GoaL is looking for Child Protection Program Officer
Scope of Work: Child Protection Program Officer (Turkey)
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Under the Syria Green Hands Project, Global Communities is providing humanitarian support to vulnerable households in Syria, and seeks a Child Protection Program Officer to implement child protection (CP) activities and operations inside Syria. The Child Protection Program Officer reports to the Child Protection Manager in Turkey and is responsible for supervising 6 Child Friendly Spaces, 1 Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) center, and multiple mobile teams in Syria.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Set the weekly and monthly schedule with the CFS and YEP team and ensure that this information is communicated to the CFS staff, other service providers, and the community. Ensure that the schedule is also integrated with other services and activities for children.
Coordinate roles and responsibilities and schedules for CFS and YEP support staff, including cleaners and guards, and ensure appropriate training and adherence to guidelines for guards in partnership with security.
Supervise and coordinate the implementation of activities in the CFS and YEP centers, including the daily, weekly and monthly activities and collaborative activities with other sectors and actors.
Manage CFS and YEP centers to ensure safety of spaces, appropriate supervision of children, and appropriate equipment.
Coordinate with field staff to ensure harmonization of center activities.
Support in the recruitment of child protection (CP) staff for Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) and the YEP center to implement activities.
Conduct regular monitoring of activities and ensure quality of services and minimum standards, through completing monitoring reports and providing regular feedback to the CFS staff.
Lead regular weekly meetings with the CFS and YEP teams and with other relevant sectors and actors, particularly education and health/nutrition services.
Act as representative of the program in the center and support in regular updates to and coordination with other sectors and actors, including for the Protection Site Supervisor meetings.
Build staff capacities in child protection minimum standards and ensure appropriate identification and referrals of child protection concerns to services and support, particularly to Psychosocial Workers, as possible.
Support in building community engagement with the child protection program and strengthening child protection capacities in the community for identification and response to child protection concerns through awareness-raising and advocacy.
Support in coordinating all program-related administration for human resources, procurement, and logistics for the center in partnership with the CP Coordinator, including tracking of attendance and review of timesheets; procurement requests, appropriate storage, and inventory of materials; and
Ensure activities run according to minimum standards and best practices and are appropriate for the context.
Ensure programming is on track in absence of direct supervisor, reporting daily on important issues that require supervisor feedback and decision-making.
Prepare and submit weekly and ad doc reporting of program data in a timely manner.
Provide technical support and identify needs for further training or other support for the team.
Support in program assessments and determination of new program space locations, needs, and activities.
Provide written and verbal translation between English and Arabic for program meetings, trainings, and other activities, as needed
Support in program administration, human resources and procurement for managed centers, including:
Updating program activity calendar.
Ensure staff are submitting timesheets accurately and on time.
Supporting with vehicle movement plan.
Maintaining office supplies and preparing list of required items for procurement.
Procurement of small scale items as needed in compliance with donor guidelines.
All other duties as assigned.
Minimum of one year of work experience in the area of child-related programs, preferably with experience in case management.
Experience working in camps or in in insecure environments.
Familiarity with child protection related technical guidelines and standards, including Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE).
Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
Computer literacy skills desirable.
Strong organizational and team working skills.
Good negotiation and problem solving skills.
Integrity, transparency, and strong work ethics.
Fluent in Arabic (written and spoken).
Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision.
To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] no later than Wednesday 20 July, 2016 and mention the position you are applying for to the subject section. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.