Child Protection Officer
Title: Officer – Child Protection (1)
Location: Based in Marab with frequent field visit to Al-Jawf.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations- refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world and advocates on their behalf internationally and in Denmark.
In 2008, DRC started working in Yemen in order to respond to the mixed migration flows from the Horn of Africa. DRC’s operations have since expanded to include food security, livelihoods, water and sanitation hygiene, and protection assistance to children, vulnerable households, internally displaced persons, and host communities.
Through its child protection programming, DRC works intensively with a locally-based Civil Society Organization (CSO), Child Protection Community Committees (CPCs) and other stakeholders to provide ongoing consultation, training and support on reporting on the six grave violations of children’s rights, other child protection issues, protection mainstreaming, humanitarian principals, and best practices to empower children and their communities to identify and respond to child protection concerns.
In this project, DRC is seeking funding to continue its work with local CSOs and CPCs in 16 governorates in order to identify and respond to grave violations of children’s rights through the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) and improve the protection of children by building the capacity of local communities and providing critical medical and protection assistance to the most vulnerable conflict affected children.
- Under the guidance of the program coordinator train, support and monitor local partner CSOs, community volunteers, community-based committees and/or other stakeholders.
- Identify, select, verify and refer in accordance with established eligibility criteria, the most vulnerable for assistance with close case management.
- Follow-up on all referrals and document outcomes.
- Implement of all components of the program in compliance with the standards of operation and M&E plan, follow weekly work plans for all activities making sure to mainstream protection and comply with humanitarian standards.
Provide technical support to program assistants to ensure quality implementation of all components of the program, including setting standards operating procedures and M&E, support in developing weekly work plans for all activities when requested,
- Liaise with relevant government departments, community leaders, local authorities, MoSAL, NGOs and UN agencies.
- Maintain a daily presence at the program sites to implement the program, identify any concerns and obtain beneficiary feedback.
- Document, through pictures and stories, the impact of the program.
- Ensure that any beneficiary feedback, concerns or issues are addressed through the appropriate mechanisms.
- Maintain accurate records regarding program implementation and provide weekly updates to the officer, coordinator and/or manager.
- Contribute to draft reports and comply with set deadlines.
- Attend cluster or other meeting and participate in trainings as assigned by the supervisor.
- Comply with DRC’s Code of Conduct, program requirements and operational policies at all times and report any concerns through the appropriate mechanism.
Any other duties as required by the supervisor.
- Work closely with community leaders, UNICEF field staff, local authorities and MoSAL
- Identify, verify and report incidents of grave violations against children (MRM)
- Assist the officer with training and support on MRM to local CSOs and community committee members.
- Follow-up on all referrals and provide necessary case management.
- College degree
- A minimum of one year of experience working with a NNGO, INGO or UN agency or similar experience.
- Fluent Arabic (spoken and written)
- Intermediate English proficiency (spoken and written) is an essential.
- Familiarity with and acceptance in the local community
- Experience working with local communities and community leaders
- Willingness to be placed and work in the field as assigned
- Commitment to humanitarian principles
- Organizational, time-management and documentation skills
- Ability and willingness to be a team player
- Experience working with vulnerable and/or conflict affected adolescents and their families
- Case management experience
- Knowledge of the local community, business community and available resources.
- Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
- Location: Marib
- Grade: Mid level
- Children's rights (health and protection)
- Protection Officer (Refugee)
- Closing Date: 2018-08-26