3 (Three) x Child Protection Technical Support Officers

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3 (Three) x Child Protection Technical Support Officers

  • Post Date:April 14, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
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Job Description

Location: Harare and Bulawayo


Bantwana Zimbabwe is a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO 35/20) with a proven track record of designing and implementing successful interventions for vulnerable children, youth, Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Zimbabwe. We design and implement scalable community-based models of service provision in health, education, child protection and economic strengthening, working closely in consultation with national stakeholders, including the Department of Social Development (DSD), the multi-sectoral OVC Working Party of Officials, and other key ministries. To that end BZ is recruiting to fill the following positions for an upcoming UNICEF-supported project aimed at increasing the functionality of the National Case Management System through strengthening of the social service workforce and child protection structures in the provision of essential child protection services.


Reporting to the Program Manager, the Child Protection Technical Support Officers will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical backstopping to provincial, district and community and strengthen their capacity, including enhanced access to interactive digital child protection training materials and resources;
  • Developing quality training materials and modules for the social services workforce, including supporting the development of content for child protection e-learning platform;
  • Delivering training, mentorship and coaching to the social service workforce and child protection structures;
  • Strengthening support supervision and performance management for the social service workforce;
  • Support the strengthening of the Child Protection system to provide quality decentralized social work services that are responsive to existing and new CP issues working closely with DSD, Local Government Authorities and other stakeholders;
  • Coming up with strategies for advocating for increased resourcing of the Child protection System
  • ; Designing tools to assess functionality of existing child protection structures and come up with strong recommendations of how these can be strengthened;
  • Coming up with innovative approaches and sound technical recommendations for enhancing the National Case Management System;
  • Ensuring that child protection interventions are informed by and integrated with other core sectors, including and ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed timeously;
  • Delivering prevention and risk reduction strategies to enhance the National Case Management System;
  • Providing recommendations and strategic advice to the Child Protection Manager;
  • Supporting and document trend analyses and findings from the BZ initiated models;
  • Networking and representing BZ at various child protection forums / stakeholders’ meetings;
  • Maintaining good relations with the DSD district staff and other related partners in the project;
  • Consolidating, reviewing, and analyzing reports.

Qualifications, experience and key competencies required

  • First degree in Social Work and a Masters’ Degree in Social Work or any other related Social Sciences;
  • Registration with CSW is a must; 5
  • years of progressive social work professional experience, 2 of which must be at middle management level;
  • Demonstrated 3+ years’ experience in statutory social work / working with the Department of Social Development and supervision of professional social workers is a must;
  • Proven experience in the design, implementation, and management of child protection programs at subnational levels and experience in working with different stakeholders, including experience in leading coordination efforts;
  • Experience using digital resources and platforms to support development of professional social workers;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain partnerships with government and knowledge of capacity building initiatives and skills transfer to government social workers;
  • Ability to represent the organization at different levels;
  • Talented, critical thinkers and innovators who can work independently, take initiative and leadership.

To apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address) to [email protected] with position title in the subject line.

The application deadline 15 April 2022.

Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted