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Protection Assistant- Child Protection
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Full-time
Job Expired 14 Jul 2024
Expired
Posted 1 week ago
Job Description

Job title: Protection Assistant- Child Protection

Reporting to: Protection Team Leader

Technical Line Manager: Protection Manager

Location: Rhino Camp (03)

Location: Imvepi (03)

Overall purpose of the role:

The purpose of this post is to provide day to day management of Child protection activities in Rhino camp and Imvepi under the supervision of Protection Team Leader.

You will undertake all Child Protection prevention and response related activities that may include among others; case management, CP trainings, awareness raising with children and general community, engagement with Para Social Workers, adolescent groups, parents and caregivers.

Responsibilities:

Coordination

• Responsible for developing/strengthening relationships with agencies at the field level in close cooperation with the Child Protection officer and the 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 camp 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 closely with the other protection sub-sectors to ensure ongoing needs of children and girls are met in the prevention-related activities.

• Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psycho-social service providers.

• In collaboration with other partners, design child protection prevention activities/interventions within the refugee and host community.

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• Participate in conducting training for Para-Social Workers, parents and children on relevant CP thematic areas.

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 and timely updating of cases in ProGres.

• Conduct assessments basically BIDs and BIAs for vulnerable children.

• Direct service provision basically through material support.

• Conduct referrals and follow ups for children at risk.

• To conduct alternative care placements for the UACs and assess their needs.

• Identify potential caregivers’ e.g. foster families for placement of UASCs 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 UASCs and provide ongoing support to families, foster and alternative care systems.

• Facilitate foster parent’s training on Child rights and Parenting

• To conduct daily field visits to support para social workers, through mentorship and technical backstopping

• Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks

• Facilitate formation of adolescent groups to enhance community engagement & ownership on Child Protection prevention work.

Staff development and management

• Provide technical and programmatic leadership in CP thematic area for Para Social Workers and other DRC community-based structures in Rhino camp and Imvepi.

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• Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability

Communication/Reporting

• Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports,

• Support and guide Para Social Workers in drafting and sharing their activity reports.

Logistics / finance

• Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movement to the field.

• Support the Protection officers/Team leaders to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.

• Follow-up all DRC / DDG 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 child protection related projects and interventions.

• 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

Additional tasks

• On request, perform any other duties assigned by the supervisors to allow the organization to function optimally.

Experience and technical competencies:

• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with children and vulnerable communities, and protection programming experience, and/or child protection advocacy programs.

• Professional training in Best Interest Procedure processes, CP case management and CP community-based protection.

• Knowledge of the usage of ProGres V4 CP module.

• Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Child Protection.

• Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.

• Ability to ride a motorcycle.

Education:

• A University degree in social sciences, community development, guidance and counseling or any related fields.

Languages:

• Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.

How to Apply

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, clearly indicating the preferred location.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 14th July 2024.

Equal Opportunity

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, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

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