TITLE: ECHO Project Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation
LOCATION: Pattani Office
CONTRACT LENGTH: 1.5 year contract
In fragile and humanitarian contexts, the mechanisms protecting children are often overwhelmed and weakened, and in times of disaster, children are at increased risk of all forms of violence, including SGBV. SC proposes to focus this action on children and putting actions in place to reduce the risks boys and girls face, in particular SGBV. With the ongoing global pandemic and mitigation/restriction measures in place, the gaps in the capacity of national and local mechanisms to protect children became even more glaring. Significant progress has been across SE Asia in Disaster Management due to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response, and in Comprehensive School Safety. However, SC has identified a child protection gap (including SGBV), which has led to the need to bring together experience from DRR (including emergency preparedness, mitigation, risk reduction, anticipation and early action), child protection, gender and inclusion into an integrated approach that can be adapted to any context based on the threats and hazards.
This 15-month action will develop and test this approach by working with child protection and disaster management systems in two locations currently facing triple challenge of an on-going Covid19 pandemic, natural disasters and conflict: Mindanao in Philippines and Deep South of Thailand. The results of in-country testing will feed into refinement of the framework that can be used by ASEAN members, as well as ensure the model is rolled out through key CPiE and DRR stakeholders in the Asia region. Through a Joint Theory of Change with UN Women, SC will contribute to regional level advocacy to ensure child protection (including inclusion and disability) is incorporated into disaster management plans of ASEAN.
The Project Officer will be assisting the ECHO Project Coordinator for the overall implementation and coordination of the ECHO project implementation in Thailand. The position-holder will also be working closely with the Pattani staff team and coordinate with implementing partner to ensure the timely and quality delivery of the project.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: ECHO Project Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: None
Budget Responsibilities: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Responsible to ensure that project inputs are provided in a timely manner; procure/arrange for project supplies and materials as needed.
- Ensure that project resources for specific location are used optimally and that expenditures comply with internal controls, financial procedures and donor’s compliance.
- Assist the Project Coordinator in coordinating with local authorities and partners in their area of jurisdiction (e.g., schools, sub-district office, district office).
- Support the Project Coordinator in developing and updating the project management tools on timely basis.
- Work closely with the Project Coordinator to ensure the project implementation and partner’s activities are meeting Child Safeguarding and Child Safe Programming standards.
- Organize project activities, such as school-level DRR, community-based child protection, emergency simulations, in conjunction with implementing partner, local child protection and disaster management actors.
- Support the Project Coordinator in facilitating meetings, workshops and evaluations in relation to the implementation of this project.
- Keep records of activities and report periodically on program progress with recommendations in a timely manner.
- Work closely with MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning) team to conduct project progress, baseline, and end-line assessment and project impact evaluation.
- Assist with periodic and other reporting as necessary.
- Ensure that project related information are relayed to the project partners
- Prepare communication materials, including meeting minutes, project documents and lessons learned, for dissemination of project results
- Maintain a close coordination in the field with local authorities especially with relevant counterpart departments, and with sector leads of other organizations.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
- holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
- sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- willing to take disciplined risks.
- honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
- Thai Nationality
- Bachelor’s degree in subject related to thematic area (social sciences, International Relations, community development, psychology, child development)
- Good understanding on child rights issues in Thailand with sound knowledge of international standard of child rights and child protection
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least 3-year experience in working in development programme. Work experience in one or more of the following issues would be an asset: child rights, child protection, emergency response, school-safety, Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Experience in a similar role, preferably within the NGO sector and/ or in an international environment
- Sound knowledge of office practices, procedures and administrative systems including filing systems. Competent in use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Experience of planning and organizing meetings and events.
- Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary controls for funds intended for area/s of jurisdiction
- Strong interpersonal and community development skills
- Ability and willingness to travel domestically as assigned including in the Deep South
- Report writing skills
- Strong team player
- Good understanding of Deep South context
- Experienced in working with local partner or CSOs.
- Self- motivated with ability to work autonomously.
- Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children.
Additional Job Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
SCI offer competitive National package; Transportation & Communication allowance, Wellness Top up, 13th month salary & Annual leave 20 days, etc.
Interested candidates should apply and submit a motivational letter, comprehensive CV, expected salary and details of at least 3 referees via the following link;
“We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse”
HR; 02 684 1286-88 ext.608
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