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Emergency Child Protection Project Manager

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Activation Date: 28 May, 2021   Announced Date: 29 May, 2021   Expire Date: 05 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Herat
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization salary scale
Vacancy Number: WCUK/ 161
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Herat with frequent travels to project provinces (Badghis and Ghor)
Organization: War Child UK
Years of Experience: 3-4 years’ relevant experience in emergency and ch
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University Degree in Social Science or Social Work or relevant field.
Close date: 05 Jun, 2021

About War Child UK:

War Child was established in 1993 as a response to the brutal effects of conflict on children during the Balkans war. We are currently operational in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. War Child UK started its operation in the Western Region of Afghanistan in 2003 working in three (3) thematic areas namely Education, Protection and Livelihood. War Child UK’s main office is located in Kabul and a sub-office in Herat and Badghis.

Job Description:

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to manage, supervise, coordinate the overall activities of the Child Protection in an Emergency project entitled “Integrated Child Protection in Emergency assistance for the most vulnerable girls and boys affected by conflict, drought, and COVID-19 through the provision of PFA and PSSS, Case Management and referrals, and strengthening community-based child protection system in Herat, Badghis, and Ghor”.  The aim of the project is to ensure vulnerable children and families have timely and effective access to child protection assistance and increased their psychosocial wellbeing with increased resilience to future shocks The project manager will develop a detailed work plan and M&E plan and oversee the timely delivery of the activities. S/he will be responsible for efficient management of project resources including budget. The post holder will also be responsible for project reporting, communication with stakeholders and donors and communities, and will represent War Child UK to the cluster meetings at the provincial level.

Job Description

The Duties and responsibilities may include but not limited to:

Manage the day to day planning and implementation of the project activities ensuring optimal management and utilization of human and financial resources of the project
Facilitate the process of project registration and coordination with the relevant line departments at the city and district level;
Responsible for planning, tracking, and reporting of project deliverables
In consultation with the thematic technical staff in War Child UK, develop relevant training modules and conduct series of training to staff and stakeholders in the projects sites. 
In consultation with the MEAL manager, develop the Indicator Tracking Table for the project and track progress against the indicators. 
Represent the project to relevant government departments, maintain regular contact and build good relations with stakeholders and regularly update them on the progress of the project implementation and challenges.
Carry out monthly budget reviews of the project budget in coordination with the Finance team
Prepare consolidated monthly and quarterly reports for the project including submission of the project reports in the cluster reporting hub.
Participate in the relevant sub-cluster meetings and ensure active representation of War Child UK
Maintain regular communications with community members, CPANs, DCPANs, and other humanitarian actors in the project locations to ensure coherence and quality delivery of the project.
Supervise project staffs and provide guidance in the development of their weekly plan and ensure that project activities as described in the project implementation plan are delivered in a timely manner
Support the security department in conducting regular security field assessments of the project sites.
Oversee and guide procurement, admin, and finance activities of the project are according to organization policies;
Responsible for controlling and monitoring the safety of staff through using PPE kits and considering the Covid-19 protective measures
Other tasks as requested by the Program Manager and Provincial Coordinator


Job Requirements:

University Degree in Social Science or Social Work or relevant field.
3-4 years’ relevant experience in emergency and child protection response projects preferably in humanitarian INGOs.
Experience in working with Children and Women
Excellent coordination, facilitation, and negotiation skills
Proficiency in English (both written and verbal)
Good report writing and presentation skills
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Ability to analyze and solve problems and facilitate effective decision making
High level of self-awareness and good interpersonal relations
High frustration-tolerance level and ability to cope with stressful working conditions
Good problem-solving skills and ability to work independently

Submission Guideline:

Please send a motivation letter, CV to [email protected] before the closing date.
Applications after the closing date will not be accepted.
Please indicate the position title, Vacancy Number in the Subject Line (Emergency Child Protection Project Manager VA# WCUK 161)
 ) otherwise, your application will not be considered.
Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for written tests and interviews.
The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Police check, vetting check, be compliant and sign up to War Child’s Child Safeguarding Policy, anti-bribery policy, code of conduct, and other War Child’s policies prior to a final offer being made.
WCUK is an equal opportunity employer and females are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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