The Urban Protection Coordinator position will manage Urban Child Protection project portfolio of WVIN’s Urban Area Program in Central Field Office, in compliance with WVIN’s sectoral and quality standards, Government’s policies and industry norms. Additionally, the position will manageme the Child Protection Outputs embedded in the Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan (CESP) Program in Butwal and Lamjung.
The role will be responsible for managing and monitoring the performance of partner NGOs, ensuring that partner NGOs have access to appropriate technical and functional support, and managing relationships with sectoral key stakeholders including Local Governments. The role will also be responsible for contributing to the design of new urban Protection projects.
This position is based in WVIN’s Central Field Office and will be required to manage and support the field staffs in the urban context to run the project efficiently.
Key objectives of the Position:
- Monitor performance of partner NGOs and implementation of WVIN’s Technical Projects (TP) – Urban Child Protection components for Protection, grants and Private Non-Sponorship (PNS) project, and the Child Protection components of the Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan projects, to ensure that the projects are delivered on scope, on time and on budget as per the agreements
- Facilitate technical support for partner NGOs to ensure adequate technical quality in the delivery of WVIN’s Urban Child Protection projects or activities, meeting minimum standards and targets
- Identify, assess, and communicate risks associated with the implementation of WVIN’s Protection TP, Urban Child Protection projects, and coordinate the development of mitigation measures with partner NGOs
- Coordinate with partner NGOs and WVIN’s MEALS Team to ensure appropriate analysis and programme results, including sharing of results and continuous improvements of programme design and implementation
- In coordination with NO Protection Specialist and Protection Manager and Field Manager, build external relationships and engagement with government line agencies, other INGOs/NGOs, research institutions and private sector at local, district and provincial levels in alignment with WVIN’s national strategy/plan for engagement in the Protection sector in urban context.
- Coordinate organizational processes with which WVIN’s Protection TPs and Urban Child Protection Project have to be engaged including but not limited to annual planning and budgeting process and audit
- Contribute to design of Protection projects for each of WVIN’s Area urban context
- Programs, including for institutional grant proposals for successful funding acquisition
Minimum Education, knowledge & experience required:
- Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Project Management, Development Geography or Related Disciplines
- Technical knowledge on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and/or Protection technical programming, including a strong emphasis on literacy and learning outcomes for early grade.
- Technical knowledge and Skills of working in Urban Context and specifically with children.
- Knowledge of Community Planning and Participation Methods;
- Knowledge on trends and dynamics at the city level, and their connection to issues and needs at the local/community level, poverty dynamics, issues and contributing factors;
- Appreciation of rural/urban linkages especially aspects of urban poverty, slums programming and policies, service delivery for the poor, rural to urban migration, and urban governance;
- Have knowledge in holistic programming to reach the vulnerable groups for their protection and wellbeing.
- Awareness of city management and development plans or processes; familiarity with urban policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations adhering to protection system;
- Understanding of Contemporary issues regarding Child Labour, Child Protection and Policies of Urban Context
- Knowledge on research, analysis of data and use of the evidence will be preferred
- Team building, collaboration, facilitation and problem solving and leadership skills.
- Understanding of Project Logical Framework, Design, Detailed Implementation Plan, Monitoring and Evaluation and Project Cycle
- Demonstrated high capacity to coordinate effectively and build strong working relationships with wide range of stakeholders
- Good writing skills and ability to write/edit reports, contribute to grant proposals
- Experience of at least 3 years (for those with Master degree) or 4 years (for Bachelor) of field experience in managing protection related programming (urban context preferred) or in the headquarters of a major NGO, INGO, or government department
- At least 3-4 years of experience in managing implementation of projects
- Experience in developing project technical designs including log frames, ITTs, detailed implementation plans
- Experience in developing grant technical project proposals
- Experience in coordinating and managing teams and field operations management.
- Willingness to work outside office hours during travelling and working with urban communities, partner NGOs and donor/monitoring visits.