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Save the Children (Kenya)

Child Protection Officer

Daadab, Kenya

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Norwegian Refugee Council

Integrated Project Manager

Daadab, Kenya

Closing: Feb 8, 2022

10 days remaining

Published: Jan 27, 2022 (2 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

3 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

Role Purpose

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.


Responsibilities

Role Purpose

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).

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