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Child Protection Officer: Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Somalia Program Jobs

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Somalia Program, is seeking qualified candidate for the following position: Child Protection Officer
Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somaliland, Puntland & Somalia
The purpose of this post is to provide day-to-day management and coordination of the UNICEF/DRC funded child protection programme in Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland.
In particular, the person will be responsible for the daily contact with the monitors and mentors of the project, as well as the small grant management, and feed into the UNICEF reporting on SCR 1612 issues and analysis and reporting on child protection violations and concerns.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of child protection network (CPN) programme activities.
  • Provide technical inputs in the design of the CPN programme, in particular data analysis and CPN reports.
  • Identify and select civil society organizations to partner with in the implementation of the programme

  • Provide support to the CPN partners and training to mentors.
  • Management of various grants to CPN partners, and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of CPN partners, monitors and mentors.
Requirements:
  • Must possess a Degree in Human Rights, International Law or related field.
  • Extensive work experience in the field of protection, particularly within the field of child protection.
  • Proven knowledge of SCR 1612 with practical knowledge of working within the resolution.
  • Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit applications to drcjobskenya@gmail.com, clearly indicating “Child Protection Officer” as the subject heading.
Application must include CV and a cover letter explaining your motivation and why we should consider you for the post.
For a complete job description with a full description of the position and requirements, you may write to info.drc.hoa@gmail.com.
Do not send applications to info.drc.hoa@gmail.com.
The deadline for receiving applications is June 20, 2010.

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