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Emergency and DRR Senior Officer/Officer(Beijing)

Save the Children

Child Safeguarding Statement for Adverts 

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will be therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

CS positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


Job Title:

Emergency and DRR Senior Officer/Officer

Place of Work/Location :

China (within 40% internal and oversea travel)

Grade:

4 or 5

Reports to:

Emergency and DRR Manager

Line management responsibility:

No

Child Protection Level:

3

Background

Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, we help children to achieve a happy, healthy and secure childhood. We listen to children, involve children and ensure their views are taken into account. We want to bring immediate and lasting changes in children’s lives, ensuring that all children survive, learn and are protected from violence. Save the Children has been working in China for over two decades. It is registered as a representative office of an overseas foundation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and reached over 1m children in 2014.

We provide immediate relief to affected children and families in the form of child-friendly emergency supplies, such aschild-sized protective clothing, feeding bowls, and utensils, as well as blankets, torches, and makeshift shelters.  In the crucial moments before more comprehensive healthcare can be secured, we distribute hygiene essentials such as washbasins, towels, soap, and toothbrushes/toothpaste to families.  We also provide breastfeeding mothers with the facilities necessary to keep feeding their babies, and offer nutritional supplements to young children.

Overcoming Distress: In order to ensure the emotional well-being of children in the face of trauma, we train caregivers to provide the necessary emotional support to children following a disaster.  Our proprietary Psychosocial First Aid intervention teaches children to process their grief and anger in healthy and productive ways.  Given the chance to play, talk, and express their feelings in a safe and receptive environment, children have a better chance at reclaiming a sense of normalcy to their lives.

Returning Children to School: We gather and distribute resources to aid schools and early childhood care centres in reopening as soon as possible.  In order to engage our youngest victims, we provide educational toy kits, and facilitate the training of early childhood care professionals through playgroups.  Our HEART (Healing and Education Through the Arts) program encourages children to express and regulate their emotions through activities such as painting, sculpting, dancing.  By exercising their minds and bodies in guided endeavours, children learn to cope with stress and improve their self-esteem, while improving their cognitive, social, and physical skills.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:  

As the project coordinator

-            To support the Humanitarian and DRR manager to coordinate with the internal teams, external partners and consultants to implement the projects on time with good quality.

-            To keep close relationship with local NGOs and coordinate effectively with them during the emergency response. 

Support to the project implementation

-            To prepare the workshops or meetings and ensure all the procedures meet the organizational requests.

-            To support on the internal contract development, procurement and communicate with different function teams.

Working contacts

Internal:   

Programme Implementation team, PDQ team, Finance team and HR team.

External:

Government, Partners, Donors, Project beneficial and community members. 


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

·         Certain experience of emergency response.

·         At least 3 years’ experiences in the relevant areas.

·         Excellent communication skills.

 

·         An understanding of and commitment to, the aims of SC as an organisation working for social change and active in the promotion of the rights of the child.

·         Experiences working with local NGOs will be preferred.

Desirable:

·         At least a bachelor degree. A Master’s degree on policy, DRR, Humanitarian Response, human rights, social science or equivalent fields will be preferred.

·         Knowledge and experience of working with government.

·         Experience of working in emergency response projects. 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

General

·         Demonstrates leadership in the office and compliance with Save the Children policies and practices with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

·         Ensures that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

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.

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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

·         Displays consistent excellent judgement

Child safeguarding level - level 3

The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


If you are interested in this position, please read the Child Safeguarding first, fill in the Application Form and send it back to beijingoffice.china@savethechildren.org before 25 September, 2017.