Child Welfare and Protection Systems Strengthening Technical Director

Addis Ababa

Title Child Welfare and Protection Systems Strengthening Technical Director
Location Ethiopia
Department Name Program Delivery
Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department Overview
Pact seeks a Child Welfare and Protection Systems Strengthening Technical Director for an anticipated, five-year USAID-funded caring for vulnerable children program in Ethiopia. The program will improve health and well-being outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in selected priority areas by enabling more OVC to utilize services for improving HIV/AIDS care, health, nutrition, economic security, education, protection and psychosocial wellbeing. The position is contingent upon award.
Position Purpose
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Child Welfare and Protection Systems Strengthening Technical Director will have responsibility for all activities associated with building the capacity of government, community-based structures, and other actors and processes that constitute child welfare and protection systems.
Key Responsibilities
Coordinate and oversee the quality of all capacity building activities for government, community-based structures, and civil society organizations, providing direction, feedback and support to ensure success.
Coordinate and oversee all child welfare and social protection activities, including working closely with local partner organizations and providing ongoing capacity development support.
Ensure program adherence to international best practices in capacity development.
Facilitate continuous quality assessment and improvement and ensure that program best practices are documented and disseminated throughout the program cycle.
Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources.
Provide regular written/oral program progress updates to internal and external stakeholders, as requested.
Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding capacity building initiatives are shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet.
Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP.
Minimum Qualifications
Advanced Degree in social work, social sciences or a closely related field.
At least five years of experience in designing, implementing and managing child welfare and protection systems strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries is required.
Experience managing child welfare and protection services, strengthening systems and processes for ensuring the welfare and protection of children, and building the capacity of government, communities and other child welfare and protection actors.
Experience with quality improvement or policy development.
Interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English.
Two years of experience working in a developing country.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree or higher is preferred.
Experience living and working in Ethiopia. Ethiopian nationals strongly preferred.
Experience working on USAID/PEPFAR funded OVC programming in the last three years strongly preferred.

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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social studies
    • Social studies
    • Human Rights
    • Human Rights
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society
    • Civil Society
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-05

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