University degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Public Health, Law or other relevant field of study. A Master’s degree is an added advantage
Post Graduate Qualification in Human Rights, Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or law from a recognized institution is an added advantage
Sound knowledge of Financial Management
A sound understanding of social justice and Human Rights issues with demonstrated experience in Children’s rights advocacy
Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects
Familiarity with standards and guidelines for Child Protection programming and coordination as well as guidance
Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
Strong communication (both oral and written) and documentation skills,
Good engagement skills and ability to network with key child protection actors, United Nations agencies and other Child Rights Civil Society Organizations including Faith Communities
Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
Previous experience of managing a team
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
Support the grant project in development of project designs, annual plans, and budgets.
Ensure timely and quality implementation of project interventions against set targets
Ensure work plans for implementation are made and expectations met.
Contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand child protection risks, map points of services for survivors of child sacrifice and vulnerable children, and to identify and link them to support structures
Analyze trends and develop/align project strategies to meet needs
Ensure maximum integration and synergies of the grant with APs interventions
Facilitate effective implementation of the Localized Amber Alert, Social Norm Change, CoH for CP, Peace Road and other planned project models
Liaises with, and provide updates on progress to, project stakeholders/management.
Develop and maintain a detailed project plan and manage project deliverables in line with the project plan.
Record and manage project issues, scope and change control - escalating where necessary.