TITLE: Child Protection Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development Quality Advocacy Department (PDQA)
CONTRACT LENGTH: Fix Term
POST STATUS: National
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
As a member of the Programme Development Quality and Advocacy team, the Child Protection Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation of high quality and innovative child protection programs, including child protection system strengthening, child protection services professionalism, as well as awareness raising activities.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Child Protection National Lead
Staff reporting to this post: No
SC China Staff directly interacting with this post: Director of PDQA, Director of Programme Operations, Child Protection project staff across China; Communication team; Donor Relations and Awards Management Department, Monitoring and Evaluation staff;
SCI and member staff directly interacting with this post: SCI and SC member technical Advisors;
External interacting with this post: Ministry of Civil Affairs; Civil Affairs deparment of different levels; Universities and Research Institutions; International and domestic NGOs.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Knowledge Management and Learning
Strengthen technical expertise of child protection programs by keeping up to date on the global debate, and incorporating learning from key research initiatives and regional/global trends to program development and implementation
Ensure that summary products of child protection programs, learning materials, related child protection policies, operational research and good practice documentation are stored, sorted and shared on a timely basis
Technical Assistance and Program Quality
Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to provide support on project monitoring, indicator development and monitoring tools development for common approaches
Apply new media, online learning and new technique in delivering capacity building initiatives
Communication and Campaign
Support the Communication Department for public awareness raising and campaign work
Support the Communication Department to develop information, education, and communication materials on child protection
Development and growth of the Program
Assisting the Donor Relations team as needed with external representation and donor communications
Implementation of National Activities
Implement national activities of child protection program with good quality
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
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.
sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
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.
develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.
honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Master in social work, social studies, or Sociology, preferably related to child development psychology, child protection, curriculum development
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Good communication skills and strong analytical skills
Recommended advanced fluency in both Chinese and English
Willing to learn, self-motivate and self-driven and taking initiatives, being innovative
Good inter-person skills and be a team worker
Internship and/or research experiences that related to child protection and social work, such as research on child protection in China, case management and supervision, positive discipline in school or at home, psychological support/consoling, child protection project management, etc.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities 机会均等
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
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.
Health and Safety 健康与安全
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.