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Child Protection Officer – Mogadishu

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Child Protection Officer –Mogadishu- Somali Nationals Only

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.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

The Norad Child protection officer under the direct guidance of the CP & CRG Program Manager is responsible for two thematic areas; mainly Child protection, and Child rights Governance in Banadir region of Somalia. He/she will also be responsible for day-to-day implementation of project activities mainly CRG & CP and will closely work with partners, CSOs, government and community members including children

Reports to: Child ProtectionPM

Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

 

SAVE THE CHILDREN

ROLE PROFILE

Title: Child Protection Officer (NORAD-SOM-FRAMEWORK) – Somalia
TEAM/PROGRAMME:

 

NORAD Program
LOCATION LOCATION: Mogadishu

 

GRADE: 4 CONTRACT LENGTH: One Year

 

POST TYPE:  National

 

Country Dimensions:  Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

 

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

 

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.

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Norad Child protection officer under the direct guidance of the CP & CRG Program Manageris responsible for two thematic areas; mainly Child protection, andChild rights Governance in Banadir region of Somalia.He/she will also be responsible for day-to-day implementation of project activities mainly CRG & CP and will closely work with partners, CSOs, government and community members including children.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

2        NORAD Project implementation

2.1 Work closely with and provide support for local NGO and government partners of the project and community structures in implementing project activities.

2.2 Work with government and CSO partners to create conducive policy and legal framework for the implementation of children’s rights

2.3 Strengthen capacity of parents, teachers, CWC and CEC members in SC intervention schools to prevent PHP, fighting, bullying and Gender Based Violence (GBV)

2.4 Establish links with other NGOs and local actors to develop appropriate CP referral mechanisms that enhance timely and effective delivery of services for vulnerable children.

2.5 Facilitate a process for the consultation and involvement of children of different age groups (ensuring equal representation of boys and girls and children from marginalised communities especially the disabled) in all programme activities.

2.6    Support CSOs to advocate for the government to develop child rights bill, ratify the African child charter and adopt and implement specific recommendations of the CRC Committee

2.7  Ensure access to appropriate, participatory and affordable primary education to both girls and boys of mixed abilities and from different socio-economic backgrounds and minority groups in all supported schools;

 

3        Training and mobilization

3.1 Participate in the development of the training materials and documentation required to deliver the programme.

3.2 Participate in the delivery of training for local NGO partners and community structures including children’s groups. This will include delivering or facilitating specific sessions or topics and, where appropriate, coordinating a complete workshop.

3.3 Provide ongoing technical support and advice, mentoring and coaching to the staff of partner agencies and community based structures in the specialist skills, competencies and methodologies required for the effective delivery of protection services.

4        Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

4.1 Participate in the monitoring of project activities and the performance of partners, with particular reference to determining the effectiveness of Save the Children’s work and the impact in the lives of children. This will include both field visits and the desk analysis of statistical data and documentation.

4.2 Participate in internal and external meetings as determined by management in consultation with the post holder.

4.3 Ensure that all programme data is properly and regularly collected, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the MEAL and the NORAD Program management team.

4.4 Prepare regular internal and external reports on the specific areas of the programme for which the post holder has direct responsibility.

4.5 Contribute to the production of the overall monthly, quarterly and annual reports prepared by the Programme.

5        Other Duties

5.1 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.

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

5.3 Undertake any other duties of an equivalent nature as determined by the Program Management team following consultation with the post holder

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Delivering Results(Skilled)

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritises 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 the area of Human Rights, community development, social work, law or related fields.

·         Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in child protection project implementation or related fields.

·         Good technical understanding child protection, child rights, GBV and community-based approaches.

·         An understanding of the needs and rights of children, particularly those who have been in conflict/contact with the law, separated children and children who are at risk of abuse or exploitation.

·         At least two years’ programme experience in child protection/development or in another relevant area of development/emergency/relief work.

·         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.

·         Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

·         Ability to plan and organise work, cope with pressure and prioritise competing demands on time.

·         The ability to represent the organisation and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO’s and community representatives.

·         Verbal fluency in English and Somali.

·         Good written language skills and the ability to write clear and well-structured reports.

·          Computer literate

Interested applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the following URL:

https://stgstcuk.taleo.net/careersection

Applications close on 17th January 2020

SAVE THE CHILDREN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!!

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the area of Human Rights, community development, social work, law or related fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in child protection project implementation or related fields.
  • Good technical understanding child protection, child rights, GBV and community-based approaches.
  • An understanding of the needs and rights of children, particularly those who have been in conflict/contact with the law, separated children and children who are at risk of abuse or exploitation.
  • At least two years’ programme experience in child protection/development or in another relevant area of development/emergency/relief work.
  • 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.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to plan and organise work, cope with pressure and prioritise competing demands on time.
  • The ability to represent the organisation and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO’s and community representatives.
  • Verbal fluency in English and Somali.
  • Good written language skills and the ability to write clear and well-structured reports.
  • Computer literate.

 

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

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=2000008N&lang=en

Application will be closed on 21th January 2020.

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.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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