Child Protection Bid Officer Job. Save The Children Kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Child Protection Bid Officer Job. Save The Children Kenya 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Role Purpose

The BID/CP Officer has responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of BIA/BID process, child protection strategies and activities at the camp level. The BID/CP Officer will be responsible for supervising  and managing  the work of and providing guidance to the Community based  workers.

Scope Of The Role

Reports to: Snr BID OFFICER

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and a footprint in Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori and Kitui. In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations are managed by the Kenya CO. In total, we employ around 250 staff in both countries and had an operating annual budget in 2017 of approximately US$22million. the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and a footprint in Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori and Kitui. In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations are managed by the Kenya CO. In total, we employ around 250 staff in both countries and had an operating annual budget in 2017 of approximately US$22million.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  BID Community workers

Responsibilities

  • Manage and support the individual case management through BIA & BID development processes in the field offices,
  • Provide mentorship and support to the community supervisors and workers through on the job training and guidance to enhance their case management skills and competencies
  • Design a capacity building strategy for BID community workers and other stakeholders involved in the of BIA & BID process.
  • Actively participate in interagency coordination meetings such as BID panels, CPWG and Case conferences both at DMO and in the field office.
  • Analyse training schedules for the BID community workers and provide technical support and guidance for effective implementation of BID/BIA process
  • Ensure timely management of data and documentation of cases at camp level; and through coordination with MEAL assistants ensure children records, data are accurately recorded in the CPIMS database and updated regularly with case progress.
  • Contribute to the design of an overall programme contingency plan when needed
  • Provide BID Supervisors with technical support regarding complex cases or specific technical difficulties
  • Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on Child Protection activities and input into regular situation reports, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Ensure correct management of BID/BIA documentation at camp level
  • Manage and coordinate the planning of the Camp Child Protection activities to ensure minimal disruption to programme Activities-Including staffing issues and office administration; to ensure effective management of programme resources
  • Facilitate regular interviews and home visits with relevant persons who can give information on the child (the child, his/her family, leader, teacher, neighbour…)
  • Participate in camp level interagency meetings and engage in the identification and building of linkages with other partners/agencies, the Government and the community to ensure that issues related to child protection are raised and addressed.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
  • Manage BID community workers staff annual leave and time off ensuring minimal disruption to programme activities
  • Collect required data and coordinate with the MEAL team on a monthly basis and ensure data is correctly captured
  • Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed
  • Coordinate the identification, follow up of children in alternative care and, monitoring of foster parents/Guardianship
  • Ensure the placement of children in alternative care adhere to SCI procedure and with the Kenya alternative care guidelines (Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children in Kenya 2011)

Skills & Behaviors

Accountability

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Qualifications

  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated ability to handle to a large BID/Case management case load
  • Graduate degree in social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 5 years work experience in social work or with development-related organisations
  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.

Desirable

  • Experience and skills in management of staff
  • Strong understanding and experience of Case management process
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
  • Experience in working in an insecure environment
  • Experience in documenting and presenting BID cases in an interagency panel

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