The Child Protection Assistant will be responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of all child protection programmes in Mosul, providing assistance to CFS Facilitators in the functioning of their programmes. S/he will ensure a timely delivery of the Child Protection programming in tandem with HA Protection Guidelines and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) in pursuit of quality and excellence.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ensure timely and technically sound implementation of all Child Protection Activities.
- In conjunction with the Child Protection Team Leader, develop child protection activities appropriate for the beneficiaries at the center.
- Provide case management services for all child protection activities; ensure all tracking forms, case files, and databases adhere to confidentiality and protection standards.
- Provide age-appropriate activities, including PSS and educational activities.
- Provide case management for particularly vulnerable children, ensuring they are referred to necessary services both in and outside of the center.
- Follow proper case management, tracking, and filing systems.
- Assist Child Protection Assistants in developing and implementing recreational activities for children and youth.
- Assist in developing educational programming for children and youths. Assist Child Protection Assistants in managing and implementing educational activities.
- Ensure that project activities develop and are implemented in line with HAs mandate, policies, procedures and country strategy, including donors’ requirements, national and international rules and guidelines.
- Accountability: Ensure members of the Child Protection Teams abide by the Code of Conduct, confidentiality, humanitarian principles, and international/organizational codes of practice.
- Prepare regular and timely updates and reports as requested.
- Any other reasonable duties, as assigned by the Child Protection Team Leader.
- Relevant University degree or a higher qualification in Women’s Studies, Humanitarian Assistance, Development, International Human Rights, Law, Social Work or Political Science.
- A minimum of 4 years’ successful project management experience in the humanitarian field, with a minimum 2 years in a specific Child Protection role.
- Strong understanding of Protection Standards, SGBV, Key sectorial issues and processes including advocacy for protection.
- Strong conceptual and practical understanding of Child Protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints/risks and cultural sensitivities of work in Iraq.
- Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritize work to deadlines.
- A thorough understanding of the gender specific dynamics and protection issues of the Iraq conflict and IDP displacements.
- Well-developed organizational skills.
- Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
- Strong (but accommodating) leadership skills with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
- Able to work independently, with minimal supervision and under pressure.
- Fluency in Arabic.
This position is based in Mosul.