Child Protection Project Manager

December 29, 2023
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Job Description

About Kandahar Refugee Organization:

Kandahar Refugee Organization (KRO) is a non-political, non-profit, national-level NGO dedicated to humanitarian and rehabilitation efforts in Afghanistan. Committed to local economic development and capacity building, KRO operates a specialized network across multiple provinces, focusing on areas such as food security, research, capacity building, disaster management, and placement.

Job Description:


  1. Provide technical leadership in conducting various child protection assessments and research.
  2. Manage diverse child protection programs funded from various sources, ensuring holistic support without duplication.
  3. Develop and monitor work plans, presenting monthly progress reports to supervisors and donors.
  4. Ensure effective documentation of programs, capturing lessons learned and best practices.
  5. Collaborate with the monitoring and evaluation team to store, analyze, and use child protection-related information.
  6. Foster children’s meaningful participation, enabling them to address concerns at local, regional, and national levels.
  7. Prepare project budgets, monitor spending plans, and provide financial reports in coordination with the finance unit.
  8. Conduct capacity-building needs assessments for the child protection team and implement a capacity-building strategy.
  9. Mobilize internal and external resources for technical knowledge management and quality technical assistance.
  10. Develop and deliver specific child protection and PSEA (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) trainings for the implementation team.
  11. Prepare concept papers and proposals for child protection projects.
  12. Review program documents and implementation plans, ensuring integration of child protection issues and rights approaches.
  13. Represent KRO in local and national child protection forums.
  14. Represent KRO in protection clusters and working groups on protection.
  15. Develop proposals for child protection emergency appeals and lead child protection sub-clusters if needed.
  16. Collaborate with partners to ensure children’s rights are considered in legislation and institution-building processes.
  17. Report any child protection concerns related to KRO staff or consultants to supervisors.
  18. Adhere to KRO’s code of conduct and report breaches promptly.
  19. Build constructive working relationships with partners based on KRO’s principles.
  20. Ensure timely coordination with Senior Management of KRO on program implementation progress.
  21. Conduct regular joint visits to project implementation provinces and provide feedback based on findings.
  22. Ensure adoption of best practices for quality program implementation.
  23. Actively participate in knowledge exchange and learning sessions for team members’ capacity building.
  24. Equip project staff with monitoring and evaluation systems for effective implementation.
  25. Implement action plans from quality monitoring and accountability systems.
  26. Contribute to generating lessons through operations research and participate in lessons learned workshops.
  27. Ensure project reporting against the M&E Plan.

Behaviours (Values in Practice):

  • Accountability: Holds self and the team accountable, role modelling KRO values.
  • Ambition: Sets ambitious goals, encourages personal development, and shares KRO’s vision.
  • Collaboration: Builds effective relationships, values diversity, and encourages openness.
  • Creativity: Develops and encourages innovative solutions, willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates honesty, openness, and transparency.

Job Requirements:

  • 5 years of project management experience, preferably in a development setting with a focus on Child Protection.
  • Relevant university degree (preferably MA) in social work, social sciences, or a relevant field.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in child rights, child protection, and community development, especially in emergencies.
  • Experience in remote management in complex settings.
  • Capacity to coordinate and coach staff in Child Protection skills and program management.
  • Commitment to working through community participation and accountability systems.
  • Strong knowledge of child protection principles, international standards, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with the context and cultural dynamics of Zabul Province is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English, Pashto, and Dari.
Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications and CVs on the KRO website link.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and subsequent interview. If not contacted within four weeks after the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.

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