The Child Protection and livelihood PM assistant will be responsible for supporting the management of the Mercy Hands Child Protection and livelihood projects in Tal Afar, Ninawa. S/he will be responsible for ensuring professional Child Protection and livelihood good practice - in conformity with national and global guidelines, including the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) are adhered to in the implemented project(s). S/he will also support in writing reports, conducting monitoring and evaluation of the project, reporting directly to the Project Manager. S/he will support direct management of child protection and case management staff in the field in Tal Afar.
Activity Planning and Implementation Supervision
- Report directly to the Project Manager; on all below. Incidents and difficulties encountered with any MH CP/livelihood staff must be shared. Weekly reports have to be sent to the PM.
- Identify and share with the PM any technical problems faced, potential risks and proposed solutions.
- Lead and carry out assessments to identify context- and needs based appropriate CP/livelihood activities for the community, in consultation with relevant partners and authorities.
- Lead on developing detailed activity planning and implementing the CP/livelihood activities.
- Supervise team members by assigning them daily/weekly work activities according to priority, and support them in order to reach project objectives (through empowerment and capacity building)
- Ensure the project is reaching its objectives and targets
- Ensure implementation of activities in line with CPMS and relevant national/international standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
- Take into account gender, protection, environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in programme design, implementation, and reporting; carry out activities in a way that reflects the needs of specific groups and individuals e.g. Children Associated with Armed Forces (CAAFs), Children with Disabilities and Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs).
- Be responsible for the implementation of action plans and budget monitoring
- Be responsible on submit weekly and monthly plans with the workplan for the projects to the PM.
Line Management and Human Resources Management
- Assist with the recruitment and supervision of staff.
- Conduct regular assessment of capacity-building needs staff. Prepare and regularly revise a capacity-building plan, and accordingly, help build knowledge and skills via trainings and review sessions, in order to maximize the capacity of local staff to provide quality child protection and education services and to achieve successful project implementation.
- Ensures all team members have a clear understanding of the MH project objectives, targets and results in Tal Afar.
With guidance from the PM, supervise the national staff by assigning them daily/weekly work activities according to agreed priorities, and support them in order to reach to project objectives
Networking / Coordination
- Under the supervision of the CP PM, networks with local authorities and the community, representing MH adequately and in accordance with his/her competencies.
- Participates in identifying new partnerships and collaboration to broaden the impact of MH’s CP activities and promote child protection mainstreaming; only in agreement with line manager.
- At the request of the PM, attend and actively participate in the dedicated clusters and coordination meetings (livelihood, Child Protection)
- With the PM, maintain good professional relationships with the MoE, DoE, Dolsa, UN Agencies, & NGOs (national & international)
- Ensure translation, oral and written, from Arabic /English and vice versa.
- Ensure that security tracking and rules are respected, monitor the security context and situation
- Traveling around Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan on mission and for training.
Competencies: This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) and Management and Strategic Competencies (MSC)
- Knowledge of Child Protection, Psychosocial Support (PSS), Psychological First Aid (PFA), Case Management (CM), Gender Based Violence (GBV) and others related topics.
Knowledge on Department of Labour and Social Affairs (DoLSA) official guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for CP CM (SOP) or other official guidelines and tools.
As well as the following specific « professional » competencies:
o Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences or similar Humanities Degree.
o Minimum of 2 years progressive working experience related Child Protection Project Management with NGO or INGO.
o Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is essential.
o Excellent report writing skills.
o Quality team management and leadership skills.
o Ability to work independently.
o Management capacity and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
o Computer knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Child Protection Policy
- Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children.
- Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse.
- Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others.
Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children.
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Please send your relevant diplomas, CV with a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this position in English to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and put the job title "Project manager assistant " as a subject
Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment.
Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.