Child Protection Assistant
Project/Programme: Child Protection
Location: Al Dhalea, with regular travel to field offices.
Child protection is part of DRC Yemen’s programme sector portfolio. Through its child protection programming, DRC promotes the protection and welfare issues of children affected by the armed conflict – including those of gender-based violence at domestic and community levels. DRC provides psychosocial support, referral, and response services including follow up. This is done directly or through partner organizations and government services.
The Child Protection Assistant is responsible for providing a wide variety of community-based awareness sessions, group discussions, home visits and follow ups on cases (i.e., case management) of children affected by the conflict and other vulnerable children including cases of GBV. The Child Protection Assistant ensures proper response and referral of all cases so that children affected by armed conflict and other vulnerable children receive services with a holistic approach.
- Supervise and monitor Child Protection Committees (CPCs), local NGO partners, and community volunteers who work on child protection and GBV issues at the community level; follow up of identified vulnerable children affected by the conflict and/or other situations who are in need of multidisciplinary support (medical and/or other psychosocial support) and conduct referrals.
- Undertake regular field visits to conduct child protection and GBV monitoring among conflict-affected populations and IDPs.
- Identify and work with local communities (including IDPs) to set up community-based CPCs; liaise regarding child protection issues arising in the community and refer them to the relevant agencies.
- Contribute to and prepare drafts of child protection monitoring reports.
- Participate in needs assessments and selection of vulnerable persons of concern for additional humanitarian assistance, income-generating activities, and reintegration projects.
- Participate in field visits with local partners to conduct practical training/capacity building and supervision on child protection monitoring activities by local partners.
- Contribute to reports on the humanitarian situation of children affected by armed conflict, child protection and GBV related issues.
- Any other duties as required by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum of two years’ working experience, preferably in a relevant field such as social work.
- Ability to travel and work well with communities.
- Professional English desired and preferred but not mandatory.
Terms and Conditions
The proposed employment conditions are based on DRC policy and Yemeni labor law. The selected candidate shall perform his/her duties in compliance with the DRC Code of Conduct and procedures at all times
CVs of qualified candidates are invited at
by 18 September 2017. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and based on urgency, DRC may fill the position prior to the closing date. We highly encourage applicants from the same region (Al Dhalea). Qualified women candidates are also encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.