CHILD PROTECTION COUNSELLOR
Closing Date for submission of interest: 17 May 2018
The DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (DRC) Mission in Serbia has opened the recruitment process for the national posts of "Child Protection Counsellor" within the framework of the UNHCR funded project "Assistance to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Serbia".
Position Title: Child Protection Counsellor
Duration: 3 months
Duty Station: Belgrade Office with frequent travels to the Asylum Refugee Reception centers across Serbia
• Perform all planning, organizational, monitoring and administrative tasks on regular basis in collaboration with the Protection Programme Coordinator;
• Assess protection needs and community assets to identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender and age. Develop concrete strategies / initiatives to reduce these risks;
• Make regular field visits to monitor the protections problems and concerns of vulnerable people and groups: e.g. exploitation and abuse, including sexual and gender-based violence, separated children, abusive or arbitrary detention;
• Overseeing that child protection services that are provided comply with relevant legislation, delegations, policies, quality standards;
• Providing social counseling, awareness, guidance, emotional support when needed;
• Establish and maintain a Disciplinary and Complaints procedure and Child Protection Policy, be familiar with current child protection legislation;
• Design and develop relevant thematic workshops;
• Conduct assessments/researches on the position of UASC in Serbia;
• Encourage good practice and support of procedures to protect children;
• Ensure all incidents are correctly recorded and reported in accordance with the DRC policy and procedures, as well as the applicable SOP;
• Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place, support staff in all monitoring processes and provide monthly and weekly reports on progress of activities;
• Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
Qualification and skills
• University degree in social and/or political science or law or undergraduate degree with demonstrated strong experience;
• Relevant professional experience of no less than 2 (two) years, with emphasis on protection monitoring and support to unaccompanied and separated children;
• Familiarity/prior experience with persons of concern (including internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees) would be a distinct advantage;
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability;
• Familiarity with child rights, as part of human rights protection, displacement situations;
• Writing and speaking English or Arabic would be an asset;
• Monitoring and reporting skills;
• Culture, gender, age sensitivity;
• Excellent in MS office computer applications.
Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience;
Method of application: All applicants are strongly encouraged to send their electronic format applications to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in total). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.