Advocacy,Child Protection and Gender Coordinator Closing date: 06 Mar 2013
World Vision Ghana is a Christian relief, development advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Visit World Vision Ghana at http://beta.wvi.org/ghanaWorld Vision Ghana is seeking to recruit Advocacy, Child protection and Gender Coordinator. The ideal candidate will lead the organization’s efforts in developing and rolling out an integrated advocacy policy and strategy that influences practices and policy change on child protection, Child Participation and gender diversity, and contributes to well being of children and women. Key Responsibilities Providing Strategic Oversight Contribute
protection/participation strategy. Review strategies ensuring that, child protection, child participation and gender are integrated Lead the development and implementation of its advocacy plans. ensuring; Capacity building Contribute to the development and implementation of frameworks and processes that ensure the integration of advocacy, child protection, child participation and gender diversity at all levels Contribute to the identification of gender and child protection programming capacity gaps of staff and partners at all levels. Relationship development
Identify and select external organizations for the purposes of external engagement for policy influencing, campaigning, resource acquisition and other relationships of mutual benefit at all levels. Identify and build networks of children from the ADP to National levels for the purposes amplifying their voice on issues that affect their well being. Quality Reporting/Communication Reporting on advocacy, child protection, child participation and gender outcomes. Produce knowledge management materials including audio-visuals for child protection systems, advocacy and gender fundraising and the organization’s image branding Qualifications & Requirements Degree in Public Policy, Social Science, Governance, Development Studies, preferably in Child Development, Humanitarian Aid/Development, Child Rights, Law, Social Work or other related field. Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management, Governance is preferred. 4- 5 years of experience working in child protection: including child protection program design, implementation and monitoring; staff training and coaching. 4-5 years experience of developing and managing the implementation of Rights Based approaches. Experience of managing micro-macro linkages in working with community groups, networks and government agencies on Rights Based processes. Experience of developing proposals and coordinating ideas for managing donor relationships. Sound knowledge in global political debates and their impacts on issues regarding water, sanitation and hygiene. Sound knowledge of sectors-WASH, Health/Nutrition, Education, HEA, Children/Women and their policies in Ghana.
Solid understanding of UNCRC and other relevant international and regional human rights standards protecting the rights of children. Proven ability to influence, network and collaborate with national level government, NGO and UN Agency child protection peers. How to apply: Interested applicants should send CVs to [email protected]