Deadline: 13 June 2020
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Officer in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
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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
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The Child Protection Officer will perform the following functions:
- Provide individual and group psychosocial counselling to the project beneficiaries in project targeted refugee communities and/or at the DRC Child Protection multi-purpose Hub (community center) in refugee camps.
- Ensure professional psychological assessment and support for all beneficiary cases, and closely monitor and document the psychological recovery of cases.
- Provide referral of beneficiaries for additional assistance, as needed, to internal and external service providers.
- Conduct psychosocial information awareness raising sessions in the targeted communities.
- Engage the men and women of the community in discussions around children’s rights and gender-based violence.
- Set up a monitoring system to evaluate the effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group psychological support on the beneficiaries.
- Support/give training to DRC staff on how to identify signs of possible abuse affecting the children at the center and encountered through outreach and awareness raising activities.
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Applicants must have:
- University Degree in social sciences, development studies, guidance and counselling, law, or relevant fields (desirable).
- At least 2-3 year’s of work experience in psychological/psychosocial counseling, preferably with refugees.
- 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 Settings.
- Understanding the psychosocial support needs of refugees in refugee camps.
- Knowledge and previous experience of the Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh or Myanmar.
- Fluency in spoken English and strong writing/reporting skills in English.
How to Apply
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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.
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