About the job
Under the supervision of Child Friendly Space & Women Safe Space (CFS & WSS) Team Leader and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the CFS Assistant will support the daily operations of the CFS for asylum seekers. The CFS Assistant will be 100% field-based, will develop and maintain good relations with the Persons of Concern (PoC), relevant stakeholders, and will support the implementation of DRC’s protection objectives and activities to provide timely and effective protection to persons of concern under DRC projects in the open accommodation sites
The CFS Assistant responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
- Define psychosocial activities to be implemented according to the children’s ages and situation and contribute to the development of a child friendly space curriculum.
- Prepare and implement recreational activities for targeted children (large events or small groups)
- Always act in the best interest of the child
- Identify within the activities the children in need of further assistance or special needs. follow up on individual child participation.
- Promote, ensure, and establish the child as a central actor in the activities and as the main actors in their own development and encourage them in decision making of matters that affects them.
- Communicate with children in a protective manner ensuring the respect of their rights.
- Create a positive and trustful atmosphere while interacting with children encouraging them to express their needs and feelings and ensuring their feeling of safety.
- Report any observed problem of a child to the CFS & WSS Team Leader for necessary support or referral to other supportive network.
- Ensure that a child is always not alone in the center/location of activity.
- Identify materials required for activities preferred by children and request for procurement.
- Actively attend supportive trainings and participate in staff meetings.
- Accomplish individual and collective assignments given by her/his supervisors.
- Accomplish her/his duty of care protecting children from any form of maltreatment/abuse.
- Reports to the CFS Officer or CFS Team Leader as soon as she/he suspect or observe or informed a child or children are at risk of abuse or being mistreated.
- Closely supervise young children during group plays and avoid harmful exercises.
- Ensure activities are appropriate for the physical and mental capacity of children.
- Assist in the delivery of Child Protection awareness raising activities.
- Assist in organizing joint events with children from the local communities.
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the CFS Team Leader or Field Protection Manager, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives.
Report any major issues to the protection management.
Collaborate with DRC colleagues to resolve problems and issues as they arise.
Ensure the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct at all times.
- Minimum of one (1) year experience working with children is required.
- Proven experience (including volunteer) working with refugees and asylum seekers is required.
- Strong experience in providing recreational activities to children (drama, play, games, circus, sport, storytelling, drawing/painting, artistic activities, music, dancing) is required.
- Advanced verbal and written English skills is required.
- Working knowledge in any of the following languages is required: Arabic, Farsi/Dari, French, Kurdish (Kurmanji or Sorani).
- University degree in Psychology, Education, social sciences, Refuge and Migrant studies or any other relevant field is highly appreciated.
- Experience of community-based or community mobilization work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage.
- Ability to work with refugees in underprivileged settings.
- Excellent creativity skills.
- Excellent communication skills especially with children.
- Computer skills are an added value.
- High professional ethics.
- Advanced interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners, and nationalities.
- Flexible, enthusiastic, and willing to learn from others.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
- Designation of Duty Station: Central Macedonia.
- Position available conditional upon funding
- Band: I
- All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)
- DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
Closing date for applications: 28.04.2022
The screening process for this position is on rolling basis, so early submission of applications is encouraged. DRC reserves the right to close the vacancy once a suitable candidate is identified.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.