Child Protection Officer in Nangarhar

Job Location: Nangarhar
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: As per organiztion salary scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Save the Children
Experience: Strong expertise in livelihood programming for ret
Contract Duration: Fixed Term
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree in development studies, social science, or any other relevant technical credential
Closing Date: 2022-05-28

About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
•    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
•    All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
•    Violence against children is no longer tolerated 
We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
SCI - Afghanistan
 Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.
We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Description:

The main areas of accountability and responsibility of this post is to implement the livelihood component of Save the Children’s DANISH TV Collection grant in designated province (Nangarhar). Details are below.

    Support capacity building of Case workers and Social workers and livelihood beneficiaries.
    Support in development of project monitoring tools and livelihood related training materials.
    In support from other project staff, finalize the project locations and project beneficiaries targeting strategy and criteria.
    Take part in community-based mobilization and sensitization meetings and introcude the livelihood component of the project to target communities.
    Take part in the process of beneficiary identification and registration. Based on the skills and knowledge of beneficiaries, recommende feasible income generation activities to beneficiaries.
    Support the Livelihood Project Coordinator in development of project procurement plan and project detailed implementation plan.
    Support Save the Children’s procurement team in procurement of required goods that will be distributed to selected beneficiaries.
    Support the livelihood beneficiaries in developing their business plans.
    Support the labor market assessment that will take place in the implementation province.
    Conduct training needs assessment with beneficiaries and support in finalizing the training courses (mainly entreprenurship) based on the result of needs assessment, and support implementation of training courses for livelihood beneficiaries.
    Support implementation of project baseline, mid-term, and final evaluation.
    Collaborate with Project Coordinator, officers (community mobilizers) and MEAL staff to design community mobilization strategy and project implementation plans - including all technical specifications.
    Support the development of Income Generation Activities (IGA) Plans and market linkages for target communities, ensuring youth (women and men), children and vulnerable groups contribute fully to each plan.
    Develop project weekly and monthly narrative reports and submit them to Livelihood Project Coordinator timely.
    Assist joint monitoring visits with the government officials (Provincial/district relevant authorities) to the project sites.
    Establish positive working relationships with local communities, provincial/district government officials such as line departments, UNHCR, UNOCHA and NGO representatives.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning
    Ensure that all projects are equipped with MEAL systems like quality benchmarks,  billboards,  posters to exhibit MEAL messages for activities 
    Ensure action plans from quality monitoring and accountability systems are generated and implemented in timely manner collaboration with MEAL team
    Contribute to generation of lessons through finalizing issues for Operations Research and participating in lessons learnt workshops and provide report. 
    Ensure that projects are reported against the M&E Plan
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
    holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
    sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
    widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
    builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
    values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
    develops and encourages new and innovative solutions<

Job Requirements:

University degree in development studies, social science, or any other relevant technical credential


    Strong expertise in livelihood programming for returnees and IDPs
    Strong expertise in child protection programming for returnees and IDPs
    Maturity and confidence in dealing with the staff of government institutions, and communities.
    Excellent communication (both oral and written) in English and local languages, people skill for conflict resolution and negotiation;
    Computer proficiency, especially related to professional office software packages (Microsoft Office);
    Strong Reporting Skills both in local languages and English
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

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