Contribute to Improving the Protective Environment and access to child protection services for children affected by conflict and other emergency-affected populations in Somalia CSR SWA Bay region (Baidoa) and support to CPiE partners in Somalia.
B. General purpose of the position, responsibilities and tasks
General purpose of the position
The position is responsible for building capacity for CP/IDTR officer and case workers on IDTR, case management, basic emotional support and strengthening alternative care arrangements through informal foster families, including regular follow-up of cases including the link with community-child protection groups.
Main responsibilities and tasks
1. CP/IDTR team and referral partners training and mentoring on IDTR, case management, PSS and working with caregivers
· Develop and conduct training and mentoring for INTERSOS CP/IDTR staff on CP basics, protection principles including child-cantered approach and adherence to INTERSOS code of conduct, child protection, PSEA and data protection policy;
· Develop and conduct training, mentoring and regular competency review with the CP PM on case management for INTERSOS and partners including:
· Support the team to identify the children’s protection concerns and to identify the level of vulnerability to determine the priority for follow-up visits schedule;
· Conduct training, mentoring and regular competency review with the CP PM, GBV&CP capacity building officer and Field Coordinator for INTERSOS and partners case workers and officers on psychosocial support (MHPSS levels 2 and 3);
· Ensure that case workers are providing comprehensive information on services available to the client, maintain coordination with service provider focal points, and ensure accompaniment and referral to service adhering to referral SOPs and “need to know” principle; in a child centred approach with elements of local community mechanism in response to child protection (including CBOs);
· Support the review of IEC materials and train the team in coherent, integrated approaches to establish community-based child protection and GBV reduction systems with the community;
· Participate in INTERSOS case management meetings, when required and support the establishment of both internal and external Best Interest Determination (BID) panels;
· Support the Database officer and field CP teams to develop robust data protection systems, review on a quarterly basis for each base and address any gaps or challenges. Immediately flag any breaches in data protection procedures to the Database Officer and GBV/CP officers;
· Support the Senior Project officer to conduct training with formal and informal authorities on CP issues to contribute to project outcomes.
2. Technical support to create community-based approach for child protection and alternative care mechanisms
- Develop and conduct training with the Supervisors and CP PM for INTERSOS staff and partners to engage formal and informal authorities, community-based child protection mechanisms and community focal points for clan tracing;
- Provide technical advice for INTERSOS CP teams and partners on effective community-based mechanisms for supporting informal foster families and other alternative care;
- Support the establishment of peer support networks for UASC and informal foster families.
3. Monitoring and evaluation of activities and project management support
- Ensure all training have pre and post-test and evaluation, and reports and accountability documentation for training mentoring sessions are completed in a timely manner;
- Support review of community-based child protection mechanisms and functionality of case management referral according to the agreed community-based approach to child protection and alternative care support;
- Support the development of success case studies, human interest stories and identification and documentation of good practices among the CP team;
- Report immediately any breaches in data protection, conduct of conduct and other issues that will affect accountability, INTERSOS reputation and achievement of project outputs and outcomes;
Any other task as requested by the Senior CP Officer, IDTR Specialist and CP PM necessary for the project implementation.
3. Position requirements
· Bachelor degree, and/or previous minimum one-year experience as in similar position, supervision and mentoring with International and national organizations
· Social worker, Community Development or equivalent practical field experience working in Somalia, preferably with a humanitarian organisation;
· Minimum three years’ experience in IDTR and child protection case management and working with informal alternative care providers;
· Proven experience in participatory training is required, with good interpersonal skills to work effectively with INTERSOS staff and partner;
· Experience in psychosocial support, case management and alternative care for children is required;
· Experience conducting BID panels and BIA;
· Gender-sensitive and advocate for women, children and minority rights;
· Good cooperation skills and ability to work in a team;
· Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions;
· Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems;
· Strong organizational, communication and report writing skills;
· Computer literate (word and excel);
· Two or more years work experience in for NGOs
· Experience in working with vulnerable community members especially children and women.
· Good analytical and report writing skills is desirable
· Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.
· Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali (Maay-Maay) is essential;
As a general input to this section, not mandatory requirements are followed by the word ‘‘desirable’’ in brackets. All other requirements are considered as mandatory.