Child Protection and Child right governance Program officer

TITLE:  Child Protection and Child right governance Program officer  (CP & CRG Program officer)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child protection    LOCATION: Yemen –Sana’a/Amran  with travel to the field
6 Months  renewable ( depend on performance review and grant continuation)
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 The CP & CRG Program Officer is responsible to assist in the implementation of Child protection. Child Rights Governance program with special focus on SIDA CORE program in Sana’a covering the whole Yemen.    
Reports to: CP/CRG Program officer
Staff reporting to this post: 
Direct: Case Management Officer, PSS officer  
Indirect : 
Budget Responsibilities: TBC
Role Dimensions:
•    Participate in required assessments, needs assessments and design

Program Implementation:
•    Lead and support implantation of CP and CRG programs ensuring projects targets and activities are achieved with SCI specific quality standards. 
•    Familiarity and understanding with key technical areas of child rights governance, case management and child protection intervention protocols and standards. 
•    Plan and implement program activities with implementing partners ensuring that delays and constraints are documented and solutions identified
•    Identify and ensure the timely supply of technical inputs as required for program delivery
•    Make frequent visit to partners implementation sites to provide technical support and identify issues that need timely action and support at different levels;
•    Prepare reports with statistical and narrative information on the progress of the Child Rights Governance targets, Psycho social support and the protection programming in the target communities 
•    Work in coordination with the Partnership Coordinator and under the supervision of the Program management for the overall implementation of the grant requirements and commitments. 
•    Assist in the quality implementation of activities in line with grant agreements and with SCI technical requirements
•    Supervise, lead and provide support to CP team and staff under his/her line management. 
•    Ensure timely delivery  of CP and CRG activities according to developed implementation plans. 
•    Support the implementation of partners’ plans to make sure they are on track and follow policies and protocols accordantly. 
•    Follow up and ensure smooth closing of implemented CP and CRG programs. 
•    Monitor progress of activities against planned achievements, outcomes and impact; and participate with the team on evaluating relevance and appropriateness of the intervention
•    Ensure that the progress reports and data collection are timely submitted as per reporting schedule. 
•    Support and submit high level quality monthly, quarterly and final narrative reporting according to the grant’s reporting schedule and donor format. 
•    Work closely with MEAL staff to identify and report against indicator based progress and ensure quality standards are applied. 
•    Any other task request by line manage

Capacity Building:
•    Identify learning and training opportunities for partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
•    Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities, fraud and other relevant policies and procedures.
•    Ensure the security, health and wellbeing of staff and that staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect Save the Children's principles of equity and fairness. 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our 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
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a country wide/global scale
•    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
•    Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
•    Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally
•    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
•    honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
•    displays consistent excellent judgement
•    Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, business administration or any other related field.
•    Valuable experience with at least 2 years working in child protection, Child Rights and Governance  field.   
•    One year or more experience working with implementing partners.
•    Experience in budget management and tracking. 
•    A very good understanding of at key technical areas of CRG/ CP /CM programming and preferably with working knowledge of other thematic sectors e.x. Education, Livelihoods, WASH or health.  
•    Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with team, in the event of emergencies.
•    Ability to analyse information, evaluate options, and follow the strategic directions as guided.
•    An in-depth understanding of national development issues in particular in relation to children situation. 
•    Excellent writing and reporting skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with Child focused and oriented  opinion.
•    Have proven leadership skills and ability to work in a team .
•    Fluency Arabic and English both written and spoken 
•    Commitment to Save the Children values
•    Computer Literate. MS Office. 

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.
Equal Opportunities 
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 26 Jul 2020

Closing date: 9 Aug 2020 - 23:59 +03

Location: Amran, Yemen

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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