GOAL Ethiopia Senior Partnership and Protection Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

GOAL Ethiopia Senior Partnership and Protection Manager Jobs in Ethiopia


About GOAL

  • GOAL has been working in Ethiopia since 1984 implementing a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience and economic opportunity and humanitarian responses.

    General Description of Functional Relationships

  • The position holder has the responsibility of partners management and ensure protection and safeguarding are mainstreamed throughout GOAL Ethiopia’s (GE’s) programmes and its partners.

  • The Senior Adviser oversees GOAL E programmatic and partner interaction with children, women and other vulnerable groups and implementation of defined set of protection standards.

  • He/she will be responsible to review and ensure protection and safeguarding are elements are provided due attention in all program development and implementation.

  • The duties will entail initial mapping of protection (using GOAL’s risk assessment and audit tools) and, through this, developing protection mainstreaming action plans, monitoring their implementation,

  • reporting upon this with programme/partner managers.

  • The position holder assumes additional responsibility as directed by line managers.

    Description of Functional Relationship of the role, if any

  • The Senior Partnership and Protection Advisor will directly report to Assistant Country Director of Programme in Ethiopia.

  • Assume regional role in supporting GOAL Sudan and GOAL South Sudan country offices on institutionalizing protection and safeguarding issues/policies.

  • Liaise with Head of Programmes, Livelihoods Programme coordinator, MEAL coordinator and other sector heads for proper integration of protection issues in programme development and implementation.

  • Work closely with partners programme management to build partners capacity on ChildSPACE programme implementation.

  • Work closely with CIA on partner pre-award assessment, organisational profile screening, and assessment and build the capacity of partners and improve their knowledge and practice of donor compliance requirements.

  • Working closely with the HR team, lead on induction and training of new staff on protection and safeguarding policies.

    Key Duties /Task list

    Protection Mainstreaming in GOAL programmes and with partners

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to GE and other humanitarian standards in protection and safeguarding policies and practice (Child Protection and Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse(PSEA), safe programming, do no harm and other key policies, procedures and practices).

  • Ensure that activities and programmes are designed and adapted to consider groups vulnerable because of their age and gender.

  • Strengthen safeguarding: prevent risks of abuse and harm directly or indirectly created by GOAL’s presence and coordinate the response to safeguarding cases.

  • Actively promote protection technical learning and contribute to the development of effective tools that will enhance the quality and integration of programming throughout the team, organisation and sector.

  • Map protection mainstreaming within GE and its partners using GOAL’s Risk Assessment periodically and develop guidelines, ensuring protection feedback in high risk programmes/partners,

  • Develop protection mainstreaming plan of action together with programme and partners’ managers (based upon risk-determined priorities), carry out periodic review of implementation (conduct self-audit), and assist in reporting,

  • Creates strong link with each focal person and ensures implementation of GE CPP and PSEA across all the programs of GE and provides the required technical assistances,

  • Coordinate with Protection Working Groups on joint implementation, fundraising, advocacy initiatives with like-minded organizations.

  • Help shape broader protection sector strategies in GE through strong engagement with inter-agency coordination forums.

    Partnership management

  • Responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are implemented by ChildSPACE programme partners and provide capacity building support.

  • Review and update Capacity Assessment tools and methods to assist in selection of partners.

  • Where appropriate and possible, initiate new partnerships with local NGOs and/or CSOs.

  • Represent GE in partners platforms with specific focus on protection and safeguarding.

  • If needed, develop learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for GE partners, Government and partner staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.

    Programme Planning and Support on implementation of ChildSPACE programme

  • Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).

  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on ChildSPACE programme activities in compliance with internal
    GE requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.

  • Ensure children are included in planning and review processes.

  • Ensure the Child SPACE program cycle management is in line with GOAL program cycle standard and GOAL’s child protection standard,

  • Regularly supervises whether all the procedures and systems implemented by local partners are in line with the guidelines of the Child protection and PSEA polices.

  • Carry out quarterly (or more frequent if deemed necessary) risk assessments in all programme spaces, which also involves staff and children.

  • Organizes workshops to both target children and staff to enhance their awareness on the basic child protection issues.

    Technical support and capacity building

  • Ensure that all GE Programme/project interventions are in line with national policy and international protection and safeguarding best practices

  • Build the capacity of GOAL staff by organising trainings ranging from awareness creation and sensitization, to specific programme implementation modalities

  • Provide technical support and capacity building training to partner organisations (COC, MCMDO and others) on protection and safeguarding

  • Provide support for the delivery of safe programming in humanitarian programmes and integrate basic protection activities into humanitarian responses as appropriate

  • Lead capacity-building on protection issues for GOAL staff and partners in the field, linking with national and international initiatives

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Work closely with MEAL department to provide technical support on design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation system of GOAL programmes and projects from protection and safeguarding perspectives.

  • Develop formats and guideline on protection and safeguarding monitoring and reporting systems.

  • Monitor the implementation of the ChildSPACE Programme and protection mainstreamed activities in GOAL and partner programme and projects.

  • Support and provide technical guidance on developing standard protection indicators for monitoring and evaluation as well in new project development

    Mainstreaming Issues

  • The Senior Partnership and Protection Advisor as the focal person for the implementation and mainstreaming of GOAL Ethiopia protection and safeguarding policies.

  • The employee must read, understand and implement, according to area of responsibility, GOAL’s polices procedures on mainstreaming of Gender, HIV/AIDS and Child Protection.

    Compliance Issues

  • Familiarize oneself to GOAL Donor Compliance issues, specifically to the terms and conditions of the Donor the programme is working on and comply with same in area of responsibility.

    Job Requirements

    Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?

    Then join us if you have

  • BA/MA in Sociology/Social Work/ Psychology or other related field with 7 years of progressive experience for BA holders and 5 years for the MA holders, preferably in NGO environment.

  • Proven experience in working with partners. Sound budget planning, grant management and financial management skills.

    Desirable qualities, Skills and Competences

  • Experience of working collaboratively with partners (local and national government and communities and international agencies) with a participatory approach

  • Good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, excellent communication skills, the ability to lead, train and inspire a team and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and build relationships at all levels.

  • Strong knowledge and application of Protection and safeguarding issues.

  • Experience and ability in participatory methodologies with children, staff and communities,

  • Strong training and facilitation skill,

  • Effectively and efficiently communicating with others to build effective networks and alliances.

  • Fosters working in teams & team work spirit,

  • Motivated and able to work independently,

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken,

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non - returnable application with CV for one vacancy.

  • The vacancy reference number along with Job Title needs to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email.

  • Applicants can apply using the following option.

  • Applicants who have access to the internet can directly submit their application to goaljobs@et.goal.ie (The vacancy reference number, Job Title along with the full name needs to be written on subject of the email, failing to do this will leads to disqualification) and on ethiojobs.net

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