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Child Protection Specialist

Job Description


The position holder ensures development and implementation of the WV Lebanon National Child Protection Program strategy and Technical Programme in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

The CP Specialist is responsible for:

  1. Ensuring quality implementation of CP programming from design to implementation according to strategy.

  2. Partner with proposal writers to design CP programming across funding streams toward achieving the relevant child well-being objective(s) and according to the pathway of change and prioritised project models

  3. Support the Sponsorship Transformation Lead to execute strong sponsorship funded programming that fulfils our donor promise

  4. Ensure WV Lebanon’s compliance to child safe organization requirements

  5. Provide external and donor representation for CP programming, including cultivation of partnerships

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

  7. Spend time in the field (at least 30% of the time), working with field operations staff to troubleshoot implementation issues

  8. Provide input on CP to ELA when it designs tools and leads monitoring, evaluation and other evidence building initiatives.

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


% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected


Strategy & Program Development

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

  • Develop the technical/sectoral components of new proposals, in consultation with RAM, ELA and Operations teams.

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

  • Lead in Design with RAM and Operations for potential new proposals in CP, based on emerging new needs.

  • Participate in revision of WV Lebanon strategy and priorities based on emerging needs and donor interests.

  • Lead development of Technical Approaches and Technical Programs in alignment with strategy.

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

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

  • Proposal budgets account for needed technical costs.

  • All new grants developed in alignment with CP TP.

  • WV Lebanon strategy informed by up to date and recent sector needs and priorities

  • Technical Approaches and Programs are in place and updated as per strategy revision terms.


Support Implementation, monitoring and reporting

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

  • Conduct field spot checks on bi-monthly basis to monitor progress of projects and discuss challenges with field teams

  • Ensure field alignment to CSO requirements.

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

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

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

  • Review grant progress reports and M&E reports specifically program findings and recommendations.

  • Develop annual TP reports that document progress against objectives of the TP and hence strategic objective.

  • Strengthened capacity of field CP project staff

  • Programmatic lessons learned are captured and recommendations provided to project teams

  • EBP’s are in place for TP and each project

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

  • Technical procurement standards are met

  • WVL projects are informed by tangible and quality technical recommendations

  • Progress against strategy objectives is captured


Child Safe Organisation Requirements

  • Oversee the implementation of Child Protection Standards and Child Safe Organization Requirements in the National Office (staff regular orientation, Development of the CPIPP, mainstreaming of CP in departments (Communications, Sponsorship, Procurement, Advocacy, IT, etc.)

  • Oversee management of CP Incidents, reporting and follow-up between national office and Technical Field staff, regional and global teams

  • Ensure completion of CP Policy Update Reports every six months

  • Ensure completion of CP Incident Reports within deadlines

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

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


Staff Management & Capacity Building

  • Revise CP related JDs when needed and participate in the recruitment of relevant project and technical staff.

  • Develop and revise CP capacity building plans and share with P&C

  • Orient and train WV Lebanon relevant staff (including direct reports) on CP Technical Programs, standards, tools, models, etc.

  • Needed CP capacity is in place.

  • Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality CP programs

  • Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality CP programs


Networking & External Engagement

  • In collaboration with RAM and the External Engagement team, engage in networking and coordination with external CP Stakeholders and partners (Child Protection Partners working group, PSS working group, MOSA, INGOs, National NGOs, etc.).

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

  • Coordinate with the Child Protection Learning Hub on a regular basis as well as with other relevant internal stakeholders at WV, whether at the Regional or Global level.

  • Established relationships and well maintained with all key CP stakeholders.

  • 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.

  • WVL CP programs remain aligned to global models and trends


Learning and Research

  • Participate in all CP projects’ lessons learned events.

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

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

  • Technical programmatic recommendations are captured and reflected in future program revisions

  • Evidence of approaches is established

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




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

  • Masters Degree in the above mentioned areas is preferred

  • 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.

    • PSS and Child Labor programming

    • Child Development

    • Adult Education Skills

    • Community based psychosocial program

    • Children in Crisis

  • Good analytical and writing skills;

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

  • 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 humanitarian and development fields respectively

  • 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

  • Experience participating in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes is preferred

  • The position requires 70% of the time to be office based.

  • The position requires 30% 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.