Child Protection Assistant

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Overview of Position
With the ongoing protracted conflict, access challenge in some places and the scale of the child response, including responding to the continuation of the conflict, and pockets of intensified conflict, including areas not directly accessible by our client’s personnel, there is a need for additional support to existing child protection officers and implementing partners on multiple aspects of the child protection in emergencies (CPIE) programme implementation. Aligned with our client’s Core Commitments for Children, Our client delivers the following CPIE interventions across the country in Yemen to respond to the protracted emergency impacts:

  • Reporting and verification of grave child rights violations
  • Resilience building initiatives for care givers and children through a network of community spaces
  • Life-saving messages on the risks posed by mines and unexploded ordinances to children and their caregivers

Critical child protection services (case management focused on: family tracing and reunification, and GBV response and access to victims’ assistance, and socio-economic empowerment opportunities< MHPSS, explosive ordnance risk education etc.)

The role will entail providing practical support, particularly in areas where our client has limited access, focusing on field monitoring visits, liaison between our client and partners, administrative support to coordination functions, documenting good practices and human-interest stories, and a range of administrative support tasks.

Role Objectives
Planning, Coordination and Partnerships.

  • Support with multisectoral micro-planning at all system levels including at community level.
  • Support FO coordination efforts with other UN agencies and NGO’s in delivering coordinated services.
  • Support FO to plan for and conduct monthly/quarterly progress meetings with IP’s (Government and NGO partners).
  • Provide support to Sub-National cluster coordinator on logistics for meetings, regularly update the 4W and list of existing actors on the ground, writing and distributing meeting notes, and following up with partners on the status of agreed actions.
  • Support FO staff with any of Child Protection Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCA’s) at field level.
  • Assist the Child Protection officers verification of beneficiary or payee lists and any other related tasks

Child Protection Technical Programme Support

  • Undertake field monitoring visits to our client’s programme implementation sites and produce reports articulating strengths, progress against expected results, challenges, good practices and areas of needed improvement
  • Collate information on needs, gaps, challenges, opportunities and the situation in hard-toreach areas and draft reports for the relevant Field Office to consider
  • Ensure liaison between our client and partners, government representatives in areas that our client is unable to access, in collaboration with CP officers
  • Support FO Child Protection staff on the processing and follow up on Child Protection related payments
  • Provide support to partners in hard-to-reach locations to participate in the monthly CPWG meetings (for example ensuring access to a meeting room with internet capacity or facilitating phone link up.
  • Draft and share internal and external meeting notes and track actions.

Child Protection Information Management, Assessments, and Reporting

  • In collaboration with Child Protection Information Officer support the submission of timely and quality Child Protection related information.
  • Participate in and support regular Child Protection assessments if needed.
  • Tracking and archiving the capacity building activities and supervision reports for the partners and TPM.
  • Participate in and support Child Protection related program evaluations.

Child Protection Supplies Management

  • Support Child Protection Programme staff and respective MoSAL on the proper planning and distribution of the Child Protection supplies.
  • Provide monthly updates on Child Protection supply stock levels at WHs, district, and governorate levels to ensure intact supply chain system and ensure the contingency stock at all levels.
  • Monitor the use of supplies at CP facility levels and provide reports on the proper use of our client’s supplies

DELIVERABLES – Ensure quality of service provision through

  • Monthly Child Protection progress report based on agreed up on parameters and indicators
  • Monthly monitoring reports.
  • Other reports in line with work plan key tasks articulated in scope of work (includes donor reports, reports)
  • Real time flagging of issues (e.g., Child Protection supply stock outs, pending payments or accountabilities etc.)
  • Final consultancy report

Project Reporting

  • Reports to Child Protection Officer/Manager

Key Competencies
Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results
  • Planning and organizing skill

Team Management

  • This role has no team management responsibility

Further Information

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences-related qualifications.
  • At least two year’s work experience in Child Protection, Social Work or related Programme, Child Protection services delivery in Yemen.
  • Demonstrated experience in field work especially rural and hard to reach areas.
  • Practical program management experience.
  • Experience in training and development of training materials
  • Experience in report writing in English
  • Strong analytical skills, communication and negotiation skill

How to apply

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