VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
N. 6/2019 -
PRESCHOOL CHILD FACILITATOR

Closing Date for submission of interest: 22 February 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 „Preschool 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: Preschool Child Facilitator.

Duration: 4 months with possibility of extension.

Duty Station: Reception Center Bujanovac.

Tasks:

  • Facilitate workshops for children, with special focus on children of preschool age;

  • Assists with developing plans, implementation, and evaluation of activities for preschool children including measuring effects related to increasing awareness, knowledge and skill competency;

  • Assists with transition of preschool children to formal education if needed;

  • Assists with on-going review and assessment of preschool program to determine effectiveness and continuing education needs;

  • Planning per-school social/recreational activities that enhance children’s developmental skills;

  • Establish contacts with families in order to inform them about all existing planned activities in the Child Friendly Space, as well as contribution and benefits that CFS could provide to children and mothers;

  • Providing opportunities for children ages 2-6 years to engage in CFS play activities;

  • Implementing safety standards in children's activities and child monitoring;

  • Conduct a daily visual assessment of the children and ensure a variety of structured games and activities within the Child Friendly Space, 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 developments or problems within the Child Friendly Space and surrounding areas;

  • Submitting a written and statistic reports to the project coordinator on a daily basis.

Qualification and skills:

  • Bachelor degree in Education, Pedagogy, Psychology or similar or equivalent work experience in a similar position;

  • Professionally understand (read and write) English;

  • The ability to provide safe and effective child development activities;

  • Good knowledge of child protection and GBV and PSS basic principles;

  • Culture, gender, age sensitivity;

  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel;

  • Ability to work flexible working hours.

Professional experience:

  • At least 1 to 2 years' professional experience in working with children;

  • Proven experience in non-formal education desired and preferred but not mandatory.

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."