Project Officer - Children in Street Situation (Bekaa)

18257-12N04050
25-Feb-21
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

JOB PURPOSE

The purpose of the position is to coordinate the implementation of the “PSS” program in putting together project goals that meets World Vision standards and policies in addressing refugee needs in a sustainable manner that leaves considerable positive impact on the targeted beneficiaries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

% of time

Activity

35%

Facilitate project’s implementation

  • Ensure that CB PSS is delivered in line with global minimum standards and national inter-agency SOPs/standards.

  • Identify advocacy CP/MHPSS concerns and raise them internally.

  • Support the planning and coordinate the implementation of the Child Protection Project activities, ensuring deliverables and targets are met.

  • Monitor the implementation and progress of the project(s) according to approved stated objectives, plan of action, and record progress by working closely with the MEAL unit and project coordinator.

  • Keep a close coordination with other Education and CP project Officers in order to refer children in street situation in their programs.

  • Conduct various field visits to the different areas of operations to monitor and supervise the progress of the work periodically and report to the project coordinator.

  • Support the project coordinator in developing the project action plan; monitor its implementation and send monthly planning to the Project Coordinator, beginning of each month.

  • Set weekly meetings with the project facilitator to follow up on the implementation of PSS sessions and progress of children and report to line manager accordingly.

  • Visit informal tented settlements and other communities, where beneficiaries reside, on regular basis and work closely with the protection committees by building their capacities to raise awareness and sensitize refugees (and host communities) on different protection concerns affecting their lives and strengthening their coping mechanisms and resilience

  • Disseminate and share information on available services to staff and beneficiaries.

  • Identify, refer and follow up on the most vulnerable children identified as well as individuals faced with protection concerns (incl. SGBV, Child protection, etc.) to relevant internal or external services

  • Liaise with localized advocacy groups, committees and other relevant local stakeholders (incl. municipalities, service providers, etc.) to improve the effectiveness of the protection monitoring activities

15%

Mobilize partners and Build relationships / capacities of related stakeholders

  • Identify and mobilize partners according to WVL’s partnership guidelines

  • Assist in the provision of appropriate capacity building for the local partners, animators and / or volunteers and parents working in the sector related projects to ensure GBV/Child protection prevention and response are adequately addressed across sectors and humanitarian interventions.

20%

Handle Staff Management and Capacity Building

  • Provides ongoing support, guidance and advice to project facilitator and animators in the field of CP/Psychosocial Support

  • Continuously manage the performance reviews of direct reporting staff with continuous feedback to ensure proper performance management;

  • Assist in recruiting field staff and project facilitator and provide the needed technical support to them to adapt activities and methodologies and take the needed steps to include children with a disability.

  • Build and strengthen teamwork among the project staff, ensuring a conducive working atmosphere is created and opportunities provided to share lessons learned, experiences, observations and challenges to inform project management.

  • Together with the Child Protection Coordinator, plan and provide opportunities for capacity building to project team in consultation with P&C Department to ensure coordinated technical and personal development.

  • Follow-up on the capacity building of CB PSS Facilitator and animators’’ facilitation skills, adult and child learning and development basic principles and developing new sessions throughout the year using the methodology provided by the CPHA Specialist and the sector, incorporating key CP and GBV messages as necessary

  • Update the capacity building plan of Facilitator and animators on a monthly basis and share it with line manager and CP technical officer and CPHA Lead

10%

Ensure child & adult safeguarding

  • Identify safety issues and follow-up with the coordinator on the safety and security of the chosen locations

  • Ensure that the project staff complies with WVL’s child & adult safeguarding policy and code of conduct including PSEA core principles.

10%

Handle reporting, filing & tracking

  • Follow up with the project facilitator on the delivery of progress report of children attending WV’s programmes.

  • Ensure that a monthly operational progress reports is developed with the project facilitator and animators.

  • Ensure proper filing is done regarding every case, field visit and meeting. Report must be written mentioning major points in addition to recommendations and follow-up plan.

  • Support the project coordinator in the development of various project reports.

  • Maintain and keep daily records of the means of verification including attendance sheets, pre/post-tests, minutes of meetings, and evaluation documents are in place.

  • Provision of, and keeping track of the referrals, weekly reports, notes and plan.

  • Follow up on Referral Tracking sheet on a monthly basis.

  • Follow up on the important records and correspondences related to the PSS/CP interventions.

  • Ensure the proper documentation of data collected (hard and soft copies) during CB PSS (attendance sheets, permission slips, parental consent, referrals etc.)

  • Monitor and report on quality of CBPSS in line with WVL monitoring and reporting frameworks.

5%

Handle logistics responsibilities as necessary

  • Prepare and update the list of items to be purchased on a monthly basis

  • Ensure that the needed material and logistics of the determined locations are taking place.

  • Follow up on all the procurement requests. Make sure they are submitted on a timely basis to facilitate timely implementation of field activities, and adhering to both WVI and donor requirements in meeting the project objectives.

5%

Perform other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Report CP incidents as per the safeguarding policy guidelines.

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

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Line Manager

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional Experience

  • One year Experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing

  • Previous experience in Child Labour projects including working with children in street situations.

  • Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package.

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and

certification

  • Bachelor degree in a social sciences related field, (psychology, social work, specialized education or social animation) or an equivalent of relevant CP experience of 2-3 years;

  • Academic background in psychology, counselling or other related field

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

  • Candidates must have knowledge in working with children.

  • Knowledge of safety issues concerning infants and children.

  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn.

  • Ability to cope and work under pressure.

  • Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to work in a team.

  • Ability to work in difficult and high risk situations

  • Willing to travel within the region approximately 60% of time.

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children Protection Minimum Standards.

Travel and/or

Work Environment

Requirement

  • 85% field work and 15% Office work.

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

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

Physical

Requirements

Willing to travel within Lebanon with a valid driver’s license

Language

Requirements

Good command of English, both written and oral