Child Protection and Advocacy Technical Lead

13233-16N04058
Mansourieh
23-Apr-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The position holder ensures development and implementation of the WV Lebanon Child Protection and Advocacy Technical Program in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The role is responsible for:

  1. Providing Child Protection technical leadership and expertise to ensure quality implementation of our CP&A Technical Programmme from design to implementation, according to strategy.

  2. Engaging and maintaining national level external Child Protection partnerships

  3. Strengthening community-led care and protection of boys and girls

  4. Partner with proposal writers to design CP programming, specifically in the development sphere, toward achieving the relevant child well-being objective(s) and according to the pathway of change and prioritised project models

  5. Support the Sponsorship Programme Manager to execute strong sponsorship funded programming that fulfils our donor promise and integrates CP&A approved project models.

  6. Provide oversight on WV Lebanon’s compliance to Safeguarding requirements

  7. Build organisational capacity and provide training to implement prioritised project models and evidence-based practices

  8. Spend time in the field (at least 50% of the time), working with field operations staff to troubleshoot implementation issues and to engage with stakeholders

  9. Provide input on CP to Evidence, Learning, and Accountability, when it designs tools and leads monitoring, evaluation and other evidence building initiatives.

  10. Review ELA data and reports to understand and influence the quality of CP programming

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

20%

Strategy

  1. Ensure the CP&A Technical Program is implemented in alignment with strategy.

  2. Ensure that 80% of all internal WV funds are used on Core Project models

  3. In partnership with the Sponsorship Programme Manager, lead the integration of Sponsorship into CP&A.

  4. Use evidence and learning to influence policy formulation and system reform

  5. Positioning WV as a reputable organisation in child protection in Lebanon

  1. The Technical Programs is in place, implemented (using approved project models), and updated as per strategy revision terms.

  2. WVL is in alignment with WV Standards

  3. WVL has a TP that fully integrates Sponsorship business processes

25%

Support Implementation, monitoring and reporting

  1. Provide technical supervision to field protection staff including coaching, sharing resources and materials, revision of reports, analyzing lessons, etc.

  2. Conduct field spot checks on bi-monthly basis to monitor progress of projects and discuss challenges with field teams and to ensure field alignment to Safeguarding requirements.

  3. Co-lead with the ELA team the development of Evidence Building Plans (EBPs) for Technical Programs and for new projects.

  4. Develop sector measurement tools in collaboration with the ELA team. Specifically, set sectoral/technical tool questions based on accredited global tools.

  5. Intervene, when necessary, at procurement level, to facilitate/find solutions to material purchase difficulties or delays that are affecting the program quality implementation.

  6. Review AP annual and semiannual reports, grant progress reports and M&E reports specifically program findings and recommendations.

  1. Develop the annual TP report that documents progress against objectives of the TP and hence the strategic objective.

  2. Alignment of CP&A models and methodologies is applied in implementation plans to WV approved project models

  1. Strengthened capacity of field technical staff

  2. Programmatic lessons learned are captured and recommendations provided to project teams; CSO requirements are respected across WVL projects.

  3. EBP’s are in place for each TP and project

  4. Sectoral/technical tools are in place and used across aligned projects

  5. Technical procurement standards are met

  6. WVL projects are informed by tangible and quality technical recommendations

  7. Progress against strategy objectives is captured

25%

Networking and External Engagement

  1. Engage in networking and coordination with external protection Stakeholders and partners (Child Protection Partners working group, MOSA, INGOs, National NGOs, etc.).

  2. Participate in National workshops, training and internal WVL meetings, workshops, etc.

  3. Coordinate with other relevant internal stakeholders at WV, whether at the Regional or Global level.

  4. Engage with other influencers and lobby for reform

  5. Be the broker for solutions to reverse Violent Child Discipline

  6. Broker partnerships for the “It Takes a World Campaign”

  7. Facilitate opportunities for field engagement in the “It Takes a World Campaign”

  1. Established relationships and well maintained with all key Protection stakeholders.

  2. WVL is always up to date on sector developments in the country; relevant MoUs signed with specific Ministries if needed for facilitation of work and TP implementation.

  3. WVL Protection programs remain aligned to global models and trends

  4. WVL is able to effectively integrate its ITAW Campaign and the CP&A TP

10%

Proposal Development

  1. Meet donors to preposition for new program ideas and models based on evidence.

  2. Develop the technical/sectoral components of new proposals (development), in consultation with GAM, ELA, and Operations.

  3. Provide input into budget of technical components within new proposals.

  4. Provide technical input to the design, with GAM and Operations, for potential new proposals in Child Protection based on emerging vulnerabilities.

  1. WV Lebanon current and prospective donors are aware of WV priorities, approaches and the evidence behind them.

  2. New proposals submitted in alignment with sector standards and evidenced approaches.

  3. Proposal budgets account for needed technical costs.

  4. All new grants developed in alignment with Child Protection TP.

5%

Safeguarding

  1. Accountable for the implementation of Safeguarding Requirements in WVL (staff regular orientation, Development of the the Safeguarding policy, mainstreaming of CP in departments (Communications, Sponsorship, Procurement, External Engagement, IT, etc.)

  2. Oversee management of CP Incidents, reporting and follow-up between national office and regional and global teams

  3. Oversee the completion of Safeguarding Reports every six months

  4. Ensure completion of CP Incident Reports within deadlines

  1. Field staff and NO staff are enabled to apply CP standards, serve as watchdogs for CP standards and policy violation and report accordingly.

  2. WVL complies to global and regional CP incident reporting deadlines with quality.

10%

Staff Management & Capacity Building

  1. Revise CP and other possible protection related JDs when needed and participate in the recruitment of relevant project and technical staff.

  2. Perform team management tasks for direct report including performance management (agreement, reviews, extensions, PAFs, etc.), staff budgeting, task analysis, etc.

  3. Specialized training/capacity building for staff who are managing or implementing CP projects. This will include understanding of systems approach to CP, priority issues within national strategy, relevant national legal frameworks, mobilizing communities and other project specific skills.

  1. Needed protection/CP capacity is in place.

  2. Team objectives are met

  3. Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality protection programs; NO and field staff have good understanding of their roles and resp. when it comes to CP incidents.

5%

Learning and Research

  1. Participate in all Protection projects’ lessons learned events.

  2. Participate in design and roll out of new research proposals and initiatives of WVL.

  3. Conduct regular situational analysis of the sector and feed recommendations back to WVL for decision making on future priorities.

  1. Technical programmatic recommendations are captured and reflected in future program revisions

  2. Evidence of approaches is established

  3. WVL is always up to date on sector developments in the country.

100%

TOTAL

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelors degree in protection/ child protection related area or any other relevant area such as Social sciences, Psychology, etc.

  • Creative and able to come up with, embrace and coordinate innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;

  • Experience and willingness to take initiatives in the following areas: Protection principles, ICRC Code of conduct, Protection mainstreaming, PSEA, Child Protection, System Approach

  • A familiarity and understanding of

    • Psychosocial, child abuse and neglect issues, Advocacy on the Rights of the Child including the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (both in national and community level.

    • Child Development

    • Adult Education Skills

    • Community based psychosocial program

  • Good analytical and writing skills;

  • Good interpersonal skills, influencing skills and cross-cultural sensitivity;

  • Effective in written and oral communication in English;

  • Able to work on multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and organizational changes;

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Three to five years of technical expertise in the areas of protection and child protection

  • Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies

  • Two years or more NGO experience in the development field

  • Experience working in advocacy, campaigning, policy formulation and systems reform

  • Experience in needs assessment and project design

  • Valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years is required

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English