Friday, July 13, 2012

Sexual Violence Program Manager

ChildFund is an international child focused development agency working in 33 countries to create lasting and meaningful change in the lives of more than 10.5 million vulnerable, deprived and excluded children, families and communities, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin. In Indonesia ChildFund has been operating for 34 years since 1973, in areas where the need is the greatest and currently reaches out to 900,000 children and family members in partnership with 50 local NGOs spread across 8 provinces. For more information please visit ChildFund Indonesia is currently seeking: Position : Sexual Violence Program Manager, Child Centered Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Programming (Position Code: SVPM) Reporting to : Program Director Based in : Jakarta Functional Summary To support ChildFund in its work towards securing the rights of girls and young women to live free from sexual violence through building knowledge, skills and values of staff and communities to engage in the complex task of preventing it. Key Responsibilities ChildFund International has developed a Child-Centered Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response Program Toolkit. The Toolkit focuses on sexual violence against children of different ages (0 to 18), and has been designed for use by GBV and child protection program field practitioners in post/ non-emergency contexts in their work with communities in sexual violence prevention. The objectives of the Toolkit are to: Increase ChildFund staff and partner knowledge about sexual violence against girls and young women;Provide ChildFund staff and partners with guidance and tools to work with communities to design, implement and evaluate programs to address sexual violence against girls and young women;Provide materials and resources for building capacity of community-based actors to address sexual violence against girls and young women. The Project Manager will work with ChildFund-Indonesia to practically apply and to translate the contents of the Toolkit into a sexual violence prevention program. The Project Manager will receive an in-depth training on the Toolkit and will receive ongoing remote and scheduled in-country technical support visits to implement a three-year sexual violence prevention project based on the Toolkit. The Project Manager will work with the Project Director and Sr. Child Protection Specialist to develop a three-year project with reserved funds. Components of the project will include the following: 1.1 Lead Assessment/ Mapping: Developing a situation assessment on sexual violence in the community including: types and risk factors; care, support and protection systems and capacity gaps; and on policy and legislative frameworkConducting capacity assessments with staff and partnersParticipatory action research exercises with communitiesDecide with ChildFund Management on appropriate methods for dissemination of results and use of them to develop project activities 1.2 Participatory project design, implementation and evaluation Work with relevant stakeholders to identify and implement relevant sexual violence prevention strategies in line with a public health approach. This includes strengthening care, support and protection for sexual violence survivors1.3 Strengthen Competencies of ChildFund Staff: Training for management and program staffMentoring coaching and technical support of program staff 1.4 Networking and Partnership Building: Engaging and forming alliances with partner agencies including community based organizations, local civil society organizations and government ministries/ departmentsEstablishing and managing a working group and developing relevant cooperative agreements for networking and joint activities. 1.5 Strengthen Competencies of Partners: Organizing and facilitated targeted trainings with partners to build capacity on sexual violence, including frameworks for prevention and for providing care, support and protection for survivorsFollowing up with mentoring, coaching and technical support for partners 1.6 Advocacy: Work with ChildFund staff and partners to develop relevant national advocacy initiatives addressing gender-based violence against children.Work with ChildFund staff and community-based partners to develop relevant local advocacy initiatives addressing gender-based violence against children. 1.7 Program Strengthening: Support national and area offices to strengthen Country and Area Strategic Planning and programming to address gender-based violence against children Qualifications and experience At least 5 years of experience managing or providing technical support to child protection or gender-based violence programsHands on professional experience with gender-based violence programs, including knowledge and skills in either community-based prevention and/or comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor supportSound knowledge and understanding of causes, consequences and dynamics of gender-based violenceExcellent participatory training development and delivery skills and an understanding of principles of adult learningSolid experience working in and leading interagency for a with various partners including Government and NGO partnersExcellent networking, coordination and facilitation skillsKnowledge and experience in participatory community education and mobilization methodologiesPost-secondary degree in relevant field of studyExcellent English communication skills (additional language skills a plus)Excellent English writing skillsProject management skills including participatory assessment, planning, design and evaluation and budget managementAble to demonstrate knowledge about ethical issues related to working with children, sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence. Essential Qualities: Must be able to work independently with limited supervision.Self-starterProblem-solverExcellent interpersonal skills.Ability to engage and energize partners in collaborative workCommitted to achieving project results over a three year periodCommitted to children’s and women’s rights and gender equalityDemonstrated values consistent with a survivor-centered approach This position is opened for Indonesian national only. ChildFund requires electronic lodgment of applications. Please send by email your resume or CV & include Job Title & Position Code in the email subject field. Any enquiries should be directed by email to: Deadline for lodging applications: 18 July 2012


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