Child Protection Assistant NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: Child Protection Assistant

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 16 Jan 2022

CP Assistant SSJR 2022 Tonj East (Only South Sudanese national to apply)

The incumbent of this position represents Save the Children values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children international, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity.

The incumbent of this position represents Save the Children values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children international, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting routine activities with particular attention to mobilization and sensitization of the community about the project and its implementation approaches, facilitating community level trainings and beneficiaries selection, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an anticipated ‘***general child protection and FTR approaches’*** as per the approved project document; and government and donor requirements and Save the Children standards. The Project aims to saving lives and alleviate suffering of those most in need of assistance and protection, and protect the rights and uphold the dignity of the most vulnerable.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting CP Officers, community mobilization and engagement, distribution of NFIS and case funds to beneficiaries, facilitating feedback anc complaints during monitoring and reporting. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma or Degree in Social, Rural Development or Public Health
  • Prior knowledge/training/experience in implementation and facilitation of child rights and child protection including Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR), community development projects
  • At least two-year experience for Diploma in social development and public service activities
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different children groups in the community
  • Proven skills on managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building
  • Regularly follow up to ensure all services and action points listed in the case plan are carried out within agreed time frames in light of risk level. Ensure that process is regularly reviewed.
  • Regularly monitor and support children and families through home visits, providing guidance, advice and emotional support, community mediation and referrals.
  • Work with CP/Case Management to arrange case conferences for complex cases and ensure children receive multi-disciplinary support.
  • Work with community mobilisers and volunteers to identify and support vulnerable and at risk children.
  • Manage cases in line with SOPs; adhere to standard documentation process and guidance on workflow.
  • Regularly document cases using agreed inter-agency forms, update databases and ensure that data collection and storage practices respect data protection protocols and information sharing protocol.
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
  • Willingness to travel to field offices occasionally
  • Ability to conduct community meetings and children trainings with limit supervision

Desirable

  • Familiar with the local socio-culture and speaking the local language fluently
  • Work experience with children and families, especially knowledge of child rights and participation
  • Practical experiences of facilitating child protection in emergency (CPiE) with beneficiaries

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Location: Tonj East, South Sudan

The Organisation

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://southsudan.savethechildren.net/careers

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 employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bS5rdW1ib21id2UuOTg3MTUuMTIxODVAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t