I - PositionSummary
CARE International in Turkey (CARE), together with its partners, is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syrian crisis, both in Syria and Turkey. In response to the large-scale influx of refugees in late September/early October 2014, CARE began projects in southern Turkey.
Managed by the Protection Outreach Coordinator, and working in collaboration with program and technical staff, the Protection Outreach Assistant 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 activators; and providing support to community-based activities urban/rural 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
1. Liaison with community leaders and community focal points
2. Training, and support to, community activators
3. Updating records of activities
4. Contributing to the high-quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response
III- Roles and responsibilities
1. Liaison with community leaders and recruitment of community activators (5%)
- Assist with sensitization 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 community activators who will participate in weekly training sessions and will help to implement and lead community-based activities.
2. Training, 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 theProtection Outreach Coordinator to train community activators (CAs) to carry out protection messaging activities in accordance with agreed plans and procedures.
- Ensure that are aware of accountability mechanisms and their role in implementing these.
- Support the CAs to implement community activities and establish community support networks and mechanisms.
- Ensure that CAs have the necessary tools and materials to support their work.
- Support the CAs to identify protection cases or cases of vulnerability and assist in referral to the Case Management team.
3. 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 coordinator and the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) team.
- Keep databases for the project up to date.
- Mentor theCAs on how to keep appropriate records of their weekly sessions/activities.
4. Contribute to the 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 Coordinators, ensure that participants are selected for activities based on agreed criteria and are registered according to the procedure.
- Contribute to regular project monitoring for the refugee response.
- Assist the meal or Monitoring staff to organize 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
5. Any other relevant tasks required by the line manager
IV -Qualification and skills
- Ability to work well within a team
- Prior experience of working on humanitarian aid programs with (I)NGOs
- Strong training and facilitation skills
- Experience motivating people to participate in events/activities
- Strong report writing and documentation skills(English and Arabic)
- Fluent spoken and written Arabic
- Good spoken and written English
- Computer skills especially in MS Word, MSExcel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook
- Prior experience of protection activities or social work and community-based programming
V –Work conditions
Duty station: Based in Gaziantep with regular travel to field locations including Kilis
Contract length: 2ndJanuary until 31st December 2019
Field work: 40-60% (2-3 days/week)
Office work:40-60% (2-3 days/week)
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offers accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or a rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
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.
Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer**