International Medical Corps(IMC)

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Child Protection Technical Coordinator

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Country:CameroonDepartment:International Programs Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background

International Medical Corps' Child Protection (CP) program focus on improving prevention to children exploitation and abuse by strengthening communities networks and structures in the most vulnerable areas of Far North, East, Adamawa and North. The program also prevent and protect refugee, IDP children and other vulnerable children from the risks of violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect in the Far North, North, East, and Adamawa regions through direct service provision in partnership with government, local and community structures.

Job Purpose

The primary function of the CP Technical Coordinator is to provide technical assistance in-person and remotely to field program colleagues implementing CP programs. They will have the central responsibility focused on program quality and IMC representation as far as CP programming is concerned. The CP Technical Coordinator will oversee the implementation of IMC programs in Far North, East, Adamawa and North regions of Eastern Region of Cameroon, to ensure programs are delivered timely and with high quality, and according to internal International Medical Corps and donor regulations.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive

Program Management/Integration

  • Work closely with the Program Director, Field Coordinators and field teams to determine the operational needs of the program across all sites
  • Lead development of donor deliverables and other reports and ensure that they are of high quality, timely, and are results-oriented.
  • Lead various assessments, researches and evaluation capturing lessons learnt and good practices
  • Provide technical support to project team in the field through workshops, remote supports and field visits.
  • Ensure that Child protection is mainstreamed in all the other sectors within IMC and that all staff members are informed on Child safeguarding policy.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action as-needed to improve goal achievement.
  • Develop strategies for building the capacity of healthcare providers, services providers and communities to support children at risk or victim of human right abuse,
  • Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness.
  • Analyze trends of CP and develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs
  • Review proposals, periodic and final reports and PMT and share feedback with M&E and irrespective Program Officer
  • Monitor different projects to ensure budget, procurement and work plans are applied by field teams accordingly
  • Review different ToR and PR from different field sites and submit to Program Director for approval
  • Prepare weekly conference call (technical, pipeline,…)
  • Supervise and mentor staff implementing CP activities
  • Develop support strategies for CP staff and introduce principles of self-care F
  • Ensure mainstreaming of child protection and participation in all parts of the organizational thinking, programming and positioning.
  • Organize and support clinical trainings, as appropriate.
  • Participate in cluster/sector & coordination meetings relevant to the program
  • Ensure programmatic compliance with IMC and different donors’ rules and regulations.
  • Work with teams and communities to develop IEC materials and conduct raising awareness activities
  • Conduct assessments and contribute to production of proposals for new projects
  • Review PMT (Program Management Tool), pipeline and periodic and final reports, on time and ensure data are accurate based on each donor requirement,
  • Work closely with HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed

Representation

  • Represent different CP projects in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, CP Working Group Meeting and INGO coordination meetings as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other implementing and technical partners, MINAS, Ministry of Youth and donors.
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the organization amongst the UN and NGO community
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct

Human Resources Management

  • Assist in the selection and training of qualified program staff and contribute to staff appraisal and propose to field coordinators promotions, appropriate disciplinary action and termination of staff when appropriate
  • Supervise and mentor staff to ensure their smooth and effective operations
  • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

Training/ Capacity Building

  • Train CP staff to become leaders of CP prevention and response. Depending on skill sets and required roles, trainings may include: gender, guiding principles of addressing CP case management, CP case identification, referral pathway development, counselling skills, listening skills, interviewing skills, compassionate care, BCC, facilitation skills, mobilization, program cycle management, PMT, pipeline, etc.
  • Provided training to community leaders to facilitate prevention and referral of vulnerable children to appropriate services.
  • Support field teams in preparation and execution of celebration of international events that would give the opportunity to communities to empower themselves and help bringing more protection for women and girls.
  • Train senior national CP staff to increase their responsibilities, build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs

Working Relationships

  • Maintain frequent communication with Program Director and Field Coordinators,
  • Work with Field Coordinators, program manager, finance managers/officers and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs supplies are within budgeted targets
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary

Security

  • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with national staff and community leaders

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report. Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study

Experience

  • Five years’ experience in CP program design and implementation, of which at least three year is in developing countries
  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus

Competencies

  • Profound cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Ability to relate and motivate national staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, government representatives and others

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

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