Organization: Save the Children
TITLE:Child Protection Manager
REPORTS TO:Child Protection Technical Advisor
LOCATION:Arauca – Guajira Colombia
CONTRACT LENGTH:10 months
Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The overall role of the Child Protection (CP) Programme Manager is to lead on the scale-up and award implementation of the CPiE response for the Venezuelans crisis in Colombia, (Emergency Cat 4, first phase) The Child Protection Manager will report to the Child Protection Technical Advisor and work in close collaboration with the Field Coordinator. The role includes line management responsibility and will have delegated budget authority.
The Child Protection Manager will lead on the scale up of the CPiE response, including establishment and/or strengthening of case management, CFS, psychosocial support and community mobilisation.
The Child Protection Programme Manager will provide day-to-day management, supervision, guidance and on the job training for staff and volunteers.
The post holder will contribute on sectoral assessment, programme design and master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement. The responsibilities listed below will be further defined with the Emergency response in Colombia and may change and evolve.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
-Ensure that urgent child protection needs (including violence, abuse, child marriage, family separation, trafficking, recruitment and child labour) are prevented and responded to through an effective case management system implemented by SCI
-Train staff on CPIE, CSG, case management, communication with children and other training needs identified, with support from the Child protection TA
-Ensure adequate supervision of case management teams to provide case management services and referrals
-Conduct service mapping and establish intra- and interagency referral mechanisms,
-Ensure that children and adolescents are engaged in age-appropriate recreational and psycho-social activities and receive relevant information in a safe space facilitated by trained staff
-Oversee establishment of CFS – mobile and static (space selection, construction, safety of space, WASH)
-Oversee CFS activities and provide training as appropriate (recreational and psychosocial activities, PFA, protection awareness)
-Ensure that the CFS are optimised as spaces for identification and referral of vulnerable children, as well as ensuring necessary outreach and awareness raising to include the most vulnerable children in CFS (incl adolescent girls)
-Ensure parent and community involvement in the CFS
-Working with the Field Coordinator and Child Protection Advisor/Director to develop child protection response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy, and from the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:
-Prevention of recruitment of children into armed force/groups, including advocacy, and release and reintegration initiatives
-Prevention and response to sexual violence
-Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical violence and harm
-Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
-Working closely with Child Protection TA, support fundraising for child protection, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals.
-Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans). In the Manager role, ensure effective management of the Child -Protection emergency programme, including budget management, developing and monitoring of the Child Protection programme work plan, and line-management management of Child Protection team as relevant.
-Prepare timely programme and donor reports on child protection project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
-Working closely with the HR team, identify child protection staffing needs for emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
-Identify child protection programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
-Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place a child protection M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection and M&E field staff in carrying out the work.
-Working closely with the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
-Ensure that the humanitarian minimum standards are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, the Sphere Charter and Minimum Standards and the Core Humanitarian Standards.
-Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff. Together with other sectors, identify sector-integrated capacity building opportunities
Representation, Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
-Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within Interagency Coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
-Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
-In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in child protection advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
-In collaboration with SC Child Protection colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global child protection advocacy objectives.
-Identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.
-Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
COMPETENCIES FOR THIS ROLE:
-Applying Technical and Professional ExpertiseApplies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shared best practice within and outside the organisation
Delivering ResultsTakes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team / organisation. Level required: Accomplished
Problem Solving and Decision-MakingTakes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation
Level required: Accomplished
Leading and Inspiring OthersDemonstrates leadership in all our work, embodies our values, and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.
Level required: Skilled
Developing Self and Others
Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realist their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future
Level Required: Skilled
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
-Significant management or advisor level Child Protection experience working in emergency contexts
-Previous experience of working with Save the Children
-Previous first phase emergency response (Cat3/4) experience is essential
-Previous experience and strong skills on case management
-Previous experience of team management, including recruitment and on-the-job training
-Previous experience of multi-award management (including budget management and procurement)
-Experience in psychosocial support programmes for children, MHPSS background a plus
-Experience in integrated programming
-Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
-Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
-Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-Agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
-and of project management
-Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
-Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
-Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
-Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
-Experience of working with and supporting local partners
-Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
-Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
-Excellent communication skills
-Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
-A high level of written and spoken Spanish and English
-The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
-Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
-Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
-Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
-Specific experience of designing and managing OFDA, BPRM and other major donor projects
-Specific experience of working in interagency projects.
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