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مساعد حماية الطفل - حزرة

مساعد حماية الطفل - حزرة

رقم الوظيفة: req33201

عنوان الوظيفة: Child Protection Assistant

مجال العمل: حماية الأطفال

فئة التوظيف: منتظم،

(نوع العقد): دوام كلي

المكان: Hezreh, Idleb, Syria

الوصف الوظيفي

The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Today, 13.4 million people in Syria - more than half of the country's population - are in need of humanitarian assistance with needs increasingly being exacerbated by economic decline. Of these, 6.8 million are refugees and asylum-seekers who have fled the country. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1000+ staff in Syria Country Program. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, early childhood development, education, women’s protection and empowerment, non-food items and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, protection and rule of law, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

Job Overview/Summary:

Under the supervision and the mentorship of the Child Protection Officer, the Child Protection Assistant will provide Child Protection Activities in the field and IRC Centers in NWS, the Child Protection Assistant will address the Child Protection concerns in project locations and will provide the PSS programs for children and Parenting skills improving programs for families and caregivers in additional to organizing awareness raising campaigns and capacity building on child protection issues within the local community and in coordinating with child protection team and child protection committees, the Child Protection Assistant should consider the child protection minimum standers and SOPs for all the CP activities.


Evaluate and address the child protection concerns in project locations and identify the vulnerable children and response to their needs as related and in professional way.
Coordinating with communities to access the vulnerable children and families, raising reports about CP concerns, find safe spaces to implement PSS programs with children.
Organize parents and caregivers’ groups, empower and encourage them about importance of CP activities and parenting skills programs.
Implementing Introduction sessions about CP program and activities for children, caregiver, service providers and community members.
Preparing and providing psychological and social support programs and organizing safe spaces for the child that are arranged and ready to receive the most vulnerable children in accordance with the minimum standards for child protection in emergency situations and submit periodic prior plans for work assignments.
Ability to form groups of children with common weakness criteria and to organize focused psychological and social support programs commensurate with the needs of these groups.
Building links with parents, holding periodic meetings with them, and implementing joint activities with their children in accordance with psychological and social support programs.
Recording children's attendance lists daily and mobilizing the necessary follow-up and evaluation tools in paper form and using the Internet programs required for the activities of the Child Protection Program and maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of beneficiaries' information and data according to the data security protocol.
Training parents and facilitating group sessions about Families Make Difference program to improve and enhance parenting skills on a set schedule.
Carrying out home visits to the families to conduct the vital questionnaires and assessments for the program's work, and to provide individual and group consultations.
Maintaining the provision of periodic updates and reports to the CP officer that provides the vital information on progress and required support, is organized, easy to follow, accurate in the information provided and free from errors.
Formulate success stories and adhere to beneficiary protection standards while telling stories and taking the required informed consent.
Identifying the most vulnerable children who need more focused support and referring them to the case management team.
Working to raise community awareness by organizing groups and conducting awareness sessions to convey child protection messages to the local community.
Mobilizing community leaders and activists to form community-based child protection committees, build the capacity of these committees, and support and facilitate their action plan in the targeted communities.
Active participation in the meetings of the child protection committees, providing the required technical guidance and sharing the minutes of the committees' meetings, their work plans and progress reports.
Organizing and providing capacity building training for local communities as determined by the CP Officer.
Attending weekly and monthly meetings of the Child Protection Team and meetings of the International Rescue Committee.
Effectively communicate and coordinate with the team to ensure the quality and integrity of services provided in all Child Protection and IRC activities.
Commitment to the code of conduct for humanitarian workers and those working with children, ensuring the highest level of professional, ethical, and humane behavior with families and children in the community, applying this policy and reporting any concerns in the workplace.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs


University degree, an intermediate institute in social work, social sciences, psychology, counseling, or any other related field
Approximately 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience of Child Protection activities
Previous experience in an emergency or conflict-afflicted setting is required.
Good communication with children, parents and caregivers and the ability to gain trust and build strong relationships and bonds with local communities.
Previous experience in the field of training and facilitating sessions not less than two years.
Flexibility and the ability to move to different work sites according to the program's activities.
Ability to use smart phones, tablets, and related communication technology in data collection. Within MS Office, must have good Excel and Word skills.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:A commitment to IRC’s mission, vision, values and IRC Way – Professional Code of Conduct.
Credible written, presentation and verbal communication skills; ability to convey information effectively and solid experience providing training and staff development
Validated sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to handle complex situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
Excellent management and interpersonal skills and a solid ability to promote harmonious/cohesive teamwork, in a cross-cultural context.
Validated ability to plan long-term, organize priorities and work under administrative and programmatic pressures with detail orientation and professional patience.
Highly collaborative and resourceful; ability to establish positive working relationships with senior level management and all other partners to maximize cooperation and productivity.
Curiosity, a desire to continually learn and develop and a sense of humor is a must.
Analytical ability in creating effective solutions to complex matters while adhering to labor laws and internal policies.

Language/Travel:Fluency in Arabic, basic knowledge of English is an added advantage.
Flexibility and the ability to move to different work sites according to the program's activities.