Child Protection Coordinator (SRF # 364)
Title: Child Protection Coordinator (SRF # 364)
This position is only for Jordanian Nationality
The primary function of the Child Protection Coordinator is to provide technical support and guidance to, and overall coordination of, International Medical Corps’ child protection programs and activities.
A strategic and comprehensive approach to addressing child protection issues requires ongoing development, capacity building and monitoring. The Child Protection Coordinator should have the relevant technical capacity to lead on these aspects for IMC's child protection programming at all levels, including in some contexts specialized programming such as case management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide technical advice and support to the IMC child protection programs, specifically the case management component (where this is in place)
• Lead and support IMC's child protection staff through direct supervision, coaching and mentoring
• Provide technical and programmatic advice and strategic input to IMC's child protection program, including case management programming (where this is in place)
• Work with Program and Project Managers to oversee implementation of child protection project activities ensuring that services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations
• Assist program staff and the MEAL unit in the development of logical frame works which meet or exceed donor indicators
· Actively monitor child protection program activities at field level, ensuring quality of programming and flagging concerns to the relevant Program or Project Managers
• Assist in concept note development and proposal development as needed
• Contribute to regular reporting submitted to donors
• Assist in the recruitment, selection and training of qualified child protection program staff
• Ensure IMC's child protection staff receive quality training on child protection topics including but not limited to: Child Protection Minimum Standards, Case Management Guidelines, CP and GBV Interagency SOPs, Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Unaccompanied and Separated Children, Best interest Determination Principles and Procedures, Child Protection Coaching and Supervision
• Provide technical input and where applicable lead on assessments, research and program evaluation capturing lessons learnt and good practices
• Represent IMC at national and field level cluster/sector working groups and forums (as needed) including Protection Working Groups, Child Protection Sub Working Groups, and other relevant forums/cluster meetings according to the context
• In contexts where IMC is providing child protection case management activities, lead on the development, roll out, implementation and monitoring of the relevant Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS), (likely to be PRIMERO/CPIMS+)
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with protection and child protection partners
• Ensure engagement and effective coordination between IMC's child protection and other sectors of intervention including GBV, health, MHPSS and nutrition
• According to the country context and team structure, the Child Protection Coordinator may act as a PSEA and Child Safeguarding focal point, actively promoting safeguarding standards within IMC and amongst beneficiaries served by IMC through provision the training for IMC staff, and general capacity building on safeguarding standards and processes.
• Develop and incorporate staff care and support strategies for child protection staff and introduce and mainstream principles of self-care
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If a staff see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then the staff has an obligation to report.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Significant knowledge and experience (minimum 5 years) related to child protection in humanitarian settings (essential)
• Significant knowledge and experience (minimum 5 years) related to child protection case management in humanitarian settings (strongly preferred)
• Understanding of and experience using the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS), preferably Primero/CPIMS+ both at a local and global level (strongly preferred)
• Relevant knowledge and skills in child rights, child protection, child/youth/community resilience, psychosocial support, community/youth development and mobilization
• Familiarity with Global Child Protection Working Group and Child Protection Minimum Standards
• Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
• Strong organizational and supervisory skills including experience in management of teams
• Monitoring and Evaluation experience
• Counselling and training experience with a reputable organization, including experience in counseling survivors of abuse or violence
· Experience working with at-risk children and families
• Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel
• Ability to communicate in English and capacity to write clear and concise reports in English
• Degree (preferably advanced) in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field
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