District Child Protection Officer x 5

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Description :

Duty Station: District Based selected districts are Shamva, Bindura, Murewa, Epworth and Hopely

Reporting: Technical Child Protection Officer

Duration: Six Months


Description of task Under the direct supervision of the Technical Child Protection Officer, the District Child Protection Officer will undertake the following tasks:


? Support programme planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting for the overall Child Protection programme with focus on the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) output area in particular

? Contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection programmes particularly related to programmes aimed at ending violence against children, including addressing harmful practices and abuse and exploitation.

? Support monitoring of programmes/projects through field visits (including remote monitoring in line with COVID 19 safeguarding measures) and exchange of information with stakeholders to assess progress, and identify bottlenecks, potential problems and child protection risks. Make recommendations accordingly to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution. Document best practices and lessons learned.

? Collaborate with Government, other development partners and UNICEF zonal offices on planning and implementation of activities, especially in relation to the dissemination of the survey results and National Prevention and Response Plan. Ensure organizational priorities are fully considered and integrated into development planning and agenda-setting.

? Monitor and verify the optimal and appropriate use of programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) in compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of funds advanced to implementing partners. ? Support monitoring, data collection and reporting against the Child Protection Section annual work plan and the office Annual Management Plan indicators. This will also entail mobilizing funding in support of planned activities, promoting visibility and advocacy for the protection and well-being of children in the humanitarian context

? Work with the Child Protection Specialist in strengthening the Technical Working Group on the National Parenting Programme for effective coordination, implementation of the national parenting programme, and leveraging of resources.

? Provide technical and operational support to the National Technical Working Group to develop the National Parenting Programme, including the development of Programme Guidelines, a National Parenting Manual, a Facilitator’s Manual and a Roadmap to scale-out parenting programme in the country, and any other programme related documents and activities as needs are.

? Support with the coordination, monitoring and reporting on programme results for the section and develop harmonized tools for data collection, consolidation, manipulation and visualization. Collect and consolidate data for donor proposals and reports and both internal and external reporting exercises.

? Support other programme activities related to child protection and integrated initiatives as required by the supervisor

? Contribute to integrating cross-cutting issues into the child protection programme, i.e. gender, communication for development, adolescents, livelihoods opportunities, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), advocacy as well as enhancing cross-sectoral coordination and collaboration.

? Support the implementation of child protection components of the ‘Increased functionality of the National Case-Management System (NCMS)project, including the provision of technical and operational support during the planning and rollout of training and sensitization efforts to promote positive parenting for violence prevention and alternative family-based care and to strengthen the capacity of community-based child protection mechanisms to respond to violence.


Educational Qualifications


A University Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, Law or any other relevant technical field is required; a Master’s degree is an added advantage. Experience Remark

? A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social work, child protection, OVC programming, gender-based violence (GBV), early childhood development, adolescent programming, community development and/or humanitarian work, planning and management of programmes in relevant area, monitoring and evaluation, or any other related field ;

? Demonstrated experience and/or interest in contributing to and promoting early childhood development and the importance of positive parenting and enabling environments, especially in relation to child protection and child rights;

? Good analytical skills and understanding and experience in collecting and analyzing data, generating visual tools, drafting policies and guidelines;

? Experience with multi-stakeholder engagement

? Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral) in English;

? Demonstrated track record in report writing and documentation;

? Experience working with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds;

? Experience in grant management is an advantage; Language skills: English and Shona General Comply with Caritas Zimbabwe Archdiocese of Harare policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures. UNICEF and CARITAS Zimbabwe Archdiocese of Harare have a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

To apply

Application: To apply, email your application letter, CV with three traceable referees. Clearly indicate position and location applied for in the subject line to [email protected] no later than 25 June 2022

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