Project Assistant (Community Outreach) (Pakokku)

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JOB TITLE: Project Assistant (Community Outreach)

TEAM/PROGRAMME: CPiE

LOCATION: Pakokku

GRADE: NAT-5

Number of Position: 1

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

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; ore because they are responsible for implementing the vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

He/she will be responsible for overseeing and mentoring partner on all activities related to community engagement, community feedback and complaint, awareness raising campaign and dissemination of key protection and MHPSS topics. He/she will guide partner on volunteer’s supervision and coaching, identify competency gaps and ways to improvement. He/she will work closely with PC to report PC on information and data of partner’s implementation and identify any concerns and risks to PC. Work with the child protection team to ensure close links with case management and community-based child protection mechanism and six grave violation monitoring and reporting mechanisms. Collaborate with other departments/sectors to ensure the implementation is on track according to the implementation plan.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: Nil

Budget Responsibilities: No Financial Approval

Role Dimensions: Regular Contact of basic factual information

Key accountabilities

  • To support partner in Collaborating with children, their families, community leaders, local authorities, to mobilize communities to promote child right, child development, protect the children in all diversity from all forms of violence and respond to the need of the child according to their diversity.
  • Collaborate with CPiE advisor and CP staffs to conduct capacity strengthen to partner in implementation of awareness raising campaign for key protection and mental health topics in participatory way and uphold the accountability to affected population principle.
  • Coaching and mentoring partner staffs to activate the existing community level child protection, mapping and regular updating referral partway.
  • Assist CP staffs and partner staffs to build and maintain relationships with local partners, including community-based organizations, schools, and community to identify areas of need and develop strategies to address them.
  • Assist CP staffs and partner staffs to conduct robust child protection monitoring, needs assessments in communities to identify concern and gaps in child protection services and develop strategies to address them.
  • Assist and support to maintain effective communication channels with community members, partners, and project staff to ensure timely information sharing and coordination.
  • Assist and support CP staffs and partner staffs in organizing events, workshops, and training sessions to promote child protection and prevent violence against children.
  • Assist CP staffs and partner staffs in monitoring program activities, including tracking progress, identifying challenges, and assisting to develop strategies to address them.
  • She/he is necessary to attend the relevant trainings in order to carry out CP CM-related activities, if required for the project.
  • Work with the child protection team to ensure close links with case management and community-based child protection mechanism and six grave violation monitoring and reporting mechanisms.
  • Ensure the quality of child protection services to children and the community.
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor and manager.

Child Safeguarding Responsibility

  • Make sure that you, community volunteers (such as community workforce) are aware of Child Safeguarding and code of conduct and apply all the time.

BEHAVIOURS (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 their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • Always acts in the best interests of children

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in psychology, social science, education, nursing, humanitarian, related or equivalent experiences.
  • At least one years of experience working in humanitarian ais, child right, child protection, or a related field.
  • Experience working with partner organizations and staff, is an asset

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential Desirable

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in humanitarian program, implementing child protection programming is asset
  • At least 1 year in implementing and working with children.
  • High motivation to work with difficult circumstances.
  • Knowledge of community-based programming and child participatory approaches
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Previous experience working for an NGO or other non-profit organization is preferrable.
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • A commitment to children’s rights, children’s participation and non-discrimination.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 1-year experience in humanitarian program, implementing child protection programming is asset.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and networking skill.
  • Ability to work in a high-conflict environment with sensitivity and cultural awareness.
  • Ability of using computer is preferable.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social science, education, nursing, humanitarian, related or equivalent experiences.

Communication and Technical Skills

  • Excellent personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel to field and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements

General:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy

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.

All staff has an obligation and a responsibility to:

  • Ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures.
  • Conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • Ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children at risk (or further risk) – this means constantly scrutinizing their work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children about possible design/implementation “flaws”.
  • Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general.
  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.

All managers have the above responsibilities as well as ensuring

  • Their staff are doing the above.
  • That child safeguarding is integrated and given a “voice” in all management processes including recruitment, induction, performance management, team meetings, annual planning processes, field level monitoring, etc.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.
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