The position´s holder is responsible for the development of high quality, innovative programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for children, youth and monitoring the quality of the implementation of Livelihoods, Food Security, DRR/Climate Change Adaptation, Social Protection, and Skills Development program activities.
The jobholder plays a key role in developing the advocacy priorities for the Livelihoods, Food Security, DRR/Climate Change Adaptation, Social Protection, Adolescent & Youth Skills Development and participating in advocacy, particularly at the National level.
The post holder will ensure the quality and impact of the design and delivery of Livelihoods, Food Security, DRR/Climate Change Adaptation, Social Protection, Skills Development program in humanitarian and development contexts, with a particular focus on ensuring innovative quality approaches in nexus programming. The post-holder will ensure sectoral representation and coordination with the government and fellow development and humanitarian actors, including donors and multi-lateral institutions. The post-holder will also play a leading role in identifying and developing relevant private sector partnerships.
The post-holder will lead on sectoral needs assessments, facilitate cross-sectoral programme design and budgeting, ensure linkages amongst Livelihoods, Food Security, DRR/Climate Change Adaptation, Social Protection, Adolescent & Youth Skills Development programming and support fundraising, program kick-offs, recruitment and procurement processes. The post holder will be expected to analyse capacity-building needs of existing project teams and design and support capacity building plans and trainings for those staff.
Qualifications and Experience.
Education to MSc/MA/ level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience;
Significant senior level experience working in Child Poverty related programming, including direct experience in implementing cash transfer programmes, youth programming, market analysis and economic recovery, Livelihoods, Food Security, DRR/Climate Change Adaptation, Social Protection, Adolescent & Youth Skills Development, including project management;
Proven experience in developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical Livelihoods, Food Security, DRR/Climate Change Adaptation, Social Protection, Adolescent & Youth Skills Development, TVET projects in nexus programming, preferably protracted crises areas and with International NGOs;
Previous first phase emergency response experience;
Previous experience in managing a team and coaching;
Experience of and commitment to working through systems for participation of children and other community members as well as accountability;
Ability to work in both an advisory on Livelihoods, Food Security, DRR/Climate Change Adaptation, Social Protection, Adolescent & Youth Skills Development;
Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff;
Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums;
Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors;
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports;
Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken Portuguese and English;
Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.;
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;
The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances;
Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
Familiarity with Child Poverty surveys;
Familiarity with market system development, value chains and private sector engagement;
Specific experience in designing and managing projects from donors such as DFID, USAID, Dutch Government, EU, ECHO, NORAD, SIDA, Italian Cooperation, GAC and Private Foundations;
Specific experience of working in consortia projects.
Contract duration: 1 year
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We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday;
All children learn from a quality basic education and that;
Violence against children is no longer tolerated.
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