Child Protection Case Worker (Volunteer) at Save The Children. Closing Date: 7 August, 2018
Experience: 1 year
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
The Child Protection Case Worker has the responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of child protection strategies and activities at the camp/community level.
The CP Case Worker will be responsible for implementing the work of and providing guidance to the Community on Child Protection activities.
Represent SCI in the field, with professionalism, honesty and commitment
Interview potential CP cases documenting interview prior to referral to relevant service providers.
Implement program objectives, strategies and activities in agreement with local customs
Identify child protection cases for assessments, home visits and follow-ups
Assist the Child Protection officer in carrying out interviews with children.
Filling in the relevant monitoring tools for the individual cases management of the of UASC and other vulnerable children accordingly
Identify high priority cases requiring referrals and report to CP officer as they arise for necessary referral
Facilitate the implementation of a mobilization strategy for community structures and target beneficiaries
Mobilize community structures as required
Participate in training courses and meetings for the community structures and fill the relevant monitoring tools
Attend camp/community level staff and planning meetings monthly
Give information to the beneficiaries on the services provided by SCI
Facilitate the setup of Foster parents and referral systems to respond to protection issues
Comply with all relevant save the children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety and other relevant policies
Perform any other duties that will be assigned by the supervisor
Qualification and Experience Essential:
Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and local language
Degree in Social Work / Social Sciences or equivalent with preferably 1-year work experience in social work or with development-related organisations
Knowledge of community-based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
Positive attitude towards community work with an emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem-solving
Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy
Knowledge of local language
People of those locations are highly encouraged to apply
Experience and skills in the management of staff
Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
Understanding of the regional dynamics of the conflict
Experience in working in an insecure environment
The contract is based on a “need for work” basis and remuneration will be paid based on the tasks carried out.
The volunteer may not work or be reimbursed for days beyond the maximum approved work days without prior written approval from SCI management.
In no case shall the enumerator be reimbursed for more than eight (8) hours during an approved work day and may not be paid for work on Saturdays and Sundays unless agreed in advance.
Method of Application
Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.