Senior Child Protection Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 August 2018

Job Description

Requisition ID: req2493
Job Title: Senior Child Protection Manager
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Iraq

Job Description

Job Overview/Summary:

Position overview:
The Senior Child Protection Manager will manage the implementation of CP programming in Ninewa, assure quality of programming, and will provide technical assistance to child protection staff. The Senior Child Protection Manager plays a key role in designing and supervising all project activities in Ninewa. S/he will work closely with the CP Coordinator and the rest of the Child protection team providing support and guidance.

The Senior CP Manager will be based in Mosul; with need to travel to the project sites within Ninewa regularly.

Major Responsibilities:

New Program Development:
* Lead program design and needs analysis for new Child Protection programming in coordination with the Child Protection Coordinator.
* Write and Review Child Protection proposals in coordination with Child Protection Coordinator.

Program Management and Implementation:
* Oversee implementation of Child Protection programs, management of budgets (budget forecasting, BVA review, and budget follow-up) and reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations.
* Provide technical guidance and project implementation guidance for Child Protection programs.
* Ensure team members have individual monthly work plans prepared in advance of that month, and update as necessary.
* Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues.
* Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the IRC’s program strategy, national policies, CP Minimum Standards, and SPHERE Protection standards.
* Work closely with operations and grants to coordinate to ensure quality, timely, implementation and development of programs, including providing oversight over the budget versus actual, indicator tracking tools, and other grant management tools used by the IRC; participation in monthly grant review meetings; and regular monitoring of internal program purchase request tools.
* Work with team to ensure projects are implemented in conformity with the IRC program frame work promoting and protecting rights, participation, capacity building, partnership, and holistic planning.
* Ensure donor compliance in program implementation and procurement.
* Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.

Project Startup:
* In collaboration with Child Protection Managers, Child Protection Coordinator, and Field Coordinator, develop project work plans, spending plans, and procurement plans for all Child Protection grants.
* Ensure all new staff have 90-day action plans and orientations.
* Ensure all team members are oriented to the project outcomes and activities, and clearly know their roles and responsibilities.
* Liaise with the Child Protection Coordinator to ensure all staff are trained on their core responsibilities.
* Work with Field Co and Child Protection Coordinator to ensure that all governorate-level approvals are obtained prior to start of project implementation.

Grant Monitoring and Reporting:
* Ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are developed (including indicator tracking sheets) and used in all Child Protection Programming across Ninewa.
* In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure that activity, output and outcome data are captured in an accurate and efficient manner, and that programs are continually tailored to optimize quality.
* Work with M&E team and Child Protection Coordinator to design robust monitoring tools for remote monitoring and ensure program quality.
* Ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and timely data collection and reporting as required under the grant and for IRC M&E purposes.
* Contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements, and requested by the Child Protection Coordinator.

Staff Management and Development:
* Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance
* Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
* As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train and develop capability and capacity of a national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by end of assignment
* Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.
* Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
* Offer leadership support for successful adherence by staff to IRC’s Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.

Representation and Coordination:
* Build strong relationships with the Ministry and Directorate of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA and DoLSA), other government actors as appropriate, and other stakeholders, establishing IRC as a key actor in Child Protection.
* Serve on coordinating bodies and represent IRC in relevant stakeholder meetings such as the Child Protection Working Group, and Case Management Working Group.
* Strengthen internal coordination with other IRC program teams

Key Working Relationships: CP Coordinator, CP Manager(s), CP team

Position Reports to: Field Coordinator

Technical Focal Point: Child Protection Coordinator

Position directly supervises: Child Protection Manager(s)

Job Requirements:
* Advanced university degree in social work, or a related field;
* At least four years of international experience in child protection, including experience in the humanitarian sector, working with refugees or internally displaced populations in complex emergency situations;
* In-depth understanding of CP prevention and response, related international standards, and guidelines;
* Strong project management, staff management and capacity building skills;
* Strong strategic thinking and writing skills;
* Fluency in spoken/written English required; Arabic would be an advantage;
* Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player;
* Ability to live and productively work under stress and in insecure and harsh environments while maintaining a positive attitude.

The security situation is fluid, but remains stable in Erbil for the time being. Security level is orange.
The Senior Child Protection Manager will follow IRC Iraq security protocols and will receive a security briefing within the first 48 hours in country.

Accommodation will be is in shared IRC guest housing. If IRC guest housing is not available, hotel accommodation will be provided.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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