I – Position Summary
Managed by the Protection Outreach Officer, and working in collaboration with program and technical staff, the Protection Outreach Assistants will be responsible for planning and implementing community activities with a focus on protection messaging and training. The Protection Outreach Assistants will assist with the development of appropriate protection messages and materials; identifying program participants, in liaison with community leaders; training community volunteers; and providing support to community-based activities urban/village settings. He/she will ensure that agreed procedures are followed and accountability mechanisms are implemented in order to ensure high quality programming and continually improve the support to refugees provided by CARE.
II – General Functions
- Liaison with community leaders and community focal points
- Training of, and support to, community information volunteers
- Updating records of activities
- Contributing to high quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response
III – Roles and responsibilities
- Liaison with community leaders and recruitment of community information volunteers (5%)
- Assist with sensitisation activities to introduce CARE to community leaders and community members and gain acceptance for proposed activities.
- Assist with the recruitment of appropriate community focal points and outreach volunteers who will participate in weekly training sessions and will help to implement and lead community-based activities.
- Training of, and support to, community information volunteers (70%)
- Assist with the development of new training curriculum modules and updating of existing modules as required.
- Undertake necessary preparation for each training session or community activity in a timely fashion.
- Assist the Protection Outreach Officer to train community information volunteers to carry out hygiene promotion and protection messaging activities in accordance with agreed plans and procedures.
- Ensure that volunteers are aware of accountability mechanisms and their role in implementing these.
- Support the volunteers to implement community activities and establishment of community support networks and mechanisms.
- Ensure that community information volunteers have the necessary tools and materials to support their work.
- Support the volunteers to identify protection cases or cases of vulnerability and assist in referral to the Case Management team.
- Updating records of activities (15%)
- Ensure that adequate and accurate records of information on participants of activities are kept, in liaison with community leaders, Protection Outreach Officers and the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Assistant/Coordinator.
- Keep databases for the project up to date.
- Mentor the volunteers on how to keep appropriate records of their weekly sessions/activities.
- Contribute to high quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response (10%)
- Implement activities in accordance with agreed standard operating procedures and using agreed tools.
- With the MEAL team and Protection Outreach Officers, ensure that participants are selected for activities based on agreed criteria and are registered according to procedure.
- Contribute to regular project monitoring for the refugee response.
- Assist the MEAL or Monitoring staff to organise Focus Group Discussion (FGDs) with beneficiaries using the Quality & Accountability FGD Outline.
- Ensure that feedback received from community members is used to continually improve activities and that activities are meeting the needs of the communities
- Any other relevant tasks required by the line manager
IV – Qualification and skills
- A team player
- Good planning and communication skills
- Experience in motivating people to participate in events/activities
- Experience in training or in education work
- Strong report writing and documentation skills
- Fluent spoken and written Arabic
- Good spoken and written and English
- Solid computer skills in word processing, especially in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook
- Prior experience of protection activities or social work and community-based programming
- Prior experience of working on humanitarian aid programs as staff or as a volunteer
- Spoken Turkish
V – Work conditions
Duty station: Based in Gaziantep with regular travel to field locations including Kilis
Contract length: 1st January until 31st December 2018
Field work: 40-60% (2-3 days/week)
Office work: 40-60% (2-3 days/week)
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, to the following e-mail address: TURCAREHR@care.org
Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Due to national quota regulations, this position is open to applications from Turkish citizens only”
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer**
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