Job Announcement Protection Officer-Myebon Township, Rakhine                                      Date: 28 June 2018 Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 …

 

Job Announcement

Protection Officer-Myebon Township, Rakhine

 

                                   Date: 28 June 2018

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

 

Accountability, Equity and Inclusion

Relief International values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities, and fully respects “Do No Harm” principles. Its staff is committed to ensuring the non-discrimination of marginalized groups in the management and allocation of resources, and fostering local participation, accountability, integration of services and strategic partnerships.

 

Job Title:                                            Protection Officer  

Number of Position:                      1

Location:                                             Myebon Township, Rakhine State          

Report to:                                           Senior Child Protection and Case Management Officer

Starting Date:                                    Immediately

 

Main purpose of the role

The purpose of this position is to directly implement the Child Protection program at the Myebon community and Taung Paw IDP Camp as well as to ensure support and linkages to the overall Child Protection Program in Rakhine. The post holder is responsible to deliver results in line with pre-agreed program plans and objectives and oversees the implementation of the Child Protection activities at the CFS and Youth Centres and contributes towards achieving the program goal of respond to the child protection needs of children in Taung Paw camp and Myebon community.

 

Overall Objectives (scope)

Supervises the implementation of RI Child Protection activities at Myebon level ensuring appropriate coordination with other sectors and provide leadership for Child Protection Assistants, camp and community based CFS animators and youth facilitators.

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

  • Supervises the Protection Assistants and provide leadership in the monitoring of Child Friendly Space by visiting Child Friendly Spaces on a regular basis, ensuring that activities are implemented in an appropriate manner
  • Provides the Senior Child Protection and Case Management Officer ( Sr. CP & CMO) with detailed information regarding activities on a weekly and monthly basis (children attendance with breakdown by gender and age, activities carried out, issues affecting programme delivery, material needs)
  • Provides on-the-job supervision and training of CFS Managers, Coordinator and Animators.
  • Ensures that Child Protection Policy and standards are understood and met and ensures a safe and child-friendly atmosphere in the Child Friendly Space
  • Ensure that parents’ and community meetings are conducted and parents and communities understand and adapt positive parenting practices, reducing stress and communicating with children
  • Improve/strengthen coordination of Relief International’s work with the relevant ministries, sectors and other protection agencies.
  • Provide information and advice to other sectors on ways to integrate child protection in more programs.
  • Develop monthly work plans in advance and revise/update them regularly and present to Sr. CP & CMO and implement project activities in accordance with the work plans
  • Assist the Sr. CP & CMO with periodic reporting and technical points
  • Assist in developing training manuals and IEC materials
  • Ensure recognized international best practices and Relief International policies are applied in the work with children.
  • Ensure all work is in line with Child Protection Global Minimum Standards
  • Upon the request of the Sr. CP and CMO or the Protection Program Manager, represent the Child Protection program in external meetings and workshops.

 

Requirements

  • Extensive experience working in child protection programming or relevant experiences
  • Extensive experience in building strong child protection systems and in delivering services to children in emergencies
  • Strong background and skills in facilitating trainings, coaching and mentoring others
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian sector preferred
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills
  • Familiarity with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. CP Minimum Standards, SPHERE, HAP Principles)

 

Language

  • Fluency in English and Myanmar essential
  • Fluency in Rakhine preferable

 

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Human Rights or relevant field preferable

 

 

Management

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets

 

Other:

  • Ability to motivate and influence others
  • Friendly and open attitude
  • Is able to clearly communicate expectations
  • Work under limited supervision and ability to work in multi-task environment and under-pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

 

To Apply,

Interested  candidates should send  their  cover  letter, CV  and names of three referees  to Relief International at  hrmm@ri.org  or  deliver  to  Relief  International  at  No.  202, U Wisara Road, West  Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “Protection Officer” in the subject line. The position will be advertised no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2018.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

Relief International is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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