Project Officer – Child Protection
Catholic Relief Services
Kenya
4d ago
source : NgoJobsinAfrica

Responsibilities : Support coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all FCI activities that focus on prevention and response to SVAC and child protection as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

Support in the implementation of the child protection policy / child safeguarding policy ensuring that all project-affiliated persons in contact with OVC are trained on and conform to CRS’ Protection Policy and Code of Conduct standards, USAID child safeguarding and the Minimum Services Standards for Quality Improvement of OVC Programs.

Monitor and report any challenges and / or gaps identified to inform adjustments to FCI plans and implementation schedules.

Assist LIPs in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

Support accountability through coordination of FCI activities and assisting implementing FBOs in their efforts to collect and analyze SVAC data per specified mechanisms and tools.

Collaborate with FBOs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.

Collect information on technical assistance needs of the implementing FBOs and their networks. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact and strengthened child protection systems and structures.

Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.

Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.

Represent CRS in meetings at county and national levels, technical working groups (TWGs), and other child protection related events as requested, to support forging relations with the MoH, DCS, FBO networks, other stakeholders, and the community.

Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned FCI activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Cultivate and manage relationships with partners, FBOs and their institutions and representative’s community associations and other key stakeholders.

Support FBOs to address prevention of SVAC, conduct referrals and provide legal aid including supporting caregivers and witnesses to attend court proceedings.

Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and reports and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices.

Attend relevant events (meetings, conferences, etc.) on child protection and related areas to disseminate information on progress made as necessary, collect and share promising practices, promote CRS’ work, and contribute to the CRS learning agenda.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements :

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Public Health, Gender, International Development, or a related field.
  • 4 years of work experience in the field of child protection programming, community-based care programs and OVC programming
  • Demonstrated experience in the child protection sector in Kenya and involvement with governmental social protection systems, processes and service delivery models in Kenya.

    Experience working in consortiums with both international and local NGO partners preferred.

    Deep understanding of different administrative and non-administrative systems of accessing and working with faith leaders from different religions and denominations

    Technical and staff supervision experience a plus.

    Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.

    Personal Skills

  • Strategic faith thinking as demonstrated in ability to plan and implement faith interventions in the short and medium term but with an eye for long term impact
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with FBOs and their networks and community members and inspire teamwork among diverse partners without direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Required / Desired Foreign Language

    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

    Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)

    Up to 35% of the time to MWENDO FCI project sites

    Key Working Relationships :

    Supervisory : None

    Internal : MWENDO Project Officers

    External : Faith Based Organizations (FBOs and MWENDO LIPs and Child Protection Networks / TWGs)

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff) :

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Disclaimer : This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.

    We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

    CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.*

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