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Position: Child Protection Program Officer
 
Location: Somalia – Mogadishu with frequent travel to other regions
 
Duration: 6 months (with the possibility of extension)
 
Reports to: Program Manager

Summary:
 

CESVI is currently implementing a Child Protection Program in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.  

The program:
  • Works with the community to provide appropriate support services for child survivors of abuse through training and strengthening of referral mechanisms
  • Uses participatory methodology within the community to create awareness messages and peer education groups to promote behavior change towards issues of child protection
  • Creates and supports already existing child friendly spaces
  • Responds to emergencies in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia
  • Uses monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure that services and programming for children and children who are survivors of abuse are appropriate, timely and that the guiding principles of case management are adhered to
CESVI has a program in Mogadishu, but works in other locations within South Central Somalia and other regions.  In South Central Somalia, this project will be implemented in Mogadishu and the Gedo region, but there is possibility of expansion.    

Job Description: 
Child Protection Program Officer
 
Based in Mogadishu with frequent travel

The overall objective of this position is to support the implementation of the child protection program in South Central Somalia.  

S/he will support the Program Manager to implement the program, but will also provide key technical support on the area of awareness raising and peer education. 

They will have some knowledge of child protection response and will already know or have worked with key child protection actors in Somalia.  

They will have a passion for using communication to end child abuse and will have worked directly with children before.  

They will understand the education system in Somalia and will have a keen interest in ensuring all children receive an equal education.

They will not only believe in the rights of children, but also have an interest in promoting the rights of girls and women and human rights in general. 

S/he will be a proven team player and will be supported by an experienced child protection team. 

Key responsibilities
  • Training and mentoring child protection peer educators
  • Supporting the drafting, finalisation, printing and distribution of the Child Protection/GBV SOPs are drafted, finalised, printed and distributed
  • Attending Child Protection Working Group meetings and reporting pertinent information to the Regional Protection Technical Advisor
  • Will take part in the Child Protection Emergency response team and travel to emergencies as and when necessary in Somaliland, Puntland and South-Central
  • Create a team of community case manager volunteers
  • Use his/her knowledge and background as a social worker to train and mentor social workers working with children
  • Ensuring accurate data collection, reporting and analysis from project activities
  • Producing periodic official reports according to project deadlines and donor-related requests, to be submitted to their supervisor for approval
  • Supervise administration, accounting, procurement issues relating to the project
  • Carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the Program Manager
Requirements
  • 1 year of experience working with an NGO on Child Protection issues
  • Experience in capacity building, training and skills building
  • Experience in using participatory learning activities as a facilitator
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of Somalia when necessary
  • Very enthusiastic and able to work long hours to achieve the objectives of the programme
  • Diplomatic and an effective communicator at all levels
  • Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment
  • Good IT skills (Windows, Office package and internet)
  • Experience in managing finances
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)
Desirable competencies
  • Previous experience working in South Central Somalia
  • Spoken and written Somali language
  • WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Position: Child Protection Program Manager
 
Location: South Central Somalia - Mogadishu
 
Duration: 6 months – with the possibility of extension
 
Reports to: Regional Protection Technical Advisor and Somalia Country Director

Summary:
 
CESVI is currently implementing a Child Protection Program in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.  

The program:
  • Works with the community to provide appropriate support services for child survivors of abuse through training and strengthening of referral mechanisms
  • Uses participatory methodology within the community to create awareness messages and peer education groups to promote behavior change towards issues of child protection
  • Creates and supports already existing child friendly spaces
  • Responds to emergencies in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia
  • Uses monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure that services and programming for children and children who are survivors of abuse are appropriate, timely and that the guiding principles of case management are adhered to
CESVI has an office in Mogadishu, but works throughout South Central Somalia and other regions.  

The Program Manager may be asked to move to other regions occasionally.

Job Description: Child Protection Program Manager
 
Based in Mogadishu with frequent travel

The overall objective of this position is to implement the child protection program in South Central Somalia.  S/he will not only implement this program, but will also provide key technical support on the area of response to CESVI’s partners and community actors.  

S/he will know key child protection and GBV actors in Somalia, understand the child protection and GBV legal framework and identify gaps in child protection and GBV services.  

They will be dedicated to ending child abuse and violence against women and have direct experience in working with child survivors of GBV as well as a keen understanding of other child protection issues. 

Experience of report writing and an excellent use of excel is also necessary for this position. 

They will not only believe in the rights of children, but also have an interest in promoting the rights of women and girls and human rights in general. 

S/he will be a proven team player and will be supported by experienced CESVI staff.

Key responsibilities
  • Training and mentoring child protection committees in psychosocial first aid, clinical management of rape, caring for child survivors and other response approaches
  • Ensuring the Child Protection/GBV SOPs are drafted, finalised, printed and distributed
  • Attending Child Protection Working Group meetings and reporting pertinent information to the Regional Protection Technical Advisor
  • Will take part in the Child Protection Emergency response team and travel to emergencies as and when necessary in Somaliland, Puntland and South-Central
  • Create a team of community case manager volunteers
  • Use his/her knowledge and background as a social worker to train and mentor social workers working with children
  • Ensuring accurate data collection, reporting and analysis from project activities
  • Producing periodic official reports according to project deadlines and donor-related requests, to be submitted to the Regional Protection Technical Advisor and Project Manager for editing and final approval
  • Supervise administration, accounting, procurement issues relating to the project
  • Carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the Regional Protection Technical Advisor
Requirements
  • A qualified social worker with at least 2 years of experience and a further 1-2 years of experience working with a National or an International NGO in a Managerial role
  • Experience in capacity building, training and skills building
  • Experience in using participatory learning activities as a facilitator
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of Somalia
  • Very enthusiastic and able to work long hours to achieve the objectives of the programme
  • Diplomatic and an effective communicator at all levels
  • Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment
  • Good IT skills (Windows, Office package and internet)
  • Experience in managing finances
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)
Desirable competencies
  • Previous experience working in Somalia
  • Spoken and written Somali language
  • WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Position: Program Manager - Child Protection and GBV
 
Location: Wajir, Mandera and Garissa: Kenya
 
Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension
 
Reports to: Regional Protection Technical Advisor

Summary:
 
CESVI is currently implementing a Child Protection Program which incorporates elements of GBV in North Eastern Kenya.  

Working with Somali refugees and the pastoralist Kenyan community.  

Both groups are recovering from the ongoing drought and from violent clashes. 

The program:
  • Works with the community to provide appropriate support services for child survivors of abuse through training and strengthening of referral mechanisms
  • Uses participatory methodology within the community to create awareness messages and peer education groups to promote behavior change towards issues of child protection
  • Creates and supports Safe Space Centres for Women and Children
  • Works with the health care system to train health professionals in Clinical Management of Rape and Caring for Child Survivors
  • Responds to emergencies in North Eastern Kenya
  • Uses monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure that services and programming for women and children are timely and that the guiding principles of case management are adhered to
  • Provides support to vulnerable children who have crossed the border including referral to FTR services
Job Description: Program Manager GBV and Child Protection
 
The overall objective of this position is to implement the child protection and GBV program in North Eastern Kenya.  

S/he will not only implement this program, but will also provide key technical support on the area of response to CESVI’s partners and community actors.  

S/he will know key child protection and GBV actors in Kenya, understand the legal framework and identify gaps in services.  

They will be dedicated to ending child abuse and have direct experience in working with child and adult survivors of GBV.  Experience of report writing and an excellent use of excel is also necessary for this position.  

Some basic knowledge of the CP IMS would also be beneficial, but is not a requirement.  

They will not only believe in the rights of children, but also have an interest in promoting the rights of women and girls and human rights in general. 

S/he will be a proven team player and will be supported by experienced CESVI staff.  

S/he will have a proven record of managing large protection programs and large numbers of staff members.

This position is 80% based in the field and so the right person for this position must be comfortable with spending long periods of time in isolated locations. 

Key responsibilities
  • Training and mentoring child protection committees in psychosocial first aid, clinical management of rape, caring for child survivors and other response approaches
  • Attending local Child Protection and GBV Working Group meetings and reporting pertinent information to the Regional Protection Technical Advisor
  • Will take part in the Child Protection Emergency response team and travel to emergencies as and when necessary in North Eastern Kenya
  • Create a team of community case manager volunteers
  • Use his/her knowledge and background as a social worker to train and mentor social workers working with children
  • Ensure accurate data collection, reporting and analysis from program activities
  • Produce periodic official reports according to project deadlines and donor-related requests, to be submitted to the Regional Protection Technical Advisor
  • Supervise administration, accounting, procurement issues relating to the program
  • Carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the Regional Protection Technical Advisor
  • Ensure all staff members are fully trained and work well together as a team
Requirements
  • 3 years of experience working with a National or an International NGO in a Managerial role or progressively experienced role
  • Previous experience working for NGOs in violence against children and violence against women in a humanitarian context
  • Experience in capacity building, training and skills building
  • Experience in using participatory learning activities as a facilitator
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas
  • Very enthusiastic and able to work long hours to achieve the objectives of the programme
  • Diplomatic and an effective communicator at all levels
  • Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment
  • Good IT skills (Windows, Office package and internet)
  • Experience in managing finances
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)

Position: Assistant Program Manager -Child Protection and GBV
 
Location: Wair, Mandera and Garissa: Kenya 

3 Positions

Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension
 
Reports to: Program Manager

Summary:
 
CESVI is currently implementing a Child Protection Program which incorporates elements of GBV in North Eastern Kenya.  

Working with Somali refugees and the pastoralist Kenyan community.  

Both groups are recovering from the ongoing drought and from violent clashes. 

The program:
  • Works with the community to provide appropriate support services for child survivors of abuse through training and strengthening of referral mechanisms
  • Uses participatory methodology within the community to create awareness messages and peer education groups to promote behavior change towards issues of child protection
  • Creates and supports Safe Space Centres for Women and Children
  • Works with the health care system to train health professionals in Clinical Management of Rape and Caring for Child Survivors
  • Responds to emergencies in North Eastern Kenya
  • Uses monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure that services and programming for women and children are timely and that the guiding principles of case management are adhered to
  • Provides support to vulnerable children who have crossed the border including referral to FTR services
Job Description

Assistant Program Manager GBV and Child Protection
The overall objective of this position is to implement the child protection and GBV program in North Eastern Kenya.  

S/he will not only implement this program, but will also provide key technical support on the area of response to CESVI’s partners and community actors.  

S/he will know key child protection and GBV actors in Kenya, understand the legal framework and identify gaps in services.  

They will be dedicated to ending child abuse and have direct experience in working with child and adult survivors of GBV.  Experience of report writing and an excellent use of excel is also necessary for this position.  

Some basic knowledge of the CP IMS would also be beneficial, but is not a requirement. 

They will not only believe in the rights of children, but also have an interest in promoting the rights of women and girls and human rights in general. 

S/he will be a proven team player and will be supported by experienced CESVI staff.

Key responsibilities
  • Training and mentoring child protection committees in psychosocial first aid, clinical management of rape, caring for child survivors and other response approaches
  • Attending local Child Protection and GBV Working Group meetings and reporting pertinent information to the Regional Protection Technical Advisor
  • Will take part in the Child Protection Emergency response team and travel to emergencies as and when necessary in North Eastern Kenya
  • Create a team of community case manager volunteers
  • Use his/her knowledge and background as a social worker to train and mentor social workers working with children
  • Ensure accurate data collection, reporting and analysis from program activities
  • Produce periodic official reports according to project deadlines and donor-related requests, to be submitted to the Regional Protection Technical Advisor and Project Manager for editing and final approval
  • Supervise administration, accounting, procurement issues relating to the project
  • Carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the Program Manager
Requirements
  • A qualified social worker with at least 2 years of experience and a further 1-2 years of experience working with a National or an International NGO in a Managerial role
  • Previous experience working in the field of violence against children and violence against women
  • Experience in capacity building, training and skills building
  • Experience in using participatory learning activities as a facilitator
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas
  • Very enthusiastic and able to work long hours to achieve the objectives of the programme
  • Diplomatic and an effective communicator at all levels
  • Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment
  • Good IT skills (Windows, Office package and internet)
  • Experience in managing finances
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)
Desirable competencies
  • Women are highly encouraged to apply
How to apply

Persons qualified for this position are invited to submit their CV (including 3 referees) and COVER LETTER to CESVI to the e-mail address recruitment.nairobi@cesvioverseas.org

Subject line must include: Assistant Program Manager: Child Protection and GBV

Please include actual salary and expected salary in your cover letter. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is 1st January 2013.

Cesvi reserves the right to close the vacancy before the above mentioned date in case a large number of applications is received.

This position is dependent of funding. 

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