports, cash flows, carry forwards.

Public Relations and Networking

  • Manage, coordinate, and actively participate with local partners and NGOs, UN agencies and different donors and community representatives and stakeholders. (GBV working group, MHPSS, CP, and Protection Clusters)

Safety and Security Responsibilities

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Responsibilities

  • Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented.

Education:

Bachelor degree in relative field

Experience:

Minimum 5 years’ experience in Protection-led work, with significant experience in integrating children’s issues across sectors.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Child Protection programming. Knowledge of the Minimum Protection Standards (MS for CP in Humanitarian Action; Inter-Agency Guideline on Mental Health & Psycho-social Support) and experience in active participation on key coordination forums

  • Holistic understanding of child wellbeing recognizing the physical, spiritual and psychosocial wellbeing of children.

  • Familiarity with child exploitation issues emergency relief, UN CRC and experience in the field of child protection.

  • Excellent analytical interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to think strategically.

  • Independent and creative with strong sense of priorities and organizational skills.

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral / written). Good Arabic communication skills (oral / written) preferable

  • Understanding of project timelines, budgets and deliverables.

  • Ability to lead/contribute to multi or single sector assessments from CiE perspective and inform program design based on assessment results and analysis

  • Creative with coming up with new ideas & activities

  • One year exposure to secretarial work and child protection issues