VSF Germany is an international Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in the Republic of Southern Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.
With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, but also developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.
VSF-Germany is implementing ‟Integrated Child Protection in Emergency Services” Project (ICPES) in Pibor, Tonj North and Cueibet counties - South Sudan”.
The Project runs for 12months (May 2021 to April 2022). It is funded by UNICEF.
These positions are expected to help VSF Germany to deliver the following project document outputs:**
Psychological wellbeing of children and adults is improved (CFSs, community based and school based PSS services in place in line with Child Protection Minimum Standards) (Standards 16 & 17)
Extremely vulnerable children including unaccompanied and separated children are reached with individual comprehensive and age-specific case management services (based on their specific needs in line with IA case management SOPs and Child Protection Minimum Standards) in Humanitarian Action (CPMS, Standards: 15, 13).
Children and teachers reached with increased awareness on child protection risks on explosive ordinance in the schools and communities
Duties and Responsibilities
The positions are expected to:
a) Coordinate PSS activities in CFS and school grounds.
b) Establish and functionalize child protection committees/networks (CBCPC/N).
c) Register unaccompanied and separated children, family trace and reunify them, foster parent place them as need arises.
d) Case management services and case closure.
e) Establish CP Help Desks and report child rights violations identified.
f) Establish and functionalize local referral pathways.
g) Build capacity of community volunteers in CP, CR, PFA, PSS, CM and documentation.
h) Train in explosive ordinance risk education
i) Document progress of the activities within the required intervals in the relevant templates citing best practices, lessons learnt challenges and recommendations.
j) Document summary of project progress in narrative, crisp action CP sensitive photography.
k) Manage project activities facilitation and accountability.
The positions are non-accompanied posts in the rural areas of Tonj North and Cueibet Counties.
The positions shall supervise community volunteers and field officers.
Duration of assignment
The assignment is a non-renewable contract lasting from signature date to the end of the project.
These positions shall work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager with administrative oversight of the Country Director, South Sudan Program.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required: -
- Degree/Diploma in counselling psychology as well as project management or related fields.
· Good knowledge and experience in CPIMS data base, CPiE reports, child rights violations incident reports, case files, case management documentation, Child Protection Minimum Standards) (Standards 16 & 17).
- Knowledge of design and implementation of UNICEF CP projects (UASC, EORE, CAAFAG, PSS, PFA, GBV).
- Proven ability and experience in documenting print and pictorial success stories.
- At least 2 years’ experience in CP in E in conflict or post-conflict country.
- Ability to work with conflict affected children is essential.
- Previous similar assignment in South Sudan is an added advantage.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
Knowledge of Juba Arabic is a plus.
Good interpersonal and motivational skills
Strong computer skills in Microsoft packages, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Ability to work under pressure with limited supervision
Team player, problem solver, flexible and self-motivated.
Experience in managing staff and ability to operate in an insecure and dynamic environment
Knowhow of South Sudan Government system is an added advantage
How to apply
How to apply:
Applications should be written in English and submitted to VSF Germany on or before Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 5.00 PM. Only those shortlisted will be contacted for interviews.
Interested candidates should submit an application letter, CV and related testimonials with 3 names (one of them being their immediate supervisor) with their telephone and e-mail contacts to the E-mail address: email@example.com OR drop their applications at VSF Germany- Juba Office at Hai Malakal- opposite Finance South Sudan
Indicate the Job Title i.e. Project Officer – Child Protection on the subject line of your application (if sent through email) or on the envelope if hand-delivered.
*Adherence to VSF Germany protection policies - Child Protection and PSEA is non-negotiable.