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Level 3: the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Inclusion Advisor will support the Save the Children Ukraine team to achieve appropriate and meaningful inclusion and participation across all programmes, with a focus on vulnerable and marginalised groups, particularly children. This role will be critical in working across all Save the Children Ukraine teams and with partners to ensure that create child-friendly, gender-sensitive, inclusive, accessible and appropriate mechanisms to support child participation, as well as engagement with highly vulnerable and marginalised groups. The post holder will play a facilitative role to support thematic technical advisers, programme implementation teams, safeguarding, MEAL and advocacy teams to integrate meaningful and ethical and inclusive participation of all relevant communities, stakeholders and children within their work.
The post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build response, existing country programme and partner staff towards creating an enabling environment for full and meaningful participation and enhance diversity of all Save the Children programs and workplaces.
The Inclusion & Participation Advisor will ensure that interventions aligned with international and Save the Children’s quality standards and procedures, international guidelines and best practice for inclusion and contextualise globally proven approaches to the context of Ukraine.
The role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Deputy PDQ Director
Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Child and community participation
· Review the country office’s pre-existing child participation programming, identifying how these could be capitalised upon within the scaled up emergency response.
· Work in a facilitative manner to support technical advisers and programme implementation team in Area offices to develop plans for child and community participation across the programme cycle (needs analysis and assessment, design and planning, implementation, and M&E) for their thematic area, considering opportunities for integration between sectors where possible.
· Act as the Save the Children focal point for children’s consultation for the response (in collaboration with other interested international and national NGOs and respective clusters), with a focus on ensuring meaningful and ethical child participation and utilisation of findings.
· Support the advocacy and media/comms teams to integrate meaningful and ethical child participation within their initiatives, and to elevate the voices of children that arise through participatory work across the response.
· Support child participation in response-wide processes.
· Explore how child-centred social accountability approaches could be incorporated within as soon as possible within the response or in protracted crises.
· Use analysis of the context and community preferences to design appropriate feedback and reporting channels that are accessible to children and deprived and marginalised groups. Support the MEAL and safeguarding team to roll out these channels across the response intervention area.
· Provide technical support to MEAL and Programme Implementation teams to ensure the feedback loop is closed meaningfully, in a timely manner and with quality. Inclusion
· Develop and update inclusion technical strategies, in line with SCI Ukraine’s Response Plan, and SCI global inclusion objectives and approaches, with a focus not only on people living with disability, but other vulnerable and marginalised groups including the elderly, Romany and other ethnic groups.
· Give technical guidance to the implementation teams to ensure that all SCI programming is accessible and inclusive for all beneficiaries.
· Actively participate in respective working groups, communities of practice to facilitate knowledge exchange inside and outside Ukraine.
· Ensure that SC operation is in line with the Disability and Inclusion Policy Capacity Building and Organisational
· Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced or other sector staff
· Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination and to inform decision-making
· Support other technical experts to understand and contextualise global and regional guidance for their thematic area, and ensure that learning from the SCI movement informs SCI’s global evidence, technical standards, and strategic direction
· Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
COMPETENCIES FOR THIS ROLE:
1. Applying Technical and Professional Expertise
Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shared best practice within and outside the organisation.
Level required Accomplished
2. Delivering Results
Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team / organisation.
Level required: Accomplished
3. Problem Solving and Decision-Making
Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation
Level required: Accomplished
4. Leading and Inspiring Others
Demonstrates leadership in all our work, embodies our values, and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.
Level required: Accomplished
5. Developing Self and Others
Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realist their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future
Level Required: Accomplished
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
· Experience in designing, managing and supporting others to implement safe, meaningful and ethical child participation in different stages of the programme and response cycle
· Demonstrated experience in engaging with minority and marginalised groups to facilitate meaningful inclusion in organisational structure and activities
· Demonstrated experience in facilitating workplace change in respect to inclusion
· Experience in setting up accountability systems in responses, including feedback mechanisms and information sharing processes using multi-modal approaches.
· Good understanding of concept of Inclusion and the context of Ukraine.
· Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards
· Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
· Proven capacity to supervise, train, mentor and coach staff
· Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
· Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
· Excellent communication skills
· Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
· 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
· Fluency in written and spoken English and Russian or Ukrainian