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10 Jun 2018

Child Protection (Social Norms and Participation-SNaP) Officer

Job Description

Save The ChildrenInternational

Somalia/Somaliland Programs

ROLE PROFILE

TITLE:Child Protection (Social Norms and Participation-SNaP) Officer (Galkacyo)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child Protection Department LOCATION:   Child Protection (Social Norms and Participation-SNaP) OfficerGalkacyo
GRADE:  4 POST TYPE: National
Child Safeguarding: Level 5:  The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
ROLE PURPOSE: The Project Officer will work under the guidance of theSocial Norms and ParticipationSNaP Program Manager and will be responsible for the implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting of Social Norms and Participation-SNaP or Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality-CHANGES project in Puntland.

The project officer will closely engage with multiple stakeholders including project’s local implementing partner, community-based structures, CSOs, women associations, youth associations, line ministries including MoWDAFA and MoJRA as well as protection clusters members working on the Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality in Somalia (CHANGES) project in the targeted locations under Galkacyo, Goldogob and Bursallah districts of Mudug region.

The Project Officer will most of his/her time spend with the project’s local implementing partner to provide technical/ or financial guidance’s with support from the SNaP PL Program Manager. In addition to this, the PO-SNaP/CHANGES project will regularly provide project updates/information to ensure that the local partner receive the necessary support and quality work is done.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Functionally& TechnicallyReports to:– SNaP/CHANGES Program Manager in Puntland

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

I.        Programme Planning & Implementation

·         Lead and oversee the implementation of SNaP /or CHANGES project to ensure timely delivery of programme activities, including monitoring against log frames, Theory of Changes, identifying programme supplies needs and coordinating with the SNaP PM to put in place a detailed procurement plan for the project.

·         Support and at times needed by the partners-TAGF and MoWDAFA Mudug regional office, lead in preparation of activities work plans and expenditure plans with the project’s local implementing partner team in close consultation with the SNaP PM to timely implementation of activities.

·         Provide fresh ideas, thoughts, and concepts to SNaP Consortium team relating to the project’s lessons learnt and best practices.

·         Work closely with protection cluster members and community groups and involve communities to organize their resources in preventing or responding to protection threats and increase resilience, particularly ensuring safety and dignity of the most vulnerable groups.

  • Ensure and uphold that psychosocial support and Psychological first Aid training in line with key psychological indicators assessed and make substantive plan for children and community structures.
  • In coordination with Community Child protection based structures (Child Welfare Committees, Gender Based Violence and Child protection focal points at community level establish and build strong community case management and referral pathways system.
  • Timely assess key project risk issues and make adequate preventative measures with support from the SNaP PM and local implementing partner.
  • Document case stories in coordination with PL communication team ensuring minimum standards in Humanitarian settings are followed properly.
  • Establish strong synergies and integration with other SCI sectors including Health/Nutrition, FSL, Child Protection and WASH, Education to ensure that challenges undermining youth and children’s wellbeing are holistically and jointly addressed.
  • Facilitate with the local implementing partner, donor’s third-party verification exercises on quarterly basis.
  • Ensure beneficiaries feedback and complaints are attended to on timely bases and corrective action is taken immediately.
  • Document and share with team key issues that affecting youth wellbeing and resilience in the project supported locations
  • Conduct regular monitoring on child right violations and encourage reporting of child right violations. Ensure effective links are developed with the camp services and/or other emergency initiatives

    II.        Monitoring and Evaluations and Reporting

  • Conduct participatory monitoring and evaluation of project activities, ensuring the participation of children and their communities and flag when there is change against the project implementation plans.  .
  • Conduct regular project assessments including baseline, situational and case management assessments and participate in providing data analysis.
  • Prepare project reports on weekly and monthly basis and share with the SNaP/or CHANGES for review and inputs before submission to MEAL team.

  III.        Other Duties

a.    Be aware of Save the Children’s key Policies and Procedures, including Child Protection, and act in a manner consistent with their requirements and the specific responsibilities of the post.

b.    Undertake any training required to meet the objectives of the post.

c.    Undertake any other duties of an equivalent nature as determined by Management following consultation with the post holder.

SAVE THE CHILDREN COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK

Delivering Results(Skilled)

•       Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

•       Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others

•       Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

•       Understands the link between their work and the organization’s objectives

 

Problem Solving And Decision Making(Skilled)

•       Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

•       Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or no longer reasonably attainable

•       Knows when to involve others in a decision

•       Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making

•       Simplifies processes and procedures whenever possible

Working Effectively With Others(Skilled)

•       Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with

•       Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

•       Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups

•       Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximize impact

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·         Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Psychology and Human rights.

·         Professional trainings capacity on villages’ savings and loans concepts and adolescent programming will be an asset.

  • An understanding of the needs and rights of survivors concerning female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, and forced and early marriages categories.
  • Good understanding on socio-economic impact of FGM, GBV or CEFM on the Somalia society as well as good understanding of the local context of the central regions of Somalia will be an asset.
  • Minimum three years of Prior experience in child protection, IDPs, returnees and refugees and youth immigration
  • Minimum able to speak and write English. High level of knowledge of the Somali Language is mandatory.
  • Good written language skills and the ability to write clear and well-structured reports.
  • Proven record of previous child protection workingexperience on FGM and early marriage is required for this position.
  • Experience of working with participatory methodologies, preferably involving children.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member within a collaborative framework.
  • The ability to work independently and use own initiative.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, cope with pressure and prioritize competing demands on time.
  • The ability to represent the organization and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO’s and community representatives.

·         Save the Children is committed to supporting performance based career progression for female employees. The following are additional benefits which applies to successful female candidates

  • 16 weeks of maternity leave subject to certain length of service conditions
  • Increased health and dependence allowance
  • 30 days of annual leave excluding weekends [Fridays]
CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY: Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign theChild Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

 

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the ChildrenInternational’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to

CODE OF CONDUCT

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Declaration of commitment:

I ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract

Date of issueAuthor: SC

Title:Child Protection (Social Norms and Participation-SNaP) Project Officer

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

ROLE PURPOSE: The Project Officer will work under the guidance of theSocial Norms and ParticipationSNaP Program Manager and will be responsible for the implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting of Social Norms and Participation-SNaP or Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality-CHANGES project in Puntland.

The project officer will closely engage with multiple stakeholders including project’s local implementing partner, community-based structures, CSOs, women associations, youth associations, line ministries including MoWDAFA and MoJRA as well as protection clusters members working on the Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality in Somalia (CHANGES) project in the targeted locations under Galkacyo, Goldogob and Bursallah districts of Mudug region.

The Project Officer will spend most ofhis/her time with the project’s local implementing partner to provide technical/ or financial guidance’s with support from the SNaP PL Program Manager. In addition to this, the PO-SNaP/CHANGES project will regularly provide project updates/information to ensure that the local partner receive the necessary support and quality work is done.

Contract Duration: One Year.

Location: Galkio

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Psychology and Human rights.
  • Professional trainings capacity on villages’ savings and loans concepts and adolescent programming will be an asset.
  • An understanding of the needs and rights of survivors concerning female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, and forced and early marriages categories.
  • Good understanding on socio-economic impact of FGM, GBV or CEFM on the Somalia society as well as good understanding of the local context of the central regions of Somalia will be an asset.
  • Minimum Three years of Prior experience in child protection, IDPs, returnees and refugees and youth immigration
  • Minimum able to speak and write English. High level of knowledge of the Somali Language is mandatory.
  • Good written language skills and the ability to write clear and well-structured reports.
  • Proven record of previous child protection working experience on FGM and early marriage is required for this position.
  • Experience of working with participatory methodologies, preferably involving children.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member within a collaborative framework.
  • The ability to work independently and use own initiative.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, cope with pressure and prioritize competing demands on time.
  • The ability to represent the organization and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO’s and community representatives.
  • Flexibility and the ability to effectively adjust expectations to on-the ground realities, while adhering to humanitarian minimum standards.
  • Strength in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description please visit our please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

https://savethechildren.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=002861&lang=en

Application Closing Date: 20th June,2018

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

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