POSITION CODE:  SEP2019 - CP Community Mobilizer

Job Description

Position: Child Protection Community Mobilizer
Location:  Cox’s Bazar
Line Manager: Child Protection Officer

Background Relief International

Relief International is a humanitarian non-profit agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide. Relief International is dedicated to reducing human suffering and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission.

RI seamlessly blends humanitarian and development efforts so every program resolves immediate issues while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way — emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work for them — and for generations to come.

RI has over 10 years of operational experience in Bangladesh. Using local expertise and resources, RI has worked to build the capacity of communities through the use of innovative education and health programs, human rights and preventing human trafficking work, livelihood training, small business development, environment and climate change initiatives, and eco-tourism services. Through our activities, RI has forged lasting partnerships with national organizations, which allow for marginalized communities to have access to sustainable support.

Accountability, Equity and Inclusion

RI values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities. RI staffs shall have commitments to emphasize on local participation, integration of services, strategic partnerships, and focus on civic skills, to apply “Do No Harm” principle and principle of accountability, and self-accountable for behaving respectful manner, cultural sensitive, non-discrimination on marginalized groups for making decision on managing resources efficiently.

Main purpose of the role

As a community mobilizer, you will be responsible for set-up and maintain all child protection community0based groups (eg; adolescence support group, Child Protection Groups). Empower these groups to be a community-based child protection and referral pathway in camp, extension area and host communities under the guidance from Child Protection Officer.

Overall Objectives (scope)

You are community mobilizer for Child Protection team. Your role is to set-up and maintain all child protection community-based groups (eg; adolescence support group, Child Protection Groups) . Empower these group to be a community based child protection and referral pathway in camp, extension area and host communities in Cox’s bazar under the guidance from Child Protection Officer.

Specific Responsibilities

Perform other duties, as appropriate and requested by supervisor
Position Reports to: Child Protection Officer
Position directly supervises
N/A
Budget responsibility: N/A

Join the design activities and plan with child protection officer;

  • Mobilize a potential adolescent to set-up and maintain adolescent support group with provision of gender balance and culture appropriated or linked them with the existing youth group
  • Engage with community to set-up and maintain child protection group with provision of gender balance, diversity and cultural appropriated or linked with the existing community groups
  • Conduct awareness sessions to promote child right, child protection and other issue arise in camps and host communities
  • Conduct training/ workshop on child protection, child abuse, early marriage, child labour and trafficking to adolescent group and child protection group
  • Document all training sessions showing participant number and session evaluation report achievement, difficulties, and way forward to report to child protection officer weekly
  • Document number of appropriated referring vulnerable children by child protection group and adolescent group to access to service providers and report daily to child protection case management officer
  • Maintain good coordination/ collaboration with other RI staffs and partner
  • Ensure recognized international best practices and Relief International policies are applied in the work with women, girls and vulnerable persons
  • Any other responsibilities as requested by supervisor

Person Specification

Education: Bachelor degree (Social workers, education, Psychology, Nurse, Public health, relevant degree)

Work Experience: Experience working with NGO in Cox’s bazar is preferable

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Basic knowledge of child protection, gender sensitivity, participatory approach.
  • Excellent skill on community mobilization, creative and diplomacy
  • Good knowledge of local context, strongly preferred
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and support unexpected task.
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Optimistic and friendly
  • Flexibility

Language Skills

  • Excellent communication skill in Bangali and Rohingya
  • Good command in English, an asset

The position is based in Cox’s Bazar

Please send your Application Letter, CV and at least 3 References to hrcxb@ri.org or submit your application to our Cox’s Bazar Office address at White House (5th Floor), In front of Police line, Kolatoli Cox’s Bazar-4700.

FOR EMAILED APPLICATION, SUBJECT LINE SHOULD BE: SEP2019- CP Community Mobilizer 

Deadline:  On or before 19th September, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. A decision may be finalized before the deadline.

You may check our website at www.ri.org to know about our organization.