Somalia: Child Protection – Somalia/Somaliland

Organization: SALT International
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 20 Feb 2017

Child Protection – Somalia/Somaliland

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Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

With the overall direction and guidance of the Head of CRG and CP and as a senior member of Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) the CP – TS shares the responsibility of initiating, leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in CP in dual mandate programming, resulting in immediate and lasting change for children across SC Somalia/Somaliland Country Programme (Somaliland, Puntland and Central South Somalia). The TS is also shares with CRG and CP Head the responsibility of initiating and taking technical leadership in CRG & CP focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovations and good practices and capacity building of key stakeholders by working together with quality programmes and operations teams; proactively initiating and supporting his line manager and others through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations and other institutions; playing a leading role in establishing, maintaining and expanding donor relations for the sector and thereby contribute to the efforts of increasing the child protection funding portfolio.

Contract Duration: 2 years

Location: Hargeisa with frequent travel to other SCI Area Offices and Nairobi]

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Psychology, Social Work (trained Clinical Psychologist or Therapist is preferred) and related field; solid experience and training in providing trainings on psychosocial support, case management and psychological first aid; experience in child protection in emergencies; project planning and management techniques, is expected.
  • At least 5 years of experience in humanitarian psychosocial support programming, direct assistance to IDP and children affected by conflict including broad based knowledge of child protection with children and youth.
  • Experience in therapy tools and workshops
  • Advanced training on counselling and psychosocial care and support
  • Solid experience and training on Psychological First Aid
  • Knowledge and familiarity with IASC Guidelines, Child Protection Minimum Standards in humanitarian setting.
  • Knowledge of current regional and local debates on CP policies and practices
  • Recommended a minimum of six years of relevant technical experience including two years at senior level
  • Proven skills and experience in undertaking assessments and designing/writing quality technical proposals in the sector
  • Proven experience in programme development, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation related to the sector including writing up high quality project/donor reports
  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical child protection projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in Somalia context and with International NGOs
  • Proven experience and skills in advocacy and building work relationships with local/national governments and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors
  • Solid experience and excellent skills in capacity building of systems, staff, partners and other actors related to CP
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Willingness to be deployed part or full time in to emergency response as per need and as directed
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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