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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 post holder is expected to coordinate effective implementation of child protection and safeguarding activities in the three provinces for which SC is directly responsible and with partners within the broader STAGES project, under CSI technical leading role on CP/CSG in STAGES consortium.  She/he will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance and technical expertise on Child Safeguarding Do No Harm Child Safe and Child Protection Programming for SCI and partners’ staff under STAGES programme.The CP&S Coordinator will contribute to monitoring and promoting the quality and effectiveness of Child Protection and Child Safeguarding in accordance with the grant agreement and Save the Children’s organisational guidelines, values and principles.

Reports to: STAGES Senior Education Manager (Project Director), the post presuppose matrix management
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Child Safeguarding across the Stages Consortium

Within Save the Children

Ensure child safeguarding is mainstreamed throughout all recruitment, contracting procedures and programme implementation of STAGES (ref SC’s CS procedures).
Ensure that the Child Safeguarding reporting and referral system functions to protect children, that all SCI and partner staff are aware of how it works and ensure that it is fully accessible to communities and children with whom we work.

Within the Consortium

Ensure Child Safeguarding is at the heart of what the consortium does and that all partners have and are implementing quality Child Safeguarding recruitment and staff policies, and have in place Codes of Conduct and robust reporting and referral mechanisms for Child Safeguarding concerns
Support partners in the consortium to train all staff on child safeguarding policy and reporting procedures.

 

Do No Harm

Ensure Child Safe programming is at the heart of what the consortium does and that Consortium members are following child safe programming principles and processes in the project cycle (ref Child Safe Programming guidance)
Ensure the program interventions are clear to SCI and partner staff, and ensure that program interventions do not contribute to the escalation of conflict, between partners or in communities in which the programme is being implemented.
Being conscious of program interventions, avoid providing any assistance that would have a negative impact.

 

Child Protection Programming:

 

Promote  children’s meaningful participation throughout the programme, and work with project staff on strategies to enable children to identify and address the issues of concern to them and promote their voices within the STAGES programme

 

Support to capacity building

Support the development, carrying out and documentation of training on key child protection related issues, for partners and facilitate as appropriate

Identify of training needs and other implementation gaps

Support  effective approaches to Child Protection, including support to community social work, case management and community mobilisation
Ensure that child protection approaches are grounded in gender sensitive programming

 

Planning, Reporting, Monitoring

Make regular support visits to the field offices and provision of technical support to the implementing staff, verify programme activities and quality relative to stated targets and standards.
Support the development, maintenance and updating of project work plans, notifying relevant staff of any course correction that is required
Ensure proper, professional, documented and clear communication regarding all aspects of the project’s CP&S related activities and issues including timely submission of monthly and quarterly project reports to project management
Provide input in producing case studies, success stories and promote learning across organization
Assist with preparing timely monitoring reports and expected deliverables (technical and financial) for submission to donors
Assist in project review and evaluation exercises.
Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities and use of Complaints Feedback Mechanism (CFM).

 

Advocacy

Always act as a SC advocate to prevent and respond to child protection concerns and show zero tolerance to abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect.
Provide input in developing and rolling-out an advocacy strategy for the CP component of the STAGES programme.
Assist in maintaining a functional network with other actors within STAGES and for advocacy and research purposes in advancing child protection.

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, Experience and skills

At least Degree social work/social sciences or equivalent.
At least three (3) years relevant experience in similar settings.
Excellent understanding of rights based/child rights programming
Fluent in Dari and Pashto languages
Fluent spoken & written English language
Sensitive to the cultural & political environment
Demonstrable competence in report writing
Experience of community participation, ownership and empowerment
Experience of working with children and families
Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

Competencies:

Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise
Proven ability to work as a team.

Additional job responsibilities

 

 

Equal Opportunities:

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

 

Health &Safety and Security:

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.

 

Compliance policies: Child Safeguarding and Code of Conduct; Anti-Bribery and Fraud

The post holder is required to comply with these key policies, and other organisational policies and procedures, at all times.

 

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=200002KV&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=200002KV&tz=GMT%2B04%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FKabul

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