The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC established programs in Iraq in 2003 to address the overwhelming needs of displaced people in Iraq and the neighboring countries. Since re-establishing its presence in Iraq in November 2007, the IRC has been assisting thousands of internally displaced families in the northern, central, and southern governorates in the sectors of protection, gender-based violence (GBV), education, economic recovery, Child Protection, and emergency humanitarian assistance. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community in Iraq, the IRC's assistance and emergency programs address the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country and include both camp-based and urban-based assistance. IRC operates throughout Iraq, with the main office in Erbil and field offices in, Baghdad, SAD, Anbar, and Mosul.
Under the guidance of the CP Manager and the senior child protection outreach officer, the child protection outreach facilitator will support vulnerable children and their families with psychosocial and recreational activities in Mosul. The facilitator will be responsible for implementing the IRC’s community-based child protection activities. In support of this activity, the child protection outreach facilitator, with the support of the child protection senior outreach officer. The candidate must be able to work each day in CP centers inside Mosul.
- With support from the senior CP outreach officer and according to detailed work plans, deliver psychosocial and recreational activities for children. Activities will be conducted with in accordance with the IRC developed activities for children in which the facilitator will be trained and supervised.
- With the support of the senior CP outreach officer and according to the detailed work plans, the facilitator will deliver parenting skills training to parents of vulnerable children. Activities will be conducted in accordance with the IRC developed training materials in which the facilitator will be trained and supervised.
- With the support of the Senior Officer and according to the detailed work plans, the Officer maybe sometimes be required to deliver youth resilience sessions to vulnerable registered youth children and psychosocial support so the vulnerable children. Activities will be conducted with in accordance with the IRC developed training materials in which the officer will be trained and supervised.
- The facilitator will collaborate with other child protection facilitators, outreach workers and officers who will support psychosocial activities.
Community Based Child Protection
- The CP facilitator will work with child protection committees and/or child protection outreach workers to implement their assessments, safety maps and action plans.
- Conduct CPC meetings in order to discuss identified cases and finding solutions for some challenges or/ and Provide logistical and programmatic support to Child Protection Officers for Child Protection Committee (CPC) activities.
- Conduct Focus Group Discussions within CPCs as needed to gather relevant information.
- Collect monitoring data of CPC activities, visiting project sites regularly, and reporting data on the activities.
- Coordinate with learning centers and community members to engage in program activities.
Documentation, Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Ensure all activities are documented as required.
- Provide senior officer with input into monitoring and evaluation system on a regular basis.
- Collaborate with the Child Protection Senior Officer to ensure that supplies are available for child protection activities in a timely manner.
- Provide continuous feedback to the CP Manager and Senior Officer on any challenges in the work implementation to be addressed directly with corrective steps/measures if needed.
- Ensure compliance with IRC policies and protocols of confidentiality, respect and safety.
- Perform other duties, as needed or requested by the supervisor
Key Working Relationships:
- Position Reports to: Child Protection Officer
- Position directly supervises: N/A
- Indirect Reporting:
- Other Internal and/or external contacts:
- Internal: CP senior officers, CP officers, supply chain team, finance team, HR team
- External: Child Protection Committees, community members and stakeholders
Job Requirements: The requirements should establish a baseline (minimum) for educational background, previous work experience, professional knowledge or certification, specific skills and strengths and any other skill necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
Education: Certificate, craft certificate or license and approximately 2 years’ experience in a similar role
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.
- Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
- Experience working with an NGO
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
Language Skills: Fluency in Arabic, English is a plus but not required.
Standards of Professional Conduct: 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.
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 maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Per the Iraqi Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines, IRC requires candidates who are selected for positions to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter IRC premises. However, the exemption is only accepted per the Iraqi Health regulation and upon the provision of a negative PCR test.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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