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Job Description:

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people. 

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children.  Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits, and a variety of local partners while maintaining our independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

The Education & Child Protection Coordinator will be under the direct supervision of FO Education and CP PM and is responsible for the overall delivery and management capacity assessment and building capacities of partners and staff working with partners to address the education and protection needs of children in South Omo. He/she will closely work with the COC partner, district education office and other Child protection actors including other sector responses to save the children like Humanitarian, health and nutrition and WASH. The position holder will create a conducive working environment with line offices, and COC partners and support target schools through the provision of learning materials. Technical training, and establishment of lifesaving spaces for learning. He/she will prepare weekly, and monthly updates, identify challenges and propose solutions, fill beneficiary list, feeding report, collect required data from the target schools.  The Officers will represent SCs in cluster coordination and sector meetings including joint assessments.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to:  Hawassa FO Education &CP Program Manager

Dimensions: Building upon the previous initiatives supported by Save the Children Italy. It seeks to integrate child protection and education interventions in these areas to ensure the well-being and development of boys and girls by ensuring standards for partnership establishment, development, management, and close-out are complied with.

Develop partner engagement plan together and consultation with partners and SC staff.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Essential duties and responsibilities

Job Responsibility 1: Project Management

  • Facilitate regular dialogue, review meetings and information sharing with partners including COC partner, government, non-government and other types of partner.
  • Facilitate partner involvement in SC proposals and input directly to ensure partner design and costs are appropriately represented and adequately resourced.
  • Monitor partners’ performance following Save the Children policies and procedures.
  • Ensure best practices from partners or SCI projects are shared to ensure a high-quality of implementation.
  • Actively participate and contribute towards an exchange of knowledge and learning with partners.
  • Ensure that learning and feedback is prioritized throughout all partnerships Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) well-being of children and their families.
  • Organization Development and Partners’ Capacity Building.
  • Motivate, lead and develop partners’ organization development initiatives.
  • Manage all partnership processes and oversee the partner implementation cycle from kick-off, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation, and close out.
  • Ensure monitoring schedule of partners and the tracking as per schedules.
  • Conduct regular joint visit to projects and provide/record constructive feedback
  • Coordination with other finance units and BHs on partner-related issues
  • Review monitoring reports of partners and give feedback.
  • With support from the lead Education/Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, support fundraising for child protection, including contributing to the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • With support from the lead Education/Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • With support from the lead Education/Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, with the HR team, identify technical staffing needs for emergency programme, and support rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for the child protection project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection field staff in carrying out the work. Where possible, use the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.
  • With support from the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure the integration and harmonization of programme team with other field office program and support staffs.
  • Conduct regular project team staff meeting.
  • Working with CP officers and CPiE specialist prepare monthly budget forecasts, payment schedules, procurement plan and work terms of references in line with SCI working documents.
  • Carry out additional tasks as required
  • With the support and guidance of PM and education Advisor, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the Hudet district through provision of EiE services to the target children.
  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.
  • Ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of the education officers through trainings, and providing trainings in pedagogy, psychosocial support, life skills etc. to teachers.
  • Guide field-based education team on common standards, innovative strategies and approaches which ensure a capacity to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies, and reflect good practice in emergency education responses.
  • With the support and guidance of PM and education Advisor, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within targeted  district through provision of education and CP services to the target children.
  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps.
  • Ensure quality in the program by building capacity of the education officers through trainings, and providing trainings in pedagogy, psychosocial support, life skills etc. to teachers.
  • Guide field-based education team on common standards, innovative strategies and approaches that ensure a capacity to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies and reflect good practice in emergency education responses.

Job Responsibility 2: Human Resource Management

  • Line management of the education project staff.
  • Prepare performance objectives together with program staffs and give the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff performance.
  • Ensure the integration and harmonization of EiE team with other field office program and support staff.

Job Responsibility 3: Financial Management

  • Ensure that project resources are efficiently utilized through continuous update on the DIP.
  • Working with the PM prepare monthly budget forecasts, field payment schedules, procurement plan and work terms of references in line with SCI working documents.
  • In close collaboration with PM review and analyse monthly budget versus actual reports and share feedbacks as required.
  • Contribute Award Implementation Review (AIR) and align with budget lines

Job Responsibility 4: Coordination and networking

  • Working closely with the COC partner, PM and EiE Education Advisor, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and early recovery phases, and ensure adequate funding consistent with SC resource mobilization strategy and emergency response plans
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centers, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • Represent SC programme in the coordination at zonal and district levels; represent SC through Education cluster members as well as other thematic sector partners so as to ensure integrated responses. 

Job Responsibility 6: Monitoring and Supervision  

  • Contribute to the development of appropriate and effective program monitoring systems to enable assessment of both the emergency response process and impact and to ensure delivery of results for children.
  • Prepare implementation reports, weekly, monthly or other periodical reports for SCI and funding partners.
  • Reporting on progress and documentation of best practices.
  • Support in the development of communication materials, case studies and blogs.
  • Ensure that all EiE officers adhere with project milestones and periodically update DIP and other essential working documents. with partners
  • Design projects including project proposal development on partnership capacity strengthening and
  • Follow up and monitoring of projects; ensuring preparation of periodic reports, review, and evaluation!
  • Ownership of the project budget and making sure partnership and capacity development budgets are allocated as appropriate.
  • Lead periodic review, evaluation and learning among and with partners
  • Documentation of learning from promising and good practices on partnership

Job Responsibility 7: Problem solving/conflict management

  • Regularly scan environment and plan and  address issues in timely manner
  • Ensure effective communication and facilitate discussion among  team members
  • Timely communicate issues that need the attention of Satellite office managers, PM, HR and POM.

Job Responsibility #8:  Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALFICATION, EXPEREINCE, COMPETENCIES

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·       Minimum of bachelor’s degree in any relevant field of study in particular, Educational Planning and management, project management, social sciences, business administration and five years of relevant experience.

  • Practical experience in partnership and capacity development of partners is essential.
  • Experience of working within large and complex international organizations
  • Understanding of the requirements and challenges of working with civil societies and local partners with substantial experience in partnership and partnership management is a requirement.
  • Must have strong coordination skills, partnership building skill, team building and conflict management skill, and financial management (budget preparation and monitoring)
  • Experience working in child-focused organizations.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, problem solving and coaching.
  • Experience in working with a high degree of autonomy on large projects working with significant levels of ambiguity around the process basic training and proven experience in project cycle management including but not limited to skills in program and financial planning, M&E skills, education/ teaching-learning process technical skills, documentation and report writing, 
  • Excellent understanding and prior work experience with the pastoralist communities is advantageous.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other relevant software.
  • Must have excellent strong writing with excellent spoken and written English; Knowledge of the local language is favourable. 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • 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 capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her 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.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
  • Assists in the processing of advance requests and follow on the retirement of such advances. 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITY

  • Strong training skill
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexibility in working long hours and ability to work with incoming surge teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. 

Salary as per scale of organization and competitive benefit packages like medical insurance 

Posted:
11.29.2023
Deadline:
12.08.2023
Job Category:
EducationSocial Sciences and Community
Education, Social Sciences and Community
Employment:
Full time
Full time
Location:
Jinka, SNNPR
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www.savethechildren.net

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