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Child Protection Officer

Milan (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Milan (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date:

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Place of work: Palermo, Sicily  
Type of contract: CO.CO.CO
Duration of the contract: 5 months with possibility of extension  
International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

For the past 80 years, International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed an unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping displaced populations rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC's mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are destroyed by conflict and natural disasters survive and regain control of their futures. IRC works in more than 40 countries around the world. Through 28 regional offices in cities across the United States, IRC also helps refugees reinstall themselves in the United States and become self-sufficient. IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable. 

IRC-Deutschland (IRC-DE) Background 

IRC Germany was founded in 2016 in order to further raise the profile of Germany's humanitarian and development sector and to provide additional opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the people we serve. IRC-DE has offices in Bonn and Berlin. It is working with major German institutional donors, such as the German Federal Foreign Office, KfW, and GIZ. IRC-DE also works with German civil society organizations. IRC-DE manages some of the projects currently being implemented in Italy. 


The position is carried out as part of IRC's work on child protection in Italy, specifically Palemo / Sicily. Contributes to an EU-funded project that aims to facilitate and improve access for unaccompanied refugee children to alternative care systems, particularly through capacity building and support of key stakeholders at the local level. 


 The Child Protection Officer will be expected to do the following: 

  • Contextualize (and translate as necessary) the content prepared and delivered during the train-the-trainers training that took place in Palermo on June 16 and 17, 2021 and make it as relevant as possible for the audience of the cascading trainings (ToT) that will be held in October/November. 
  • Review and repurpose the training materials for the waterfall training trainers.  
  • Meet with the cascade training trainers to explain the content of the sessions and prepare them with the support of the IRC technical advisor.  
  • Support the conduct of the cascade training (5 sessions of 1-2 days). 
  • Prepare a report on the cascade training sessions. 
  • Collaborate with consortium partners and stakeholders in Palermo and Sicily. 
  • Support the coordination of ACT's overall activities in Palermo and any other relevant tasks related to the projects in Palermo, as requested by the line manager.  
  • Perform programmatic, administrative and operational tasks related to project activities as needed, such as filling procurement requests for the project and supporting training logistics.  

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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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