Deadline of this Job: 31 October 2022

JOB DETAILS:
The USAID/Empowered Children and Adolescent Program I (USAID/ECAP I) works to mitigate against the impact of HIV and improve the health and well-being of Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (VCA) through the delivery of high-impact, evidence-based, and age-appropriate interventions with a family-centered, customized approach for each VCA sub-population. The activity is being implemented by the Catholic Medical Mission Board Zambia (CMMB-Z) in partnership with Pact Zambia, Grassroots Soccer (GRS), and the Catholic Medical Mission Board Inc.

About the Project
CMMB Zambia has been implementing a USAID project, Empowered Children and Adolescents Program I (USAID/ECAP I) since September 30, 2020. The project will continue and is scheduled to end on September 29, 2025.
USAID/ECAP I seeks to improve the social and health outcomes of vulnerable households in the high HIV burden districts of Chingola, Kitwe, Luanshya, Ndola, and Mufulira in Copperbelt province, Solwezi district in North-Western province, Mansa and Nchelenge districts in Luapula Province and Kasama and Mbala in Northern Province.
USAID/ECAP I is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals with relevant experience for the following position aimed at contributing to the strategic vision of the USAID/ECAP I Project.
Job Title: Regional Economic Strengthening Coordinator
Department/Unit: Programs
Location: Ndola and Mansa
Reports to: Regional Social Services Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY
The Regional Economic Strengthening and Parenting Coordinator will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and activities to improve the economic stability of young people and households caring for vulnerable children and adolescents supported by USAID Empowered Youth Project I (ECAP1). S/he plays will play a pivotal role in planning for all aspects of livelihoods and economic opportunities related activities for the project by ensuring that these services respond to the needs of the intended beneficiaries and project objectives.
This includes coordination and provision of TA and support related to economic strengthening activities including, but not limited to, training and mentoring of Community Economic Strengthening and Parenting Facilitators (CESPF) and case workers on economic strengthening approaches, innovations, and models; oversight of savings groups; enterprise development and links to wage employment activities; and to ensure that Economic Strengthening components are linked to the project goal. This position will report to the Regional Social Services Coordinator Based at Project Management Unit (PMU) in Ndola and Regional Office in Mansa

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervise Economic Strengthening program activities, ensuring a high-level of quality including the design, development and implementation of technical guidance as it relates to Economic Strengthening, ensuring all activities are addressing the needs of VCA and their caregivers.
• Exercising a supportive supervision approach, train and mentor technical staff responsible for service provision, child wellbeing and the empowerment of vulnerable adolescents and their caregivers.
• Build awareness of key Economic Strengthening concepts and principles among the project staff. This includes assisting families in earning and saving income, managing money, allocating household resources to improving children and youth’s wellness outcomes, and small business and enterprise development and management.
• Develop and guide project staff and CESPF on effective methodologies for identifying appropriate Economic Strengthening interventions for specific households and VCA (i.e. credit and market opportunities, group savings, income generation, micro-enterprise development training, other vocational training opportunities, etc.). Train/mentor in principles and standards for good implementation of, or linkages to these interventions.
• Develop and ensure the implementation of strategies and interventions that promote the economic empowerment of VCAs and Young People.
• Coordinate the implementation of PEPFAR approved evidence-based Economic Strengthening interventions with partners and beneficiaries.
• Ensure the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned, capture timely, high-quality information and utilize data to inform decisions and foster learning and innovation.
• Monitor and maintain relevant manuals, training materials, and reports for economic strengthening.
• Ensure all economic strengthening strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
• Create and implement a plan to engage the private sector in economic strengthening activities for greater and sustainable impacts.
• Lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual planning, monitoring, and reporting for all Economic Strengthening related activities.
• Oversee pilot or demonstration projects to test and adopt specific ES activities.
• Regularly visit savings groups to provide appreciative support and supportive supervision and to ensure that a spirit of motivated teamwork and open communication is maintained throughout the project sites.
• Identifying emerging areas of challenge and participating in the modification of program materials to meet those needs.
• Ensuring that program information is accurately and promptly communicated from and to the field.
• Regularly travel to the field to provide Economic Strengthening technical support and mentorship to the CESPF, Anchor Farmers and Small Livestock Committees.
• Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
• Prepare regular reports documenting processes, outputs and outcomes of Ecomic Strengthening work and report to the Regional Social Services Coordinator
• Maintain a respectful workplace by always modelling respectful behaviour and supporting co-workers’ opinions and ideas. Report complaints of harassment, discrimination, and hostile work environment

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Health or any related Social Science with relevant experience in the field area
• Five experience in designing, implementing and monitoring household economic strengthening activities working on multifaceted and complex development programs.
• Should have technical management experience, including direct supervision of Community Volunteers and technical teams
• Must have knowledge of social protection, household economic strengthening, and microenterprise and market development instruments and frameworks
• Experience in leveraging private sector partnerships and resources for creation of business opportunities, business mentorship and skills training, market access, strategies to strengthen household resilience, etc.
• Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills including such skills in English.
• Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow without constant or close supervision
• Must have excellent training skills in working with adult learners, particularly at the community level, experience in an appreciative approach a plus.

Deadline of this Job: 09 November 2022

JOB DETAILS:
The role of Program Support Specialist – CIV will provide subject matter expertise regarding the design and implementation of CIV interventions, except for areas covered by specific technical Program Support Specialists in the national office. Depending on the Frontline Church Partner and National Office needs, these interventions may include WaSH, infrastructure, disaster response, income generation, parental education and similar activities. This role will collaborate with other Program Support Specialists, Program Trainers and the Partnership team to ensure Compassion staff and Frontline Church Partners have appropriate support in the design, delivery and monitoring of interventions related to their expertise.

Within their area(s) of expertise, the Program Support Specialist – CIV will:
1) Serve as a SME to leadership in developing annual national intervention strategies with other relevant Program Support Specialists
2) Collaboratively design / plan interventions aligned with the national office strategy
3) Support implementation and reporting of interventions
4) Stay current with national policies, industry standards and best field practices
5) Develop and maintain networks for partnerships, strategic alliances and local resource mobilization
6) Use programmatic data to improve intervention effectiveness
7) Review and analyse relevant information received from the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialists and the GMC Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Team to determine the most appropriate interventions that will result to the achievement of Outcomes

Responsibilities
• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
• Acts as an advocate to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commits to and prioritizes child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abides by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Reports any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately supports responses to incidents if they occur.
• Supports overall holistic child development and provides ongoing subject matter expertise in individual areas of specialization. Aids partnership facilitators and cross-functional staff and managers by providing coaching and knowledge within area of specialty. Supports child development community learning and improvement among staff and other stakeholders.
• Regularly assesses changing need for and ability to deliver programming within area of expertise. Consolidates national and local data to identify common gaps and patterns. May develop strategy; maintains and supports the implementation of strategy within area of expertise. Provides advice in support of other strategy development with the national office as needed.
• Provides skilled program design support to other staff. Supports the ongoing development and implementation of local program design in alignment with the global objectives. May provide expertise to other national office professionals, support staff and FCP staff/volunteers to ensure that Frontline Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to provide holistic development to caregivers, children and youth.
• May facilitate the identification of resource components (internal and external) for specific child development strategies and plans in support of partnership facilitator efforts with FCPs. May provide information to management and other decision-makers regarding allocation of appropriate resources. May provide input to and/or develop Interventions for funding within area of expertise.
• Designs, implements, and monitors specific holistic child development strategies and interventions. Serves partnership facilitators by providing capacity-building and child/youth/caregiver engagement activities in area of expertise. May contextualize portions of curriculum relevant to their expertise or other resources for child and youth development. Works with partnership facilitators by ensuring intervention records, reports, and other documentation are accurate, complete and delivered to appropriate stakeholders.
• Reviews data, reports and utilizes findings to support management and key stakeholders in improving program initiatives, interventions and child outcomes.
• May provide expertise to other program support staff in the national office.

Faith
• Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Culture
• Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.

Education
• Bachelor’s Degree in International Development or related field

Skills & Competencies
• Ability to write and manage interventions/grants
• Ability to review/analyse information, reach conclusions and make relevant decisions/recommendations
• Ability to think programmatically and make recommendations/decisions based on this
• Ability to support FCPs with selection and design of CIV interventions
• Ability to coordinate and facilitate discussions across multiple working groups
• Ability to collaborate well both internally & externally
• Ability to demonstrate servant leadership & live out Compassion’s Partnership Principles in supporting Frontline Church Partners
• Ability to network with other ministries & organizations
• Ability to represent Compassion on a professional level
• Ability to communicate (verbal & written) in a clear and effective manner

*Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above

Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

Travel Requirements
May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

Deadline of this Job: 09 November 2022

JOB DETAILS:
This intermediate specialist ensures appropriate child protection and child safeguarding plans are clearly understood by the appropriate stakeholders. This incumbent facilitates appropriate response, reporting, and management of assigned child protection cases from initial discovery through completion. In addition, he or she provides consultation and support to all stakeholders regarding effective child protection practices. Work may have direct impact in more than one field office. At this career level, the incumbent performs independently on moderately complex issues. He or she may coach other specialists.

Responsibilities
• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
• Acts as an advocate to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commits to and prioritizes child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abides by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Reports any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately supports responses to incidents if they occur.
• Supports overall holistic child development and provides ongoing subject matter expertise in individual areas of specialization. Aids partnership facilitators and cross-functional staff and managers by providing coaching and knowledge within area of specialty. Supports child development community learning and improvement among staff and other stakeholders.
• Facilitates appropriate response and reporting of all child protection cases and provides support to all stakeholders regarding effective child protection practices. Applies problem solving skills to the implementation of strategies/approaches, advocacy campaigns, prevention work, and/or case planning for child protection incidents from initial reporting through lessons learned.
• Leverages an expanding knowledge of evidence-based best practices for the prevention of and response to, and healing from child abuse, neglect and exploitation. Consults with partners on Compassion’s child protection and child safeguarding policies, procedures, standards, and expectations, supporting partners to develop ownership of comprehensive child protection practices. Shares knowledge of legal frameworks, local resources, social service/child protection systems, investigation protocols and connections with national networks with partners, colleagues, and leaders. Engages in crucial conversations regarding the protection of children and youth, the necessity of reporting and intervention, the nature and complexity of trauma, and the critical nature of physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe and healthy environments to children’s development.
• Applies basic consulting skills to share technical knowledge and expertise, providing advice that can be applied to specific prevention and response situations, and effectively support the party for whom they are providing consultation. Generally provides support to less experienced child protection staff, partnership facilitators, program support and implementation, and other stakeholders and leadership, and church partner members, including their volunteers, leaders, and board members. Includes direct visits to customer/constituent groups for technical assistance, support, and guidance.
• Conducts investigations into allegations of abuse of beneficiaries. Maintains responsibility for investigation completion. Wherever possible and appropriate, collaboratively engages with partners to empower them to complete investigation activities, but directly engages in action steps when necessary. May provide coaching to partners on survivor-centered best practices when completing investigations. Activities may include effective and appropriate interviewing of witnesses, victims, alleged perpetrators and/or others with knowledge of the case, making arrangements for the care and treatment of victims, effective case coordination and communication with relevant staff members, timely case documentation, consultation and work with external parties and resources. Makes recommendations to leaders regarding partnership statuses based on identified risks and organizational values, partner resources to cases and evaluations of beneficiary safety in programming.
• In partnership with training staff and partnership teams, assists in the delivery of training materials and curriculum on a broad spectrum of child protection topics, ensuring that stakeholders have ongoing, high-quality learning materials in the area of child protection and child safeguarding. Supports trainer preparation or the delivery of training materials as requested.
• Helps develop child protection strategy within assigned office and provides for local adaptation and implementation of strategy and plans of action, including engagement with all relevant partnership and program support teams and colleagues. Contributes towards continual improvement of strategy and plans of action.
• Conducts regular assessments to identify child safeguarding risks as well as guide partners in conducting assessments at the local program level. Performs child protection and child safeguarding assessments, mapping exercises and evaluates external country/sub-county level data to inform next steps. Conducts risk mitigation activities and interventions identified in risk assessment in collaboration with local partners.
• Completes documentation related to assessments, incident allegation reporting and case management, plans, needs assessments, risk assessment and mitigation efforts in a timely manner. Compiles documentation to be retained confidentially and/or shared in support of strategic activities, support to partners, advocacy, or team communication, according to established guidelines. Maintains records in accordance with Compassion standards, engages in appropriate file sharing system to ensure access to non-confidential information for others.
• Supports church partners in accessing and the effective use of the online reporting system. Reviews cases entered into the system for assigned area or region, makes assignments, case restrictions and/or notifications as necessary. Ensures appropriate follow-ups, case notes and other supporting documentation are entered by the relevant responsible parties. Completes and enters own case notes and other documentation into the system of record for cases s/he is responsible for in a timely manner according to Compassion standards.
• Helps build strong partnerships and relationships, engaging in active cooperation with government and non-government agencies, and develops strategic relationships to leverage Compassion resources to better protect children and respond to child maltreatment. Researches industry best practices, experiential learning, etc., and shares this expertise with others in the organization. May represents Compassion International by participating in inter-agency meetings.
• Implements organizational and industry policies for child protection. Supports training and educating staff, volunteers/contractors and church partners on child protection policies.
• May provide expertise to other professionals and support staff in this or a related discipline.

Faith
• Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Culture
• Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.

Education
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
Experience
• 3+ years Relevant experience working in this or a related field.

*Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above
Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per da

Travel Requirements
May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

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