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Child Protection Senior Officer - Safe Healing and Learning Space
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Summary

: N/A
Job Nature
: Full Time
: At least 24 year(s)
: At least 3 year(s)
: Both
Job Location
: Ukhia, Cox's Bazar
Salary Range
: Negotiable
: Nov 08, 2018
: Nov 24, 2018

Job Context

  • The Child Protection Senior Officer will assist the Child Protection Manager to establish Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) in refugee camps and host communities. The Senior Officer will be responsible for providing technical support, supervision, and ongoing capacity building to Child Protection Officers based in SHLS sites to ensure that SHLS and adolescent life skills ("SAFE") programming are implemented in line with IRC curricula, guidelines, and are adapted in consideration of the local context.
  • Position objectives:
  • To ensure children, adolescents, and caregivers are able to safely access quality and consistent SHLS activities, by providing guidance, monitoring, and technical support to Child Protection Officers
  • To oversee and ensure implementation of SHLS activities for children, adolescents, and caregivers, according to IRC guidelines, workplans, and project timelines
  • To liaise with the CP Case Management team to ensure that children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and referred to appropriate services
  • To liaise with other stakeholders (other IRC sectors or service providers) to ensure activities in the SHLS meet the needs of affected communities
  • Department: Child Protection
  • Location: Ukhiya (Refugee camp)
  • Duration: Up to October 31, 2019 with possibility of extension
  • Start date : At Earliest (Urgent Recruitment)

Job Description / Responsibility

  • Technical Quality:
  • Provide daily guidance on Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) and adolescent life skills ("SAFE") activities in accordance with IRC guidelines, standards, tools, and procedures
  • Ensure that quality and safety standards are met in each SHLS site through regular monitoring, field-based coaching, technical support, and capacity building of staff and volunteers
  • Ensure there is regular review and interaction with community members, and ensure that feedback is regularly collected, reviewed, and analyzed to strengthen programming
  • Ensure that records of children/youth and Facilitators attendance are accurately recorded and reported
  • Monitor SHLS referral pathways; provide support to Officers and Facilitators to appropriately refer and document suspected child protection cases
  • Support M&E activities as requested to support quality programming, including regular field monitoring visits and weekly and / or monthly reports as required
  • Regularly communicate with the Child Protection Manager for updates on achievements and challenges
  • Staff Supervision & Development:
  • Directly supervises up to 6 Child Protection Officers (SHLS / SAFE)
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews.
  • Assist with the recruitment of Child Protection Officers (SHLS / SAFE), in coordination with the Child Protection Manager
  • Ensure support and ongoing capacity building opportunities for Child Protection Officers on technical skills.
  • Grant Planning & Implementation:
  • Supports implementation and adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Coordination & Representation:
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with SHLS and CFS actors in the field, including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors
  • Regularly attend relevant coordination meetings at field level
  • Program Development:
  • Contribute to the development of the CP program strategic direction for responding to children harmed and at risk of being harmed
  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. Women's Protection and Empowerment, Health, Nutrition, etc.) at field level
  • Other Duties:
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Job Nature

Full Time

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline
  • Technical diploma or degree in social work, education, human rights, or related degree desired

Experience Requirements

At least 3 year(s)

Job Requirements

  • Age at least 24 years
  • Both males and females are allowed to apply
  • At least 2 years' experience of implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or education, in humanitarian or development settings
  • Previous experience supervising and coordinating a team in a cross-cultural setting preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response preferred
  • Previous experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff preferred
  • Relevant language skills in Bangla and Chittagong required. English desirable.
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.Strong communications and analysis skills
  • Commitment to IRC values, including child protection
Gender: Both
Age: At least 24 year(s)

Job Location

Cox's Bazar

Salary Range


Other Benefits

  • Mobile bill, Medical allowance, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
  • Two Bonus in a year Equivalent to Two Basic Salary.

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Company Information

Dhaka, Bangladesh