Child Protection Field Officer
PURPOSE OF POSITION
This position will follow up on the quality of the activities implemented on the field at AP level. He/she will do the appropriate follow up, coaching of the relevant staff, training them and the partners on the CP standards, CSO requirements and other CP tools and approaches as well as liaising with field local stakeholders.
End Results Expected
NO and ADP staff have good understanding of their roles and responsibilities when it comes to CP incidents, referrals and policies.
Ensure all Protection and CP cases of are properly referred and documented.
Ensure all incident reports are finalized on time and shared with the National Level Technical Programme Coordinator
Provide and oversee the implementation of Child Protection Standards and Child Safe Organization Requirements on a field level (staff regular CP policy orientation and mainstreaming of CP in departments)
ADP develops and implements high quality CP programs in alignment with Core Principles, CP standards and development approaches.
Ensure the TP log frame activities are done in a timely manner
Ensure CP standards are included in all DIPs.
Conduct regular spot checks to all projects in the field to ensure CP standards are in place.
Provide oversight and supervision for purchasing appropriate technical material.
Ensure, when necessary, regular spot checks to other Response projects mainstreaming Humanitarian Protection.
Trainings and capacity building
WV ADP staff and partners are trained on all CP project models and other basic topics related to Child Protection.
Plan and provide for Capacity Building for staff to implement the CP project models in all ADPs
Provide training for all staff on CP policy, behavioral protocols and Safe Identification and Referrals.
Provide, when necessary, capacity building for staff managing or implementing CP projects. It includes CP in emergencies, MHPSS, Active Parenting, community based approach, mobilizing communities and other project specific skills.
Provide training, when necessary, for all staff on Humanitarian Protection Mainstreaming, PSEA, ICRC principles and Safe Identification and Referrals.
Participate, when possible and necessary, in coordination meetings at local Level with CP and Protection Stakeholders, CPWG, PWG and other coordination meetings and workshops.
Review TORs and meet with relevant consultants
Ensure regular coordination with the Technical Programme Coordinator.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Technical diploma or university degree preferably in social work or community development fields
Bachelor degree in Social Work or any other related area
Creative and able to come up, embrace and coordinate innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;
Requires an understanding & experience and willing to take initiatives in the following areas:
Humanitarian Protection Principles, Minimum Standards and Guidelines
Child Protection, System Approach – an overview and in depth knowledge 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
Adult Education Skills
Community based psychosocial program
Children in Crisis
Good analytical and writing skills;
Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity, abilities to work as a team
Effective in written and oral communication; in English
Able to work multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and the of the changing organisation procedures
Computer literacy; Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
One to three years of technical coordination experience
Master’s Degree in Social Work or any other related area
Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies
Experience participating in program assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes
Experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs
80% field work and 20% office based