Project Officer (Child Protection – Case Management) (Monywa)

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The Organization We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

· No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday · All children learn from a quality basic education and that, · Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information: Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

TITLE: Project Officer – Child Protection – Case Management

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child Protection/ Programme Implementation

LOCATION: Monywa

Number of Position: 1

GRADE: NAT 4

CONTRACT LENGTH: Fixed Term

CHILD SAFEGUARDING

Level 3: the post 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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Child Protection Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) activities, including case management, capacity development of frontline workers in child protection and mental health psychosocial support (MHPSS), Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), and the engagement with key stakeholders and partners.

As a caseworker (Project Officer) the post holder will be responsible for carrying out activities that support the protection of children from violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect through case management. The role of the CP Case Worker is to provide case management services in an appropriate, timely and systematic manner in accordance with the SOPs.

The key objectives of the caseworker’s role is to:

  • Ensure girls, boys and those children identifying as non – binary with complex needs, who have been harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive case management support through following the case management process of registration assessment, action planning, direct service provision, referrals and follow up.
  • Documentation of the different steps in the process is essential.
  • Provide support to families to better care for and protect children.
  • To work with other case management actors and service providers on safe referrals and management of caseload.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Child Protection Coordinator/Case Supervisor

Staff directly reporting to this post: NA

Budget Responsibilities: When Delegated

Travel : Frequent (Over 6 days per month)

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Program Implementation and quality

  • Case Management for children who have experienced or are at risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Support children and their families through the case management process (six steps: identification and registration, assessment, case planning, implementation of the case plan, follow-up and review, case closure).
  • The caseworker will ensure quality case management services for girls, boys and those identifying as non-binary, children with complex needs, who have experienced or are at risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation and/or meet the eligibility criteria defined in the SOPs.
  • Provide psychosocial support to children and families as part of the case management process
  • Make safe and gender sensitive referrals and children with disability to services and link to community support as appropriate
  • Follow-up to ensure that services and community support provided are responsive to the specific needs of girls / boys, identified at the assessment stage and contribute to the achievement of the goals of the case plan.
  • Addressing the needs of children in specific, vulnerable groups.
  • Provides assistance and information to children affected by conflict, on the move or trafficked, children in need of alternative care or children with disabilities
  • Mapping of community level resources and services to support needs of girls and boys
  • Assist Project Coordinator is maintaining program documents and coordinating with all departments.
  • Assist in producing resource materials, deliver training, make presentations and organise events/other activities to ensure that SCI develops and maintains sound monitoring, evaluation in distribution of food and nutrition assistances in assigned areas.
  • Ensure respective committees, parents and community members involve in participatory monitoring and evaluation process.
  • In coordination with the project partners, monitor and document the progress of project activities in geographic area/s of assignment.
  • Assist in procurement of materials, supplies and maintenance of project equipment.
  • Ensure staff are assisted and equipped to regularly monitor their work collecting quantitative and qualitative data for both process and impact.
  • Any other duties and tasks assigned by the supervisor, including participation to emergency response interventions inside and outside of the duty area.
  • Assist to other emergency respond Preparation training /workshop checklist / developing agenda process / and relative function with supervisor and team members

Community and Interagency Coordination

  • Work with community volunteers and other key community members, service providers, stakeholders and NGOs/INGOs to identify and safely refer children at risk.
  • Maintain an up-to-date service mapping for the township in which she or he works.
  • Ensure that project related information is relayed to the supervisor
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reporting.
  • Assist Project Coordinator/Case Supervisor in maintaining program documents and coordinating with all departments.
  • Ensuring quality case management and monitoring
  • Work in a way that respects guiding principles defined in the SOPs
  • Fill in and use case management forms appropriately; registration, assessment, case plan, implementation, case notes for home visits and case review, and case closure

Developing self and others (peers)

  • Participate in regular case management meetings with other case workers and supervisors
  • Prepare for and participate in regular structured individual supervision sessions with their supervisors, identifying challenges and areas for professional development.
  • Actively engage in all capacity building opportunities, including formal trainings, shadowing/observation, case workers capacity assessments and skills identified in competency framework

Child Safeguarding

  • Responsibility to create and promote an environment where the Child Safeguarding Policy is effectively implemented.
  • Understand and fulfill their specific and additional responsibilities in achieving compliance of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy standards.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Previous work experience in community development or with an NGO (preferably in child protection)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in working with children with complex needs, particularly in case management including remote case management
  • Demonstrated understanding of key considerations in working with children and particularly vulnerable children and families
  • Experience in community mobilisation and conducting outreach activities (building trust and confidence with communities)
  • Experience managing child protection cases in a sensitive and child friendly manner.
  • Desirable: An active member of the community: leadership in the community: person trusted by children in his/her community; Strong connection with the community
  • Fluency in reading and writing skills

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.

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.

Health and Safety

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
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