Child Protection Senior Officer - Case Management

Job Description

Title: Child Protection Senior Officer - Case Management

Company Name: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor/Masters in any discipline
∎ Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree desired.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ The Child Protection Senior Officer will assist the Child Protection Manager in setting up new or strengthening existing child protection responses for children vulnerable to abuse, neglect, violence, and exploitation (including unaccompanied children), especially as a result of natural disaster. The Child Protection Senior Officer will coordinate child protection staff deployed to natural disaster response (including landslides, flooding, and cyclones) as part of Mobile Medical Teams (MMT), and guide the MMT child protection interventions. Position objectives:
∎ To ensure children harmed or at risk of being harmed, including unaccompanied children, are identified and referred to appropriate services, by providing guidance and technical supervision to MMT Child Protection Officers
∎ To plan and ensure implementation of daily field activities while deployed and not deployed to emergencies
∎ To liaise with other case management actors on management of caseload and referrals
∎ Contract length: 30 June 2023 (with possibility of extension)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Technical Quality
∎ Provide daily guidance on case management activities to the Child Protection Officers in Cox’s Bazar in accordance with the standard tools and procedures.
∎ Ensure appropriate case management steps (including identification, assessment, and referral of urgent child protection cases) and documentation (including data entry) is completed in a timely and quality manner.
∎ Ensure regular supportive supervision sessions with Child Protection Officers to ensure adherence to standard methodology, interagency case management systems, and IRC policy, and ensure that activities are delivered in line with children’s needs and best interests.
∎ Regularly communicate with the Child Protection Manager for updates on achievements and challenges.
∎ Staff Supervision & Development
∎ Directly supervises up to 6 Child Protection Officers.
∎ Maintain open and professional relations with team members, including MMT Team Leaders, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
∎ Works with MMT Team Leaders to ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews.
∎ Assist with the recruitment of Child Protection Officers and Caseworkers, in coordination with the Child Protection Manager.
∎ Ensure support and ongoing capacity building opportunities for Child Protection Officers on technical skills.
∎ Grant Planning & Implementation
∎ Supports implementation and adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.
∎ Coordination & Representation
∎ Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with case management actors in the field, including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
∎ Regularly attend case management meetings at field level.
∎ Program Development
∎ Contribute to the development of the CP program strategic direction for responding to children harmed and at risk of being harmed
∎ Contribute to the development of proposal activities.
∎ Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Health, Nutrition, etc.) at field level.
∎ Monitoring Responsibilities
∎ Support regular field monitoring and modifications as required.
∎ Provide weekly and staff activity reports.
∎ Other Duties
∎ Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
∎ Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 2 years of experience, implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
∎ Previous experience supervising and coordinating a team in a cross-cultural setting preferred.
∎ Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response preferred.
∎ Previous experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff preferred.
∎ Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children
∎ Personal qualities: Teammate, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.
∎ Proficiency in English and Bangla required. Proficiency in Chittagong desirable.

Salary: Tk. 70200 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Insurance, Gratuity, Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Two retention benefits in a year equivalent to two basic salaries

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 8 Aug 2022

Company Information:
∎ 1 Aug 2022
∎ International Rescue Committee (IRC)
∎ Address : 3rd floor, Sayemon Heritage Residence, Baharchora, Cox’s Bazar
∎ Web :
∎ Business : The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, protection and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

Category: NGO/Development

: Standard of Professional ConductIRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.Gender Equality & Equal OpportunityWe are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?

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