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Child Protection Manager


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Job Description

  • Country: Warsaw, Poland
  • No of vacancies: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • Organization: IRC
  • Gender: Both 
  • Deadline: N/A 

Specifically, the Child Protection Manager will be responsible for:

1)            Context evaluation: Working with other sector teams, monitor unfolding events in Poland, specifically:

–                      Continually identify areas of displacement, high needs and emerging child protection risks, feeding into protection analysis and contextual background tools/briefs.

–                      Conduct stakeholder analysis: continually review existing actor mapping with a view to establish/strengthen partnerships focused on the delivery of child protection services.

–                      Feed into available inter-agency referral pathways and oversee the timely and effective referrals of Child Protection program clients.

2)            Program design: Based on emerging needs in Poland, work with prospective and current partners, as well as with IRC internal teams, to design quality and responsive child protection interventions, specifically:

–                      Collaborating with partners in the design and implementation of child protection services, based on needs and context.

–                      Facilitating, co-designing training sessions with partners, other sectors, and other relevant stakeholders.

–                      In collaboration with other protection streams and other sectors, ensuring complementary and aligned interventions, through partnerships and direct implementation.

3)            Program management and delivery: Lead child protection program start-up, mid-term review, and adjustment, including:

–                      Support in the recruitment of Child Protection staff.

–                      Training of Child Protection staff in areas including Psychosocial Support, Case Management, Parenting Skills, Referrals, and Child Safeguarding.

–                      Training and workshops materials preparation.

–                      Case management forms and PSS activities forms drafting.

–                      Development and monitoring of work plan.

–                      Conduct program quality monitoring.

–                      Programme report writing.

4)            Coordination & representation:  Working with relevant stakeholders, including technical team, support the development of coordination system, specifically:

–                      Participate in coordination mechanisms and inter-agency technical fora such as reoccurring meetings, actor and service mappings.

–                      Represent IRC in external fora, including in coordination such as the Child Protection Working Groups, with donors and others.

5)            Program quality:  Support program quality through technical oversight and training, ensuring adherence to global standards, specifically:

–                      Develop/contextualize program tools and processes.

–                      Conduct program monitoring with a view to support oversight of quality.

–                      Deliver training sessions on child protection topics and programs.

–                      Integrate technical capacity sharing approaches into partnerships.



–                      Language: English required; Polish and/or Ukrainian desired.

–                      Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Work, Psychology, Law, Human Rights, Social Science, Public Health, Humanities, or another related field, desirable. Postgraduate degree a distinct advantage.

–                      At least three years of experience in Child Protection programs.

–                      International experience in humanitarian settings a distinct advantage.

–                      Experience facilitating group activities, trainings and workshops and mentoring others.

–                      Counselling or case management experience desirable.

–                      Experience in working in refugee camps or other emergency programming settings a distinct advantage.

–                      Excellent communication skills.

–                      Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients/beneficiaries.

–                      Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.

–                      High degree of flexibility and strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks, maintain attention to detail, travel, etc.

–                      Strong commitment to humanitarian and protection principles and IRC values.

–                      Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.


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