Objective of the job
The Child Protection (CP) Technical Officer is responsible for follow up of child protection programs/activities within WCH in line with child protection quality standards
The CP Technical Officer contributes to the integral implementation of CP across projects.
Position within the organisation
The Child Protection Technical Officer is part of the Program Development Department and reports directly to the Child Protection coordinator.
She/he coordinates with the program implementation teams, and within other key functions within the department.
- Development and follow up of child protection activities
- Work closely with other child protection staff, including case workers and social workers, to identify child protection issues and inform evidence based programming
- Assist in designing and developing child protection programs and/or activities within WCH strategy
- Make frequent field visits to projects’ areas to follow up on quality of implementation of child protection activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staffing or staff training
- Support implementation of WCH Child Safety policy internally and externally with partners.
Result: CP standards and policies are implemented in such a matter that cover all the projects
2. Delivery of child protection capacity building
- Assist in designing child protection capacity building plans for staff and partners
- Deliver child protection sessions, trainings and briefings, including tailored trainings where needed and feasible, to staff and partners.
- Provides ongoing and necessary technical support, guidance and advice to program staff and partners in the field of child protection, including child safety
- Delivers child safety briefings when needed to external visitors and new staff, in coordination with the CSG focal point.
Result: Staff and partners are briefed and supported in such a matter that allows child protection standards to be implemented
3. Internal and external coordination and representation
- Coordinate with other team members, mainly PSS and Education teams, to ensure that child protection connects and is mainstreamed in other WCH areas of work
- Represent WCH externally, in relevant platforms/networks focused on child protection themes, including CPiEW and PSS committee
- Contribute to the development/revision of child protection materials developed in working groups/platforms/networks
- Share child protection material and other useful and relevant information, including tools and methodologies, with staff
Result: Child protection is connected with other departments in such a matter that child protection is mainstreamed in other areas of work and new material is developed
Knowledge and experience
- Relevant academic background (Social Sciences /Psychology/International Development Studies);
- Knowledge of current principles and practices of Child Safety and Child Protection;
- Understanding of child rights (programming) in conflict and post conflict environments
- Minimum 3 years (I)NGO work in developing countries / conflict areas, preferably with children;
- Minimum 1 year in the field of CP and program implementation;
- Minimum 1 year in staff capacity building and experience in providing trainings
- Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects
- At least one year of experience in delivering trainings;
- Psychosocial Support experience is an add value
Skills and Competencies
- Ability to express oneself skilfully in written and oral English and fluent in Arabic.
- Strong critical analysis and strategic thinking skills;
- Planning and coordination ability;
- Monitoring and Evaluation ability;
- Ability to provide (creative/interactive) trainings;
- Excellent communication skills; ability to give and receive feedback;
- Affinity with children and young people;
- (Cultural) sensitivity;