Child Protection Officer

RET INTERNATIONAL Şanlıurfa
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Organization Name: RET International

Position Name: Child Protection Officer

Duty Station: Şanlıurfa Provience, Turkey

 

Background information:

RET International, www.theRET.org, headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, with offices around the world, is an independent, impartial, non-partisan organisation, with no religious or political affiliation. RET International was founded in 2000 to address the dire need for education in emergencies in fragile contexts for vulnerable young people affected by displacement, violence, armed conflict and disasters.

Mission: What does RET do?

At RET we are committed to assisting communities to meet the educational needs, in the broadest sense, of YOUNG PEOPLE made vulnerable by displacement, violence, armed conflict and disasters.

RET International Values:

  • Adaptability
  • Dynamism
  • Dedication
  • Pragmatism

 

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and facilitate Psychosocial Support and Counselling Programmes including Awareness Raising Sessions, Focused PSS, Life Skills, Individual and Group Psychosocial Counselling, Emotional Support Group Activities.
  • Coordinate of all kind of PSS activities, support planning, and collaborate with Protection Project Manager and Senior Knowledge Management Specialists to ensure quality implementation of child protection component.
  • Follow South Eastern Child Protection sub-working group regularly and support Protection Project Manager to disseminate the information provided in the SECPsWG in the field.
  • Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local and regional counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities
  • Build capacity of psychosocial and health workers to offer professional and confidential services including referrals to SGBV survivors, including: developing a referral database, referral pathways, facilitation of contact between service provider and survivor, survivor consent to share information by using the Inter-Agency GBV Referral Form
  • Coordinate with national and local actors to strengthen support and information networks
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
  • Ensure participation from programme participants in program development, implementation, and evaluation and feedback mechanisms for accountability
  • Measure and monitor the progress in psychosocial wellbeing of the all beneficiaries of PSS Activities by using participatory assessment methods such as focus groups, pre-and post-tests, interviews, etc.
  • Monitor patients’ progress against psychosocial goals using relevant tools/scales to be developed by Senior Counselling/GBV Specialists.
  • Attend supervision sessions, follow-up meetings and staff trainings.

Profile & Skills

  • At least a bachelor degree or a master’s degree in Psychology or Psychological Counselling and Guidance.
  • Good written and spoken command of English is a must, Arabic is an asset.
  • 1 year working experience in the field.  
  • Prior knowledge of Humanitarian Principles, conflicts setting, IDPs, refugees and Syrian Crisis in Turkey as well as protection frameworks.
  • Prior experience in working the children, youth, and refugees, as well as understanding of the region and community to work with is an asset.
  • Computer skills: Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint packages.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, including ability to work with diverse group of people
  • Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to work at varying levels, including with UN and Government partners, Civil Society organisations and local communities. 
  • Excellent and dynamic facilitation skills both in 1:1 and in a group setting
  • Strong (self-) organizational skills and flexibility particularly in working hours.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, and work under pressure.

NOTE: Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you for your interest in our organisation and wish you all the best in your career.

RET INTERNATIONAL

We envision a world in which young people are not only protected through education, but are also empowered and capable of leading their communities out of conflict and crisis and towards stronger social cohesion, peace and prosperity.

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