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Child Protection Assistant - Job Description
Place of Work:
War Child, the charity for children affected by war. We are the only specialist charity for children in conflict, delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Yemen. We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution - from supporting Syrian children to access education to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and upholding the rights of children caught up in juvenile justice in Afghanistan. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments, and key decision-makers.
WAR CHILD UK has established a mission in Yemen in 2016, initially starting its programming with the implementation of projects for the provision of food assistance to ensure children have access to food and are able to meet their basic nutritional needs. WAR CHILD UK - YEMEN later expanded its programming to include education and protection integrated activities. Today, WCUK – YEMEN has two registered offices in Sana’a and Aden governorates and continues to work with local partners and stakeholders across the country to support and improve children’s wellbeing to ensure they can access relevant protection services, education and livelihoods opportunities.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Child protection assistant is responsible for leading and managing the child protection intervention in the targeted areas. He/she will also be responsible for all the activities in the IDP sites of the intervention district. He / She will ensure the technical quality of implementation
and will ensure that minimum standards are met. He/ She will be also responsible for liaising and coordinating with the local authorities and relevant stakeholders at the district level.
1. Coordinate with authorities at district level.
2. Attend the Protection sub-national cluster and the CP AoR meetings.
3. Coordinate with International and national actors at field level.
4. Establishment of a suitable referral system in the district with other actors.
1. The assistant will be responsible for supervising social workers, and community based child protection committees.
Child Protection and Project management:
1. Communicates with children and their families with gentleness, sensitivity, respect, clarity, honesty and inclusion, and with respect to cultural, political, religious and social norms and traditions 2. Ensures satisfactory results while applying principles of ‘do no harm’ and keeping the best interests of children, their caregivers and communities at heart
3. Supports the case management process according to inter-agency guidelines and using basic knowledge of international and national legal frameworks that promote the protection and care of children. 4. Establishment of Community based child protection committees and ensure they get the required trainings as proposed in the project.
5. Facilitate the training of social workers (Case management, referral pathways …etc.) as proposed in the project proposal.
6. Ensure proper assessments s and verification of cash for protection cases 7. Oversee and follow up on cases managed by social workers and make sure that all cases have been followed up by social workers and closed upon receiving the required services. 8. Facilitate the consultation workshop for the community (for the micro grant activities…etc.) as proposed in the project proposal.
9. Facilitate the capacity building for the community (for the micro grant activities…etc.) as proposed in the project proposal.
10. Facilitate the selection and implementation of micro projects, including providing micro grant reporting.
1. Submit high quality monthly narrative and quantitative reports to line manager 2. Contribute to donor mid-term and final report
2. Case studies collection
1. Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Management, Social Sciences, International Development or other relevant field.
2. A minimum of 2 years of work in child protection or other child/adolescent related programming.
3. Experience in working in case management and referral pathways.
4. Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic required, including report development, writing and editing.
5. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
6. Excellent communication skills; able to give and receive feedback.
7. Strong skills in communicating with children and youth and commitment to their right to participation
8. Strong analysis, planning and coordination skills.
9. Flexibility and ability to work independently and in a team.
10. Willingness to work in Ibb districts locations
- War Child UK is an equal opportunity employer.
- War Child UK does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. ∙ As this role is a National position, all candidates are required to be Yemeni nationals. ∙ Female with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
- Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
- Flexible working arrangements
- 30 annual leave per year
- Investment in training and development
- Transportation and Appearance Allowance
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- 1-1 wellbeing consultations with trained counselors
- Social Security Contribution
- Enhanced Leave Policy
- Eid Bonus
Child safeguarding and Adults at Risk
Our work with children and at-risk adults to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all areas of our work. We have zero tolerance for any behaviours and practices that puts children and/or vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and/or harm. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy, Adults at Risk Policy, anti-bribery policy, code of conduct, and other War Child’s
policies. You can find the Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk policy here: https://www.warchild.org.uk/whats-happening/news/our-child-safeguarding-policies-and-procedures
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