Senior CRG and Child Protection Coordinator - Child Participation and Accountability Mechanisms
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

Senior CRG and Child Protection Coordinator - Child Participation and Accountability Mechanisms

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GRADE: 6+
TEAM/PROGRAMME: CRG and Child Protection     
LOCATION: Kathmandu
POST TYPE: National (Fixed Term)
CHILD SAFEGUARDING Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

 

ROLE PURPOSE: 
Save the Children is a leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. 


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Child Participation:

  • Prepare, in consultation with relevant SC staff, a framework for SC’s child participation work and implement it/ get it implemented 
  • Design, implement/get implemented innovative ways for child participation that are safe, relevant and meaningful to children
  • Build capacity of SC and partner staff on child participation
  • Ensure child participation is included in project designs across all thematic areas of SC’s work 
  • Support thematic staff to implement child participation in projects all through the project cycle- situation analysis, design, implementation and M&E
  • Provide technical input, necessary support and facilitation to the government at various levels to translate children’s fundamental right to participation (constitutional right) into practice/reality 

Children’s movement:

  • Design and implement children’s movement, including through the use of ICTs, in districts and nationally to realise the CSP 2016-2018 vision for the same
  • Support the Every Last Child campaign and SC’s thematic areas to integrate children’s movement aspects to maximise thematic results as well as SC’s visibility 

Accountability mechanisms:

  • Facilitate and support civil society organisations/ networks to prepare strategic interventions/advocacy strategies to follow up the government on the implementation of UPR recommendations related to children and Concluding Observations from the Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • In close collaboration with civil society networks and the National Human Rights Institutions, undertake research/studies to find out implementation status of UN recommendations and proactively use them for advocacy purposes
  • Proactively engage with civil society to forge broader coalitions for follow up of UN recommendations, mid term/voluntary reporting to UN bodies and for upcoming reporting opportunities 
  • Provide technical support to the government, proactively and as necessary, to design actions plans for implementation of UN recommendations, as well as advocate for the incorporation of such recommendations in relevant government laws, policies, periodic plans and budgets 
  • Disseminate the UN recommendations to partners and children at the national, regional, district and local level as relevant, and in the language appropriate to them, and support and facilitate them for advocacy on issues relevant for them 

Planning and Reporting:

  • Take lead on reporting child participation for internal and external purposes 
  • Lead in Save the Children’s strategy development and review in the area of child participation and ensure that all thematic programs adopt approaches to maximise ethical, meaningful and safe child participation 
  • Support the team in the revision of the CAP to be in line with the thematic strategy in the CSP, the Global priorities, and the country priorities.
  • Support the team in preparing country annual plans and country annual reports on CRG and CP themes 
  • Bring in mechanism to ensure that the CRG and Protection programs reach the hardest to reach and vulnerable children whose rights are violated and who are in need of protection
  • Review project reports from the perspective of child participation and provide feedback to themes 

Program and Proposal Development:

  • Support developing new programs for CRG and Child Protection including writing concept notes and/or proposals in close consultation with other departments and the team
  • Ensure the inclusion of Child Participation in the new programs and proposals
  • Help develop minimum standards for activities/interventions on CRG and Child Protection and revise/update them to continuously improve them, in close coordination with the CRG/CP team and MEAL team
  • Support to develop, in coordination with the CRG/CP team, detailed guidelines for the implementation of projects 

 
Knowledge Management:

  • Keep himself/herself abreast of national/international development on CRG and Child Protection issues and particularly on child participation and international reporting mechanisms and use this in designing programs as well as for advocacy and formulating minimum standards for activities/interventions as relevant. 

Documentation:

  • Take lead in and ensure timely evaluation/review of Save the Children’s child participation work and ensure that recommendations are systematically addressed, including through program design 
  • Organize the documentation and generation of evidence of best practices in child participation and disseminate them to relevant stakeholders nationally, regionally and at the district level

Dual Mandate: 

  • Be prepared for deployment in case of larger scale emergency

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • 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

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master's degree in Human Rights, Law, Political Science, Development Studies, Sociology or related discipline(s)
  • At least 5 years (3 years for GSI group*) of experience in similar field.

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