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Opportunity Village Nepal (OVN) advocates for the rights of women and children, economic and social justice and have participated in campaigns for abolition of child labor and child marriage, prevention of human trafficking, promotion of girl child education and empowerment of women and aims to provide quality healthcare services. Moreover, the organization has been actively responding to the post-earthquake since 2015 delivering diverse type of services to the most affected population through rescue, relief, medical assistance, psycho-social intervention and rehabilitation work. 

OVN is seeking an individual with commitment for children and women, high drive for results, integrity, demonstrable teamwork, good self-awareness and self-regulation.

Child Protection Officer (Female only)

Location       :Residential full-time staff at the Child Protection Home of OVN based at Hemja in Pokhara, Kaski with occasional travels to field areas.
Duration       : One year with possibility of extension
Salary           : According to OVN policy which will commensurate with skills and experiences
Starting date:31 August 2017 (Bhadra 15, 2074)
 
Overall responsibilities:
Under the supervision and guidance of the Supervisor, the Child Protection Officer provides child friendly and safe environment to the children residing at the home and in outreach locations. The post holder serves as the key focal point for the safety of children under the care and protection of OVN.  This will require implementing child protection strategies and systems, including child protection policies, minimum standards for care services and code of conduct. 
The role ensures increased protection and participation of children and adolescents in compliance with OVN rules and regulations. The post holder also assist in maintaining home as a model family and build harmonious and cordial as well as supportive relation between and among children by observing/encouraging group dynamics and facilitate for the overall development of each individual child.
With guidance and in consultation with the supervisor, represents the organization to the relevant networks, trainings, meeting and workshops.
 
Key competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor's degree in Social Work or relevant degree with extensive experience of working in child protection related program and should have working knowledge on child rights issues with demonstrated experiences in ensuring the rights of children to protection and participation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • She will be a person of high integrity, committed to meeting deadlines, willing to work extra hours with interest in addressing children, family and community development issues.
  • Experience in writing project proposals and reports, and managing and monitoring a program budget; knowledge of project cycle management.
  • Operational, organizational and communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues, staff, and volunteers from diverse backgrounds 
  • Excellentcommunication and computer skills 
Applications should be received before or by 30 July 2017 (Shrawan 16, 2074). Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted. For full Terms of Reference (Job Description) of the position, please send an email request.
All interested applicants seeking to work with OVN should submit a letter of interest together with the most updated CV that has contact details of three references with salary expectations at info@opportunityvillagenepal.org
 
OVN is a child-centered organization, so we need to keep children safe. Therefore, our selection process reflects our commitment to the safety and protection of children in all our programs. 
We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
OVN is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female candidates from all backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

 

The deadline to apply for the above position/s is 24:00 hrs, July 30, 2017.

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