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  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Syria
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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Sesame Health Assistant / Jawadiya

Syria (Syria)

Requisition ID: req4200

Job Title: Sesame Health Assistant / Jawadiya

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Syria

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate  interactive ECD sessions and activities for children ages (0-8) years old,
  • Facilitate ECD sessions targeting caregivers. 
  • Create space and stimulating learning environment through utilizing teaching and learning materials throughout the lessons.
  • Follow and implement the IRC ECD/Sesame Seed curricula and lessons accurately targeting caregivers and children.
  • Provide tailored sessions for health beneficiaries on ECD sessions key messages.
  • Collect data as required by Sesame health Officer and the M&E Officer Support with establishing formalized referral pathways within the communities of work to  available services;
  • Raise awareness regarding the availability of ECD, mental health, psychosocial support and health services;
  • Identify and refer cases for more specialized mental health support or case management services;
  • Participate in capacity building trainings as directed by supervisor;
  • Carry out capacity building of other humanitarian actors and IRC staff on health services as requested;
  • Participate in regular supervision meetings with supervisor;
  • Follow a pre-prepared schedule of activities in agreed communities;
  • Make efforts to learn and improve activities based on feedback and M&E information.
  • Support all  relevant distribution operations.
  • Perform other office and field duties related to community health and general health as assigned by supervisor to ensure the smooth running of the program



Job Requirements: 


  • Degree in social work, education, healthcare, and law or other related fields;
  • 1-2 years of significant work experience and relevant trainings can be considered in lieu of a degree.

  Work Experience:                      

  • Previous experience in  education, health or protection.
  • Previous experience conducting community outreach ideal
  • Previous experience in psychosocial support and case management is desired
  • Previous experience in nursing and medical services.
  • Experiences working with children
  • Strong understanding of ECD issues including health, and protection.
  • Ability to discuss sensitive issues with respect and empathy including ability to provide basic Psychological First Aid services
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times

  Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: 

  • Ability to use smart phones, tablets, and related communication technology in data collection. Within MS Office, must have good Excel and Word skills.
  • Adequate internet access to download and upload electronically
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective team player with strong leadership skills and initiatives.
  • Strong sense of personal integrity and understanding of confidentiality and ethics.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and travel as required to different field sites
  • Willing to participate in trainings, self-improve, and engage in continuous learning.

  Language Skills:  Fluency in Arabic/Kurdish is required. English language skills preferred.

Professional Standards

 The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment,Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

The International Rescue Committee encourages women to work with us to reach the neediest people in need of humanitarian assistance, such as women, widows and children. We are committed to providing a decent work environment that takes into account the needs of women in the workplace, such as maternity leave and safety protocols that take into account the special needs of women in the field.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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