Project Officer – INSPIRE
Position:Project Officer – INSPIRE
Report to:Project Manager
Purpose of the position:
To guide and facilitate effective and efficient project implementation, development, monitoring and documentation in Mityana in line with approved grant proposal requirements. Implement the Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) project model with the greatest possible fidelity and in cross-reference to DREAMS activities; in ways that meet WVU standards and donor requirements for improved and sustained wellbeing of children; and this should be done through effective engagement, coordination, supervision and collaboration with project partners.
Facilitate Implementation of Project CBIM interventions with the greatest possible fidelity and in cross-reference to DREAMS activities aligned to the approved grant proposal requirements.
Map in and out of school sports coaches in Mityana district
Facilitate the training of coaches in CBIM approach
Facilitate coaches to conduct weekly CBIM sessions for in and out of schools on VAC themes
Facilitate establishment of safe spaces for boys and teachable moments in sports
Support and guide project scheduled assessments, evaluations, monitoring and designs.
Facilitate development of the project work plans, WBS, DIP.
Monitoring of progress and achievements of the project on an on-going basis.
Organize community project and resource mobilization for participation in planned activities
Child Protection Roles & Responsibilities
Ensure a strict compliance to the WVU child safeguarding practices with respect to the child protection policy, PSEA/code of conduct at all times; monitoring and reporting on compliance to CP policy standards in the project/project area.
Facilitate effective and meaningful participation of children as agents of change in all project interventions/processes in line with WV Child Participation guidelines
Engage with project partners to assess and address the existing child protection related issues in the community and ensure appropriate and timely reporting/action is undertaken on CP incidents
Build multi-sectoral linkages and community based initiatives, networks and coordination mechanisms in establishing and strengthening child protection prevention, response and referral pathways to allow a more efficient access to services for survivors and perpetrators of VAC
Build skills and capacity of communities, CPCs, Para-social workers to work with other local duty-bearers & service providers to understand and independently carry-out child protection actions to effectively respond to child abuse cases in line with standard case management procedures and principles
Organize and facilitate child protection/CBIM related research activities through focus group discussions and interviews, with the guidance of the line supervisor(s)
Mobilization of communities, local organizations and institutions for effective project implementation.
Mobilize community participation in project planning, development, implementation and monitoring.
Mobilize government institutions and technical staff in the planning and implementation of project plans.
Mobilize schools, grassroots organizations, Faith Communities and other civil society organizations to contribute to ending violence against children
Coordination and capacity building
Provide technical guidance and facilitate capacity building for staff and partners in accordance with developed capacity building plans/strategies for the project.
Engage with partners to ensure that the selection criteria for athletics coaches and direct project beneficiaries are accorded.
Ensure application of standard monitoring and evaluation tools in project implementation. Organize learning forums involving local government, CSOs, FBOs, NGOs, DREAMS partners and other relevant technical personnel.
Ensure partners have adequate skills for effective service delivery.
Coordinate with partners and engage with relevant stakeholders and local authorities in building relationships and consensus on project interventions.
Assess and conduct capacity building for effective service delivery.
Organize dialogue engagements between partners, local government and children
Build Project level partnerships, networks and coalitions with civil society organizations and local government institutions.
Facilitate networking with local government institutions and other partners within the district in planning and implementation of project interventions.
Identify and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations, faith institutions and Sub Counties.
Build and facilitate the capacity and growth of community and grassroots organizations.
Facilitate growth of strong grassroots movements on specific advocacy issues to end violence against children
Build leadership and mobilization capacity of project committees and facilitate their participation in project interventions.
Represent World Vision at project stakeholder meetings and be a regular advocate on issues of Child Protection
Monitoring progress, Documentation and Reporting
Provide technical guidance to the Project in identifying areas for documentation of project outcomes/best practices and sharing learnings at the project/district and national levels.
Organize project level forums to assess progress of implementation of planned activities.
Monitor progress of project interventions against plans in collaboration with the M&E Officer.
Organize review, reflection and learning forum for project staff and partners,
Provide technical support in the development of Information, Education, and Communication (I.E.C) materials on CBIM based on project strategic issues and objectives
Proper and efficient management and utilization of Project finances and assets.
Project financial and asset resources are managed and used in line with policy guidelines.
Provide accurate and timely variances explanations on project over and under expenditures
Produce quality and timely project reports to keep track of progress of implementing planned activities within the area of operation
Produce timely and quality monthly, bi-annual and annual reports.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
University degree and/or in Social Science, Social Worker, Development Studies, Education or any relevant field.
Post Graduate Qualification in Human Rights, Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or child protection/development from a recognized institution is an added advantage
A sound understanding of social justice and Human Rights issues with demonstrated experience in Children’s Protection and rights advocacy, and networking
At least three years’experience mobilizing and facilitating communities for development
Previous experience working with children and Project Partners is an added advantage
Familiarity with standards and guidelines for Child Protection programming and coordination as well as guidance
Strong communication (both oral and written) and documentation skills,
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Must be highly reliable and independent.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to ride motorcycle