- Company: Save the Children International
- Location: Zambia
- State: Lusaka
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. In Zambia, Save the Children works in the following Thematic areas: Education, Health& Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty; including Humanitarian response. Save the Children wishes to invite qualified individuals to apply for the following position:
Position: Project Coordinator – Child Rights Governance (x 1 position)
Duty Station: Lusaka
To contribute to Save the Children’s Child Rights Governance and Child Protection Strategic plan, s/he is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, guidance, technical backstopping and project management working very closely with the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development (MYSCD), Technical Specialists for Child Rights Governance and Child Protection in strengthening the national and provincial coordination mechanisms. The incumbent will support the finalization of legal and policy frameworks on children’s safeguarding and child participation, in line with United Convention on the Rights of a Child (UN CRC), and the National Child Policy. The incumbent will provide technical assistance on child rights and child protection, to relevant government actors and CSO actors ensuring delivery of program is delivered according to design. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the programs at national level and working with government stakeholders and partners in the pilot districts Chipata and Katete in Eastern Province.
The incumbent will be reporting to: Project Manager Child Protection
Staff reporting to this post:
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Coordination the development child participation and child safeguarding framework and piloting guidelines in pilot districts
- Supporting the partners to implement programmes in the child rights governance and child protection under the project.
- Documenting of project/partner experiences to capture lessons and good practices, the results and impacts achieved and any other experiences relevant for sharing with others
- Support and networking with district level stakeholders, provincial government and CSO stakeholders.
- Support district level stakeholder protection and participation guidelines in 20 schools and 10 media outlets
- Support the technical support for effective Child Rights Reporting
- Ensure effective working and supporting the Department of Child Development in the delivery of various trainings and information dissemination on PSEA
- Working with the government department in preparing relevant reports.
- Prepare quality semi-annual and annual reports as per the requirements of the agency and the grants on time.
- Ensure timely implementation of planned activities working closely with the implementing government departments to ensuring efficient utilization funds
- Support and undertake periodic joint field monitoring visit with government and UNICEF
- Ensure support to policy engagement and advocacy with key policy makers.
- Liaise with other practitioners in a similar field of work and with government on policy and practice issues and informing them of our interventions and work.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Degree in Social Sciences related field with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience
- Strong knowledge of Child rights and child protection
- Demonstrated skills in the design of policy advocacy and high level engagement
- Good analytical and report writing skills
- Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives
- Strong knowledge in project cycle management
- English language proficiency a must
- Strong communication (verbal and writing skills), interpersonal and representational skills
- Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast-paced work environment
- Ability to work with minimum supervision
- Knowledge of word, Microsoft excel and power point
The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
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The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 11th August 2021. Only short listed candidates will be notified.
Save the Children reserves the right to re advertise if suitable applicants are not found.