Supervisor: Regional Director of Programme Development ESAF
Region: East and Southern Africa (ESAF)
Context of the position
Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.
Within the Eastern and Southern Africa region, SOS CV International is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has member associations in Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somali/Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, Angola and Madagascar.
Mission of the position:
As a member of the Programme Development team the Child Protection Advisor : Provides quality technical leadership and advice for the design, implementation and monitoring of Child Protection in ESAF region; Provides technical guidance to NAs teams and ensures that high-quality activities are implemented in a timely manner; Leads on developing proposals and securing funding for child protection related projects; Ensures the coordination of all Child Protection activities through active participation in coordination meetings and working groups; Ensures qualitative support to countries on child protection, especially on sensitization, prevention, reporting and responding of cases, and monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Child Protection Policy.
Key performance areas and main responsibilities:
Governance and Strategy
Ensure development of clear regional strategies on child protection
Coordinate, support and ensure the consistency of MA strategic and annual planning on child protection for MA’s identified as priority countries for child protection,
Provides information, advice and expertise in the field of work, in line with the priorities identified
Finds information on important activities and events of the civil society, international organizations, NGOs and suggest to the Regional PD Director and the appropriate participation.
Liaises with partners, recommend, organize and prepare meetings with key potential partner organizations as agreed with the Director of Programming.
Leads the development of tools, systems and structures to support child protection.
Interprets the organisation’s policy frameworks and actively participate in to the development of the work on child protection.
Tracks and records the work within the countries on his field of work, through reviewing progress reports & statistics, other monitoring & evaluation reports, and regular contact with relevant staff and country/programme visits
Advises national focal persons on the development of required resources (tools, systems &structures), through relevant regional forums and processes.
Drives regional planning processes in this area of work, facilitates relevant sessions of regional forums. Ensure that appropriate targets, objectives and actions are set
Gather relevant information, from inside and outside the organisation, to support the development of these areas of work. This includes information regarding OVCs, child rights- based approaches, and alternative forms of childcare.
Is a resource for other Programme Development Advisors in the region for child protection issues.
Master or Bachelor degree in Social Work, Human Rights, Child Protection or relevant field
Minimum 5 years extensive experience, progressively responsible, working in child protection programming,
Extensive experience in building strong child protection systems and in delivering services to children, including in emergencies
Ability to assess and analyse risks, children’s emotional, psychological and developmental need and family functioning.
Competencies on monitoring and evaluation and Child safeguarding mechanism.
Excellent written and oral communications skills in English, Portuguese and / or French as an additional language would be an advantage
Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work flexible hours in the event of emergencies.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in and ability to influence key decision makers and build a network within an organisation.
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
Commitment to SOS Children’s Village values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees as Single Document.
Applications that are late, or do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email.
Email to: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to:ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org
All applications should be submitted not later than 23 February 2018