Save the Children
Project Officer - Child Protection
Save the Children
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Posted date 3rd June, 2024 Last date to apply 11th June, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Child Protection
Type Full Time Position 1
Experience 3 years
Status Closed

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position; therefore, a police check will be required.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Child Protection Officer is primarily responsible to support Project Manager in the successful implementation UNICEF funded child protection and nutrition focused project. The project officer will support and facilitate the implementation of child protection focused outputs including coordination with government stakeholders at national and provincial levels; and training and oversight over CSO teams. S/He will support CSOs and frontline workers for ensuring high quality standards in the technicality and quality delivery of the CP interventions. S/He is expected to represent the organization at CP working group/s at provincial level, meetings with INGOs, UN and stakeholders.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Project Manager - UNICEF

Staff reporting to this post: No

Budget Responsibilities: No 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Implementation

  • Work closely with the Project Manager and CSOs to ensure the quality implementation of Child Protection activities in the field. 
  • Support Project Manager in facilitating consultations at national and provincial levels for development/contextualization of prevention framework.
  • Support CSOs in development of ToRs and notification of community based child protection structure.
  • Support in contextualization and approval of positive parenting packages
  • Support and facilitate training of CSOs staff on PSEA, risk mitigation, positive parenting package, with focus on resilience and safety specifically for women and girls.
  • Support project manager in planning, organizing and implementation of advocacy seminar and workshops in coordination with ACCM team.
  • Jointly with Project Manager, implement capacity-building plan for CSO staff and relevant stakeholders and facilitate/co-facilitate the trainings as required.
  • Support CSOs in establishing and oversee the referral mechanism (Identification, registration, referral and case closure) for an effective support to the survivors/children at risk.
  • Support setup and monitor child protection help desks to identify, support and refer children with protection concerns. 
  • Keep close coordination with relevant stakeholders (Govt. line departments, district and provincial administration, clusters, and others at the district and provincial level)
  • Contribute to the documentation and communication of learning within the organization and seek, where possible, to share that learning with key stakeholders.
  • Support in compiling narrative and financial reports and to assist in the collection, analysis and dissemination of research and other relevant data for Project Manager to prepare periodic reports for donors.
  • Coordinate with PQEI, ACCM, supply chain, and other department to ensure timely delivery of project activities.
  • Adhere to safeguarding policy and report where necessary.    

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • 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.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, external partners, and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Master’s degree in social sciences, Gender Studies, Social Work, Developmental Studies, or related discipline.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in child protection, inclusion of child with disabilities, referral mechanism, child labour and child marriages related projects in Pakistan both in humanitarian and development context.
  • Experience of engaging with government stakeholders at national and provincial levels.
  • Experience in organizing national and provincial level advocacy seminars and workshop on child protection.
  • Experience in program coordination and community participatory methods for community development and mobilization.
  • Experience of establishing and managing a referral mechanism at district level for CP Issues including harmful traditional practices.
  • Ability to represent organization at different forums and highlight the program highlights.
  • Ability and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure contexts, including flexibility to work with incoming emergency response teams.
  • Ability to coordinate with govt. departments and represent SCI.
  • Proficiency in relevant data collection and analysis.
  • Willingness to travel to field sites.
  • Proficient in speaking and written English and Urdu. 

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.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Save the Children holds its Safeguarding principles and policies with high importance and commits to rigorous procedures to ensure all our personnel and programs are safe, particularly for children. All candidates will, therefore, be subject to strict background checks. Qualified candidates from minorities, indigenous groups, women and people with disabilities from local level are highly encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for the interview.

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