The Child Protection sub-cluster Coordinator (CPiE SC) is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Child Protection Sub Cluster (CPSC) in order to enable child protection (hereafter CP) partners to respond more effectively to the CP needs in Afghanistan.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITIES:
* Provide strategic direction and guidance to the Coordination group ensuring all relevant child protection needs are addressed;
* Establish and maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism for the CPIE response, building on and strengthening pre-existing sectoral coordination where possible;
* Facilitate regular child protection meetings, including drafting agendas and ensuring action items are documented and addressed, encouraging the participation of local organisations
* Lead Child Protection assessments using the Inter-agency Child Protection Rapid Assessment Toolkit, or guide child protection components of the MIRA. Coordinate and collaborate with other sectors, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific Analysis of children’s needs.
* Work with the Protection Cluster/GBV/Gender Cluster/Working Group leads to ensure key child protection concerns are reflected in UN led multi-sectoral assessments, as well as other non-child protection specific sectoral assessments;
* In collaboration with child protection actors and the Protection Cluster support the development of realistic, evidence based child protection strategies, including those related to the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) through conducting secondary data reviews and, where necessary, assessments identifying the priority child protection needs and capacities;
* Work closely with the Child Protection Information Management Officer to ensure information systems and products effectively support coordination and to ensure partner engagement.
* Together with CP partners identify gaps in child protection capacities, ensure no duplicatio n and, based on findings, develop and roll out inter-agency CPiE Capacity Building activities to address them according to the needs and priorities;
* With Child Protection actors, develop a response based on needs and gaps and identify benchmarks for the inter-agency child protection response plans, including those related to the HRP and facilitate the development of a monitoring system for the child protection;
* Represent the Child Protection Sub-Cluster and the Child Protection Working Group within the Protection Cluster, the Protection Working group, the OCHA led inter-Cluster Coordination mechanisms, the ICCT, and, when possible, within the IASC/UN Country team.
* Support the establishment and roll-out of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and other issue specific child protection standards (i.e. case management, referrals, SOPs, etc.) and work with the Protection Cluster and other sectors to integrate the ch ild protection;
* Develop advocacy objectives in collaboration with the Protection Cluster to reinforce the CP concerns/gaps in country
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* Prior experience of working within as an inter-agency coordinator in an emergency response or fragile state.
* Previous experience of working in large-scale first phase emergency response would be an asset;
* Education to Masters level in Social Work, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
* Thorough knowledge of and experience in using the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action together with other established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection
* Good knowledge of International Human Rights and humanitarian l aw, particularly concerning protection of IDPs and refugees and the CRC
* Extensive experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection
* Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes
* Experience of senior level representation;
* Experience of negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors;
* Experience of working with and supporting government authorities and national NGOs;
* Excellent communication skills
* Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level;
* Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;
* A high level of written and spoken English
* The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working cir cumstances
Closing Date for Application: 13 June 2020