Child Friendly Space Facilitator
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
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The Opportunity

ROLE PURPOSE: Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Senior Officer, the Child Friendly Space Facilitator implements structured activities at the CFS to create a learning environment that provides structure and safety, as well as contributing to the child’s emotional security and positive cognitive and physical development. Ensure a variety of structured games and activities within the CFS, catering to the needs of chldren of different ages, genders and abilities,

Prepare a daily/weekly activity schedule should include free time, recreation, expressive activities like drama, drawing and time for small group/large group activities and reports to child friendly space, Plan activities for the coming week with a variety of programs and activities for each age group that engage girls’ active participation. Post the activity schedule at the beginning of each week so children know what to expect Ensure that water is delivered regularly, that there enough for all children attending is and that it is safe to drink. Promote participation by children who have mental or physical disabilities.  Be a positive role model and demonstrate conflict-solving behaviour.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Child protection Officer

 
Key accountabilities
 
Coordination
  • Be a role model for the rest of the Staff and Volunteers in active involvement/ interaction with children in play and all our CP activities. This means to spend as much time as possible in the Child Friendly Centers to inspire the staff and volunteers by showing all children respect, care and commitment in the way we are treating them.   
  • Take a leading role in inspiring and empowering the team in all technical and practical tasks regarding the Child protection program.
Responsibilities
 
  • Supervise and support children’s play activities from 8 to 11:30 am in the morning and 2pm to 5pm in the afternoon, 5 days/week including Fridays
  • Plan activities for the coming week with a variety of programs and activities for each age group that engage girls’ active participation. Post the activity schedule at the beginning of each week so children know what to expect
  • Make sure the CFS and surrounding areas are safe and clear of hazardous materials such as rubble, loose wires, broken concrete, glass and rusty metal
  • Make sure the latrines are child friendly and children use the latrines, Make sure children wash their hands with soap and water after using the latrines and before any food is eaten
  • Make sure that there is absolutely zero tolerance for corporal punishment or aggression from our volunteers, guards or other staff. If this occurs, the Supervisor must immediately reprimand the person and provide a written report to the CP officer, who is obliged to take necessary steps. Supervisor shall also ensure that our zero tolerance for all forms of physical punishment / aggression, motorized vehicles, tobacco or consumption of chat at our CFS, is made ​​known to all who are committed by Save the Children. All such cases shall be immediately reported to the CP officer
 
  Monitoring /evaluation
 
  •  Present weekly/monthly and quarterly project status report to CP officer, which will include activity progress, and highlight any areas which need special management attention.
  • Undertake site supervision to review status of project implementation and to advice or any corrective action that needs to be taken.

Any other duties as assigned by the line manager and/or the SCI management

 
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
 
ROLE

Under direct supervision of the Educate A Child project Manager and education technical specialist matrix supervision, the EAC Project field based education project officer is responsible is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of EAC education project in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures. S/he is also responsible for stakeholder management, which includes development through capacity building and support, of partners working on the project under supervision, documentation, monitoring and reporting of progresses of the project activities in the assigned districts. S/he will also serve as the technical person concerning EAC project at the field- district location, providing technical guidance and supports as necessary, including guidance on appropriately integrating EAC project into education regular education programs as relevant. S/he will be responsible to document implementation lessons, best practices and innovations to inform the successful implementation of EAC project activities. 

 
 
 
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning and Reporting:
  • In close collaboration with woreda education offices prepare annual, quarter’s action plan, and ensures timely submission at the respective woreda level.
  • Provide follow-up and technical support for schools and woreda education offices ensure preparation of timely and quality quarterly and annual project progress reports on the prepared formats
  • Compile school annual plan, reports at the respective woreda level, and ensures timely submission for Gambella Field Office.
  • Prepare compiled quarter and annual plan, report of the project for relevant government bodies at their respective woreda level, and ensures timely submission.

Coordination and Management of Projects Implementation

  • Ensure the EAC  project is implemented in ways responsive to teachers, the community, and children in line

with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance

procedures and provide guidance and technical support to Woreda Education Offices.

  • Ensures integration of activities of government stakeholders and the Improvement of Quality Basic
  • Education and Child wellbeing project and strengthen collaboration at woreda level
  • Identify gaps and provide technical and capacity building support for all stakeholders and WEO.
  • In close collaboration with the Project Manager and other support units (at Field Office level) , WEO and other government stakeholders, facilitate on time implementation of the project activities based on the action plan and ensure implementation quality
  • Ensure active participation of children and other stakeholders in the project activities implementation
Supervision and Monitoring
  • In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator and government stakeholders, maintain strong

supervision and monitoring system to measure achievement and progress toward the project objectives

and expected outcomes and impacts

  • Conduct monitoring and supervision of the planned project activities implementation and provide

technical support to WEO and intervention schools to improve activities implementation quality

  • Strengthen participatory and collaborative supervision and monitoring system including active

participation of children

Staff Management and Mentorship
  • Strengthen team spirit and team work
  • Ensure that WEO schools understand and are able to perform their role based on the project objectives

and expected outcomes

  • In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, facilitate recruitment and capacity building support of

consultants as appropriate.

  • In close collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, provide leadership and manage the performance of intervention schools
Capacity Building
  • In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator and other SCI and government stakeholders staff, identify gaps and facilitate capacity building training and other support for supervisors, teachers, directors students and other stakeholders
  • Arrange experience-sharing media among schools and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the required appropriate technical support is provided for directors, teachers, supervisors and students on time and strengthen team spirit and collaborative work.
 
 
 
Perform any other activities based on line manager’s assignment
 
 
 

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 himself/herself (and their team), takes responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her 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
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPEREINCE
  • Diploma in social work, child care or related degree is preferable.
  • Preferred working experience related to child protection or child care
  • Good organizational, communication and writing skills.
  • Good human relation skills. 
  • The Supervisor must have the ability to participate in direct interaction with children by taking an active role during play and other activities.
  • All of our CP staff must demonstrate an open and inclusive attitude, commitment to the importance of protecting children and manage to work under pressure and appreciate challenges. Good teamwork skills are a must.
  • Respect of Save the Children  rules, policies and code of conduct
Code of Conduct

Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff and its Volunteers. Save the children expects all staffs and volunteers to exhibit good moral and ethical code of conduct during the time of work with refugee children

 
The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


About Save the Children

WE BELIEVE EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FUTURE.

Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.

Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.

All children deserve better.

We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 120 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

ACCELERATING PROGRESS FOR CHILDREN

Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years' experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.

OUR STRUCTURE

We are a global membership organisation, made up of Save the Children International and 29 national members.

We share one name, one strategy and one ambition for all children to survive, learn and be protected.