Job title: Protection Assistant – Child protection
Reporting to: Team Leader Protection
Overall purpose of the role:
The purpose of this post is to provide day-to-day management of child protection prevention activities and other related activities in IMVEPI under the close supervision of Child Protection Team leader.
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KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the field level in close cooperation with the Child Protection officer and Child Protection team leader
- Responsible for representing DRC in any relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as needed
- Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations
- Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house coordination meetings
- Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the zonal level, to ensure that Children receive quality services and support both at the agency levels.
- Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as Child Protection inter-agency coordination meetings.
- Work in close collaboration with the response team to ensure ongoing needs of children and girls are being met in the prevention related activities.
- Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psycho-social service providers
- In collaboration with other partners, design prevention activities/interventions within the refugee and host community.
- Participate in conducting trainings for partners on relevant organizational development areas and support peer learning between DRC and other partner agencies.
Project development, implementation and reporting
- Conduct case management services for vulnerable children at risk. These will include cases of abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence especially UASC and other children at risk.
- Identification and documentation of vulnerable children.
- Conduct assessments basically BIDs and BIAs for vulnerable children.
- Direct service provision through material support to assessed children at risk.
- Ensure all the child protection cases are captured in proGreV4
- Conduct referrals and follow ups for children at risk.
- Support the child protection community based structures in terms of capacity building and technical guidance.
- Conduct alternative care placements for the Un accompanied Children and assess their needs.
- Identify potential caregivers’ e.g. foster families for placement of un accompanied and Separated Children using stipulated procedures throughout the project lifespan.
- Sensitize the parents/caregivers on their roles and responsibilities on early child development & protection throughout the project lifespan.
- Conduct home visits to foster care homes and assess needs, ascertain the living conditions of the UAMs/SC and provide ongoing support to families, foster and alternative care systems.
- Facilitate foster parent’s trainings on Child rights and general protection.
- Conduct daily field visits to support child protection community structures, mentoring through technical backstopping and to train duty bearers throughout the project lifespan.
- Conduct child protection training for Child Right Clubs, peer groups, CPCs among other community structures.
- Assist the protection team in organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the refugee law on the rights of children.
- Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection related projects and interventions.
- Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks
- Identify and strengthen community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
- Facilitate formation of support groups to enhance community engagement & ownership on Child Protection prevention work.
- Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time
Staff development and management
- Provide technical and programmatic leadership in this thematic area for DRC community based workers in IMVEPI operational area
- Conduct daily field visits to support CPC’s and Community Development workers through technical back stopping.
- Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
- Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports,
- Provide flash reports on major protection risks and incidents identified.
Logistics / finance
- Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movement from and to different villages
- Support the Child Protection Officer to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.
- Follow-up all DRC’s procedures for security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration
- Responsible for complying with donors and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and interventions in IMVEPI.
- Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
- Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities
- Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results.
- On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
Adhere to DRC’s code of conduct
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
- Minimum of one (1) year experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
- Professional training in Child Protection.
- Experience in Child protection in Emergencies in line with Refugees operation with wide Child Protection.
- Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
- Experience in riding motorcycle
- A University degree in Social Sciences, Social Works and Social Administration, Community Development, Guidance and Counseling or Diploma in relevant fields.
- Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugees is an asset.
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 6th July, 2022
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Promoting high standards
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.