Deadline: 4 August 2020
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection/Project Officer in Belgrade, Serbia.
DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Child Protection/Project Officer will perform the following functions:
- Assess protection needs and community assets to identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender and age.
- Develop concrete strategies / initiatives to reduce these risks.
- Identify protection cases and other service needs and ensure timely referral and follow up, documenting all cases referred by DRC to other service providers, as per DRC standards for referrals and data protection, specifically DRC’s child safeguarding policy.
- Provide social counselling, awareness, guidance, emotional support when needed, in line with international standards and best practices.
- Take into account Covid-19 pandemic, including associated restrictions and recommendations coming from relevant authorities when designing and implementing activities, ensuring PoCs and personal safety.
- Ensure cross-sectorial Protection Mainstreaming, and in particular Protection Mainstreaming within the DRC implemented Project.
- Work in close coordination with the team members to ensure protection activities are in line with overall projects and targets for protection activities are met.
- Assist and work in close collaboration with DRC personnel and/or other stakeholders working on non-formal/formal education activities with children.
- Report on incidents and issues of concern.
- Contribute and support effective monitoring, evaluation and learning processes and initiatives, ensure effective data and information management and contribute to regular reporting on protection activities.
Applicants must have:
- Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Special Education or Social Work.
- Experience on refugee/migration related issues would be an asset.
- At least 5 year’s of experience in refugee/displacement programs, with focus on child protection and protection work or at least 5 year’s of experience in working with local socially vulnerable groups.
- Demonstrated strong experience working with vulnerable clients, including survivors of SGBV and victims of child abuse.
- Strong knowledge of child-friendly interviewing techniques and communicating with children.
- Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Setting.
- Understanding the psychosocial support needs of refugees in refugee camps.
- Nationality of Serbia.
How to Apply
Applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English through online process.
For more information, visit DRC.