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CP Outreach Mobilizer

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International Rescue Committee

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Requisition ID: req46701

Job Title: CP Outreach Mobilizer

Sector: Child Protection

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Al-Raqqa, Syria

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

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 – need 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, womens 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:
The Child Protection (CP) Community Outreach mobilizer will be leading all information provision, outreach, risk mitigation and community mobilization efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children. Core activities include the implementation, organization, and facilitation of PSS programs for children, adolescents, and parents. Other important tasks will include the dissemination of information, assessment of risks faced by children and their families in the targeted communities and development of response strategies, capacity building of community members. Specifically, the CP community mobilizer will be responsible for:


Responsibilities:

  • Working with ERD outreach team as integrated team to actively identify CP and ERD cases who require assistance in both the urban and rural areas of Raqqa governorate.
  • Referring the identified cases by the integrated outreach team to necessary services in ERD (VTs, Apprenticeships, CfW, VSLA, groups and start-up grants) based on the vulnerability criteria.
  • Ensure that the Caregivers and youth have access to livelihood and economic services, Through the integrated approach of ERD and CP outreach teams by referring them to the Raqqa-based Livelihood centre.
  • Working with the ERD outreach team to conduct mobile awareness sessions specifically designed to address CP concerns, namely Child Labor.
  • provide Sensitization and orientation about integrated CP/ERD initiatives in Raqqa to help beneficiaries understand childrens rights and inform them about available resources and support provided by IRC to address the negative coping strategies and contribute to reducing child labor in NES.
  • Facilitate guided sessions for parents / caregivers to help improve their stress management skills, positive parenting practices, and strategies to support children and adolescents with psychosocial needs.
  • Observe children/adolescents with special needs and ensure they are well integrated into activities.
  • Refer identified and suspected child protection cases to the IRC focal point.
  • Answer questions from community members and parents / caregivers about what activities are taking place.
  • Through regular community outreach build and maintain relationships with communities, including local leaders, different groups, and stakeholders, youth groups, children etc. to foster an environment of support to children and their families and IRC programming.
  • Identify key protection risks and mitigation/reduction measures.
  • Identify gaps in CP response services available to the community and share concerns with the CP Sn Officer / CP Manager within IRC, protection actors and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Safely refer children and families in need of protection services to IRC or other relevant actors, according to the individual needs of the child and available services.
  • Updating the service mapping on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Identify barriers to accessing available services for vulnerable/specific groups of children and propose measures to reduce/eliminate those barriers.
  • Encourage and foster social cohesion among host and IDP community.
  • Complete relevant activity tracker and contribute to monthly activity reports, according to guidance provided by the CP Officer, and provide information on a weekly basis to the CP Officer in-line with deadlines.
  • Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partner and other sector staff.

  • Keep up to date on the child protection situation and developments in the intervention areas and surrounding areas.
  • Report to the supervisor any child protection concerns, trends, and updates in the community and surrounding areas.
  • Promote and adhere to the principles, goals, and code of conduct of the IRC.
  • Act both professionally and personally in a manner that brings credit to IRC and does not compromise its humanitarian mission.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor to ensure the smooth progress of the program.

Qualifications

  • Preferably a university degree or equivalent in education, social work, human rights, or a related degree.
  • Completion of secondary education is required.
  • 1-2 years of experience working in child protection programs, ideally with non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience with community work, community mobilization and engagement, and working with children affected by conflict.
  • Clear understanding of and interest in the well-being of children and supporting their healing after the experience of violence.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies when needed and support CP team in providing any kind of support and distributing kits when needed.
  • Experience facilitating group activities, trainings and workshops and mentoring others
    Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients/beneficiaries.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • A commitment to IRCs mission, vision, values, and IRC Way Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, strong communication skills with children and caregivers, analytical skills, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting.

Language/Travel:

Arabic is required.

Travel: 100% to field sites in Raqqa Cityas well as attending regional and global workshops, trainings, and meetings.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  CP Officer
Position directly supervises:
N/A

Indirect Reporting (If applicable): Child Protection Manager
Key Internal Contacts:
WPE, Child Protection, PROL, ERD, and Health team members.

Key External Contacts:  Communities, service providers

Professional Standards: IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Respect at Work Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Returning National Candidates: We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a citizen of the Country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the Middle East Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing, and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate, and retain qualified national staff in our programs.

Accountability to Clients: IRC staff must adhere to the commitment of contributing to the sustainability and development of its (CR) Client Responsiveness Mechanisms, preserving the culture of prioritizing the needs of our clients and affected communities by systematically listening to their perspectives and using their feedback to make programmatic decisions and give them greater influence over program design and delivery.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and Inclusion: at IRC MENA, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.



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