Technical Manager- Youth Development
Technical Manager- Youth Development
Child Protection and Youth Development
IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhia Office with regular support to host community program
Direct report to Senior Manager Child Protection & Youth Development and matrix relation with Child Protection Coordinator
As per contract letter
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.
The IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since the IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Recently IRC has also introduced two new programs: Protection Rule of Law (PROL) and Education. IRC will continue working in both the camps and host community, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC will grow over time its geographic coverage within Cox bazar and to other parts of the country, thus expand its’ networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, also targeting the vulnerable host groups in Cox Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh.
Purpose of the Role
The Youth Development Technical Manager is a technical lead who support youth development arm of `Child Protection & Youth Development’ program in IRC. Provide technical support in both Rohingya Refugee and Host Community programming in Cox’s Bazar. Under Youth Development IRC is implementing both social and economic empowerment program for adolescents age 14 to 24 years. IRC has its’ structured curriculum globally which is contextualized according to the need and trained through IRC technical team at regional and country level to ensure proper deliver. Technical Manager Youth Development is expected to deliver IRC curriculum to the partner and support them closely for quality implementation. The position will directly report to the Senior Manager- Child Protection & Youth Development and coordinate closely with a technical team- technical manager case management, technical manager CP and CP Coordinator to ensure the overall protection need of children and adolescents is addressed properly. Hence, the position will work closely with the partners to identify their capacity needs, providing proper training and orientation and then support in implementation through shadowing, mentoring and regular coaching.The position will maintain a close coordination with Protection Rule of Law (PROL) and Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) programs to ensure coordinated and integrated programming in camp and host communities.
Highlights of Key Responsibilities
·Support the quality operationalization of the IRC’s youth development interventions in Bangladesh, ensuring that needs and priorities for programming and standards are in line with the context, needs, and gaps on the ground
·Support technical team in developing strategy, guideline, SoP related to youth development
·Conduct needs assessment, develop and implement a capacity building plan and provide day to day mentoring support, formal and on-job training support to partner staff
·Work closely with Protection teams including Women’s Protection and Empowerment and Protection & Rules of Law team to ensure successful implementation of integrated programming in camp and host communities
·Ensure the youth development prevention and response activities are linked with appropriate reporting and referral mechanisms
·Work closely with young people, understand their needs, facilitate regular consultation with them and identify programming idea for youth development
·Support implementation of life skills, leadership development and business skills development program in camp and host communities
·Work closely with partner in implementing skill development activities in host communities.
·Ensure integration and inclusion in program delivery, children and young people from different age, sex and ability are equally addressed in program implementation.
·Work closely with partners to achieve project results and take support from Sr. Manager CP&YD and Sr. Manager Protection to implement field intervention through partner
·Regular monitoring of the program and providing necessary supervision support to the team. Monitoring findings are recorded and shared at different platform (within IRC and partner) for the improvement of program delivery
·Facilitate training, orientation, workshop with partner to deliver youth development curriculum to the and regular follow up and refreshers to ensure proper knowledge and skills in the implementation team
·Coordination with Protection and Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program to ensure the projects are bringing comprehensive impact in the life of the clients
·Regularly review information and documentation practices to ensure adolescent’s information is gathered, stored and shared safely. Ensure confidentiality and that data protection and information-sharing protocols are respected in line with IRC internal standards and inter-agency standards.
·Periodically review training modules and materials, prepare context specific adaptation plan to implement youth programming in emergency situation.
·Ensure safeguarding policy is understood and followed in program delivery
·Work closely with partner, monitor progress and provide regular support for quality implementation of the program
·Identify capacity gap, provide handholding support and develop capacity strengthen plan. Coordinate with technical team for implementation of the plan and monitor progress
·Attend regular meeting and sharing session to develop and monitor implementation plan, track expenditure and compliance and coordinate with another department where necessary
·Review progress report and data, provide regular feedback and guidance for improvement
Coordination & Representation:
·Dedicatedly participate and contribute to Youth Technical Working Group and build productive relationships with those actors to better understand the context, needs and priorities around youth development, and use this to inform or guide the next steps in the short- and longer-term advocacy, collaboration and cross-sector working
·Develop and maintain effective coordination and long-term relationships with external parties, representing IRC positions, promoting long-term strategy and resolving problems/conflicts
·Consistently and dedicatedly monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC program
·Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs