Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 10 Feb 2018
Job Title: Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator
Sector: Youth Services
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Job Description BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
With National Office in Kinshasa and field offices in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, Haut Katanga and Tanganyika, the IRC is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The IRC aims to save lives, to strengthen Congolese institutions and to reinforce social cohesion through carefully designed and professionally-implemented programs. The IRC has been working in the DRC since 1996 and currently operates in five core programming areas – primary health care, community-driven reconstruction and local governance, women’s empowerment and the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence, education, and emergency preparedness and response. These programs reflect IRC’s guiding principles of capacity-building; participation; partnership; protection and promotion of human rights; and holistic programming.
SCOPE OF WORK: With direct management support from the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP based in Goma), the Child and Youth Protection and Development (CYPD) Coordinator is the senior most technical and program expert on Education and Child Protection programming within the country program. She/he supervises Education Coordinator/s and the Child Protection Team and provides leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support to IRC’s Education and Child Protection programs in the DRC. She/he will be responsible for the overall quality design and implementation of Education and Child Protection programming and will work extensively with other sectors to ensure that protection principles are mainstreamed into all programs. S/he will be required to work in collaboration with other technical coordinators, the Grants unit, field-based teams to ensure that program activities are implemented according to approved work plans, aligned with the DRC country program strategic action plan, and in accordance with donor requirements. S/he will lead proposal development, strategic direction and vision to IRC’s Education and Protection programming in DRC; ensure that the objectives of the programs are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that staff receive appropriate mentorship and professional development and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Deputy Director for Programs (DDP), the CYPD Coordinator oversees current Education and Child Protection programs and any other Education/Child Protection Programs that may come. In addition to that, the role of CYPD Coordinator is to ensure that all Education and Child Protection programs are of high technical quality, attract donor funding and make a significant contribution to the strategic goals of the child. She/he provides strategic and technical leadership in Education and Child Protection, contributes to the IRC’s Education and Child Protection programs in DRC and the monitoring and evaluation of educational & child protection activities contributing to the theory of change. He / she also contributes to the mobilization of resources, donor reports and relations with donors, local partners or competent bodies (Ministry of Education) on all matters related to education and child protection in collaboration with Deputy Director for Programs (DDP).
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Position Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs. Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Program Coordinators and Managers throughout the country program, Regional Measurement and Action Coordinator, relevant Regional/HQ-based colleagues. External: Partners.
Professional Standards IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Housing The CYPD Coordinator is an unaccompanied position and will be based in Goma, North Kivu, DRC. Accommodation is in shared-housing.
Deployment Security Protocols The town of Goma is in security phase 3 (Orange) so the Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator will be expected to respect the various security protocols in place in the country. Phase 3 requires clear contingency planning in place with staff prepared should hibernation or evacuation be called. This position is unaccompanied.
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