Child Protection Assistant, International Rescue Committee – IRC Vacancy Announcement

Child Protection Assistant, International Rescue Committee – IRC Vacancy Announcement; February 29 2024

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Organization: International Rescue Committee – IRC

Position: Child Protection Assistant

Location: Errer, Somali

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: February 28 2024

Deadline: March 5, 2024

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Job Description

 

BACKGROUND:

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation, and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently helping Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

 

Job Overview:  

The position holder is responsible for implementing community-based child protection program in Shedder camp. The position holder will lead all aspects of the prevention and response activities of the program that include working with the community, psychosocial support activities and case management.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist the team in the assessment of the living conditions of children in the camp and participate in the development of an appropriate strategy in addressing their needs.
  • Facilitate the involvement of children and the community (leaders and parents) in the child-friendly space and document the progress made.
  • Support (the incentive workers) team leaders and social workers in the monitoring, verification, and documentation of cases of children.
  • Follow-up the preparation and implementation of case action plan and home visit conducted by the social workers.
  • Carry out data Entry into the Child Protection Information System (CP IMS) database.
  • Support the child protection officer in facilitating and organizing appropriate care arrangement, and suitable alternative care system with close supervision and attention to the individual concerns of children.
  • Through working with CP committees identify potential foster families for unaccompanied and separated children in collaboration with social workers and community leaders.
  • Organize and facilitate positive parenting weekly sessions. (Family Makes the Difference!)
  • Assist the child rights clubs to demonstrate to the community and the concerning body about protection concerns that children are facing and promote the participation of children in all matters affecting their lives.
  • Organize and lead psychosocial support activities at (the Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS).
  • Work closely with the CP Officer in the celebration of international events days and other awareness-raising sessions.
  • Participate in UNHCR, other partners, and the team leaders in conducting the Best Interest Assessment to ensure the needs of children are addressed.
  • Support the preparation of budget, work, and spending plans, and PR tracking to supervise the accurate utilization of the budget and timely implementation of activities.
  • Adhere and fully abide by the child protection code of conduct.
  • Shall take any additional responsibilities as requested by supervisors.
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Job Requirements

 

Educational Requirements:

  1. BA/BSc degree in Social Work, sociology, Psychology, Public Health, or related field.
  2. Diploma of social work, sociology, psychology with one year of experience.

 

Preferred experience & skills:

  • verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure.
  • proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

 

Language Skills: 

Proficiency of Somali and English language is more preferable

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How to Apply

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Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:

IRC Career Site: https://careers.rescue.org/us/en/job/req49622/Child-Protection-Assistant

Or In person application at IRC Jijiga Field Office.

  • Please include 3 references from current and former employers.
  • Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.
  • Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

·       Name of the position you have applied for

·       Date of application

·       Summary of  your qualifications and experience

·       Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

·       Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address

·       Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: 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

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

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