Monday, May 29, 2017

Plan International Rwanda,Child Protection Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Child Protection Officer
Dimensions of Role:
The Child Protection Officer will support case management of child protection incidents in Mahama camps. He/she will report to the Project Coordinator and will support supervision of community animators and casual workers as necessary. The Child Protection Officer has no budget management under his/her responsibilities.
Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include
indicators for success
In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator:
  • Supports project implementation in the camp to be in conformity with SIDA and Plan’s standards and policies;
  • Provides counselling for children;
  • Regular case management, case conferencing, participation in Best Interest Determination/Assessment processes;
  • Mobilizes community members to strengthen community-based protection mechanisms;
  • Monitors community-based protection systems; manage community animators and volunteers;
  • Regularly reports child protection cases;
  • Participation in regular protection assessments;
  • Facilitate community dialogue sessions;
  • Manage community sensitization campaigns;
  • Manage case files; input data into information management system/database;
  • Liaise with local authorities, healthcare and judicial system and police.
  • Provision of ongoing referral support services;
  • Liaise with relevant partners to ensure inclusion of the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • Work collaboratively with other stakeholder in child protection
Key deliverables and Indicators for success:
  • Submit weekly reports on child protection issues;
  • Maintain a database on child protection issues in the camp;
  • Participate in regular coordination meeting with all the actors in the camps
  • Collect, share and disseminate project best practices and lessons learnt on a quarterly basis
  • Maintain and share protection data base and provide feedback to animators 
  • Submit report for all field visit activities and various trainings and meetings
Dealing with Problems and emergency situation:
The Child Protection Officer deals with complex relationships between different actors involved in the camp and shall be always under pressure and stress.  Mistake in judgement or misunderstanding between partners may lead to the failure of the project, impacting Plan’s reputation. Therefore, the Chid Protection Officer should demonstrate the ability to solve problems, think strategically and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment.
Communication and Working Relationships
  • He/she will in close collaboration with UNHCR, MIDIMAR, district authorities, implementing partners and National Police
  • He/she will be in charge of collecting and sharing of all information to relevant stakeholders as deemed appropriate
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors required to achieve Role’s Objectives
  • University degree or equivalent in Clinical Psychology and/or Social Work
  • Training in counsellingis required; prior training in child protection is desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in protection (Child Protection) prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
  • Must have 2 years of experience counselling (with children)
  • Prior experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
  • Knowledge of developing referral pathways, case management systems and reporting mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of multi-sectoral approaches to child protection and SGBV prevention and response.
  • Experienced with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • French or Kinyarwanda language is an asset
Physical Environment
Note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc. and not a typical office environment
Based at Mahama Camp with limited movements to CO.
Interaction with children/youth in and outside of refugee camp settings is very high.
Level of Contact with Children: HIGH
Frequent interaction with children and refugees
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to apply before 7th June, 2017 via the following link

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