TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child protection
LOCATION: Buramino & Helaweyn
Position: Child protection officer
POST TYPE: National
Child Safeguarding Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Save the children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.
The Child Protection Officer is responsible for leading the technical input into Child protection Programs in the refugee camp. This means that he/she is responsible for all the Child Protection program activities at camp level. It is expected that the CP officer ensures good quality in the technical aspects of our program, as well as good quality of our staff, our cooperation with other partners and the refugee community. This means active participation and coordination of activities on our CFC, outreach work in the Refugee community and to ensure that our staff and volunteers are technical updated by providing training and coaching. The CP officer shall ensuring Family Tracing and Reunifications (FTR) of Unaccompanied Minor and Separated Children, care arrangement UAMs and other EVSs, psychosocial support for children in need, case management, awareness activities and make sure that the activities at the CFC is child friendly in all means. This includes representing the SC Child Protection team/ program in interagency meetings at camp level and internal meetings at Dollo level, as well as working for empowering the existing community structure, the CP Staff and Refugee volunteers’ capacity building.
- Actively participate and contribute to Child protection Task force meeting and Child protection committee meeting
- Coordinate and contribute to community-based child protection system and psychosocial support.
- Establish of effective community based case management and care arrangement. For UAM and Separated children
- Building and enriching effective child protection networks at all levels and connecting them as fully as possible through child protection committee and refugee central committee
- Coordinate Family tracing and reunification activities (identification, interviewing, verification, interim care arrangement and family reunification ) of UAM/SC in the camp
- Ensure that child protection interventions are informed by and integrated with other core sectors of education, health, nutrition, food security and livelihoods.
- In collaboration with procurement staffs and camp coordinator purchase the necessary materials and equipments for Child protection activities
- Arrange proper referral systems like health issues, Disabilities , GBV with other IPS to provide the necessary assistance for EVC( Extremely Vulnerable Children)
- Prepare job description and assist R department during recruitment of CP assistant , supervisors and refugee volunteers
- Organize proper orientation and pr service training for newly recruited staffs
- Training for child protection assistants, supervisors and volunteers on child protection and child right concepts, FTR, Case management, Psychosocial support
- Strengthening the existing Community structure, Child protection committee and care givers through training and awareness raising activities
- Ensure that all children who arrive in our CFC are properly registered and have safe care as long as they stay there.
- Ensure that CFS is properly staffed throughout opening hours. Ensure a system for correct attendance and absence for our volunteers and the rest of the staff. The CP officer is responsible for taking necessary disciplinary action when absence/ delayed attendance is reported.
- Make sure that there is absolutely zero tolerance for corporal punishment or aggression from our volunteers, guards or other staff, directed to children. If this occurs, the CP officer must immediately reprimand the person and take appropriate disciplinary action. The CP officer shall also ensure that our zero tolerance for all forms of physical punishment / aggression, motorized vehicles, tobacco or consumption of chat at our CFS, is well known to all who are committed by Save the Children. All such cases shall be reported to the CP officer who is responsible for taking disciplinary action, and submit a written report to the CP Program Manager at Dollo level.
- Working for integrating child protection activities with education and other CFS activities in the camp
- Prepare child protection implementation plan and monthly and weekly activity plan.
- Prepare the necessary format for FTR activities and keep recordings of UAM and Separated Children in Interagency data base system
Reporting and Monitoring
- Preparing weekly updates and monthly reports for the Program Coordinator at camp level, the Program Manager on a frequent basis on project accomplishments and impact;
- Developing an effective system of monitoring and evaluation for child protection and psychosocial interventions.
- Perform any other relevant duties as required by the supervisor.
Any other duties as assigned by the line manager and/or the SCI management
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
- Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency
|MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPEREINCE
- Preferred degree in social work, child care or related from a recognized college/ University
- Working experience related to child protection or child care, preferred from an NGO/ emergency work
- Special Training On child protection
- Good command in written and spoken English and Somali language.
- Good human relation skills.
- Basic skills in computer applications
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Closing Date: Oct 18, 2021