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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 worked 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:

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

The Child Protection Officer works under management of Child Protection Senior Officer and he/she is responsible for implementing project activities at the community level with support of the team.

 

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:  To develop short-term implementation plans (weekly and monthly) and long-term planning according to annual project work plan and in coordination with appropriate stakeholders.

  • To work across sectors and departments to coordinate and plan activity implementation, capacity building opportunities, including trainings and workshops, and to support service mapping and referral pathways
  • To design and implement orientation and trainings base on staff needs, and to provide on the job coaching and mentoring for staff and facilitators on project management, activity implementation and CP themes, including safe identification and referrals.
  • Facilitate ongoing monitoring and assessment of project activities to address child protection concerns and complaints received through the CFM.
  • Conducting trainings on child rights issues, CPiE, PFA, positive discipline in everyday parenting, safe identification and referrals to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Case management supervision considering case requirements as identified in case plans, facilitating regular case conferences and monitoring and coaching of staff.
  • Compile and generate the training reports conducted in province in a timely manner.
  • Establishing and maintaining good relationships with stakeholders, including community members and groups, and creating an environment that empowers community members to participate and feel ownership over the project
  • To collect valid activity data of the project on weekly and monthly basis to prepare monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Develop case studies of successes, challenges, and other project experiences to assist organizational learning;
  • Attend relevant inter-agency coordination meetings, workshops and conferences as required and assigned by Line Manager.
  • Maintain effective filing system for storing project documentation safely and confidentially, in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Report any child safeguarding concerns related to Save the Children Child Safeguarding focal point considering the SCI – Child Safeguarding Policy
  • Assisting MEAL in conducting project survey and proper monitoring
  • Participate in project evaluations, assessment and assist in the analyses of results to assess project impact, need and effective use of resources.
  • 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 and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS 

A relevant bachelor’s  degree in education, psychology, social sciences or a closely related field

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • At least 2 years’ experience in work focusing on children’s rights and protection issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in Pashtu/Dari language.
  • Good in conducting timely meeting.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and case management
  • Knowledge of working with communities, specifically in engaging communities to identify issues and working with them to implement plan.
  • Ability to travel to districts and other province when it is required.
  • Committed to the aims and principles of Save the Children, including adherence to the child protection policy.
  • Detail-oriented skills
  • Knowledge of Computer (Ms. Officer and using internet)
  • Excellent English (Able to write the reports in English)
  • Accuracy with responsibilities

 

Desirable

 

  • Knowledge of child rights and child-youth resilience is an advantage.
  • Should be able to work independently and be a strong team member, be patient, adaptable, flexible, and able to improvise and work in stressful atmosphere and respects Afghan culture.
  • Experience of translating materials from English to Dari and Pashtu
  • Experience in child participation and community participation
  • Familiar with other computer program (Ms. Access, Photoshop etc)

 

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role 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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by sending the below documents mentioning the position title and vacancy number (210003TE) in the subject of their email before closing date 31 July 2021

* Letter of Interest and Update CV as a single document
* SCI application form:  http://www.acbar.org/upload/1572430756959.docx

  • Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

Submission Email:

afg.recruitment@savethechildren.org

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