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The CRG and CP Technical Manager is responsible for the overall management of CRG and CP programs in MWFO in close coordination and collaboration with other themes and projects. S/he plays a lead role in providing technical backstop support to SCI staff and government and NGO partner in the planning, implementation and monitoring of activities planned. The role holder will work in collaboration with federal/state and municipal women and children division/department, partner organizations, other INGOs and UN for effective and timely implementation of planned activities. S/he will influence and increase the impact of Save the Children´s CRG & CP programs under MFWFO.
The role holder will involve in the development of new project proposal/ concept note organizing consultation meeting among various stakeholders and beneficiaries from field level. S/he will develop close coordination and networking for policy advocacy with government and other stakeholders at local and state level. S/He is also responsible for budget management, coordination, collaboration, representation, and reporting of projects under CRG & CP theme. Moreover, s/he will be responsible to develop the capacity of SCI staff, partner and government people on child rights programming.
S/he contributes in realizing children’s rights to protection from neglect, abuse, exploitation and violence within the scope of CRC, CEDAW, Paris Principle and other related international Human Rights Treaties; and national laws, so that quality project delivery achieved in timely manner.
Strategy, Annual planning and program Development:
- Support CRG and CP advisor in developing CRG and CP thematic strategy and annual plan and report annually.
- Lead in developing new program/proposals and strategy in close consultation with community, government and beneficiaries from field office.
- Lead in planning, budgeting, monitoring and supervision of CRG & CP projects in line with CSP thematic priority and quality framework.
- Work closely with SCI and Partner/NGOs staff to ensure effective and smooth implementation of projects in achieving set objectives, goals and intended results
- Ensure that the allocated phased budget of the projects is utilized and contributed significantly in achieving the thematic CSP goal.
- Coordinate with country office and field-based team in exploring additional funding sources to pilot and scale up proven CRG and CP intervention.
Technical led and program Quality Assurance
- Lead in providing technical support to field team -observation, finding gaps and feedbacks (reflection) and facilitate technical assistance for CRG and CP projects.
- Ensures timely and quality technical support to project managers in developing, designing, monitoring and evaluation of CRG and CP projects.
- Develop planning/reporting guidelines, innovations, program review and technical capacity building plans for quality project implementation.
- Take lead in developing various training manuals, guidelines, procedures and IEC materials under CRG and CP projects.
- Develop system to collect, analyses and dissemination of CRG and Child protection data.
- Ensure that recommendations from evaluation, assessments and MEAL are responded in time and adjustments are made to program and plans as necessary.
Staff Mentorship and Development:
- Lead to facilitate & motivate CRG and CP team members in the field office to perform highly in their respective roles and responsibilities.
- Ensure that CRG and CP team members understand and are able to perform their role with full spectrum.
- Lead in creating an environment and culture of team work, open communication, learning, and constructive feedback in all aspects of activities being undertaken under CRG and CP team.
Partner management & capacity building
- Identify strengths and improvements areas of staff members and partners for quality delivery of the projects and come up with plan to improve the gaps.
- Lead in developing strong linkages and coordination among state and national level network, SCI partners and government stakeholders.
- Take lead in developing capacity building plan for SCI and partner staff as required; Staff capacity assessment, training need, budget and technical areas.
- Lead in organizing various forums/meetings/workshop for partners to share their leanings and best practice in relation to the project achievements.
Quality Reporting, documentation and generating learning:
- Produce timely and high-quality programme and donor reports in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
- Enhance partners’ technical capacity on producing periodic project report with quality that meets the donor requirements and ensure proper documentation of key lessons learnt and best practices.
- Ensure timely update of progress data into OPMIS and produce donor and annual CSP report based on the CSP and global result indicators.
- Lead in organizing various learning forums/workshops for partners to exchange their learning, best practice and successful stories for synergy and quality programming.
- Play lead role in the documentation of best practices, key learning and major achievements of the projects for institutional memory and knowledge management
- Explore new initiatives in terms of modalities and approaches for program development and implementation and contribute to design new projects concepts & proposals.
- Share and follow up partners in carrying out the key findings of field visit to improve the quality of program delivery.
- Take lead in conducting survey and research in the area of CRG and CP for knowledge generation, learning and influence state government for policy replication.
Coordination, collaboration, representation:
- Lead in strengthening networking and coordination at state and local level among government, civil society organizations, UN organizations and other stakeholders for synergy and policy advocacy in-relation to child rights and protection issues.
- Lead in creating learning sharing forums, networks and coalitions of like -minded organization and move together with common voice for policy advocacy.
- Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within Interagency Coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
- Represent SCI with donors, government line agencies and UN as required.
Occasional Significant Duties
- Represent SC in updating Emergency Preparedness and Response plan of Child protection cluster in the state and municipal level.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures
Required Qualification & Experience
- Master’s degree in Social Science, Human Rights, International Relations, Law or relevant field
- At least 7 years of experience working in CRG, child protection and child rights-based programming.
- Strong project/program development and overall project management skills
- Strong leadership and technical capability in CRG, child protection and child rights programming
- Sound interpersonal skills with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Partnership Management (both government and non-government) skills
- Ability to establish good working relationships and positively contribute to a team
- Willingness to keep abreast of new developments through continued learning
- Very good understanding of contemporary child rights issues, activities and approaches
- Good information seeking skills and proactive approach
- Fluency in English and Nepali, both written and spoken
- Commitment to the aims and principles of SC; in particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
- Familiarity with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, SPHERE, MHPSS IASC guidelines, Inter-agency guiding principles on UASC, etc.). team player who is able to work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds
Required No.(s): 1 (Nepalese Citizen Only)
Contract length: Fixed Term
Location: Surkhet, Mid Far West Field Office.
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- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
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