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Project Officer I - Child Protection and Gender

Job Description

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. The Somaliland program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somaliland National to fill the following vacancy. The successful candidate will be based in  Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Purpose of the position:

The overall purpose of this position is to be responsible for the Gender Based Violence (GBV), Citizens Voice in Action (CVA) and Channels of Hope (CoH) components of the Health Campaign project. The position will work closely with the Community Health Coordinators and the Gender coordinator to ensure the timely and quality implementation of project activities. The position holder will also provide sound and current capacity building and technical support on GBV prevention, mitigation and response to staff, partners and community members.

Oversee implementation of project activities

  • Aquant oneself on the project activities and new gender empowerment models proposed under the project

  • Work with the CHC to esnure all project managemnet tools (DIP, PP, M&E plan, cash flow, ITT….) are developed at the start of the project and updated regulary

  • Ensure all project activities are initiated as per the DIP and are implemented as per the acceptable standards set by World Vision

  • Ensure that all requests for procuremnet of inputs for the gender and protection component of the project are raised on time and followed with SC teams

  • Cooridinate with community leaders, district authorities and other stakeholders to mobilize communities to actively participate in project activties

Organize and facilitate workshopes and working group meetings at the community and ministry of health level.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting:

  • Ensure that all M&E systems for the gender component of the project are in place

  • Ensure that the community groups working on the project have adequate understanding of the tools used for data collection and reporting and are submitting reports regularly

  • Ensure data collected from the field is analyzed, interpreted and used to monitor the progress of activities towards achieving the target indicators

  • Conduct regular (at least monthly) field visit to project implementation sites to monitor progress of activities and prepare field visit report with clear action plans

  • Work with the CHC in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual internal reports

  • Work with the CHC and Health & Nutrition Manager in preparation and submission of donor reports

  • Update ITT, PMIT and other project management tools on monthly basis

Participate and support project evaluations and related assessments.

Capacity Building:

  • Organze and facilitate trainings on the new approaches to MOH staff, WV staff and community members particiapting in the project

  • Closely monitor and conduct on-the-job training to community memebrs that will coordiante the implementation of project activities in the community level

  • Conduct regular oreinatation sessions and training to WV and MOH staff on Gender and protection issues in collabortaion with Gender coordinator

  • Clearly articulate and demosntrate values, core purposes and principles of engaging in GBV and child protection in humanitarian emergency work

Provide on the on-the-job training, guidance and support for staff and partners on GBV prevention and response

Building Partnerships and public engagement:

  • Represent WV in GBV/ Protection working groups from local to national levels when delegated by the gender coordinator

  • Conduct gender and protection awareness sessions among the target community members on regular basis

Participate in relevant gender forums and networks focusing on advocacy on Gender equality and GBV prevention and response

Mainstreaming & Innovation:

  • Contribute the mainstreaming of GBV and child protection issues in WV Somalia programs, particularly in health, nutrition, resilience and livelihoods and food programming

Facilitate the introduction of new, innovative and context friendly practices on GBV prevention and response and/or child protection

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be compatible with WVI core values.

  • Must have good conduct with children

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Minimum Qualification required: At least Diploma in Law, Development studies, or other related social sciences field

  • Experience: At least 3 years’ experience in managing Gender/Protection project

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Law, International Development, Human Rights, Political Science, or related disciples or certificates; additional experience in child protection programming is desired but not essential.

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

    • Professional experience related to Gender and response in conflict and post conflict settings and skills in undertaking conflict analysis;

    • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention, protection and response;

    • Solid experience in training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory approaches and methods in for training related to different components of Gender and protection programming;

    • Experience with developing and implementing Gender empowerment programs, particularly monitoring and evaluation;

    • Experience with working with civil society actors and faith based actors;

    • Fluency in English and Somali is require.