Under the supervision of the Area Manager, the Project Manager – Child Protection is responsible for development and the implementation of the *“Enhancing the protection of vulnerable refugee and host communities in Kakuma, Dadaab, and Nairobi”* inclusive child protection project, which is part of the HI Kenya sector’s programme strategy. Responsible for strengthening the management and directing the project including capacity assessment and development planning and monitoring. Providing technical guidance and ensuring quality of the implementation of activities as per HI’s standards. Contributing towards the capitalization of experience gained from the project. Coordinating activities with various project partners and interfacing with National and County government authorities, as well as UNHCR and the protection partners in the camps. Promoting the expertise of HI in inclusive child protection, rehabilitation, disability mainstreaming and inclusion among the community/local/national authorities, partners and donors. Ensuring compliance by all people involved in the project with HI policies on Safeguarding.
S/he will be responsible for
1. Overall operational management and technical quality of the project:
1.1 Implementation of the activities
1.1.1 Be in charge of the implementation of the project respecting all the requirements detailed in the project proposal(s) agreed with the donor(s) (logical framework, workplan, monitoring plan etc.) as well as HI technical specificities.
1.1.2 Responsible for the implementation of the project through the various stages of project cycle in close collaboration with UNHCR and partners, local authorities and the relevant ministries.
2.1 Technical support of the project / capacity building and training:
2.1.2 Participates in the development, implementation and technical monitoring of various project activities.
2.1.3 Lead the project in a qualitative approach of activities
3.1 Data collection, monitoring and evaluation
3.1.1 In charge of the implementation and the respect of HI Monitoring and Evaluation policy which includes:
4.1.1 In charge of the writing and making timely submission of the reports requested by the donor(s) taking into account the time required by the different validation steps mission level, technical advisors, HQ, National agencies.
5.1.1 Liaising with Technical advisors and Area manager in the development of the project strategies, interventions and approaches
6.1.1 Ensure that the visibility policy defined by the donor and HI is respected and implemented (stickers, banners, logos, etc.)
2. Child Protection Policy
He/she commits him/herself to comply with the risk management policies of Handicap International, including: the policy on the protection of beneficiaries against exploitation and sexual abuse, the child protection policy. **
3.Supervision of financial, logistic and material resources of the project implementation
4. Management and supervision of staff under his/her line management
5. Establishing and maintaining linkages with partners
6. Contribute towards the capitalization of experience
Identifying issues or subjects for capitalization in collaboration with the technical advisors and coordinators
7. Respect of HI identity, rules and policies
Qualifications and skills required:
At least a Bachelor Degree in psychology, social sciences, community development, law or a related area of study.· At least 3 years of practical project management experience within INGO working in the field of child protection, sexual gender based violence and / or disability.
Previous experience in working in supporting vulnerable children (particularly children with disabilities) is essential.
Experience in technical support to team / partners in the field of child protection, gender-based violence, and/or disability is essential. (Training, evaluation)
Behavioural competencies :
Under the responsibility of the Country Manager , the Area Manager contributes within the area where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the area, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.
He/she will be responsible for :-
Missions 1. Management
1.1: Be the manager (direct report) of the Project managers’ team in the area of assignment
1.2: Steer organization transformation, in particular through managerial and work practice change and continuous improvement of working processes.
2. Contribution to the Programme’s Operational strategy and HI frameworks & regulations
2.1: Contribute to the development of the Programme’s Operational Strategy, and to its implementation and annual monitoring
2.2 : Implement the project part of the Programme’s Operational Strategy:
2.3: Ensure the deployment of and compliance with HI global frameworks, institutional policies and standards.
These include: the mandatory reference frameworks (such as HI Mission & Values or HI Theory of Change: Access to services), all HI’s institutional policies (Security / Code of Conduct and Safeguarding / Bribery prevention / PME and Project Quality Framework / Age-Gender-Disability), all institutional directives and processes; delegation thresholds; security levels…
2.4: Ensure sound management and monitoring of projects under his/her responsibility:
2.5: With both operational opportunities and risks in mind, contribute to the monitoring and analysis made by the line Manager, and propose mitigation measures when relevant
2.6: Support the Country Manager in monitoring the security of the area and ensure adequate resources for employees according to the context
3.1: Develop external influence of HI (forums, operational & strategic alliances, etc.) and the external representation of the organization (events, media) on his/her responsibilities area
Can represent HI vis-à-vis local, national, traditional, political, military and diplomatic authorities and bodies; and international organizations and coordination mechanisms & system.
University Degree in Social Sciences or management discipline or its equivalent
Interpersonal skills (attitudes)
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees current and/or past line managers and their current official contacts mandatory) by email to :- firstname.lastname@example.org The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Project Manager- Child Protection – Dadaab or Kakuma Position” or “Application for Area Manager – Dadaab Position”. or . Please specify the field station you are applying for.
Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage. Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.
HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
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