VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
N.1/2019 -
CHILD FACILITATOR

Closing Date for submission of interest: 22 January 2019

The DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which provides help and protection to refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. The Danish Refugee Council is currently working in more than 30 countries around the world. Our work with refugees and internally displaced persons ranges from emergency aid to promotion and implementation of solutions, addressing root-causes.

The DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (DRC) has opened the recruitment process for the national post of the „Child Facilitator“ within the IOM/MADAD funded project „EU support to Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in managing migration/refugee crisis/Balkan route.“

Position Title: Child Facilitator.

Duration: 2 months

Duty Station: Asylum Center Tutin.

Tasks:

• Establish contacts with families in order to inform them about all existing planned activities regarding non-formal education, as well as contribution and benefits that non-formal education could provide to children and parents;

• Supervise and support children's play activities;

• Actively contributes to non-formal education activities, including but not limited to - development of weekly education plans, adapting education plans to the needs and constraints of the target group and facilitation of the non-formal education program itself;

• Organizes creative, educational, recreational workshops on a daily basis for refugee children on duty stations, conducts a daily visual assessment of the children and ensures a variety of structured games and activities, catering to the needs of children of different ages, genders and abilities;

• Ensure that children feel comfortable, safe and respected;

• Liaise with parents and the community regularly to keep them informed of any child protection concerns

• Submitting a written and statistic reports in a timely manner;

• Actively contributes, in close cooperation with Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations, to activities related to formal education of children, including but not limited to - providing assistance to school teachers in inclusion of beneficiaries into formal education, keep abreast with children school programme and providing key inputs for creating synergy with non-formal education program (catch-up classes, homework groups, one-to one coaching, educational workshops etc.), serve as information focal point regarding status of children enrolled into formal education.

Qualification and skills:

• Bachelor degree in Teacher Training Faculty, Social Sciences or similar is considered as an assetEnglish is an asset;

• Familiarity with child rights, as part of human rights protection, displacement situations;

• Culture, gender, age sensitivity;

• Computer skills.

Professional experience:

• At least 1 years professional experience in working with children;

• Proven experience in working with children on the position Child Facilitator, Pedagogue, Teacher, etc. - performing tasks listed above will be considered as an asset;

• Proven experience in non-formal/formal education will be considered as an asset.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Method of application: All applicants are strongly encouraged to send their electronic format applications to hr@drc.org.rs 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 one page motivation letter in English, including at least two contacts for references. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

"DRC recognizes the personal dignity and rights of children, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect. This role falls under DRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy, which can be found at DRC.DK. As this role includes regular contact with children, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a criminal record check issued by an official law enforcement body."