Children Protection in Humanitarian Actions Specialist

13235-15N04056
Mansourieh
23-Apr-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) Specialist will provide sector technical oversight in project proposal design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation for multiple CPHA projects in Lebanon. The project area covers ITS’s and host communities. S/he will identify capacity gaps and training opportunities for national staff in the protection space, and will work with rest of the CP team to strengthen internal Safeguarding policies and procedures. The CPHA Specialist will represent WV Lebanon in inter-agency forums and lead in advocacy and research related to child protection in emergencies

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

Strategy Development & Technical Support

  • Provide quality assurance that CPHA models of work are implemented to the highest standard and according to WVLs Strategy

  • Ensure Child Protection is included in assessments to identify a 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

  • Lead capacity assessments of WV staff and CPHA staff and plan a training program /calendar to address needs. Utilise inter-agency capacity building opportunities, as well as WV-internal resources.

Support Implementation, monitoring and reporting

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

  • Provide opportunities for capacity building to the CPHA team in consultation with People and Culture (P&C) to ensure proper technical, managerial and personal development.

  • Know grant/donors regulations in relation to Safeguarding and build the capacity of team in this respect.

  • Lead the reporting on the LCRP, OSR, and WVL Strategy (incl. input into the Child Well Being Report).

  • Review and contribute to appropriate donor reporting that meets WV expectations and donor requirements.

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

Proposal Development

  • Support GAM and Project Managers with technical and expert advice when communicating with donors and communities respectively.

  • Liaise with international and local NGOs and government authorities to influence and scale evidence based practices in CPHA

  • Assist in identifying opportunities where WV’s expertise in CPHA fits into specific donor strategies

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

  • In collaboration with GAM, technically lead CPHA components during drafting of new proposals, ensuring it matches with program objectives and donors requirements.

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

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

Quality CPHA Program Implementation and Sustainability

  • Provide sector leadership for timely and appropriate delivery of CPHA (Child Protection in Humanitarian Action) sector activities.

  • 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.

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

  • Ensure CPHA projects’ budgets, projects’ funding, expenditures and accomplishments of ministry objectives are accurately planned and costed

  • Ensure technical quality (based on industry and WV standards) of project progress reports, and other information as required, for support offices and donors.

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

  • Coordinate/Work with the ELA 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 ELA for CP projects ensuring we are measuring the right things, at the right intervals, so that we can with confidence present conclusive evidence of change. If our approach is not working well, that we spot it early enough to be able to take corrective actions.

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

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)

  • Actively engage with relevant ministries and stakeholders using evidence from our programming to drive policy formulation and system reform

  • Actively participate in cluster and LHIF sector working groups

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

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

Safety and Security Responsibilities

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

Safeguarding

  • Contribute to a contextualized country based Safeguarding Policy that is approved, updated and signed by all staff and WV affiliates

  • Ensure that for external communications the Safeguarding communication standards are applied.

  • Contribute to safeguarding inductions and training to new staff, including refreshers to existing staff once in two years

Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Responsibilities

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

  • Engagement with the HEA Point Person in the delivery of the DMS Action Plan

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • 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 CPHA perspective and inform program design based on assessment results and analysis

  • Ability to persuade and influence

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

  • Understanding of the CPHA context in Lebanon

  • Knowledge and networks of key stakeholders in the sector

  • Knowledge of national protection systems and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses

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

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

  • Preferred Master’s Degree in the above mentioned areas.

  • Experience participating in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • Experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs.

  • Experience in research and application of evidence-based project models/approaches

  • The position requires 50% of the time to be office based.

  • The position requires 50% of travel within the country.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally