Child Protection Officer

Job description

  • Implement Child Protection activities under the programme.
  • With support from the programme team, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, and procurement.
  • Under the direct supervision of Programme Coordinator and management of the ProgrammeManager ensure that all planned CP activities are implemented on time, coordinated with the  Education and WASH officers, are within the budget, according to quality standards and as per the monthly work plan.
  • Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Programme Coordinator, and if necessary, to Programme Manager and addressed in an appropriate way.
  • Lead in the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for program implementation.
  • Work with child protection and education committees and support monthly meetings to map protection risks in the community and feedback for program improvement.
  • Provide follow-up support to child protection training in coordination with the Education officer and the programme team.
  • Coordinate with the education officer and WASH staff members to ensure Child Friendly Space (CFS) activities are integrated and follow best-practices for children.
  • Ensure all CP concerns identified are communicated in timely manner for response to the Programme Coordinator and Programme Manager.

Staff Supervision and Mentorship:

  • Mentor CFS Facilitators as well as Community Mobilizers ensuring that they achieve their performance objectives and program results.
  • Conduct performance reviews for staff; support them to set performance objectives.
  • Identify any implementing partner needs, including capacity building needs and coordinate closely with the Programme Manager to support them.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • University degree and one year of relevant CP area work experience.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong understanding of the situation of children in the community and demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the community.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of CP.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ethical sensitivity and ability to empathize with children and their carers.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve results.
  • Ability to travel independently and work long hours.
  • Previous experience working with non-profit organizations is preferred.
  • Good spoken and written English, and Arabic or Kurdish.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email).
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.
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