Project Assistant – Trainer
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC aims to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. In response to the arrival of refugees in Greece in 2015, the IRC has been offering SMS, WASH and Protection services. Among others, through its child protection programs, the IRC has been offering individual support through case management to vulnerable children and their families, non-formal educational activities for children through Safe Healing and Learning Spaces and emergency accommodation and protection to unaccompanied children (through safe zones).
Currently, IRC Hellas is implementing three child protection programs; Supported Independent Living (SIL) apartments for UAC, 16 to 17 years old, Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) and child protection case management activities in Lesvos. A new child protection project was launched in January, aiming at building the capacity of educators and child protection practitioners who work with vulnerable children, as well as at empowering children themselves. IRC Hellas currently has offices in Athens, Lesvos, Chios and Samos.
General Goal of the Project
Terre des Hommes Hellas (Project Lead), IRC Hellas and Municipality of Milan, will implement REEC project – Reinforce Educators; Empower Children, a DG Justice project in Greece and Italy. The project will forge a protection response reinforcing existing capacities of Early Childhood Development (ECD) and primary educators as well as child protection (CP) practitioners’ capacities to detect and provide responsive services to children experiencing or at risk of adverse childhood experiences (ACE). It will benefit all children, with a focus on vulnerable social groups (refugee and migrant children). The project aims to protect children from harm (physical, sexual, emotional or neglect) by providing them with support and positive development in safe environments.
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the guidance and support of the Project Manager, the Project Assistant - Trainer will support the implementation of all project activities as set out in project documentation and the delivery of project results and outputs on-time and within scope. S/he will be responsible for the implementation of project activities, mainly focusing on facilitating trainings to educators and teachers, organizing webinars. To this end, the candidate will work closely to facilitate coordination of the action with the Municipality of Milan. Under the supervision and in coordination with the Project Manager, s/he will work closely with IRC and partner staff for supporting the coordination of activities and for realizing the dissemination and communication plan. S/he will be responsible for drafting progress reports.
Project Planning and Implementation:
•Work closely with the Project Manager for the efficient implementation of the project;
•Liaise with project partners and with key state stakeholders and organize meetings and workshops with educators and primary education teachers, and other key stakeholders;
•Support the organization and participate in focus group discussions and/or key Informant Interviews with key project stakeholders, including parents/caregivers and teachers;
•Under the supervision of the Project Manager, liaise with partners and consultants to support the adaptation and translation of the training methodologies to the Italian operating context;
•Help facilitating in person and/or online trainings (including ToTs) in a newly developed methodology to educators and primary education teachers;
•Organize and deliver webinars on thematic areas indicated by participants;
•Undertake programmatic, as well as administrative and operational tasks related to the project activities as need, such as filling procurement requests for the project, arranging the training venue and training materials;
•Under the supervision of the Project Manager, ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with IRC and donor policies;
•Other duties as assigned by the supervisor for the effective and efficient implementation of the project.
Monitoring and Reporting
•Collect program data and draft monthly dashboards, progress updates, and monthly reports as needed;
•Contribute to the preparation of monthly reports and to the development of project deliverables as needed.
•Contribute to program monitoring and evaluation, by collecting program data and feedback from participations, in collaboration with the IRC Hellas and Italy relevant staff.
Coordination and Communication
•Coordinate on a day-to-day basis with the Municipality of Milan, to ensure the timely implementation of activities and organization of trainings.
•Participate in monthly project meetings, dissemination events and other project meetings;
•Proactively discuss any issues related to the projects’ implementation with the Project Manager and with project partners.
•Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all departments, partners, organizations and actors.
•Support the dissemination, communication of the REEC project, its outcomes, and the EU support, in compliance with the EU visibility requirements.