Closing date for submission of interest: 16 September 2016

The DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (DRC) Mission in Serbia has opened the recruitment process for the national posts of "Child Protection Officer/Pedagogue" within the framework of the UNICEF funded project "Child friendly spaces – support to refugee children".

Position Title: Child Protection Officer/Pedagogue

Duration: 1 month with possibility of extension. 

Duty Station: Presevo/Bujanovac


  • Support DRC CFS and MBC staff to plan and deliver high quality educational workshop plans for working with children in emergency setting;
  • Ensure mechanisms for early identification and effective inclusive intervention for refugee children who are vulnerable, taking into account children with disabilities and unaccompanied minors;
  • Provide mentoring support to CFS and MBC staff in service provision, related to implemention of developed curricula;
  • Develop curricula that takes into account specific age and individual needs of the children by creating a favorable social and emotional climate and by structuring an environment that meets the needs of a children in emergency setting;
  • Ensure that working with different cultures is a crosscutting issue that is integrated into CFS curricula;
  • Encourage and support opportunities to share good practice within the CFS and MBC;
  • Develop clear educational plans that are supportive to children in their mental and social development;
  • Manage basic/social counselling, awareness, guidance and emotional support if needed;
  • To be approachable with friendly manner for mothers and children, to be good listener and to be able to communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Prepare regular reports on the activities implemented and future plans.

Qualification and skills

  • Bachelor degree in Pedagogy;
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Serbian and English;
  • Writting and speaking Arabic would be an asset;
  • Commitment to work long hours in the field;
  • Monitoring and reporting skills;
  • Familiarity with child rights, as part of human rights protection, displacement situations;
  • Culture, gender, age sensitivity;
  • Computer skills

Professional experience

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience;

Method of application: All applicants are strongly encouraged to send their electronic format applications to with the vacancy number clearly indicated in the subject heading and well before the deadline stated below. Interested applicants are required to provide both a CV and a motivation letter in English (not exceeding three pages). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.