The Children in Emergencies (CiE) Sector Technical Advisor covers the education and child protection portfolio for WV Iraq. They will provide sector technical leadership and management in project and proposal design, staff capacity building, quality assurance, evaluation and documentation for multiple education and child protection projects in KRI/Iraq.
WV Iraq Goal: Supporting the most vulnerable in a shifting Context.as Syrian refugees in KRI and federal government of Iraq as required. Key sectors of the program include Food assistance, Health, Child Protection & Education (CPiE), Economic Development & Livelihoods and WASH. The project area covers camps, host communities and returnees.
Position Goal: To provide leadership for the WVI Iraq CiE program which includes the provision of technical input into assessments, program design, budgets, monitoring and evaluation, and representing WV Iraq in clusters and others foras. The role will also require developing sector approaches and strategy, planning for project specific designs and budgets in education and protection with the support of local team leaders and multi-sector project managers. In addition, they will support the project implementation leads (project coordinators) and develop their understanding of the technical approaches, building links with other stakeholders including Government representatives, other NGOs in education and related sectors (e.g. Protection cluster, education cluster, child protection, Camp management, UN, CiE cluster and sub cluster, etc) to identify gaps. Provide technical leadership for in advocacy and effectiveness research related to CiE in partnership with M&E and Advocacy colleagues. The CPiE Technical Advisor will ensure that Child Well Being indicators are captured in all WV Iraq’s project designs.
Assessment, Design and Acquisition Planning
Lead the technical approach design for new CiE projects
Monitor the inclusion of Child Wellbeing indicators in the design of all WV Iraq projects.
Under guidance of the programmes team and with support from field teams, write / co-develop CiE proposal technical section, budget, budget narratives, crosscutting theme integration with CiE (gender, DNH, protection, WASH…).
Engage with MoH, UNICEF, Child protection sub cluster, donors and program officers to identify gaps and needs for new programming
Work closely with the MEAL (M&E) team to select indicators and develop monitoring plans & assessments for CiE projects
In close collaboration with the Programmes Team, develop an acquisition plan and engage with donors to promote CiE funding
Lead the development of the CiE components of the response and strategy.
Provide technical guidance to existing projects
Develop project specific quality benchmarks to monitor quality during project implementation.
At project startup, provide an overview for project staff on project specific technical approach.
Provide support to project managers and Zonal Managers implementing CiE projects through field visits and capacity building.
Engage with school management or departments of education as needed.
Assist in the formation of statistical reports on education and protection issues
Establish and maintain World Vision and other best practice standards for CiE programs in cooperation with Regional Office counterparts
Monitor and assist in evaluating CiE and nutrition program.
Ensure that gender and protection are mainstreamed in all activities within WV programming
Be an active participation with all stakeholders, including MoE, UNICEF, Cluster, other operating partners, community, and other CiE actors to ensure programme coherence and avoidance of service gaps and overlap
Engage in CiE cluster and sub cluster meetings. Demonstrate WV capacity to the clusters.
Focal point for social cohesion.
To assess, design and implement appropriate training programs to equip and upgrade knowledge and skills of CiE staff.
Assist coordinators and team leaders in other sectors in development of appropriate to CiE, hygiene and nutrition promotion information.
Capacity build CiE teams with reference to community processes.
Document training program results.
Ensure the programs take into account local capacities of local personnel and local community groups, ensure open community participation and consultation
Orient and train staff, community and partners on international standards (eg. The Sphere Project, DO NO HARM etc.) and their application
Ensure the Program Accountability Framework is integrated in the CiE and nutrition.
Promote local capacities for peace by periodic analysis of program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Master’s Degree in education or relevant social science
Proven ability in program design, management and proposal development
Proven ability in sector approach and strategy development
Proven ability in capacity building including training
Working knowledge of Child Protection and Education in Emergencies programming.
Excellent written and oral ability in English. Good Arabic communication skills (oral and written).
Knowledge of the Minimum Standards (MS for EiE; MS for CP in Humanitarian Action; Inter-Agency Guideline on Mental
CiE & Psycho-social Support) and experience in active participation on key coordination forums.
At least 5-10 years in humanitarian and development work in past decade mostly in emergency responses
Excellent English communication skills (oral and written). Good Arabic communication skills (oral and written) preferable
Understanding of project timelines, budgets and deliverables. Ability to adapt when and as needed
Strong experience in managing staff, partners and facilitating capacity building
Ability to lead/contribute to multi or single sector assessments from CiE perspective and inform program design based on assessment results and analysis
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina
A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.
Able to use a computer, with word-processing and spreadsheets, (e.g. Microsoft Office; Excel)
Attendance at course on INEE/ Child Protection Minimum Standards course within the past 3 years
Previous experience with early childhood development, basic education and youth in emergencies programming
Technical competency in child protection and education in emergencies and ability to work effectively in chaotic environments.
Working experience in the Middle Easter countries or Syria Crisis would be favorably considered.
Preferred: completed a recognized personal security course in the past 3 years.
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to _50_% of the time.