The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.
Under the direct supervision, leadership and guidance of the Child Protection Officer, the Child Protection Recreational Facilitator will provide non-focused or unstructured psychosocial support activities and child protection recreational activities to children below 18 years in target communities and identified safe spaces. She/he will be responsible for leading guided children recreational activities in Tawerga/Misrata. The CP Recreational Facilitator will use child-centered in his/her approaches, share life-saving information and provide a safe environment for playing, socializing and learning according to established schedules and routines. He/she will keep accurate records of children daily attendance and will also receive technical support from the IRC WPE Manager.
Implementation of CP activities
· Enroll and register children below 18 years for child protection psychosocial support and recreational activities in Misrata and Tawergha.
· Ensure that children under his/her care or responsibility are not exposed to any harm or stress during PSS and recreational activities.
· Identify key protection issues or threats affecting children attending child protection PSS and recreational activities and report or raise this to the direct supervisor.
· Observe children with special needs and ensure they are well integrated into child protection recreational activities and if needed refer them to relevant services
· Ensure that the space dedicated for children’s activities is always clean and organized, in order to be ready every day to receive children. This includes cleaning the space at the end of each day and re-organize toys, etc. to ensure it is a healthy environment for the children
· Adhere to the IRC Code of Conduct at all times
Referral and coordination
· Refer identified and suspected child protection cases to Child Protection Caseworker
· Answer questions from community members and parents about what activities for children are taking place in the community or identified spaces.
· Attend child protection and other relevant training organized by the IRC
· Participate and collaborate in other activities conducted by IRC staff in target communities or identified safe spaces.
· Attend special information sessions planned for community members and parents.
Data and reporting
· Develop individual weekly activity implementation plans in coordination with the direct supervisor and help in setting schedules for daily/weekly activities for children.
· Collect data on all child protection recreational activities organized and implemented and ensure that all relevant forms or tools are duly filled.
· Assist in the collection of all child protection recreational activity data and ensure timely entry of all individually collected field data into the relevant databases.
· Maintain an accurate collection of attendance records for all CP activities implemented.
· Take children’s attendance for each child protection related session.
· Provide the supervisor with field activity reports, success stories and other kinds or required reports.
· Report supply/material needs to the direct supervisor.
· Carry out any other task as assigned by the direct supervisor.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Child Protection Officer
Position directly supervises: None
Indirect Reporting: WPE Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: WPE Officer, Protection Information Management Officer, Senior Capacity Building Officer, Community Engagement and Outreach Officer, Community Engagement and Outreach Assistant, Child Protection Caseworkers and WPE Case Workers, WPE Officer, Community Outreach Volunteers.
· Technical diploma or degree in social work, education or any related academic qualification desired
· Either experience in similar/related role or at least one-year work experience in implementing recreational activities and psychosocial activities with children.
· Previous experience in teaching or assisting children, especially those below the age of 10 years old.
· Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children.
· Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with team members.Capacity to work in small teams and flexibility to take on new tasks.
· Positive, respectful attitude and collaborative approach to diversity.
· Good social and communication skills.
· Familiar or experience with creative methodologies.
· Fluency in Arabic; written and spoken English is an added advantage
Working Environment: The Child Protection Recreational Facilitator will be based in Misrata, with frequent travels to Tawergha, in order to implement CP psychosocial support and recreational activities in identified spaces/facilities and selected communities.
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 or disability.
To apply for this position: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=6990
The end date for applications is the 13th of November, 2019.
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, and Anti-Retaliation.
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