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Egypt: Child and Adolescent Survivors Coordinator (CASI)

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Egypt: Child and Adolescent Survivors Coordinator (CASI)

Deadline for application: 
15 Dec 2019
Norwegian Refugee Council
Job type: 

NRC is seeking a talented individual for the post of Child and Adolescent Survivors Coordinator (CASI) level P4.

The Gender Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR), led by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is seeking the support of a new CASI expert to improve the quality of and access to services for child and adolescent survivors of sexual violence in emergencies. Candidates will Protection experience are highly desirable.

The purpose of this role is to build inter-agency practitioner capacity, technically support the child protection (CP) and GBV AoR Rapid Response and REGA (Regional Emergency Gender Based Violence Advisor) Team. The successful candidate will support global learning and knowledge management documenting lessons learned, best practices as well as gaps in CP-GBV coordination at the field, regional and global level. 

Please note that this position may involve extensive travel (up to two thirds of time). This is a super opportunity to work for a great organisation and applicants must be available for immediate deployment to this position. 

The likely base will be a UNFPA regional office and this will be potentially be Cairo, Egypt. This will be confirmed at interview stage.

Duties and responsibilities
  • To support GBV and CP coordination groups to create linkages and ensure child and adolescent friendly actors can provide case management, inclusive of psycho social support to survivors
  • To support coordination groups in identifying members’ capacity building needs related to GBV and child protection response and procedures as relevant to ensuring access and quality services for child and adolescent survivors. Assist in linking them to learning opportunities and where appropriate, directly provide capacity building support through training and on-going coaching
  • To facilitate Caring for Child and Adolescent Survivors CP-GBV Case Management Coordination Workshop to support coordination groups in developing contextualised CP-GBV agreements on ways to work together to provide high quality care to child survivors
  • To promote inclusive engagement of relevant local actors in CP and GBV coordination mechanisms and inclusion of relevant services for child and adolescent survivors in referral pathways
  • To support CP and GBV coordination groups in establishing more predictable cooperation related to child and adolescent survivors (e.g through integrating relevant procedures in respective SOPs, referral pathways, sub-cluster strategies etc.)
  • To promote the inclusion of cooperative approaches between GBV and CP actors in Humanitarian Needs Overview and Response plans, including local partner participation in coordination and institutional capacity building 
  • To facilitate coordination groups in establishing mechanisms for inter-agency monitoring of quality 
  • To build capacity of GBV AoR field support teams including REGA/REGS and coordination team on child protection approaches 
  • To perform other related duties as required. 
  • First-level University degree in in social work, public health, community health or other relevant social or health sciences directly related to programming.  A higher level University degree will be seen as an advantage
  • A minimum of 7 years professional experience of relevant work in GBV/ CP programming, with a focus on working with child survivors and adolescent girls
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing, monitoring and evaluating Protection and CPiE (Child Protection in emergencies) programmes in humanitarian settings with knowledge of development settings  
  • Proven experience in coordination, capacity development in preventing, mitigating and responding to GBV for individuals and organisations
  • Experience in integrating participatory methods for community engagement and mobilisation to effective implement and maintain a GBV prevention and response program
  • Knowledge of contributing factors to and causes of GBV, especially in humanitarian settings, and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions
  • Experience in managing a program which supports children and  adolescent survivors
  • Knowledge of GBV prevention, mitigation and response will be seen as an advantage
  • Direct case management, experience with child marriage and supervision experience highly desirable. 
Personal qualities
  • Self-motivated, with good judgement and initiative and the ability to work well with others  
  • Able to prioritise and achieve results  
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities under tight deadlines  
  • Must be flexible and adaptive to change  
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication  
  • Proficiency in other languages is a strong advantage (particularly Arabic and French)  
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to successfully engage stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strong capacity to handle complex tasks independently. 

Application procedures and CV registration

  • Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport
  • Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location
  • The NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates

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