Friday, July 11, 2014

INTERSOS Child Protection / IDTR Project Manager Job in Mogadishu, Somalia

Mission to Somalia - International Staff Position
Position: Child Protection / IDTR Project Manager
Duty station: Based in Mogadishu, Somalia with frequent travel to Baidoa, Galkayo and Nairobi, as well as Jowhar, Dhobley and Kismayo.

Reporting to: Somalia Protection Coordinator
Status: Full time
Duration: 1 year (3 months probation)
Starting date: Beginning of August 2014
Background to INTERSOS: INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. 

Established in 1992 with support from the Italian Federation of Trade Unions, its actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and the unprotected.

In Somalia INTERSOS is active since 1992 responding to emergencies providing health, nutrition, protection, education and support for recovery of livelihoods.

Key Responsibilities:
The Child Protection/Information, Documentation, Tracing and Reunification (IDTR) Project Manager is responsible for implementation of INTESOS child protection programming in Somalia. 

She/he will provide technical and managerial oversight for project and other capacity building activities in INTERSOS operational locations covering at least 9 locations in Puntland and South Central Somalia.

Additionally, s/he will be involved in supporting and representing INTERSOS for coordination with the child protection working group in Nairobi and at the field level. 

Specifically, under supervision of the Protection Coordinator, he/she is responsible for:
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of the IDTR/Field Coordinator, Database Manager and IDTR teams located in 7 field offices in their daily programme activities;
  • Regularly support the IDTR case management process for unaccompanied and separated children (UASC). This will include providing IDTR/Case management technical support and ensuring regular information sharing among the IDTR/Child Protection teams based in the locations where INTERSOS run IDTR activities;
  • Use and manage the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System (IACPIMS), support the Database Manager to prepare trend analysis for reporting on a monthly basis;
  • Coordinate and build relationships with child protection working groups (CPWGs) members, government authorities and agencies/organizations working in Somalia and neighbouring countries on IDTR;
  • Lead on developing and implementing national and cross-border IDTR SOPs;
  • Work with the field teams to designing and implement awareness campaigns and capacity building for formal and informal authorities for prevention of family separation and response for UASC;
  • Provide support and technical guidance on individual cases for the INTERSOS team and partners on the process of Best Interest determination (BID)/ Best Interests Assessment (BIA), including but not limited to on-the-job training for staff and partners;
  • Attend, organize, and chair BID Panels with CPWG and government actors;
  • With the support of other UNICEF staff, liaise with key government counterparts regarding the implementation of the project activities;
  • Regularly and active participate at the CPWG in Nairobi and CPWG in Mogadishu and co-chair the IDTR task force at the national level;
  • Design and support monitoring and evaluation for project activities, provide technical guidance for surveys and rapid assessments and conduct field monitoring missions;
  • Lead the documentation of project methodologies, lessons learned, and gather case studies;
  • Prepare project status reports required for management, budget review and monitor the expenditures and budget tracking ensuring cohesion with planning processes;
  • Actively participate in INTERSOS Protection working group through sharing of information, lessons learned, tools and methodologies;
  • Support INTERSOS Protection Department project development processes;
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Protection Coordinator.
Minimum qualification and professional experience
  • University degree in relevant area (e.g. child development, child psychology, social work, child education, human rights);
  • Two or more years work experience in child protection (including best interest determinations, community services, social work / counseling);, preferably including field experience in a humanitarian setting. 
  • Work experience in the Somali context is desirable;
  • Two or more years of experience in working with vulnerable children. 
  • Experience for technical guidance and practical implementation for SOPs and Best Interest Determination is desirable;
  • Proven experience conducting trainings for government officials, non-governmental organizations and/or in protection settings is essential. 
  • Experience in training of trainers is desirable;
  • Proven record of providing training and workshops on child protection specifically Best Interest Determination or Best Interest Assessment;
  • Excellent analytical, report writing and communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to work in stressful situations and at times, in hardship field locations where INTERSOS offices are located;
  • Computer literate;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Somali language is an asset.

Please send your updated CV and cover letter to specifying the subject line “CP/IDTR Project Manager– Somalia”. 

Deadline for applications is 31st July 2014 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). 

Please note that this position will be confirmed based on funding confirmation.