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Technical Programme Officer Child Protection

Closing: Sep 23, 2022

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Published: Sep 19, 2022 (17 days ago)

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Job Summary:  The purpose of this job is to ensure that CP interventions in the respective regions are delivered with the requisite quality, in full compliance to the approved TP guidance, in application of CP technical knowledge, expertise and skills, using the approved models while maintaining fidelity, in close partnership with the structures in the CP system at community level, in government at district and regional level and other non-government actors and using evidence for advocacy at the district levels

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Public Health, Law or other relevant field of study. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Human Rights, Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or law from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of child protection programming, project management and supervision to teams
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for Child Protection programming, coordination and guidance
  • Ability to identify CP gaps in a given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Good presentation, collaboration and networking skills for engagement with key child protection actors, UN agencies, other child rights CSOs (including Faith & cultural institutions) as well as government departments especially at district levels.
  • Skills and experience in local level Advocacy that is evidence-based and ability to mobilize communities.
  • Experience in capacity building and strengthening for various actors including duty bearers in understanding of and responding to child protection.

 


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Job Summary:  The purpose of this job is to ensure that CP interventions in the respective regions are delivered with the requisite quality, in full compliance to the approved TP guidance, in application of CP technical knowledge, expertise and skills, using the approved models while maintaining fidelity, in close partnership with the structures in the CP system at community level, in government at district and regional level and other non-government actors and using evidence for advocacy at the district levels

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Public Health, Law or other relevant field of study. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Human Rights, Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or law from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of child protection programming, project management and supervision to teams
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for Child Protection programming, coordination and guidance
  • Ability to identify CP gaps in a given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Good presentation, collaboration and networking skills for engagement with key child protection actors, UN agencies, other child rights CSOs (including Faith & cultural institutions) as well as government departments especially at district levels.
  • Skills and experience in local level Advocacy that is evidence-based and ability to mobilize communities.
  • Experience in capacity building and strengthening for various actors including duty bearers in understanding of and responding to child protection.

 



  • Work with the POs to plan, organize and coordinate capacity-building activities in the region ensuring efficiency and quality implementation against set targets.
  • Facilitate effective implementation of the approved CP models e.g. Child Protection and Advocacy, Channels of Hope – Protection, Peace Road and other models and ensure fidelity.
  • Track completeness of the capacity building cycle for POs.
  • Liaison between CP actors and the POs, The TPO will also closely work with the POs to identify programming issues for the attention of the TPM-CP and Programs Director.
  • Participate in development of materials and in & program innovation
  • Ensure CP work plans and budgets are made in time
  • Participate in CP assessments and analyses as may be required from time to time
  • Develop and participate in the development of Area Operation Plans, Detailed Implementation Plans, among others and ensure timely implementation and realization of deliverables and targets, by CP teams in the region.
  • Document and manage CP and other operational issues and where necessary escalate to the RPM and/or TPM – CP.

Capacity Building

  • The TPO shall supervise and build capacity of the CP team in the region to effectively implement CP interventions to expected standards, on time and realizing targets. Specifically, the TPO shall:
  • In close collaboration with Technical specialists, the TPO shall organize trainings and learning opportunities to build capacity of the CP teams in the region, based on observed needs.
  • Routinely coach and mentor POs through on-the-job training, guidance and support
  • Facilitate trainings for partners, stakeholders and government on Child Protection e.g. child participation, ToTs for CPA model and CVA in the region
  • Document success/impact stories – : The TPO will guide the PO on stories of interest and track outputs regularly to ensure that the processes are documented well.
  • Support the Region & respective Clusters to integrate and mainstream child protection, child and youth participation across all TPs.
  • Orientation of POs on the models and approaches, reporting, strategy etc


Stakeholder Engagement, Networking, Collaboration & Coordination at District & Regional Levels

  • Overall, the TPO should facilitate a collaborative environment to promote effective coordination with a range of actors to ensure that children and their families have access to multi-sectorial services and to facilitate mainstreaming of risk mitigation and prevention efforts. Specifically, the TPO shall:
  • Liaise with the local government structures (especially the DCDO, DPSWOs, CDOs) and other partners in regard to boosting protection of children, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CP interventions, analyzing and seizing  opportunities and leveraging all CP resources to improve sustainability.
  • Participate in CP Coordination/Working/Inter-agency groups at district/regional levels to ensure holistic support for survivors of child abuse, neglect and violence against children, including participation in strengthening CP referral pathways.
  • Engage the districts on a quarterly basis clearly highlighting World Vision’s support (This should be held at regional level)
  • Participate in joint monitoring & supervision activities organized by the DCDO/DPSWOs on a quarterly basis and/or cause the DCDO/DPSWO to organize these activities so as to highlight any challenges that could be affecting provision of CP services to children at the lowest community levels.
  • Foster effective communication internally and externally, at all times.
  • Joint planning with the district Health team. To participate in the annual work planning exercise but also to engage the districts on quarterly basis clearly highlighting World Vision’s support (This should be held at regional level)
  • Advocacy; the TPO will use the engagement with the District leadership to front critical issues that need their intervention and escalate any issues to higher levels

The TPO will support the PO and CVAs to generate and analyze the relevant data to build case for the advocacy issues

Advocacy, Safeguarding and Community Mobilization

  • The TPO will engage in advocacy in the region. Specifically, he/she will:
  • Undertake initiatives that offer unique opportunities for advancing interventions to end violence against children through advocacy.
  • Use the engagement with the District leadership to front critical issues that need their intervention and escalate any issues to higher levels i.e. do advocacy. The TPO will thus support the PO and CVAs to generate and analyze the relevant data to build a case for the advocacy issues.
  • Support and lobby the Local Governments to ensure functionality of CP structures and systems at all levels (both formal and informal) to enhance response, reporting and referral using the Child Protection and Advocacy (CPA) Model.
  • Lead the CP team to effectively engage communities to prevent and respond to abuse and violence against children using approaches such as Citizen Voice and Advocacy, that promote inclusive participation, non-discrimination and empowerment of communities to demand for changes.
  • Ensure children meaningfully participate in advocacy initiatives in line WV Safeguarding policy and Child Participation guidelines.
  • As may be needed for difficult or complex cases, source for assistance internally, from the Advocacy team and others.
  • Prepare and organize district level advocacy events in coordination with the WV Advocacy team, POs and relevant stakeholders.
  • Will be the point person for advocacy, peace and safeguarding interventions in the respective region.
  • Ensure the functionality of Child participation and development centres (CDPCs

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Reporting: the TPO will work closely with the POs and DPSWOs to track performance of the CP TP in the region, performance of CP structures/actors; linking community CP structures to formal CP structures/actors. The TPO will guide the CP team on effectiveness and efficiency of the CP interventions, prioritization and resource allocation.
  • Quality assurance: The TPO together with the PO will regularly visit the community to validate data and information received about cases, performance of CP structures, etc. and provide technical support supervision to the PO.
  • Conduct quarterly, bi-annual and annual monitoring in-line with the M&E framework for the CP TP and share findings and recommendations
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports required by World Vision in line with the guidance provided and timelines, to the RPM and TPM-CP.
  • Analyze CP trends and develop and align project strategies to meet needs.
  • Document and disseminate CP learning and best practices
  • Analyze and follow up management of RCs with CP needs and challenges and regularly track their access to the services as needed from time to time.
  • Compile the CP components of the organizational report, which will be submitted every quarter to each of the DPSWOs in the districts of operation.
  • In addition, compile and share CP data with the DPSWOs and provide support when necessary to ensure World Vision meets the requirement on quarterly reporting for NGOs to the districts. The TPO will also work with Program Regional Program Managers and Cluster Program Managers to ensure World Vision submits quarterly reports on the interventions it provides to the respective departments especially DPSWOs.

 

Resource Mobilisation

  • Participate in proposal development and meeting with donors on CP – related  engagements/visits in the region.
  • Oversee CP projects and work with the POs in the region to ensure their contribution to the overall CP program is visible both internally and externally.

 

People Management

  • Functionally manage and lead the CP team in the region.
  • In liaison with the AP Manager who is the primary supervisor support the annual appraisal of POs against responsibilities and key performance Indicators are conducted in time.


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