POSITION: PROTECTION COORDINATOR
Purpose of the Position
The protection coordinator will serve as the technical lead and coordinator responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive child protection and safeguarding strategy for the girls’ education program.
Lead on integrating protection programming and standards within all program outputs (whole school development, non-formal education, girls’ leadership and community engagement)
Incorporating strategies aimed at strengthening the protection system, both formal and informal, to achieve and sustain program results.
Build and assure the capacity of all partner organizations in child safeguarding and protection standards
Develop and manage the relationships with the Ministry of Social Welfare and other critical stakeholders to assure program results.
Contribute to the consortium technical working group towards the integration of strategies and standards and monitoring to achieve program results.
Conduct periodic assessments in accordance with guidance and standards set by the donor, GoZ and partner organizations.
Take shared responsibility for the development of project operational workplans and to ensure alignment of project activities and budget spend.
Lead the development of policy briefs, technical reports, and other knowledge products in the areas of child safeguarding and protection. Communicate key lessons learned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
At Degree social work/social sciences or equivalent. Masters will be an added advantage.
5 years’ experience in protection programming
Detailed understanding of current child protection issues and systems.
Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments.
Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and write proficiently in English