Position: Child Protection Assistant
Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Global Communities’ (GC) Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, OHA is commencing responding directly in Syria, intensifying GC’s assistance to Syrian IDP’s. This will be done through an approach to programming where projects will be focused on the sustainability rather than relief delivery.
GC is a fully registered organization in Turkey and is currently building its humanitarian response professionals in Turkey. GC intends to hire a full-time Child Protection Assistant to implement activities, while based in Gaziantep through humanitarian assistance programming.
The Child Protection Assistant reports to the Child Protection Senior Officer and is responsible for supporting the implementation of child protection (CP) activities.
The Child Protection Assistant is responsible for the following:
- Provide technical and operational support to the CP team in northwest Syria to facilitate activities
- Support in program assessments and determination of new program space locations, needs, and activities
- Support in the recruitment of new staff to ensure a high quality of services.
- Liaise closely with the M&E team to support in regular collection, entry, analysis, and visualization of data for program reporting.
- Support in the regular monitoring of activities and ensure quality of services and minimum standards.
- Support in development and preparation of new or adapted activity materials, including training curriculum and M&E tools.
- Support in program administration, HR, and procurement for protection programming.
- Participate in program meetings for strategic planning and evaluation.
- Help to ensure that protection and accountability to affected populations is mainstreamed in all program activities
- Ensure programming is on track in absence of direct supervisor, reporting daily on important issues that require supervisor feedback and decision-making
- All other duties as assigned.
Education and Training
- High school degree is required, university degree is preferred.
- Minimum of 1 years’ experience working in child protection programs is preferred.
- Minimum of 1 years’ experience working in protection programs required.
- Familiarity with protection related technical guidelines and standards, including Sphere.
- Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
- Good communication skills.
- Strong organizational and team working skills.
- Good negotiation and problem solving skills.
- Integrity, transparency, and strong work ethics
- High analytical and reporting skills.
- Team player with excellent planning skills.
- Good command of excel and other database applications.
- Computer/word processing and standard office software skills.
- Good command of spoken and written Arabic and English is required
This position is open to candidates authorized to work in Turkey as local employees.
To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter no later than 15 March, 2019. Please, make sure to put the Job Title and Vacancy Number in the subject section, otherwise the application will not be considered. Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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