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Protection Assistant / Sana'a
The Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-governmental, voluntary, independent organization established in March 2015, officially registered at the Ministry of Social Affairs as per license (99). As SDF has been present in Yemen since 2015, it has experience implementing emergency child protection and education responses, including women and youth empowerment. SDF has experience in handling large grants from international donors, such as UNDP, UNHCR, WFP, OCHA, WHO, SCI and ZOA. The Foundation has excellent national-level relations and has experience in coordinating with both national and international NGOs. It has offices, staff and community-based committees in Hajjah, Sana'a, Marib, Ibb, Hudidah, Dhamar, Almahweet, Al-Bayda’a, and Hadramout as well as solid experiences engaging with local communities from whom it gained acceptance and with whom it has collaborated in the past. In addition to that, SDF creates livelihood opportunities and community-based protection committees. Last but not least, the foundation is mainly focused on Sustainable Development Goals and Humanitarian Response.
Posted vacancy: Protection Assistant.
Employer: Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) – Yemen.
Position Type: Full-time contract.
Position reporting: Child Protection Officer.
Starting Date: ASAP.
Post date: August 4th , 2020.
Closing Date: August 11th 2020.
Number of Vacancies: (1).
Tasks and responsibilities to be undertaken
- Supervise and monitor the day-care established in the family center.
- Keep and regularly update a tracking table of children enrolled in the family center day-care (number of children, names, IDs, ages, gender, etc.) and provide relevant reports on regular basis.
- Identify 10 community based day-care centers in different locations from different nationalities, the gaps and challenges in the implementation of theses centers’ services and the proposed solutions to improve the quality of provided services at the centers.
- Monitor the 10 community based day-care centers and provide regular support and advice when needed.
- Keep and regularly update a tracking table of children enrolled in the 10 community based day-care centers (number of children, locations, names, IDs, ages, gender, etc.) and provide relevant reports on regular basis.
- Support the child protection team when needed in conducting comprehensive case management for all identified cases of unaccompanied children, separated children, children at risk and children with disabilities. This includes but is not limited to:
1. Conducting Best Interest Assessments (BIAs);
2. Conducting regular home visits;
3. Identifying foster families and conducting the foster care assessment;
4. Identifying shared accommodation for unaccompanied children as per the agreed criteria with UNHCR;
5. Referrals of children to other UNHCR partners and services providers when needed;
6. Referrals of children with disabilities to rehabilitation and health services with regular follow up of their progress;
7. Recommending cases for cash assistance as per UNHCR cash assistance criteria and discussing the cases with UNHCR child protection focal point or in his/her absence the Assistant Protection Officer (Community Based) in the weekly CHILD PROTECTION INDIVIDUAL CASES MANAGEMENT MEETING (CP ICM);
8. Discussing the cases of children with disabilities with UNHCR Public Health Associate in the weekly MEDICAL REFERRAL COMMITTEE;
9. Provision of counselling sessions to children and parents when needed;
10. Facilitating the enrollment of unaccompanied children, separated children, children at risk and children with disabilities to formal/non-formal education;
11. Proper archiving of all related child protection documents of each case.
- Keep close and good coordination with refugees’ communities, host community and local authorities on child protection related issues.
- Co-organize and facilitate where possible the child protection related training and write the final training reports.
- Conduct peer support sessions and group support sessions for refugee children and parents in the family center on monthly basis (once each month targeting different groups and specific needs).
- Co-prepare the units periodic reports (weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual reports).
- Document and report the challenges faced during the implementation of the child protection activities in addition to the success stories.
- Perform any other relevant duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
· A degree in a Social Science and/or in a relevant field of study.
· At least 1 years of experience in Child Protection and preferably with NGOs.
· Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills and proven experience in leading field teams
· Highly organized with strong problem solving skills and a track record of achieving results under stress and in difficult environments
· Excellent English and Arabic language skills (both oral and written)
· Cross-cultural awareness.
· Ability to make decisions.
· Creative and able to work with limited resources.
· Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus.
· Ability to identify potential problems before they occur and make effective plans to respond.
· Ability and willingness to locomotion regularly to field sites.
· Experience in community mobilization and capacity building.
How to Apply:
· Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are required to apply through the link: (Click Here) not later than, August 11th , 2020.).
· RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date, as applications and CVs will be reviewed as they are submitted and INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.
· Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.