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New Jobs in Kibondo and Nyarugusu, Kigoma at Save the Children

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Job Title: Child Protection Officer
Background
Due to political unrest in Burundi high numbers of refugees escaping into neighbouring countries of DRC, Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania. The current Burundian refugee population in Tanzania is over 172,000 of which over 50% are children. SCI is implementing a child protection and education programme in refugee camps and wishes to scale up the response in refugee camps.
ROLE PURPOSE:
Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Education staff, and members of the child protection sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision of Child friendly space activities in refugee camps. He/She provides overall leadership at programme level for the sector, and ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/She is responsible for providing managerial, technical, and administrative support to partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the officer will actively participate in child protection-related activities and meetings in designated refugee camps.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: CP Coordinator
Dotted Line: CP Manager
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
  • Support the CP program to develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
  • Provide daily supervision and support to the CFS in the Camps and ensure the PSS activities are implemented in a quality and timely manner and ensure that the standards at the CFS are met.
  • Provide supervision and monitoring of the CFS Animators, guards and Cleaners and ensure proper performance Management.
  • Ensure proper documentation, registration and attendance of children and young people at the CFS is in place.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and monitor child protection and PSS outreach activities at community level. Activities may include meetings and discussions with members of the community, parent meetings.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and monitor community events to disseminate messages about child protection in the camps.
  • Facilitate contacts with community groups and local associations.
  • Support and strengthen including training of community based child protection mechanisms and child-led groups / clubs, animators.
  • Develop educational tools for training and group facilitation in the field of community mobilization and in support of the team members, clubs and community networks.
  • Ensure the community based protection mechanism interventions and activities are implemented, supported and documented.
  • In collaboration with the project monitoring and evaluation to ensure the documentation of interventions Save the Children in community mobilization (reports, weekly reports, monthly reports, interim reports, annual reports).
  • Support mechanisms for increasing children participation in CFS decision-making process regarding the space and at the camp level.
  • Working together with parents to ensure a holistic approach to child protection, supporting regular parent’s meetings.
  • Represent Save the Children and the program with relevant government and coordinating agencies on programme, secure their support and follow up with them on progress.
  • Report any violation of the child safe guarding policy of Save the Children immediately.
  • Lead on and regularly update a map existing services to which children and families can be referred to. Link Social workers with service providers and support effective collaboration.
  • Supervise and coach Social workers on the identification, assessment, documentation, referral (to relevant services) and follow-up of at-risk children and families
  • Supervise and support the Social workers in family visits if necessary
  • Organize weekly case management conferences with all Social workers and other partners where necessary.
  • Ensure that Social workers respect confidentiality and follow ethical guidelines.
  • Ensure that files, registers and computer databases are used in an appropriate and correct manner and ensure case workers adhere to proper documentation and data protection protocols.
  • Support the implementation of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Review the follow up of cases, and ensure all cases are managed within acceptable timelines.
  • Work in close collaboration with the child protection team to strengthen role of child protection networks/committees, Animators, teachers, caregivers in case management.
  • Support the Child Protection Manager / Child Protection Adviser in capacity building of case workers.
  • Submit regular case management reports and ensure that information is kept up to date.
  • Coordinate with other agencies offering case management services to children on referral and transfer of cases.
  • Participate and support the set up and facilitation of regular inter- agency case conferences.
  • Ensure internal referral mechanisms (with other sectors) are in place and cases are appropriately managed and followed up when referred.
  • Ensure constant and transparent communication and collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including community members, community leaders and families
  • Document best practice, case studies and learning.
  • Share information on field-level successes and challenges with the Child Protection Manager and other agencies as appropriate. Ensure that major challenges are flagged early, and addressed in an appropriate way;
  • Facilitate, collect and report information regarding the overall situation of child protection risks in Save the Children operational areas
  • Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for case management implementation.  
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children 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
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • 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
  • Always acts in the best interests of children
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential
  • University Degree in Social Sciences or related technical field.
  • Knowledge in Child Protection, Child´s rights, programming and mainstreaming
  • International/national experience of natural disasters or conflicts
  • At least four years work experience within your profession
  • Experience in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating child protection programs in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, Save the Children’s aims, values and principles and humanitarian standards as Sphere Charter and Code of Conduct
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, Minimum Standards on Child Protection
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection through Child friendly spaces.
  • Self-awareness and proven ability to operate successfully in different cultural environments
  • Ability to achieve results and maintain consistent high standards of professional behavior and achievement, including when working alone.
  • Good team leader and team member skills, including the ability to be part of and organize, support, manage and develop a small team.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain appropriate and productive relations with a range of actors, including children, parents, local and national authorities in political and militarily sensitive environments.
  • Experience of working with partners and a participatory approach
  • Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance.
  •  Have undertaken approved Safety and Security Training in accordance with member and Save the Children required minimum standard.
  • Understanding of Kirundi language will be an asset

Location: Kibondo - Kigoma, Tanzania
Job Title: Child Protection Officer
Application Deadline: 2019-02-19
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. 

Background
Due to political unrest in Burundi high numbers of refugees escaping into neighbouring countries of DRC, Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania. The current Burundian refugee population in Tanzania is over 172,000 of which over 50% are children. SCI is implementing a child protection and education programme in refugee camps and wishes to scale up the response in refugee camps. 

ROLE PURPOSE: The physiologist is responsible for field level implementation, inter-camp coordination and monitoring and evaluation of activities as well as providing leadership and guidance to Child Protection community workers.Provides direct counselling services for children identified/referred/or other partners, deliver capacity building training for incentive workers and programme staff and staff from partner 

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Dimensions: Due to political unrest in Burundi high numbers of refugees escaping into neighbouring countries of DRC, Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania. The current Burundian refugee population in Tanzania is over 175,000 of which over 50% are children. SCI is implementing a child protection, education and youth empowerment/ livelihoods programme in refugee camps and wishes to scale up the response 

Reports to: Child Protection Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: partner staff  and Community workers
Working Contacts
External
The jobholder is required to have regular contact with the donor partners, other child protection organization, children, Host community, and Government organization.
Internal
The job requires the jobholder to have direct relationship with all staff and management at all levels in ensuring the organizational policies and procedures.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
  • The Child protection psychologist will assist the Child Protection Programme Coordinator in the overall management of in the field offices and refugee camps and the immediate host communities.
  • Facilitate and coordinate direct professional counselling services for Refugee children including orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC)
  • Support the development and implementation of a programme of training and capacity building for Child Protection Community workers (CPCWs) and CPOs, ensuring that training needs are proactively assessed and built within ongoing design.
  • Document programme learning, ensuring it contributes to organisational advocacy.
  • Participate in the development of emergency strategies for the wider child protection programme in Kenya.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required
  • Conduct debriefing sessions in the occurrence of a critical incidence
  • Conduct/ensure regular follow-up visits to monitor the rehabilitation and reintegration of clients, and document changes identified.
  • Conduct community sensitization campaigns on services available at the Child Friendly spaces and the general refugee operations.
  • Maintain an up to date database on counselling clients.
  • Ensure timely implementation of budgeted activities in addition to budget tracking and control.
  • Ensure strong links with the overall child protection work that SC is undertaking in the refugee camps.
  • Refer psychiatric cases as soon as they are being identified to mental health Agency in the camp. 
  • Identify and put clear follow up plan on how to address the cases.
  • Clear documentation and reporting of all cases attending counselling sessions.
  • Should understand behaviour, emotions and feelings to help children deal with problems.
  • Provide capacity building for incentives psychosocial workers.
  • Serving children with severe psychosocial distress at psychosocial support room in the CFS in the camp.
  • Working closely with incentive workers by identifying the tasks and skills necessary for them to learn productive work roles while reinforcing strengths and providing training to minimize areas of weakness.
  • Providing outreach to assess the situation of children been identifying and provide community based psychosocial for children and families.
  • Assist individual in developing and practicing the skills defined on their psychosocial support plans. 
  • Link individuals to community resources and peer supports to promote community integration.
  • Actively engage individuals in services including outreach visits at the individual's home.
  • Carry individual caseload under supervision of Program Manager.
  • Ensure all required documentation is completed in a timely, comprehensive and legible manner.
  • Consult and collaborate with all team members including incentive PSS worker on a regular basis.
  • Be aware of and follow PATH policies and procedures including those regarding confidentiality.
  • Participate in quality improvement and data gathering as assigned.

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 development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their 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

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Graduate degree in Psychology, equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 year work experience in counselling, social work or with development-related organisations.
  • Good communication skill in communication with children.
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.

Competencies:
  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written). Working knowledge of local language strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Burundi crisis
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partner
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

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. 

Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedure
Location: Nyarugusu - Kigoma, Tanzania
Job Title: Child Protection Psychologist
Application Deadline:2019-02-19
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