Child Protection Manager - Tripoli
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Please submit your application before 26 September 2023 on https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/45392?c=rescue
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications by email will NOT be considered.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international organization specializing in emergency and humanitarian programming. In January 2014, in response to the influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the IRC began a project providing psychosocial support, case management, and apprenticeship opportunities to Street and Working children/youths and their caregivers in Mount Lebanon/Beirut. Direct services have been coupled with advocacy work with both national and international counterparts.
The Manager is responsible for the overall implementation of quality child Protection programming overseeing our programming in the North with the possibility of overseeing new locations around Lebanon (depending on funding).
He/She would be providing ongoing supervision and support to the child protection teams which consist of psychosocial (PSS), case management (CM)staff, and partners. The manager is responsible for attending external regional coordination meetings, drafting reports, working on proposal development, and continuing efforts/initiatives underway with national government counterparts on working children. The Manager will manage operational aspects of the day-to-day running of the project, including supervision of staff, supporting the team to manage high-risk cases thoroughly, remaining on standby for weekend emergencies, and longer-term child protection systems building work, which will require extensive advocacy efforts. Should the program expand the Manager should be prepared to assume additional thematic program responsibilities.
Program development & Coordination
- Work closely with the Senior Manager & Child protection coordinator to develop project proposals, and ensure financial processes comply with internal regulations.
- Ensure working children’s input into program development, feedback, and accountability of our program on a minimum of a quarterly basis – ensure that program design is directly influenced by children’s feedback on their needs and priorities .
- Oversees appropriate documentation of the program (databases, Activity Info, weekly and monthly reporting internally and externally).
- Assume responsibility for ensuring the team delivers quality services for children and their families (case management, apprenticeship, basic literacy, community development, and PSS).
- Represent IRC externally with CPWG, Municipality, UN colleagues, National NGOs, and others as and when needed
- Maintain regular contact with NGOs involved in the field of child labor and child protection.
- Responsible for all aspects of reporting including donor reports, internal situation reports, fact sheets, analyzing incidents of violence and trends affecting working children.
- Set Detailed Implementation Plans for all grants and closely monitor grants outputs in a timely and accountable manner.
- Seek opportunities for close coordination between IRC’s Access to Justice for Child Program, Education, women’s protection and empowerment, Protection rule of Law, and IRC Economic recovery.
- Program development: Based on existing gaps in the system (both national system and humanitarian), identify opportunities for program development, coordinate closely with the CP Coordinator on the development of new project proposals.
- Consistently obtain feedback from children and caregivers on key priorities to raise awareness with children on their legal rights, risk mitigation, and other relevant awareness-raising campaigns targeting the wider public on the subject of child labor.
- Advocate for the development of systems to protect working children in coordination with national counterparts and close consultation with the CP Coordinator and Senior Manager.
- Ensure case management teams are consistently referring beneficiaries (where appropriate) to external bodies to access services, including referrals for PCAP, resettlement, medical referrals, judicial protection, etc
- Analyse outcomes of child protection cases referred for protection and assess whether the child is safe, and thrives – if not assume full responsibility for advocating for specific outcomes for the child.
- Flag trends of concern affecting working children to national working groups, the coordinator, and the authorities when relevant .
- Produce quarterly factsheets through the trends and violence forms and produce reports through analysis of pre and post-implementation surveys.
- Ensure adequate and accurate reporting of data-Activity Info, Sitreps, as well as M & E reporting within the team in close coordination with the M & E officer.
- Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented semi-annual performance reviews.
- Set up and implement a capacity-building plan for all members team: Coach, train, and mentor staff to strengthen their technical capacity, exchange knowledge within the team, and providing professional development guidance.
- Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
- Provide daily technical support to staff.
- Conduct weekly team meetings with the team.
- Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly report concerns or incidents directly to the CP Coordinator, Security officer, and Security Coordinator and liaise with external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
- Ensure that IRC services meet a high standard by coaching and monitoring activities using standard sector tools, critical thinking skills, and feedback from Children, caregivers using our services.
Key Working Relationships:
- Position Reports to CP Senior Manager
- Position directly supervises: CM Senior Officers, CP Case workers, Officers, and others as needed
- Indirect Reporting: Senior CP Officers, Case Workers, CP Officers
- Other Internal and/or external contacts:
- Internal: MEAL team, CP Coordinator, Senior Support Officer
- External: Municipality, Internal Security Forces, Child Protection Working Group, Donors, International Labour Organization, UNICEF, UNHCR, Ministry of Justice
- University degree in social work, human rights, protection, law or other relevant field- Master Degree is preferable
- A minimum of seven years of working experience in the humanitarian/development field.
- Experience working on issues of exploitation, street children, and trafficking.
- Experience working in Child Protection programs in emergencies.
- Experience in proposal writing and budget development.
- Experience in budget management.
- Experience in managing and supporting staff development.
- Ability to work with short deadlines and under pressure.
- Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural settings.
- Staunch advocate and believer in child protection and child rights. Strong critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Demonstrated experience in developing training manuals and tools.
- Demonstrated experience in developing project proposals and budgets.
- Demonstrated experience in report writing.
Fluency in English and Arabic.
Working Environment: Office work and field trips including Akkar, Tripoli, and Beirut.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. By these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.