Kurdistan Save the Children

Mobilization – Erbil (6 Positions)

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Job Overview

Introduction:

About KSC:

Kurdistan Save the Children is a non-profit, non-political, and non-sectarian organization that

assists regardless of race, gender, traditions, political or religious affiliation.

We work with children in various fields of child protection, sponsorship, health and education. Our

the main aim is to work directly or indirectly, to ensure a better future for children, through improving

and providing their various medical, social, economic, and educational needs.

KSC was established in 1991. our main office is located in Sulaymaniyah.

 Project title:

Protection and assistance for refugees and asylum seeker children in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah governorates.

About project:

This project seeks to provide protection services to refugees/asylum seekers, IDPS and host community children with the main focus on refugees/asylum seekers residing in the urban and camp areas of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah Governorates through Providing specialized child protection services and support through case management for refugees, Conducting BIA and participating in the BID Panel under the overall framework of UNHCR’s Best Interest Procedures (BIP), Establishing or strengthening the capacity of community-based child protection structures, Community outreach/mobilization such as conducting awareness raising sessions for children and their parents/caregivers, Providing recreational, structured and non-structured PSS activities, as well as physiotherapy for children with disabilities, providing capacity building to government counterparts responsible for child protection.

 

Scope of work (Main tasks)

A coordinated network at the community level involving social workers, teachers, health staff, parents, elders, and volunteers working collectively toward child protection goals.

KSC is steadfast in its commitment to collaborate with community-based structures, including COVs, Education Committees, and Youth and Women Committees, while concurrently working closely with the Community-Based Child Protection Committee established in 2023. And the way forward is:

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure CBCP groups are appropriately trained and aware of the child protection legal framework.
  • Establish and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) describing the role of CBCPMs in UNHCR and partner activities.
  • Strengthening the linkage between these groups and DoSA. And share the good practices and producers regularly to form their decisions and policies.
  • Map existing community structures contributing to child protection.
  • Involve community mechanisms in setting indicators and benchmarks.
  • Conduct baseline surveys and assess community group functionality and regular monitoring of impact
  • Engage both refugee and host communities in discussions on child protection violations.
  • Consult with children and adolescents on planning CBCP activities.
  • Establish feedback mechanisms for community reporting on CP group functionality.
  • Develop exit strategies for a smooth transition to community ownership.
  • Assist groups in developing results-oriented awareness strategies.
  • Support CBCPS in identifying allies and key figures within the community for effective change.
  • Collaborate with other community groups addressing related areas
  • Establish coordination and referral mechanisms with other service providers.
  • Connect mechanisms with sectors like health, education, justice, and law enforcement.
  • Promote linkages between informal CBCPMs and the formal national child protection system within DoSA
  • Explore cooperation between schools, teachers, and CBCPS at district levels.

 

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • Preferred to have a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Political science, social studies, or any relevant education background.
  • One year of relevant work experience with (child protection) in the same position or field;
  • Fluency in Arabic Language is a must.
  • Time management skills and effective problem-solving skills are required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work with both community members as well as local authorities in a sensitive and respectful manner, and ensure that all community members are represented.
  • Willingness to work in all areas of target locations.
  • Must work well within ethnically or religiously diverse groups.
  • Team-building skills, ability to effectively mobilize and motivate the community.

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