Child Protection Unit Incharge  
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Job Title:   Child Protection Unit Incharge
Total Positions:   2
Job Location:   Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Masters
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   3 Years
Salary Range:   PKR 0 to 0 per Month
Apply By:   Apr 11, 2023
Job Description:

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war and disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC has been working in Pakistan for approximately 40 years, managing and delivering large, complex programs to meet the needs in health, education, safeguarding, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and disaster affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and is currently working across the country.

Job Overview/Summary:

The CPU In-Charge under the project ‘Strengthening response service to CP Cases by setting up case management and case referral system, will mainly be responsible to strengthen Child Protection System by ensuring at risk children or survivors’ smooth access to services. The candidate will establish and strengthen coordination with the key stakeholders including government departments and Civil Society Organizations for an increased possibility of immediate service delivery to the cases being identified, reported or referred to Child Protection Unit. The candidate will work in close coordination with the field teams to regularly update service mapping in respective districts to ensure that available services are well identified for efficient referrals and case management support.

Major Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the CP Manager, support teams in developing regular project work plans of activities being carried out in Child Protection Unit.
  • Ensure that organizational Case management tools are well understood by the teams and are in use for case identification and referrals.
  • Regularly organize meetings with the government department and civil society organizations to highlight the importance of CPU’s work in the district contributing towards its sustainability.
  • Regularly check the data recording tools to ensure that the CPU team is filling accurate information of the cases identified.
  • Regularly follow up with the focal points in different departments and CSOs to seek support for an immediate service provision to the referred cases.
  • Ensure accuracy of data, correct record entry in the data base.
  • Ensure information sharing protocols are well understood and applied to avoid any data breach.
  • Ensure focal points are identified and nominated in each of the government departments for case referrals.
  • With the support from CP manager, ensure all staff are trained on the technical aspects of child protection, Child Protection Unit, Case Management (including Case Identification and Referral Mechanisms) combined with CP Community Networks. • Adapt, contextualize, and translate relevant intervention packages and tools for the field teams
  • Work with field staff, NGOs, and other stakeholders to ensure that district-level coordination with relevant government line departments is established (through an MOU) during project start-up phase.
  • Conduct regular project reviews to ensure timely progress tracking and agree on way forward.


  • Ensure that all interventions are in line with the IRC strategy, and CP Minimum Standards.
  • With the support from CP Manager, provide technical guidance and project implementation guidance to field staff for CP interventions.
  • Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues with support of IPC.
  • Work closely with project teams to ensure quality, timely, implementation of project activities.
  • Work with team to ensure projects are implemented in conformity with the IRC program framework promoting and protecting rights, participation, capacity building, partnership, and holistic planning.
  • Coach, train, and mentor partner’s/NGOs, project staff and key stakeholders with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance.
  • Work closely with SWD & CP Welfare Bureau (Punjab) for the deployment and capacity building of Case workers, Case Management Supervisors and strengthening of CP case management system in accordance with case management SOPs
  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
  • Ensure integration of CP, and other sectors like Education, Health, Livelihood, WASH etc.,


  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation tools are developed (including indicator tracking sheets) and implemented for project interventions in collaboration with the M&E team and technical coordinator; and that activity, output and outcomes data are captured and analyzed regularly to inform program quality;
  • Participate in all grant opening, mid-term and closing meetings.
  • Support staff in systematic and timely data collection and reporting of project activities as required under the grant and for IRC M&E purposes.
  • Contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly, and annually).


  • Build strong relationships with relevant government departments, other government actors as appropriate, and other stakeholders, establishing IRC as a key factor in CP
  • Represent IRC in relevant stakeholder meetings at provincial level such as CP Sub-Working Group, and Case Management Meetings/Conferences, etc.;
  • Support partner/s in developing referral mechanisms in collaboration with partners, other NGOs, UN agencies and relevant government departments.


  • Position Reports to: Child Protection Manager
  • Close working relationship: CP Coordinator, CP Manager, Project Manager (Islamabad), M&E Unit, Finance, HR and other Program/support departments.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree in social work, psychology, or a related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in Child Protection in development contexts or emergency response.
  • Demonstrated capacity in CP system strengthening, CPU establishment, strengthening CP structures community based and referral mechanisms CP Case Management, Child protection mainstreaming, life skills.
  • Good knowledge of CP Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Actions and IASC MHPSS Guidelines.
  • Clear understanding of CP framework in Punjab
  • Strong partners’ management and capacity building skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player

The IRC Core Values and Commitments:

 The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.Level of interaction with children: Frequent direct contact with children

IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures, and actions demonstrate this commitment.

Company Information
Company Name:  International Rescue Committee
Company Description:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global relief and development organization, established in 1933, and currently working in 42 countries worldwide. IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection and livelihoods for displaced, poor & conflict-affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local Government and non-Governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

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