The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
The Community Mobilizer will build relationships between SCI and the community. He or she will be responsible to monitor SCI programmes including psychosocial activities, and put in place Community based Child Protection Mechanisms, build their capacity and provide ongoing support.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Child Protection Officer
Staff reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Child friendly space:
- Supervise the CFS/ AFS Facilitators and community volunteers in CFS, ensuring that activities are implemented in an appropriate manner.
- Ensure that CFS/ AFS staff understand and comply with safeguarding standards.
- Ensure adherence to the Code of Conduct and reporting procedure.
- Assist the Facilitators in working with children to develop new, creative activities as appropriate.
- Assist the Facilitators in conducting parents’ and community meetings.
- Assist the Facilitators in solving problems arising in the CFS/ AFS in a positive and constructive manner.
- Consistently collect data on activities implemented and attendance, recording attendance of children. submit weekly reports that are on time and of high quality.
- Screen for and monitor risks to children in and around the CFS/ AFS, and report to the Child Protection Officer for coordinated follow-up.
- Solving and reporting issues regarding children and facilitators.
Child and Family Engagement:
- Responsible for supporting child club activities, including life skills sessions, psychosocial support and awareness.
- Lead parent’s meetings within the CFS, together with the CFS Facilitators, to provide information on a range of topics based on need, and to provide a forum for parents to provide feedback and suggestions.
- Run awareness sessions for children and parents, and support Facilitator colleagues to facilitate awareness sessions, as required.
- Flag child protection issues which need to be addressed through awareness raising activities and support the development of key message and materials.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Monitor the quality and effectiveness of CFS activities and provide feedback and suggestions to the Child Protection Officer to improve activities.
- Provide on-the-job training and support to the CFS team based on needs.
- Report logistical needs to the Child Protection Officer to follow up.
- Deliver items to the CFS as required.
- Ensure that the CFS documentation is accurate and is stored safely. Transfer documentation to the SCI Office on a bi-weekly basis.
- Support the CFS Supervisor to ensure accurate attendance-taking, reports.
- Provide weekly reports to the Child Protection Officer.
- Ensure that child protection cases in the CFS are reported to the case management team for follow up.
- Ensure the effective coordination between the CFS, case management team all community-based networks.
- Support in conducting needs assessments in the target and surrounding communities, especially the children, as required, with an aim to implement program activities, as required.
- Support the distribution of essential items through the screening desk and/or other distribution activities as required.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
- holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
- sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- willing to take disciplined risks.
- honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
- Commitment to the mission and values of Save the Children.
- Strong understanding of the situation of the IDP children (girls and boys).
- The ability to think critically and to recommend good solutions to problems.
- Excellent sense of judgment, humor and patience.
- Knowledge of the local language; English language skill is an advantage.
- Basic education or adequate equivalent work/life experience;
- Experience with community development, working with children and schools.
- Very good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong Organizational skills.
- Advocacy and coordination skills.
- Ability to conduct outreach at the community level.
- Good computer skills (MS Office, including familiarity with internet).
- Closing Date: (Mar 2nd, 2021)
- Applicants may submit their application at CP Community Mobilizer / Kirkuk