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Child Protection Lead

Street Child

Background: Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 250,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 25,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children. Part 1: Role Purpose: To support the implementation of child protection activities, with a focus on supporting the delivery of quality case management services by implementing partners in line with best practices, building the case management capacity of implementing partners, and monitoring quality of partner service delivery. Part 2: Key Responsibilities: 1) Project Delivery (70 %) • Support and coordinate the implementation of child protection activities in collaboration with the Programme Manager and in liaison with implementing partners, communities, and stakeholders; • Work closely with partner M&E team and Programme Manager to monitor project progress and design/implement relevant assessments; ? • Liaise with partner child protection officers to monitor day-to-day activities, to ensure best practices are adhered to in delivery of case management and child protection activities; • Travel to implementing partner offices to monitor and mentor case management supervisors and caseworkers on a monthly basis; • Coordinate case conferences with involvement of all partners; • Proactively identify gaps in child protection service provision and partner capacity, and work with partners and Programme Manager to fill those gaps 2) Reporting (20 %) • Responsible for keeping the programme manager informed on project activities through updates, relevant correspondence, meeting minutes and prompt submission of activity/training reports • Work closely with implementing partners to prepare and submit reports on approved frequency to the Programme Manager • Work closely with Programme Manager to support and provide data for the regular donor reporting deadlines 3) Networking/Representation (10 %) • Support the Programme Manager to represent Street Child at stakeholders meetings (eg. CP AoR Coordination Meetings) where necessary, and to build up the profile of Street Child amongst key stakeholders in the region. Part 3: Person Specification 1. Education/Qualifications Essential: • Educated to degree level or higher Desirable: • Masters degree in relevant field; or attendance at specific relevant training courses 2. Experience and knowledge Essential: • Demonstrable work experience in child protection in emergencies in Cameroon • Demonstrable knowledge of child protection best practices • Knowledge of national legal and policy frameworks for child protection and child protection case management, as well as informal community mechanisms for protection and care Desirable: • Previous experience in NWSW Cameroon • Demonstrable experience of child protection case management and/or social work in humanitarian setting 3. Skills and Abilities Essential: • Excellent spoken and written English • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills • Ability to positively influence others and reconcile differences • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines Desirable • Proficient spoken and written French 4. Other Essential: • Position open for national applicants • Able and willing to travel regularly, sometimes in insecure environments To apply: send CV and cover letter to nienke.mollen@street-child.org