Purpose of the position:
To provide National Leadership, coordination and technical support on Child protection and child focused programming and ensure that WV partnership standards of Child Protection Policy are applied to all programmes and processes to reduce risk to children in communities from any form of abuse or neglect, including sexual abuse through the development and implementation of qualitative child protection with awareness raising in Child Participation, Protection, Survival and Development.
Coordinate the development and implementation of National office Child protection strategy and plan in alignment with the National, Regional and Global child protection strategies, priorities and policies.
Liaise with World Vision regional and support offices for Education and Child Protection programming, strategic developments and documentation /sharing best practices.
Provide professional advice and support capacity building for WVT on Child Participation, protection, survival and development with emphasis on holistic child development and Programme quality at project level. This includes coordinating and Facilitating awareness and training on child protection and World Vision policy on Child protection policy provide training resources and monitoring of National Office staff in child safe organization activities.
Support Full compliance with the National Office Child Protection policy and standards in every Programme (ADP), project and department including regular assessment of gaps in compliance, and responses to address gaps, and implementation of Child Protection standards in Emergency response.
Conduct Child Protection Training for all staff, board members and volunteers including Child Protection standards and Behavior protocols orientation, how to report an allegation or suspicion or misconduct; signed acknowledgement of the child protection policy and agreement to comply with the behavior protocols kept in personnel files, and on-going Child Protection and Child Rights training Programme to staff.
Promote a Child Focused and Rights-based programming approach across HEA, TD and Advocacy with a special focus on the Most Vulnerable children and mainstreaming of Child protection across all ministry streams and Child Sponsorship supporting children in crisis and Children in Emergency initiatives according to National Strategy, in a manner that contributes to Child Well-being outcomes.
Coordinate and Facilitate Assessments,/ Research, Review in ADPs and Local communities to identify root causes of injustice, abuse, neglect, and exploitation and ensure child protection issues are incorporated in designs, (AOP)planning, implementation, monitoring, Evaluation in programming and organizational processes (Communication, public relations and policies).
Define and Implement Appropriate responses to Level 1 Child Protection incidents perpetrated by community members by clarifying World Vision’s role in providing the right kinds of support which includes consideration of protection, psychosocial care, medical care, legal support, police involvement, family or community support.
Ensure quality investigation of Level 2 and level 3 child protection incident allegations, under the direction and support of WVI Child Protection including Regional Advisor by completing the Child Protection Incident Reporter, establishing an incident response Core team, and appropriate action for the best interests of the concerned children, as well as legal, Communications and HR Issues.
Network with important government line ministries and likeminded NGO/ CSO partners to keep abreast of Education and child protection issues in the context, to be partners in response to child protection incidents, and to position WVT as an organization of excellence in child protection and education programming.
Develop effective reporting procedure and response plan for handling any allegation or suspicion of alleged misconduct toward children and train staff in their responsibility for reporting and handling allegations. Develop and/ or promote reporting/complaint mechanisms in communities where children or adults can report concerns or suspicions regarding inappropriate behaviors toward children by staff, volunteers, visitors, or other WV affiliates.
Disseminate promising/ best practice on Child Rights and replicate child protection promising practices in new programmes and projects and in organizational processes.
Participate in Audits, Child Protection investigations and evaluations including preparing for Child protection Operational Audit sections and complete any agreed follow up management actions.
Reporting-Complete a Child protection Policy Compliance/ update report every six months and ensure confidentiality, timely, objective, accurate and reliable information reporting from WVT on Child protection incidents reports.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Qualification required: BA Degree in Law, Community Development or Social Sciences related field.
Experience: At least 3 years’ experience in Child Protection and Advocacy
Preferred: MA Degree in Law or Social Sciences related field.
Child Rights Policies and Legislation skills
Human Rights skills
Advocacy lobbying, dialogue and networking skills
Management information system skills
Finance and budget management skills
Skills in report writing and Child Rights Assessment
Ability to work in a team
Ability to work under pressure
Working Environment / Conditions
Involves long hours in office situations and meetings
Cross cultural environment
Complete access to ICT facilities