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Global Surge Team Roster: Child Protection Coordinator

Global

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Global
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed
The IRC’s Global Surge Team (GST) is a roster of esteemed and highly qualified humanitarian professionals who deploy on short notice to non-emergency and emergency contexts to support the IRC’s mission. Members of the GST provide specialist support where talent is most needed for short-term deployments of up to three months. The GST is a flexible employment opportunity for staff, requiring members to be available for deployments only 50% of the year (with opportunities for additional deployments).

Job Overview: 
 
The Surge Child Protection Coordinator, Global Surge is a gap filling position that will be deployed to fill specific tasks in country programs. The responsibilities will be vary from country to country and might include: leading r Child Protection program assessment, start-up, management and monitoring in emergency and non-emergency responses. This may include proposal development, technical oversight, staff management administrative supervision, budget management, grants compliance and local partner mapping including mapping of child-led/child focused organizations. A successful candidate will demonstrate ability to work and to apply creative, flexible design to Child Protection work in challenging contexts.

Major Responsibilities: 
 
Ensure high quality and timely assessments of CP specific as well as broader violence prevention and response needs in large scale/complex emergences and provide prioritized recommendations for CP program interventions to the Deputy Director for Programs or Technical Coordinator.
Coordinate with internal and external actors, particularly linking as relevant to education, health and economic recovery services.
Oversee the delivery of high-quality technical proposals and reports, in line with donor requirements. This includes: 
o Working in close collaboration with IRC grants and finance staff to finalize proposals and respond to any requests for additional information.
o Manage grant/program implementation including staff recruitment and training, work plan development, procurement and inventory planning, and budget management; and
o Ensure consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality.
Promote child participation and child -led initiatives including in design and within the project cycle. 
Design and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems ensuring consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality.
Ensure regular trend analysis of CP specific as well as broader protection context and highlight needs in other technical fields within Violence Prevention and Response Unit (VPRU).
Ensure – through program design and practice, team capacity and behavior – that clients, girls, boys and their caregivers, participate in the design and implementation of IRC programs, and that their access to services and programs is meaningful and safe.
Comply with and ensure that new CP staff understand the IRC Code of Conduct and policies related to Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Child Safeguarding. This includes ensuring that staff and communities have knowledge of and safe, confidential access to reporting mechanisms and support services.
Coordinate with other agencies, local government, donors and other stakeholders to promote delivery of best practice humanitarian assistance.
Support media and communications activities as requested by the CD/DDP, and in line with VPRU guidance.
Provide a comprehensive handover to successor, including ensuring transfer of all related documentation, program monitoring data and staff performance information.

Key Working Relationship:
DDPs in country of deployment, TAs, TCs, other country level staff as appropriate
Reporting: STA for child protection when not deployed, DDP in country of deployment when deployed.
Technical Support from Child Protection Technical Advisors

Job Requirements: 
 
At least 5+ years’ work experience managing child protection programs required; experience in Child Protection case management, working with unaccompanied and separated children and prevention interventions including safe spaces for children and parenting programs.
Demonstrated skills in effectively managing and building programs and/or operations in fluid environments. Leadership and team management skills are essential.
Excellent capability to represent the IRC in forums and excellent communication skills including    the ability to deliver presentations to professional, lay and donor audiences.
Proven writing and editing skills, including the ability to effectively write and edit grant proposals and reports. 
Effective people and program management skills in acute emergency contexts: the ability to train, lead and manage   staff productively under stressful circumstances.
Flexible work attitude: Be flexible and yet focused & reliable in an environment of changing demands.
Good digital literacy: Facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software.
Fluency in English. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish strongly preferred

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
 
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances
 
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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