Community Mobilizer

Community Mobilizer
Deadline for applications: Friday, July 7, 2017
Location: Sayda
Working area: Sayda
Job Description

About Terre des hommes Lausanne

Since its creation in 1960, the mission of Terre des hommes (Tdh) has been to come to the aid of children in need. It endeavors at all times to defend the rights of children, in times of war and natural disasters, or in less publicized situations of distress. Today, the Terre des hommes Foundation is a significant force among children’s aid organizations in Switzerland and throughout the world. Tdh has development projects and emergency relief programmes in more than 30 countries in two core areas: healthcare and child protection. Every year, Tdh offers sustainable solutions and a better future for over one million children and their relatives.

Child Safeguarding Policy:

-     Commit to respect the Tdh Child SafeguardingPolicy and principles of child protection.

-     Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy in Lebanon.

-     Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Child Protection Policy.


Main duties and responsibilities:


-       Promotes, facilitates and encourages the achievement of the action planning objectives.

-       Ensures that Tdh’s project actions or activities are non biased, neutral and inclusive of all actors present in the Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian refugee contexts.

-       Works directly in the field with children, families and stakeholders of the project locations he/she is allocated to.

-       Is a Tdh focal point in the community and represents the organization.

-       Facilitates, collects and reports information regarding the overall situation of the children and their families in the community, with specific attention paid to the project children.

-       Identifies, networks and connects child protection resources to the child, community and community structures

-       Supports and assists in the network mapping of resources specific to the locations he/she operates in.

-       Shares child protection resources and information both within the Tdh staff structure and the community he/she operates in.

-       Promotes and ensures the principles of child protection and child participation are respected within the Tdh project and with identified child protection resources.

-       Informs his/her direct supervisor about any difficulty met in Tdh activities implementation.

-       Ensures a strict adherence to Tdh Child Protection Policy at all times, including respect for confidentiality and child centered approach, acts in the best interests of the child.


Specific duties and responsibilities:


Awareness sessions:

-       Identifies, organize, and implement awareness sessions according to the plan and topics

-       Assists in the production of awareness raising material for standardization

-       Ensure the proper recording of all activities and beneficiaries accordingly.


Safety audits and community sessions:

-       Organizes and conducts safety audits sessions, with recording of the attendance

-       Organizes and conducts community child protection awareness raising sessions as determined by project objectives, with recording of the attendance.


Relief distribution (dignity kits, baby hygiene kits, Winterization):

-       Participates in the identification of the beneficiaries.

-       Participates  in the monitoring of the lists.

-       Participates in the organization of the distributions

-       Delivers the relief items to the intended beneficiaries with respect and dignity

-       Ensures the proper recording of the distribution (filling of delivery papers, signing of distribution lists, returns forms…)

-       Ensures the proper handling of the relief items on distribution sites, during transportation and the recording of each item’s movement.

-       Supports if needed the animators in their recreational activities




-       Participates in the monitoring of the use of the support using the methodology developed with the Project Manager.

-       Performs home visits for post distribution monitoring, using questionnaires.



-       Ensures data is collected and collated to prove the achievement of project objectives.

-       Assists in the design, maintain and use data collection systems and punctual reporting to enable measurable results to prove the achievement of project objectives.

-       Provide reports as required and directed by the Project Manager on the distributions, the awareness sessions, the monitoring, and the case management.

-       Participates in the post-distribution monitoring reports


Non-Violent Communication:

-       Adhere to the principles of the NVC process while in communication with all project actors, including colleagues.

-       Ensure that conflict is addressed with the principles and process of NVC with all project actors and colleagues.

-       Support and assume responsibility, if necessary, for conflict transformation activities and actions

-       Assist in identification, referral and intervention in child protection related conflict events, mediation, training and coaching of resources.

Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Social sciences or other relevant education and experience
Arabic: Fluent English: Good French:
Period: Until December 31st, 2017.
Salary: according to Tdh salary scale.
Submission guidelines: Kindly send your CV to by July 7, 2017, with subject title Community Mobilizer. Any application without subject title will automatically be dismissed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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Contact information
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