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About Save the Children:

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 realize 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Description:

Job Purpose

 

Child Protection Caseworker will be responsible for the provision of case management services and community mobilization activities in the project coverage area in Kandahar province. S/he will be responsible to work directly on Child Protection Case Management with the communities and children.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

 

Undertake and meet all case management responsibilities in relation to individual children, including drafting of case plans within two weeks of identification, as directed by the line manager.
Managing child protection cases considering all case management principles and requirements, the best interests of the child and the Do No Harm principle.
Establish a good working relation with authorities in communities and maintain regular, effective and meaningful contact with children and families,
Facilitating case management process/referrals ensuring confidentiality and obtaining informed consent/assent forms.
Safe storage of all case management forms, ensuring confidentiality and sharing information with approved individuals on a need to know basis.
In coordination with children, families, teachers and community-based child protection groups, facilitate regular case planning and review of case plans for all cases.
Facilitate awareness raising for communities on relevant child protection concerns, case management reporting mechanisms, service mapping and referrals.
Continually update case notes to keep track of the case details and support assessments and revisions of case plans as client needs change.
Providing support, guidance and counselling to families and individuals in need, including facilitation of group PSS sessions.
Mapping and regular update of the existing services and awareness raising on existing services among targeted communities.
Ensure that case plans are regularly reviewed and facilitate the attendance of all key stakeholders at relevant meetings including case conferences and reviews.
Regular visit and monitoring of activities in CFSs, provision of technical support to CFS facilitators on how to facilitate and conduction of recreational activities.
Capacity building of local child protection structures for safe identification and referrals of child protection cases.
Providing capacity building sessions for communities on Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting, CPiE and (NEVA) Neglect, Exploitation, Violence and Abuse,
Support access to legal supports and services for cases and their families as need and where possible.
Report any child safeguarding concerns related to Save the Children Child Safeguarding focal point considering the SCI – Child Safeguarding Policy
Attend relevant inter-agency coordination meetings, workshops and conferences as required and assigned by Line Manager.
To develop short-term implementation plans (weekly and monthly) and long-term plan according to annual project work plan.
Maintain and effective filing system for storing project documentation in accordance with standard procedures.
Conduction of ongoing assessment to address child protection cases
To assist the CP Officer, referring to other services in case of specific needs
Any other tasks directed by supervisor.
To collect valid activity data of the project on weekly and monthly basis to prepare monthly and quarterly reports.
Attend relevant inter-agency coordination meetings, workshops and conferences as required
Any other tasks relate to child protection programs given by line manager

 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

 

Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values;

Ambition:

Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same;
Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others;
Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues at both national and regional level members, donors and partners;
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength;
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
Always acts in the best interests of children.

 

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Diploma from any Field with 2 years of work experience
Knowledge of the dominant language in the province.
Computer Knowledge.
Good knowledge of English language.
Ability to work in multi-cultural environment
Strong communication skill especially with the communities and children
Ability to travel within project coverage districts & other provinces as needed.

 

Desirable:

 

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties from time to time which are reasonable in relation to their level of skills and experience.

 

In the event of a significant humanitarian emergency, the post-holder will be expected to work outside their normal job description; vary their working hours; and occasionally work from a different location should the need arise.

 

Equal Opportunities

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

 

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Health and Safety

The post holder is required to carry out their duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures and our Global Security policy and procedures.

 

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100040E&tz=GMT%2B04%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FKabul

Submission Email:

Interested applicants can go to link and apply online for this vacancy :https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100040E&tz=GMT%2B04%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FKabul

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