Background on ACTED
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 490 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.
ACTED has been programming in Libya since March 2011. Initially focusing on responding to the humanitarian crisis in the wake of the conflict, ACTED set-up offices across the country, providing vital humanitarian assistance to displaced and vulnerable populations. Furthermore, during this period ACTED utilized its assessment and mapping capabilities to help coordinate and provide information for the humanitarian response and reconstruction of the country. Since January 2012, building on the strong networks developed during the emergency response, ACTED started to work on post-conflict projects, particularly focusing on supporting the nascent Libyan civil society. ACTED is notably implementing the Civil Initiatives Libya (CIL) program which is providing capacity building and technical assistance to Libyan local actors, mainly Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Local Authorities and Universities. The overall objective of CIL is to define methods and approaches, adapted to the Libyan context, and improve the resilience of communities and local institutions in time of crisis.
Since 2017, ACTED is working in partnership with UNHCR to address the needs of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees in the post-conflict areas on both Cash Based Interventions and Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) to respond to life-saving needs through small scale community-based projects.
Position: Child Protection Community Mobilizer, Bayti Child Resilience Center
Contract duration: 6 months
Contract Type: Full-time
Starting date: Jan-2020
Closing date: 10th- Jan-2020
The Child protection community mobiliser will be responsible for community outreach and awareness raising activities linked to the Bayti Child Resilience Centres CRCs. Under the direct supervision of the Sr. Child Protection Officer and in close collaboration with the Child Protection Unit (CPU), the child protection community mobiliser contributes to the everyday operations of the CRCs. Acting as the point of contact for communities that are interested in the CRCs and its activities, the community mobiliser will actively conduct outreach events and sessions, giving information about the CRC approach, the activities and services available for children in the centre, encourage participation of children and their parents/caregivers from different communities in the CRC center. The child protection community mobiliser will be supporting the development of appropriate messaging and implementing awareness raising activities aimed at issues of child rights and child protection among vulnerable communities in Benghazi.
Child protection community mobilisers will contribute to the larger goal of increasing awareness of child protection issues in the community through targeted outreach to parents and caregivers.
1. Designing and conducting community outreach events in collaboration with CP stakeholders
2.1 With support from the Protection Officer, operate the everyday activities linked to raising awareness on child protection issues.
2.2 Conducting diverse community outreach events to present the Bayti Child Resilience Centres and encourage participation and enrollment in children activities , answer questions and concerns ,
2.3 Build understanding and knowledge among ACTED staff, partners and local authorities on the child protection CRC project.
2.4 Participate in building the community outreach plan, identifying the different phases of community outreach, with common messages for each centre.
2.5 Analyse community outreach methods and design activities such as radio information campaigns, information desks in public events and fairs, along with local child protection CSOs
2.6 Develop thematic child protection IEC materials, along with the Sr; Child Protection Project Officer and Manager.
2.7 Ensure and work with local actors to find entry points for marginalised groups and out of school children who could benefit from the activities and services provided in the centre.
2.8 Support in achieving project targets in reaching out to mandated community members and number of awareness raising sessions.
2.9 Liaison with the general protection helpline team on information dissemination, provide clarifications and discuss participation strategies , clarification on enrollment criteria etc 2.10 Maintain records and reporting of community outreach events and awareness raising and promotion activities (including description reports and approximate numbers of participants recorded through attendance sheets) and submit to Project Managers as required;
2. Designing and conducting awareness raising sessions with parents and caregivers
2.1 Work with the Child Protection Unit (CPU) in each CRC in identifying topics for awareness raising for both children and their parents/caregivers , linked to child rights, child development and child protection issues,
2.2 Ensuring the inclusive, diverse, gender, age , culture appropriate awareness raising sessions
2.3 Supporting the design of tools and IEC material required for awareness raising sessions.
2.4 Understand safe identification mechanisms for at-risk children and facilitate cases to the CPU team. 2.5 Analyse patterns and trends in emerging themes that could be utilised for conducting different kinds of awareness raising linked to child protection and education in emergencies.
2.6 Support with AMEU FDGs whenever they are conducted.
3.1 Ensure the compliance with ACTED policies and protocols of confidentiality, non-discrimination, consent, respect and safety.
3.2 Ensure that beneficiaries are duly informed on the Complaint Mechanism and can give their feedbacks on ACTED activities.
4.1 Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;
4.2 Assist project team members with other activities, as requested by immediate supervisor; 4.3 Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
• Number of community members reached with Bayti-CRC outreach activities
• Number of outreach activities designed and implemented
• Number of community members reached through child protection awareness raising activities.
• Number of awareness raising sessions designs and implemented.
Within the ACTED Protection Department, all staff are expected to support the well-being and safety at all times while performing their regular duties. All Protection staff are bound by the ACTED Global Code of Conduct and the ACTED Child Protection Code of Conduct.
• Bachelor degree required, psychology, education public health or social work background strongly preferred and will be given due consideration.
• At least 1 year of field experience in humanitarian work, protection experience strongly preferred
Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement is preferred
Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
Motivated to learn and help team mates.
Good knowledge of BIA/BID procedures
Ability to take good quality and detailed notes and write reports.
Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
Highly proficient in written and spoken Arabic and basic English
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint…)
Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and best interests of children.
HOW TO APPLY
TO APPLY: We look forward to receiving both: Cover letter+ your CV with 2-3 references attached by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE POSITION YOUR APPLYING FOR HAS TO BE SUBJECTED IN YOUR EMAIL OTHERWISE YOUR CV WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Please note Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
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