Accountability Officer (Emergency Recruitment) - NWS
|Save the Children International||Gaziantep|
|Arapça (C2, Level 6, Advanced),İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced)|
***Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Kindly note that the position will be filled before the vacancy announcement is closed; therefore, early applications are encouraged.***
The Accountability Officer will be a dedicated individual with proven experience on accountability and participatory systems and in core humanitarian standards to provide training and support to the personnel of SC including MEAL and Program Personnel, and its implementing partners. They will be responsible for all accountability related activities within the AO, including ensuring Save the Children's standards and processes are adhered to, developing accountability related materials and tools, supporting SC staff and partner staff in building their accountability capacity and improving their accountability processes, and maintaining the FCRM system in the AO. They will also support the Accountability Manager based in Amman in the implementation of the Boost Accountability to Children and Communities Program (BAACP).
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: MEAL Manager
Staff Reporting to this post: None
Budget responsibility: None
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
• BSc/BA/BEng in Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, Statistics or related field.
• At least 2 years of experience in MEAL activities and scope, with a focus on accountability systems.
• Experience working with implementing partners
• Previous experience with remote partnership management modalities
• Fluent in English, both spoken and written
• Native / Fluent Arabic both verbal and written, required
• Experience of training and capacity building
• Excellent communication and influencing skills
• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
• Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
• Previous experience working in humanitarian programmes in Syria
Key Areas of Responsibility:
The Accountability Officer will be responsible for the following:
• Support the Accountability Manager on the adaptation of tools and modalities for the different objectives of the BAACP project.
• Support the Accountability Manager on the implementation of the capacity building component of the BAACP.
• Support in the assessment of the current capacity of key positions to ensure implementation of accountability across the AO.
• Support in analysis of accountability data and suggest and coordinate recommendations from programme teams to support better program implementation or decision making processes.
• Supporting the Accountability Manager to streamline SCI’s approach to accountability and participation, setting down minimum requirements (following the Core Humanitarian Standard, SCI Accountability Procedure, MEAL in Emergencies System Quality Benchmarks, and SC Practice Standards in Child Participation) and ensuring that it complements and is an integrated part of the overall MEAL system.
• Lead on the contextualisation of accountability quality benchmarks for the AO.
• Support on the development of information sharing protocols with Partners.
• Ensure that information sharing from key project/program documents, including research, learning, FCRM analyses, with affected communities.
• Lead on work related to institutional learning, ensuring that lessons and challenges from the project are properly documented and logged into the learning log.
• Support the MEAL Manager on oversight of the Feedback and Reporting Mechanisms in the AO, and make necessary interventions for system corrections and suggestions to the MEAL teams.
• Ensure feedback trackers are updated and submitted on time, highlighting errors, escalating recurring issues submitted by beneficiaries, and ensuring the feedback loop is closed in a timely manner.
• Support the Accountability Manager adapting the associated tools required to implement the accountability and participation minimum requirements to ensure that roll-out is standardized across operational areas (e.g. information posters, complaints database, child-friendly methodology guidance).
• Follow up with field staff on activities they implement related to accountability, and respond to their technical questions.
• As required undertake technical support visits and offer remote technical support to partners implementing accountability and participation activities.
• Conduct regular visits to implementing partners to monitor and report on the implementation of the capacity building project.
• Assist the Accountability Manager in setting up regular partner meetings, organizing trainings and workshops, and managing accountability working groups with partners.
• Support the work of partners with the community-based committees and organizations to streamline community and children involvement in programming.
• Support MEAL and Program teams to ensure all projects encourage active participation from affected communities, and meet SC standards on community and children participation.
• Identify training needs and capacity building support required in the AO, and conduct coaching sessions to address any challenges that arise.
Integration of values:
• Contribute towards the integration of MEAL within SCI, as a core component of the programs team.
• Contribute to safe MEAL and SCI activities, ensuring compliance with policies on child safeguarding, PSEA, anti-harassment and bullying, health and safety, security, equal opportunities, and non-discrimination.
• Contribute to age, gender, and disability sensitivity, and child-focused programme implementation, promoting these methodologies across MEAL and SCI activities.
• Contribute to an approach of applied learning and adaptation based on evidence across MEAL and SCI activities.
• Contribute to people centred MEAL and SCI activities, that ensure that we respond to the needs of affected populations, maintain contextual relevance, and Do No Harm.
• Contribute to accountable and participatory MEAL and SCI activities, ensuring that accountability and participation are integral elements of all aspects of SCI's approach to MEAL in SRO.
• Contribute to data protection and security by design as a core approach to MEAL, IM, and SCI activities, ensuring that key international and local legislation, SCI policies, and industry best-practices are followed.
• Any other tasks as requested by your Line Manager.
• Ad hoc requests as approved by your Line Manage
• Be prepared to varying day to day activities and work pattern/hours in humanitarian response situations.
• Position holder may be required to outside of normal duties and working hours during emergency responses.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector at the pay-grade of the position, transportation allowance as per relevant internal policy and 20 days of annual leave per year.
Position holder will be based in Gaziantep, therefore legal right to work in Turkey is necessary at the time of applicaton.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better. Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
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.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Save the Children International
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.