Child Protection Assistant

Job Description

Title: Child Protection Assistant

Company Name: Relief International

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Graduate in Social Science, Development Studies, Disaster Management, Education, Psychology or any relevant field.

Job Context:
∎ The Child Protection Assistant will be responsible for conducting awareness sessions on child protection issues, facilitate psychosocial group activities with children and positive parenting sessions for parents, mobilize Adolescent support groups, facilitate training focus on adolescent skill; life skill, informal education, pre-vocational training in Multipurpose centers at camps and host community at Ukhia and Teknaf in RI CP implementing area.
∎ Duty Station: Ukhia or Teknaf
∎ Report to: Child Protection Associate
∎ Department: Protection
∎ Expected Start Date: ASAP
∎ Contract length: Up to December 31, 2021 (With possibility of Extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Allocation of work/time: 80% field work, 20% office work
∎ Facilitate group activities and training focusing on adolescent skills development; life skills, informal education, pre-vocational training adolescents with culture appropriated in the refugee camp and host community.
∎ Support Adolescent support group members to organize the monthly meeting regularly and implement their plan taken in the meeting.
∎ Facilitate and support structured and group psychosocial activities with children and adolescents at Multipurpose centers and in the community.
∎ Facilitate Positive Parenting sessions with parents and caregivers.
∎ Conduct post-assessment or post monitoring evaluation of the participants of parenting sessions.
∎ Conduct Problem Management Plus (PM+) session with parents and caregivers. Ensure proper documentation and follow up of the PM+ receiver.
∎ Attend capacity building and supervision sessions by CP and MHPSS officers.
∎ Recognize the signs and symptoms of emotional & psychological distress and ethical refer the client to the proper services provider.
∎ Document all activities with age and gender-segregated information, collect feedback from participants and prepare reports to include achievements, challenges, way forward, session evaluation and appropriate pictures.
∎ Prepare weekly and monthly report and submit to Child Protection Associate timely.
∎ Work with Child Protection Associates and MPC volunteers to maintain Proper documentation of stocks in Multipurpose Centers.
∎ Maintain good coordination/ collaboration with other RI staff and other stakeholders.
∎ Ensure recognized international best practices and Relief International policies are applied in the work with women, girls and vulnerable persons.
∎ Any other responsibilities as requested by the supervisor

Additional Requirements:
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment
∎ Experience working with Children is preferable
∎ Basic knowledge of child protection, child development, PFA, PSS, PSEA, safeguarding, gender sensitivity, participatory approach.
∎ Previous experience facilitates the life-skill training, vocational training (sewing, basic computer skill) preferable.
∎ Basic Skills in MS Excel & MS Office.
∎ Proactive and positive attitude
∎ Excellent interpersonal skill
∎ Good English communications skills both verbal and written.
∎ A team builder with excellent people skills; culturally sensitive and has the ability and interest to identify and work with a multicultural team.

∎ As per RI National Pay Scale Policy in Bangladesh

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance
∎ Two festival bonuses in a year equivalent to one Gross salary.
∎ Severance (8.33% of the monthly Gross salary) goes with the monthly release of the salary.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 26 Sep 2021

Company Information:
∎ 11 Sep 2021
∎ Relief International
∎ Address : Bangladesh Country Office: Apt- D2, House- 39 (Sheltech Sunshine), Road-37, Gulshan-2, Dhaka- 1212 I Bangladesh.
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Relief International, headquartered in USA, is a leading international non-government organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International (RI) has been working in Bangladesh since 2004, implementing programs covering emergency response, health, economic opportunity, trafficking in persons, gender equality and youth empowerment. RI has been present in Cox’s Bazar since 2014 where it was implementing a trafficking in persons project in Ukhiya and Teknaf supporting old caseload refugees as well as host communities prior to the large-scale influx. Since 2017, RI has scaled up its operations in Cox’s Bazar to support the emergency response by providing integrated, multi-sectoral programming for refugee and host communities, covering health services, including a 132 bed COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Center in Ukhiya, child protection, SGBV, complimentary food and livelihoods opportunities to support social cohesion. Relief International is currently implementing a large scale refugee response program in Cox`s Bazar in Bangladesh in collaboration with multiple partners including UNHCR, WFP, USAID.RI maintains a country office in Dhaka with multiple field offices in Cox`s Bazar.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach which we call the RI Way emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Category: NGO/Development