Project Coordinator – Child Protection

ROLE PURPOSE:

 Under the supervision and coordination of the Program Manager, the Project Coordinator (Child Protection) will be responsible for the successful management and implementation of the Livelihoods component of an integrated livelihoods, nutrtion and child protection project implemented in Northern Shan and southern Kachin States, in villages and IDP camps. This programme aims at increasing the resilience of those affected by the conflict, IDPs, and host communities through improvements in technical and soft skills, increased financial capital, improved nutritional behaviours and access to services, and increased awareness on trafficking and access to protection mechanisms.

The child protection component aims that targeted girls and boys to increase protection awareness, information and skills, to  improved access to protection response mechanisms , and policy, standardised tools and/or guidelines on anti-trafficking and safe migration reviewed and/or developed. This position will have responsibility for organizing capacity building workshops, coordination with partners, for strengthening partnership approach and for the overall management support and coaching to the POs assigned for this grant. S/he will take a strong role in working with local authorities at both township and state level and will be responsible for regular coordination with relevant stakeholders including DSW. 

The Child Protection Coordinator will contribute in the project planning, coordination, recruitment and procurement process of integrated multi sectorial project. The post holder should provide significant mentoring and capacity building to staff and partners to implement activities in line with proposal. The successful candidate should possess higher level of motivation and commitment to work with Internally Displaced People and flexibility to work in an insecure and volatile context.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to : Program Manager-Livelihoods, Nutrition and Child Protection 

Staff reporting to this post: 3 Project Officers- Child Protection

Financial Approval: Authorise expenditure up to 3,000 USD

Travel: Frequent (over (12) days per month)

Role Dimensions: Regular contact of detailed explanations of policy, regulations, programs, services and representation of SCI at the local level or with mid-level counterparts

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 

 Program Delivery:

  • Together with the PM and Sector Lead, design and implement the Child Protection component for IDPs/villages.
  • Support baseline/midline/endline surveys, CP related activities in line with agreed work plan.
  • Assist in producing resource materials, deliver training, make presentations and organise events/other activities to ensure that SCI develops and maintains sound monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment in CP programs.
  • Ensure community/village members involve at all steps of the project, through consultations, decision making and monitoring of the programn Coordinate and facilitate capacity building workshops, awareness sessions, review meetings and training sessions for variety of stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and monitor effectively and efficiently the implementation of child protection component at field level including for partnetrs. The position holder will be expected to spend the majority of her/his time in the villages and communities of intervention, together with the Project Officer and Project Assistants.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to villages/communities including partners area; collect data according to monitoring plan defined with the Program Manager; report accordingly.
  • Be proactive in coordinating and sharing information with other stakeholders in the area which present similar focus, approach or target groups.
  • In coordination with other Program Coordinators and Program Manager, prepare sector work plan and budget forecasts.

 

CPiE integration

  • Support and conduct capacity building training to youths and adolescence and partner staff.
  • Strengthen community based child protection mechanism.
  • Lead on the mapping of service providers at township level/state level and establish networking opportunities for both state and non-state actors to work on child rights and child protection.
  • Support referrals from child protection cases in target communities to DSW for statutory cases and other service providers where available.
  • Provide individual case support for non-statutory cases at targeted implementation areas.
  • Capacity building to para social workers, case workers and service providers based on capcity development plans.
  • Monitor progress together with partner and support of Yangon CP team in organizing progress review.
  • Provide or support organizing technical support for partner staffs.
  • Provide evidences and inputs to Yangon team for advocacy effort at policy level meetings and other review meetings with DSW, ATTF, DOR, DOL etc.
  • Organizing state level youth/child forum to ensure their voices are heard and taking into account in policy reviewing process.

Grant Management

  • The Program Manager will delegate budget management to secondary budget holders as required by the specifics of the project budget responsibility.
  • Assist the Program Manager in monitoring to ensure that the Child Protection component is managed in line with the agreed budget and that transactions comply with Save the Children’s and the donors’ financial and compliance policies.
  • Assist the Program Manager in managing the budget, ensuring that transactions comply with Save the Children’s and the donors’ financial and compliance policies.
  • Ensure that project resources for the Child Protection component are used optimally and that expenditures comply with internal controls set by the Finance/Grants Units.
  • Make sure that any particular issue, information or change on context, project or resources and which requires informing the donor is informed in writing to the Program Manager.

 

Communications and Coordination

  • Ensure that project related information is relayed to the Program Manager and other Project Coordinators as well as the team.
  • Assist Program Manager in maintaining program documents and coordinating with all departments.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reporting.
  • Ensure good communication and coordination between the team members and partners working in the different contexts of intervention of the project.
  • Coordinate closely with the Nutrition and Livelihoods Coordinators and teams to ensure complementarity and value for money of all interventions conducted at community level.
  • Coordinate with the NSS Senior Program Manager and Program Managers and Coordinators from other SCI NSS projects to ensure complimentary programming (health, humanitarian, child protection, WASH, livelihoods).
  • Be proactive in coordinating and sharing information with other stakeholders in the area which present similar focus, approach or target groups. Attend coordination meetings with relevant stakeholders.

                            

Capacity Building and Technical Support

  • Identify key learning opportunities and processes from the project and proactively design and organise opportunities to share key lessons to inform project design.
  • Build the capacity of the Child Protection and partner staffs.

 

Team Management and Development 

  • Ensure the effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations.
  • Support project staffs through coaching and other developmental activities.
  • Any other duties and tasks assigned by supervisor, including participation in emergency responses in and outside duty area.

 

Child Safeguarding Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that your staff is providing all beneficiaries of your programme with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • Significant experience of managing child protection projects in emergency settings, especially in complex security environments.
  • At least four years of experience on child protection mainly on Case Management, Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms, Child Friendly Spaces.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Good people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with partnership.
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform timely response for children.
  • Experience in training and capacity building in Child Protection and willingness to dedicate time to staff and partner development.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Knowledge of established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, especially the Case Management Guidelines, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook.
  • Good knowledge of project management cycle.
  • Ability to work well in a team and train other staffs and demonstrate experience efficiently managing a team.
  • Very good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experiences in conducting needs assessments, project design, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and knowledge of community development; working with children and on children’s issues.
  • Very good people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
  • Ability and willingness to travel remote area as assigned.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Good people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with partnership.
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform timely response for children.
  • Experience in training and capacity building in Child Protection and willingness to dedicate time to staff and partner development.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Knowledge of established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, especially the Case Management Guidelines, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook.
  • Good knowledge of project management cycle.
  • Ability to work well in a team and train other staffs and demonstrate experience efficiently managing a team.
  • Very good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experiences in conducting needs assessments, project design, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and knowledge of community development; working with children and on children’s issues.
  • Very good people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
  • Ability and willingness to travel remote area as assigned.

 

Desirable

  • Experience in a humanitarian/conflict and/or multi-ethnic setting.
  • Experience with multi-sectorial programming, or experience managing programs in several different sectors. 
  • Experience working with community groups in humanitarian, post-conflict and recovery development context. 
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Prior experience with Save The Children.
  • Experience working with children and on children’s issues.
  • Knowledge of the Northern Shan State/Kachin contexts.
  • Local language competency (eg Shan, Ta’ang, Kachin).

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Location: Kutkai Township, Northern Shan, Myanmar

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Wednesday 14 August 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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