Child Development Officer – Mobile Unit

World Vision

Gaziantep Türkiye

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

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Employee Contract Type:

Local – Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Job Purpose

The Child Development Officer is responsible to oversee the implementation of integrated activities for early age group age 0-6 old, adolescents age 12-17 years old and their caregivers within the Mobile Unit in Gaziantep Islahiye and Nurdagi. The post holder will be involved in providing day-to-day supervision to the Child Development Facilitators in delivering the ‘MOBILIZE’ 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 Officer will lead the development of effective strategies to reach out & mobilize target groups in the project locations. S/he is responsible to ensure activities are implemented according to the design & work plan of the MOBILIZE project, as well as in line with the relevant sector’s standards. S/he will also coordinate with the relevant technical coordinators possible travel to other provinces upon the request of his/her line manager.

Project Planning and Implementation

• Work with the Child Development Facilitators to support for developing schedules for daily, weekly, and special event activities for early age group (0-6) adolescents (12-17 years old), their caregivers and community members under the MOBILIZE project in two districs –Islahiye and Nudagi- of Gaziantep province.

• To follow that activities/services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations.

• Coordinate with other Child Development Coordinators (Early Age Group, Adolescent Group and Caregiver Group) to ensure linkage between activities

• Support the MOBILIZE Project Manager to develop work plans and follow up with field teams regularly to ensure that activities are on track.

• Ensure that target community members are engaged in the project implementation, through effective mobilization and outreach strategies.

• Engage with other CWCs for 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.

• Regularly engage in communication with the Technical Unit to integrate appropriate technical priorities in programme design/implementation. • The MOBILIZE project is implemented timely and with high quality, in compliance with internal WV requirements and relevant sectors’ standards.

• The target early age group, adolescents, caregivers and community members are reached with the services and activities provided through mobile team

• The project interventions address the immediate protection, learning and psychosocial support needs of children and adolescent girls and boys.

• The MOBILIZE interventions are 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 MOBILIZE 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 MOBILIZE 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 ‘MOBILIZE’ mobile team 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 mobile team 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.

Capacity Building

• Identify and share the capacity building needs for field-based staff with the Technical Unit

• 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. • To coordinate with Project manager to follow Project staff have the required technical knowledge and capacity to implement quality interventions under MOBILIZE 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, in coordination with Project Manager 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.

• Engage and support Project Manager to establish 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 and Qualifications of the Role

Required Professional Experience

• Minimum 2 years of experience working in protection, child protection, education, MHPSS and other relevant programmes in development or humanitarian settings

• Knowledge of principles and programming approaches for working effectively with children (early age group and adolescents) and their families are essential

• Experience in implementing programmes for vulnerable communities

• 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

• Knowledge working with and through local existing structures in the Southeast region of Turkiye

• Good 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, psychological guidance, 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.

• Good understanding of protection risks which communities and adolescents are facing in Southeast region of Turkiye, especially in a humanitarian/emergency context

• Good knowledge and awareness of inter-agency tools, guidelines and other resources for adolescent programming

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

• Experience in implementing and using of behavioral change communication strategy for adolescent programmers

• 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

Language Requirements

Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) in Turkish and English. Arabic is asset.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

How to apply–Gaziantep-Office/Child-Development-Officer—Mobile-Unit_JR31181

Deadline: 22-Apr-24