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Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator

TITLE:  Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Implementation        

LOCATION: Mae Sot Field Office, Thailand with possibility of travelling to Pattani Field Office

GRADE: 3          

CONTRACT LENGTH: September 2021-February 2022 with possibility for extension

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

BACKGROUND:

COVID-19 is a global crisis that poses immediate threats to children’s rights to survival, development, learning, protection, and to be heard. In Thailand, cases are now being confirmed and increased where the response capacity is already stretched to meet the lifesaving needs of children and communities.

Save the Children has COVID-19 fourth wave response proposed the intervention aligns with SC Thailand’s 2020 COVID19 response plan – and SC global COVID19 response framework. Our interventions aim to ensure that the most marginalized and deprived children living in Tak and provinces in the deep south of Thailand are protected, have access to safe and quality learning options and are empowered to act to prevent themselves against COVID-19 infection, and negative mental health issues aligned with social isolation and stress.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The CPiE Coordinator (Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator) is responsible to oversee the COVID-19 Response. He/she is based in Mae Sot Field Office with oversight of activities in Mae Sot and Pattani. The post holder is expected to provide technical support, mentor and build capacity of partners in the fields for ensuring that quality psychosocial services are provided to children and families in the target areas.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Senior Field Coordinator – Mae Sot

Staff reporting to this post: 0

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Project Implementation and Management

  • Overall management and coordination of the Covid-19 response. This includes identifying and coordinating with partners, develop and monitor implementation plan, manage and mobilise resources, and provide strategic guidance to the country team and partners to deliver timely assistance to affected population along the borders and the provinces in deep south
  • Oversee response expenditure and hold budget management including monitoring budget vs expenditure
  • Ensure project compliance processes related to finance and documentation are maintained
  • Ensures that Country Senior leadership is well informed on issues related to emergency response and emergency risk management pertaining to all areas of operations.
  • Provide significant inputs for donor and organisation reports
  • Participate in regular team meetings and meetings specific to emergency response e.g. the ISWG and PWG meetings

Technical Support (with the support of Child Protection Technical Advisor)

  • Provide technical support to field teams and partners to implement the recreation and resilience building activities for children
  • Ensure the implementation of partner providing direct support for child abuse cases are complied with Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety
  • Provide training on MHPSS e.g. basic online Psychological First Aid (PFA)/Psychosocial Support (PSS) and child protection in emergency training for partners and community volunteers
  • Support the Coordination for Migrant Home Isolation Center (Tak) co-led by NGOs servicing migrant communities in Mae Sot to ensure that CP, SGBV and health hazards are referred to appropriate protection and health authorities
  • Ensure the partners, community volunteers at all level have been provided Child Safeguarding (CSG) training and supported to have a standardized CSG structure including the CSG reporting mechanism within the partner’s organization.

Programme Quality and MEAL

  • Ensure that programme objectives and activities are agreed upon within the context of Save the Children values, aims and objectives
  • Ensure integration of humanitarian interventions to maximize the impacts of the interventions on children’s lives
  • Ensure production of high quality donor reports, internal narrative reports, and collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant information and data relevant to the response.
  • Work with Communication Coordinator to ensure timely submission of the situation report for the humanitarian response
  • Work closely with MEAL team to develop MEAL plan for the response and ensure its implementation
  • Work closely with MEAL team to ensure that a complaint response mechanism in place and well-maintained
  • Work closely with MEAL and technical specialists to document good practices and lessons learned to promote learning on humanitarian interventions to inform future responses

Coordination and Representation

  • Maintain regular communications with Country Office’s Humanitarian Focal Point with regards to on-going humanitarian response, contingencies, and emergency preparedness
  • Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships and take the lead role in representing the principles and work of SC to representatives of other organizations - NGOs, INGOs, counterparts, donors, and other government Authorities etc.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES

Essential Criteria

  • University degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, or in an area of social development
  • Minimum 3 years/substantial experience in management position with a humanitarian organization
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in Child Protection work, supervision and community mobilization
  • Proven ability to supervise a CP project with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
  • Proven strong knowledge and skill to provide training on PFA/PSS and child protection training
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Thai and Burmese or Karen is preferable
  • Computer literate

Desirable Criteria

  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging context and fragile environment
  • Ability to work in the communities, travel to remote areas and risk areas affected by COVID-19
  • Ability to work in irregular working hours especially at the onset of an emergency
  • Representational, political awareness and advocacy skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision from line manager
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • Previous Save the Children Experience is highly desirable

Additional Job Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding Our Staff

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Anti-Harassment Policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Interested candidates should apply and submit a motivational letter, comprehensive CV, expected salary and details of at least 3 referees via the following link;

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=210006OP&tz=GMT%2B07%3A00&tzname=Asia%2FBangkok

 “We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse”

Contact : 02 684 1286 - 8 ext: 608


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