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Aug 3, 2017

Save the Children Emergency Child Protection Assistant Job in Mandera, Kenya

Save the Children
 
Job Title: Emergency Child Protection Assistant
 
Location: Mandera
 
Grade: 5

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently or intensively because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing .

 
Role Purpose: To ensure the mainstreaming of child protection interventions in Horn of Africa Emergency Response by Save the Children.

S/he will support child protection assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and work with relevant stakeholders to promote quality implementation of child protection interventions as per child protection framework.

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: Emergency Child Protection Coordinator
 
Staff reporting to this post: None
 
Role Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations are managed by the Kenya CO. 

In total, we employ around 250 staff in both countries and had an operating annual budget in 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.
 
Key Areas of Accountability :
Implementation of Child protection Activities
  • Plans, organises and implement child protection activities, supported by Save the Children
  • Support case management at the community level
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of child protection activities in the community
  • Ensure proper follow up of child protection related concerns and community feedback.
  • Ensure identification of child protection gaps within the community.
  • Ensure development quality reports on child protection activities.
  • Support collaboration and partnerships with other child protection actors in the area.
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming in all interventions, and inclusion and participation of children in their own protection.
  • Support and ensure quality programs and capacity building of emergency response staff, government officials and stakeholders to: provide child protection, eliminate sexual abuse and gender based violence.
  • Support development of child protection response plans and master budgets and contributed to Save the Children’s overall response strategy.
  • Support coordination of child protection actions and working groups in emergency response plan.
Emergencies
  • Participates in any emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the Save The Children area of work, being prepared to intervene directly
Recording
  • Ensures that inventories of all material and equipment used exist and are updated. (6-8 over-arching statements, each with supporting comments as bullet points. These should be specific things that the individual will be expected to do)
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
Qualifications 
  •  Degree/Diploma in Development Studies, Community Development, Social Sciences, or any child development related field.
Experience and Skills
 
Essential
  • 2 year work experience in child protection/ child right programming.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.   
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of
  • Flexible and positive approach to working in a stressful and changing environment with limited resources,
  • Strong written communication skills including proven experience in report writing
  • Computer literate;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Desirable
  • Ability to networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.
  • Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making ability: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Ability to deliver Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Ability to Worke effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
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 any form of abuse.
 
Health and Safety: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
 
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit their CV and mandatory cover letter, certificates/testimonials as one document [email protected] indicating the position on the subject line by 15th August 2017 .

Hand delivery applications indicating the position can also be addressed to the HR Coordinator and dropped at the Save the Children office in Takaba. 

Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed as and when they are received. 

Only applications containing all the aforementioned documents will be considered. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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