The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

 

BACKGROUND:  

The International Rescue Committee has recently opened a new country program in Mali. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to development activities, focusing on child protection, education, nutrition, water and sanitation. We work both in the north and south of Mali as well as in Malian refugee camps in Niger.

 

Conflict and drought have displaced hundreds of thousands both within Mali and in neighboring countries. The security situation in the north remains fragile. Nevertheless the needs of IDPs affected by conflict are widespread and the issue of humanitarian access is a continuous process. The IRC works in the north of Mali to provide urgent and essential WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion) services at a critical time and child protection programs in the most remote areas.

Many of the needs that the IRC has identified are cross border issues, such as separated and unaccompanied children. IRC plans to work with women and girls in refugee camps in Niger including the provision of reproductive health services.

 

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Child Protection Manager will manage the Child Protection in Emergencies program in Mali, with a focus on Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups in particular. This position reports to the Children & Youth Protection & Development Coordinator.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

 Program Management and Development

  • Manage Child Protection in Emergencies program and interventions based on an integrated country program strategy. Contribute to integrated program planning.
  • Develop and maintain a monitoring & evaluation plan, including the systematic collection and analysis of data to inform programming, reporting, and advocacy

 

HR Management

  • Participate in recruiting and building capacity of Child Protection staff team.
  • Provide ongoing support, mentoring and on the job training for direct supervisees
  • Actively seek out formal and informal training opportunities for Child protection staff  and partners
  • Ensure that all Child Protection direct supervisees have timely performance evaluations and receive regular feedback.  Ensure this is cascaded throughout the team.

 

Representation & Partnership

  • Lead the SC/UAM Commission under the aegis of the CP Sub-Cluster
  • Participate in the development of advocacy messages regarding Child Protection in Emergncies issues. Contribute to the IRC’s communications strategy under the guidance of senior management
  • Identify, select and collaborate with partner organizations in line with the IRC partnership process. Accompany and build capacity of partner organizations as per partnership agreements.

 

Budget, Administrative and Grants Management

  • Ensure grants are implemented according to IRC and donor regulations
  • Ensure that budgets are properly forecast and spent as per IRC and donor regulations
  • Review budget vs. actual reports, providing feedback as necessary
  • Ensure CP in Emergencies staff and partners understand and respect IRC Mandatory Reporting Policy- MRP - on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Sexual Harassment and Financial Misappropriation, gender policy, Child Protection framework and other relevant documents and referential IRC policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with the Grants Coordinator throughout the life span of each grant. Support the timely submission of donor grants.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Law, International Relations, International Development, Organizational Development or related field. 
  • 3 years of experience in humanitarian work, with at least two years experience implementing programs in Child Protection in Emergencies particularly CAAFAG programmes
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of international child protection and youth policy and practice issues
  • Personnel management experience, including staff capacity development and team building experience
  • Ability to coordinate staff and partner at distance and ensure their capacity building. Planning, monitoring and evaluation skills in direct and remote management intervention
  • Ability to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging, fast-paced multicultural environment
  • Proficiency in spoken French and English speaking and writing skills,  including previous proposal writing experience
  • Experience in Youth and Livelihoods a plus
  • Professional experience in West Africa a plus

 

Please apply online: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&am... .

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