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Εταιρία: INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE HELLAS
Ημερομηνία δημοσίευσης: 18-10-16
Τύπος απασχόλησης: Πλήρης
Κωδικός θέσης εργασίας:
Κατηγορία: Επιστήμες
Περιοχή: Δήμος Αθηναίων

SHLS Officer - Athens

Job Title: SHLS Officer
Department: Protection

Duty Location: Athens
Type of Contract: Fixed-Term
Type of Employment: Full time

BACKGROUND:  

The Protection program aims to ensure that the crisis-affected populations have an improved access to humanitarian services, rights and entitlements. The project will aim to achieve this through case management, psychosocial support, safe spaces for women and children, protection monitoring and referral, awareness-raising on rights and entitlements and actively supporting the Greek authorities in fulfilling their responsibilities as primary duty-bearers for the protection of the affected populations.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Brief description of the position’s role within the Project(s):

The SHLS (Safe Healing and Learning Space) Officer will lead the activities taking place in the SHLS with the support of the SHLS community facilitators, ensuring the curriculum and schedules are adhered to. The SHLS Officer will support the capacity building of the SHLS facilitators with the support of the SHLS Senior Officer. The SHLS Officer will support the SHLS Senior Officer in planning trainings, recording all activity data, ensuring the SHLS is a safe environment for children, and the adherence by staff to the code of conduct.

Position objectives:

  • Lead activities for children within the SHLS, ensuring compliance with the curriculum and implementation of daily field activities as per schedule
  • To ensure training for SHLS facilitators and monitoring, support and supervision for each SHLS (Safe Healing and Learning Space)
  • Ensure program quality and planning on activities in coordination with the SHLS Senior Officer

Who this position reports to:

The SHLS (Safe Healing and Learning Space) Officer reports to the SHLS Senior Officer on site.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

SHLS activities:

  • Prepare SHLS sessions in conjunction with Senior Officer on a weekly basis and help to set schedules for daily/weekly activities for children and youth
  • Prepare the Facilitators before each session
  • Lead games and activities identified in the SHLS schedule and curriculum in Arabic/Kurdish/Farsi, with the support of Facilitators from the community; establishing routines
  • Observe facilitators’ compliance with the curriculum, recording whether session/learning objectives and outcomes are being reached and fulfilled
  • Ensure that records of children/youth and Facilitators attendance are accurately recorded and reported
  • Manage children’s inclusion needs. Identifying extra support needs and ensuring children are well integrated into  activities and referring them  to Senior Officer/relevant services if needed
  • Fill in observation sheets with the Facilitators at the end of each session
  • Assist the SHLS Senior Officer in compiling information for reporting purposes

Resource and SHLS space management:

  • Ensure SHLS is cleaned in between sessions and prepare material for each session
  • Report supply/material needs to the SHLS Senior Officer and support with completing purchase requests

Staff management/capacity building

  • Oversee Facilitators’ delivery of sessions, providing feedback on performance and support needs to Senior Officers 
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Assist with the recruitment of SHLS Facilitators in coordination with community representatives and the SHLS Senior Officer
  • Lead team building activities with facilitators
  • Support Senior Officer in Facilitators’ capacity building

Community outreach:

  • Answer questions from community members and parents about what activities are taking place in the SHLS
  • Attend parents committees and special information sessions planned for community members and parents
  • Support in community outreach and consultation

Professional Standards

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Others:

  • Attend trainings organized by the IRC
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and  liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Technical diploma or degree in social work, education, human rights, or related degree desired
  • At least 1 year experience of implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or education, in humanitarian or development settings
  • Previous experience supervising and coordinating a team in a cross-cultural setting preferred preferable
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response preferred
  • Previous experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff preferred
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in one of the following languages required: Arabic, Kurdish.

WORK ENVIRNOMENT:

Travel and other requirements: working hours on shifts TBC by the Line Supervisor; to and from camps or sites of program implementation as needed.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PLAN:

Key Objectives

  1. Provide daily guidance on SHLS activities to the Facilitators and in accordance with the standard tools and procedures.
  2. Prepare SEL sessions in conjunction with Senior Officer on a weekly basis and help to set schedules for daily/weekly activities for children and youth
  3. Lead games and activities identified in the SHLS schedule and curriculum in Arabic/Kurdish/Farsi, with the support of Facilitators from the community; establish routines
  4. Supervise staff and foster a collaborative and positive work environment – one that encourages learning and professional growth – for the SHLS Facilitators

Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

All interested applicants should submit their updated CV in English to IRC at [To send your CV please click here] the latest by October 31.

Deadline for applications might expire earlier due to the urgency of the position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière.

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