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The Child Wellbeing Coordinator (Adolescent Group) is responsible to oversee the implementation of integrated activities for adolescents age 12-17 years old within the ‘LIFT’ centres in Gaziantep, Kilis & Sanliurfa. The post holder will be involved in providing day-to-day supervision to the Child Wellbeing Facilitators in delivering the ‘LIFT’ (Life In Fullness Together) package of activities. These include working with the communities, families, adolescents & children to strengthen their capacity, promoting positive child-parent relationships & facilitating adolescent empowerment initiatives.
The Coordinator will lead the development of effective strategies to reach out & mobilize target adolescent boys & girls in the project locations. S/he is responsible to ensure activities are implemented according to the design & work plan of the LIFT project, as well as in line with the relevant sector’s standards. S/he will also coordinate with the Protection Technical Unit & the Education Technical Adviser on related tasks.
Project Planning and Implementation
• Work with the Child Wellbeing Facilitators (Adolescent Group) to develop schedules for daily, weekly, and special event activities for adolescents (12-17 years old), their caregivers and community members under the LIFT project in three provinces.
• Ensure that activities/services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations.
• Coordinate with other Child Wellbeing Coordinators (Early Age Group and Caregiver Group) to ensure linkage between activities
• Support the LIFT Project Manager to develop work plans and follow up with field teams regularly to ensure that activities are on track.
• Ensure that adolescents in addition to their caregivers and target community members are engaged in the project implementation, through effective mobilization and outreach strategies.
• Provide regular operations and implementation updates on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by management.
• Ensure that project interventions are effectively documented before, during and after the activities.
• Ensure effective referral pathways are in place for appropriate responses and follow-up for children and adolescents who require specialized and other services.
• Ensure regular communication with the Protection Technical Unit & the Education Technical Adviser to integrate appropriate technical priorities in programme design/implementation.
• The LIFT project is implemented timely and with high quality, in compliance with internal WV requirements and relevant sectors’ standards.
• The target adolescents, caregivers and community members are reached with the services and activities provided within and outside of the ‘LIFT’ centres.
• The project interventions address the immediate protection, learning and psychosocial support needs of adolescent girls and boys.
• The LIFT interventions are well-coordinated with other departments and sectors that bring a positive impact to the overall child wellbeing outcomes.
Assessment, Monitoring and Reporting
• When necessary, contribute to relevant assessments and data collection of WV or inter-agency in the project locations, guided by MEAL and/or the Technical team.
• Support the LIFT Project Manager to prepare timely and high quality monthly and quarterly reports in accordance with reporting schedules and formats/guidelines.
• Conduct periodic review meetings with the project team to identify bottlenecks and discuss the ways to address those bottlenecks.
• Support the MEAL team to use the specific M&E tools to monitor project progress and results based on the indicators and means of verification defined in the LIFT project.
• Work with the MEAL team to enhance accountability mechanisms which facilitate boys, girls and other marginalized groups to report their feedback and complaints.
• Monitor and identify potential risks and threats to the ‘LIFT’ centre activities and alert management timely for appropriate action.
• Contribute to any related research, case studies, learning reviews and publications for WV as relevant.
• Accurate project data is recorded and maintained systematically on a monthly basis for analysis and reporting.
• Regular field visits conducted to project sites to ensure quality and compliance with project requirements and sectors’ minimum standards.
• MEAL tools to monitor, assess and evaluate adolescent activities are in place and used by relevant staff.
• The LIFT centres’ activities are safe and inclusive for all groups in the project areas.
• Timely communication, coordination and information sharing on project updates, achievements and challenges between the different members of the project team and other relevant departments in WV Syria Response.
• Identify and share the capacity building needs for field-based staff with the Protection Technical Unit & the Education Technical Adviser
• Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented performance reviews.
• Attend internal and external training on related topics to enhance knowledge on child wellbeing, adolescent programming and other thematic areas. • Project staff have the required technical knowledge and capacity to implement quality interventions under LIFT project.
• Project staff are aware of and can easily access to internal and external guidance and tools on related topics.
• Children, adolescents and families benefited from the improved capacity of service providers/actors in the areas.
Networking & External Engagement
• When appropriate, represent WV in relevant interagency hub-level coordination forums (CP AoR, MHPSS WG, GBV, ECD, Protection) in the project locations.
• Participate in internal meetings and coordinate with other programme/sector teams.
• Establish strong relationships with local key stakeholders and community structures to facilitate the project acceptance and ownership.
• Adhere to WV Child and Adult Safeguarding policy and standards.
• Adhere to WV accountability standards
• Established and maintained relationships with all key stakeholders at local levels.
• WV is adequately represented in external coordination forums in the different hubs and coordinates effectively with other actors in the same locations.
Knowledge & Qualifications for the role
Required Professional Experience
• Minimum 3 years of experience working in protection, child protection, education, MHPSS, adolescent and other relevant programmes in development or humanitarian settings
• Knowledge of principles and programming approaches for working effectively with adolescents and their families are essential
• Proven experience in designing and/or implementing programmes for adolescents
• Experience in implementing multi-sectoral or integrated programmes is an advantage
• Knowledge of the humanitarian architectures and the cluster approach and the ability to actively contribute to work of the coordination forums
• Ability and willingness to maintain a regular presence at project sites (remote / field sites) and to work during irregular working hours
• Good knowledge working with and through local existing structures in the Southeast region of Turkiye
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently
• Ability to work as a team player and coach frontline staff in project implementation
• Commitment to and understanding of WV’s aims, values and principles
• Must have basic level computer skills- Word- Excel
Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification
• Bachelor degree in community development, child development, psychology, social work, sociology, and other social sciences relevant.
• Certification or other recognized courses on Protection, Child Protection, Child Development, Adolescent Engagement, Gender-based Violence, Education in Emergencies, MHPSS, or other relevant subjects.
• Excellent understanding of protection risks which communities and adolescents are facing in Southeast region of Turkiye, especially in a humanitarian/emergency context
• Strong knowledge and awareness of inter-agency tools, guidelines and other resources for adolescent programming
Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
• Experience in implementing and using of behavioural change communication strategy for adolescent programmes
• Knowledge and experience in Inter-Agency Cluster/Sector Working Groups and Task Forces
Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement
Domestic travel to project sites only
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) in Turkish, and English. Arabic language is a plus
Local applicants only
Female candidates highly encouraged.