The role holder well be expected to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of BIA/BID process, child protection strategies and activities at the camp level. The BID/CP Officer will be responsible for supervising and managing the work of and providing guidance to the Community based workers. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Qualifications and Experience
- At least Degree in Social Work/Social Sciences or equivalent.
- At least three (4) years relevant experience in similar settings.
- Prior experience in child protection and best interest determination process in refugee set-ups in essential.
- Substantial management and leadership experience, preferably in emergency programmes
- Demonstrable competence in proposal and report writing
- Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
- Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written). Working knowledge of local language strongly preferred.
- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
- Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
- Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners.
- Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
- Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
- Proven ability to work as a team.
- Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
- Manage and support the individual case management through Child Protection BIA & BID development processes in the field offices,
- Provide mentorship and support to the community supervisors and workers through on the job training and guidance to enhance their case management skills and competencies.
- Design a capacity building strategy for CP/BID community workers and other stakeholders involved in the of BIA & BID process.
- Actively participate in interagency coordination meetings such as BID panels, CPWG and Case conferences both at DMO and in the field office.
- Analyse training schedules for the BID community workers and provide technical support and guidance for effective implementation of BID/BIA process.
- Ensure timely management of data and documentation of cases at camp level; and through coordination with MEAL assistants ensure children records, data are accurately recorded in the CPIMS database.
- Contribute to the design of an overall programme contingency plan when needed.
- Provide BID Supervisors with technical support regarding complex cases or specific technical difficulties.
- Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on Child Protection activities and input into regular situation reports, monthly and quarterly reports.
- Ensure correct management of BID/BIA documentation at camp level.
- Manage and coordinate the planning of the Camp Child Protection activities to ensure minimal disruption to programme Activities-Including staffing issues and office administration; to ensure effective management of programme resources.
- Facilitate regular interviews and home visits with relevant persons who can give information on the child (the child, his/her family, leader, teacher, neighbour)
- Participate in camp level interagency meetings and engage in the identification and building of linkages with other partners/agencies, the Government and the community to ensure that issues related to child protection are raised and addressed.
- Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
- Manage BID community workers staff annual leave and time off ensuring minimal disruption to programme activities.
- Collect required data and coordinate with the MEAL team on a monthly basis and ensure data is correctly captured.
- Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed.
- Coordinate the identification; follow up of children in alternative care and, monitoring of foster parents/Guardianship.
- Ensure the placement of children in alternative care adhere to SCI procedure and with the Kenya alternative care guidelines (Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children in Kenya 2011).