Position details

Vacancy id VAC-8156
Job title VAC-8156 National Child Protection Sub Sector Coordinator / Localization Expert
Location Tripoli
Apply by 23-Sep-2022
Start date 01-Oct-2022
Duration 5 months
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Diploma in 5 to 10 (essential).
Master's in 2 to 10 (essential).
PhD in 2 to 10 (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Child Protection experience (essential).
Minimum of Essential year/s of demonstrable relevant Communication experience (essential).
Minimum of Essential year/s of demonstrable relevant Advocacy / Human Rights experience (essential).
Minimum of Desirable year/s of demonstrable relevant Civil Society & NGO’s experience (desirable).
Geographical experience Minimum of Desirable year/s of experience in libya (desirable).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).
Fluent in Arabic (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

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Overview of position

Under the global leadership of the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), in 2005 the Inter-Agency Standing committee (IASC) adopted the ‘Cluster Approach’ to address the gaps and increase the effectiveness of humanitarian response in situations of internal displacement, complex emergencies and natural disaster. The aim of the cluster approach at the global level is to strengthen system-wide preparedness and coordination by ensuring predictable leadership and accountability in all main sectors or areas of humanitarian response. At the country level the cluster approach aims to strengthen partnerships, predictability and accountability of international humanitarian action, by improving prioritization and clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of humanitarian organizations. Globally, UNICEF has been designated as the lead agency for Child Protection and have the equivalent responsibilities to cluster lead agencies and should engage alongside the Protection Sector in all inter-sector processes. In Libya, the government, UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs channel humanitarian coordination through activated thematic sectors with clear terms of reference. The sectors coordinate among each through the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) that is chaired by UNOCHA and reports to the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) chaired by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) who is also Resident Coordinator. Under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator, a key pillar of OCHA's mandate is to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors. Humanitarian coordination seeks to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability, accountability, and quality partnerships.

Role objectives

• Support in the update of partner and service mapping for national child protection partners (i.e, 5Ws) in Libya for the child protection Sub-Sector, namely the 5Ws. She/he could be instrumental in following up with service mapping, including supporting ongoing efforts by UNICEF to map out Child Protection services from government statutory service providers and the social workforce in West, East and South of Libya.

• Support the identification of capacity gaps and training needs of national NGOs/CSOs, MoSA when it comes to child protection in emergencies related interventions (Psychosocial support, family tracing and reunification, mental health and psychosocial support, case management, monitoring and reporting of grave child rights violations, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education, community engagement etc) and in general of emergency preparedness and response.

• Based on identification of capacity gaps, plan and deliver relevant capacity building modules for national NGOs, CSOs, MoSA and the front-line workers.

• In coordination with CPSS and UNICEF facilitate sustained engagement with MoSA both at Tripoli level and in the other regions of Libya.

• Represent the Sub-Sector in consultations with local authorities including MoSA.

• Support advocacy efforts with relevant government departments on child protection issues in Libya with a specific focus on vulnerable children including refugee and migrant children, IDPs, children living with disabilities, etcetera.

• Undertake regular consultations with national NGO and CSOs on issues of priority to the Sub-Sector. • Ensure inclusion and active participation of national NGOs and CSOs in the coordination group.

• Ensure two-way communication and sustained collaboration between national NGO/CSOs and the Sub-Sector. • Encourage the involvement of MoSA in the activities of the Sub-Sector.

• Participate in / ensure cross cutting and mainstreaming of child protection in various meetings taking place in regions Support and/or facilitate translation in meetings and documents to support the coordinator and members when necessary.

Project reporting

The national CPSS coordinator will be working closely with the international CPSS coordinator and UNICEF CP Specialist (CPIE) under the overall guidance of Chief, Child Protection.

Key competencies

Key competencies include, drive for results, partnership, alliance building, communication, strategizing, working with people, managing ambiguity, to name a few:

• At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national level in child protection, including in coordination functions.

• Advance knowledge of child protection approaches, practices and applications.

• Excellent analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.

• Excellent English writing and editing skills.

• Fluency in English and in Arabic.

• Prior experience working with national NGOs/CSOs.

• Experience in advocacy with government authorities considered an asset. • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization. 

Team management

The national child protection Sub-Sector coordinator will work closely with the international child protection Sub-Sector coordinator and work closely with the national CSO. Team management is required.

Further information

The consultant will be expected to submit every month a work plan and a narrative report for the next period to proceed with the payment. In the report, the consultant is expected to provide an update on the below deliverables.

• Support the identification of capacity gaps and training needs of national NGOs/CSOs, MoSA when it comes to child protection in emergencies related interventions (Psychosocial support, family tracing and reunification, mental health and psychosocial support, case management, monitoring and reporting of grave child rights violations, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education, community engagement etc) and in general of emergency preparedness and response.

• Based on identification of capacity gaps, plan, facilitate and support delivery of relevant capacity building modules for national NGOs, CSOs, MoSA and the front-line workers.

• Support and facilitate sustained engagement with MoSA both at Tripoli level and in the other regions of Libya.

• Represent the Sub-Sector in consultations with local authorities including MoSA as well as Areas/regional coordination group.

• Represent the Sub-Sector at the Area Coordination Group meetings together with CP Area-Based Focal Points in enhancing mainstreaming of child protection in other sectors.

• Support advocacy efforts with relevant government departments on child protection issues in Libya with a specific focus on vulnerable children including refugee and migrant children, IDPs, children living with disabilities, etcetera.

• Undertake regular consultations with national NGO and CSOs on issues of priority to the Sub-Sector.

• Ensure inclusion and active participation of national NGOs and CSOs in the coordination group.

• Ensure two-way communication and sustained collaboration between national NGO/CSOs and the Sub-Sector.

• Encourage and ensure the involvement of MoSA in the activities of the Sub-Sector.

• Support and facilitate translations during meetings and Sub-Sector documents when necessary.

Disclaimer:
· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.