Requisition ID: req10439

Job Title: CYPD Coordinator

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Ethiopia

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recovery of livelihood of the disaster-affected populations through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions, and emergency response. 

 
Scope of work:

The Children and Youth, Protection and Development (CYPD) coordinator is responsible for the overall management and monitoring of Children and Youth Programming in Ethiopia covering education and child protection (CP). This includes sector strategy development, proposal development, technical oversight, staff management and development, administrative supervision, budget management, grants compliance and local partner relations. The CYPD Coordinator will be based in Addis Ababa and is expected to travel a minimum of 50% of her/his time to project locations to support staff and monitor field activities.

Responsibilities

New business development
• Coordinate the expansion of education and CP programming in close collaboration with the education team, CP team, DDP and the CYPD Technical Unit.
• Design and develop concept notes and proposals for new programming. 

Program management and implementation
• Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the IRC’s strategy action plan, national policies and international CYPD and educational standards including INEE Minimum Standards, CP Minimum Standards, and SPHERE Protection Standards.
• Oversee implementation of CYPD especially education and child protection programs, management of budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up) and reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations. 
• Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues.
• Collaborate closely with other program departments and support departments.
• Prepare for and participate actively in Project Cycle Meetings.  
• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Grant Monitoring & Reporting

• Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required. 
• Collaborate with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure that MEAL systems are developed and implemented in all CYPD programs, that activity, output and effect data are gathered in an accurate and efficient manner, and that programs are continually tailored to optimize quality.
• Work with CYPD staff to design robust monitoring tools for remote monitoring and ensure program quality including education achievement measurements.
• Ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and timely data collection as required under the grant and for IRC M&E purposes.
• Produce/contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements.

Representation and coordination
• Build strong relationships with Education Ministry officials, donors and other stakeholders, establishing IRC as a key actor in Education and CP sectors.
• Serve on coordinating bodies and represent IRC CYPD in relevant partner meetings for Education and CP initiatives. 

Staff Supervision & Development
• Work closely with staff from various programmatic and operational teams to deliver high quality activities and services at the community level.
• Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, annual performance reviews.
• Discuss job expectations, set objectives and provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding performance, including timely implementation of annual staff performance evaluations.
• Clearly define the training and capacity strengthening needs of CYPD team members and ensure they are able to access training and professional development resources appropriate to their skill gaps/needs.
• Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
• Lead with commitment, integrity and accountability to the “IRC Way” –  Global Standards for Professional Conduct.

Qualifications

Requirements:

– University degree in education, international social work, or a related field.
– Strong technical experience in areas of primary, non-formal, and emergency education, teacher professional development, child   protection case management, and systems strengthening.
– At least four experience in education and child protection, including experience in emergency or post-conflict project   management.
– Strong critical thinking and proposal writing skills.
– Strong leadership, staff management and capacity strengthening skills.
– Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise.
– Ability to work productively under stress while maintaining a sense of humor.

 Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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