Location Dhangadhi Nepal- with frequent field visits. Position Status: Full-time, Regular Salary Level: O2
General Position Summary
The 'Senior Project Officer-Safeguarding & Protection will be directly responsible for facilitating, implementing and monitoring project activities targeted to students, teachers and school management in schools. S/he will facilitate capacity building activities for school management, teachers and students on protection and safeguarding principles. S/he will be responsible for rolling out School life clubs, Sakchham chhori and school campaigns at schools and support partner and project team to maintain the quality of training, clubs, and activities. In addition to this s/he will also lead schools and community campaigns to raise awareness in GESI, child safeguarding, learn without fear and quality education. S/he will work under the supervision of the Team Leader and will work closely with the project team, partners, and stakeholders.
As gender and social inclusion (GESI), governance and M&E are cross-cutting components of all Mercy Corps program(s), the Senior Project Officer is required to own these components and ensure GESI sensitivity and integration, governance practices and M&E systems are integrated into his/her work area.
Essential Job Responsibilities: The specific duties and responsibilities of the Senior Project Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:
Strategy & Vision
Under the guidance of the Team Leader, set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve project objectives and document project learnings
Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed
Provide leadership to the project Safeguarding and protection aspect
Ensure sectors use the necessary Child Safeguarding systems, approaches and tools to inform and improve each Project, as well as feed into the broader country-level safeguarding system and country strategy
Actively participate in meetings and country-wide strategy sessions as required
Work alongside the Team Leader in preparing the SoW, designing activities, work plans and other documents as per need
Act as a technical point (Child safeguarding and protection) for all day-to-day coordination with the partners, following up deadlines, ensuring adherence to donor and Mercy Corps requirements, and supporting the Team Leader’s oversight on the same
Design detail implementation guideline for the activities related to schools (teachers training, Student life clubs and extracurricular) in close coordination with the Team Leader and project team
Regularly monitor and review all the activities (Safeguarding and protection) and maintain the quality of implementation at higher standard
Prepare referral system for different services to children in difficult circumstances in close coordination with STEM II Child safeguarding staff and MC Safeguarding focal person
Maintain strong links with school management, teachers and SLC facilitators for the effective implementation of the activities.
Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership
Proactively ensure that team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves
Accountability To Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects
Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues
>Supervisory Responsibility: >N/A
>Accountability Reports Directly to: Team Leader Works Directly with: Girls education program team, Senior Project Officer-Safeguarding, M&E Coordinator and Protection, Mercy Corps Team and stakeholders
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proven experience of successfully delivering training, particularly on issues affecting child safeguarding, learning environment, vulnerable groups/ marginalized youth and girls, and of working directly with young people
Proven experience of effective coordination specifically with the Provincial Government, District Education Office, Palikas, School Managements, and efficient Project implementation, along with sound knowledge of the operational environment of the Far western province
Experience in preparing reports, presentations, and rapid assessment
Negotiation, networking, advocacy, coordination and representation skills with key local actors are preferred
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members
Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications and Nepali typing ability
Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali required. Knowledge of the local language is an advantage
Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
The successful Senior Project Officer-Safeguarding and Protection will be well versed in education, protection & training and facilitation approaches in rural Nepal. S/he will possess the necessary technical insights on capacity building and establishing linkages. S/he will have the ability to correspond well (written and verbal) in both English and Nepali. S/he should have the ability to think creatively and dynamically to support the development of training activities, along with a commitment to capacity building and ensuring high-quality delivery of training and educational support to all stakeholders. Commitment to ensuring Mercy Corps’ Child Safeguarding Policy is followed at the field level, across all activities is a requirement.
Education + Experience:
At least a Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Sciences, public policy or any other relevant field. Master's degree preferred
At least 5 years of experience in community development, advocacy, education, protection or other relevant development programs
Contribute in the implementation of marketing strategies
Support the marketing manager in overseeing the department’s operations
Organize and attend marketing activities or events to raise brand awareness
Plan advertising and promotional campaigns for products or services on a variety of media (social, print etc.)
Liaise with stakeholders and vendors to promote the success of activities and enhance the company’s presence
Prepare content for the publication of marketing material and oversee distribution
Conduct market research to identify opportunities for promotion and growth
Collaborate with managers in preparing budgets and monitoring expenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge about Construction field is highly appreciated
Fluency in Nepali and English (Written and Spoken)
Computer knowledge( MS-Word, Ms-Excel etc)
Interpersonal and leadership skills is required
Education + Experience:
Minimum Bachelors complete (Master in Management/ Engineering / Marketing preferred)
Minimum 1 year of experience in the construction industry
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their application through email with attached transcript of relevant degree CV /Resume with full details and PP size photo with details of two references (One from last employer) to email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com clearly indicating the position of vacancy code in the subject line.