Child Situation Monitor(2 positions)Job Vacancy
Organization: Danish Refugee CouncilTitle of the position: Child Situation MonitorLocation: Based in Buea with frequent travel to other parts of the South West RegionUnit/Department: Child ProtectionDuration of Contract: 6 months (renewable based on performance and availability of funds)Starting date: 01 May 2019
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Reporting to: Child Protection ManagerLine Manager for: NoneMain Responsibilities
GENERAL:Implement all Child Situation Monitoring activities, including identification, collection of data/documentation, and provision of assistance, referrals and confidential data storage (both hard and soft/electronic copies). The Child Situation Monitor will ensure compliance with the DRC Information Sharing Protocol at all times.
PROGRAMME PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION• Conduct regular visits to assigned field locations and collect information on Child Protection using DRC procedures and forms for appropriate interventions including referrals;• Organize key informant interviews and direct observations, ensuring focal point confidentiality of information;• Flag any individual protection cases (particularly Child Protection cases) that arise during monitoring activities to the Child Protection Officer;• Approach the community in a culturally sensitive manner and support the organization of Community Based Child Protection activities;• Fill in Key Informant Interviews and Direct Observations on mobile devices and submit forms as soon as internet access becomes available;• Carry out weekly filing for the Child Protection unit and perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
REPORTING• Keep accurate records of daily activities, beneficiaries involved, and issues identified.• Regularly update databases according to DRC procedures.• Contribute to the preparation of monthly work plans in accordance with project objectives and outputs.• Contribute to the preparation and timely submission of all reports and updates to donors, partners, DRC office and other interested stakeholders where appropriate.
COORDINATION• Maintain relationship between the community / the beneficiaries and the organization and coordinate with relevant stakeholders in the field as appropriate to ensure a smooth implementation of activities.• Proactively participate in regular program meetings and provide updates as appropriate.• Ensure close coordination and communication with other elements of DRC program to encourage an integrated approach to program delivery.• Support with translation and interpretation tasks if and when necessary.
HR• Adhere to DRC’s national staff policy guidelines• Comply with DRC’s Code of Conduct at all times• Support in induction process for new staff where relevant• Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by the Line Manager and/or Child Protection Manager/Coordinator
EDUCATION, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS• Degree in law, social work, development, political science, human rights or similar plus 2 years experience working for civil society organizations or INGOs/UN • Must have at least 2 years working experience in (Social Work or Child Protection)• Social Work studies or professional training in social work, preferably working with children at risk• Knowledge and expertise in Child Protection desirable• Strong personal skills in dealing with members of the community• Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Office Package)• Fluent in English• Fluent in Pidgin• French desirable
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS• Facilitation skills• Reporting Skills • Team Work• Good communication skills• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytical approach• Must be able to work independently with limited supervision• Ability to strictly adhere to deadlines• Readiness to sign and abide to a Child protection policy• Readiness to commit and adhere to values, mission and vision of DRC
Knowledge of context: Minimum 10 years working / studying / living in South West or North West Cameroon. Applications which do not demonstrate this will not be considered
Application processApplications must be submitted online via http://drc.ngo/vacancies
Please do not submit work/Education certificate at this stage.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact email@example.com For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
Deadline for application: 20th of April 2019
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Should DRC select a candidate prior to the deadline, we reserve the right to close the vacancy.
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