Social Educators/Outreach Team
The deadline for submission of CV and Motivation letter is on December 11th2020. The interested applicants should send their CV to the following email [email protected], mentioning the title of the position applied for. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Written Technical Test will be required at the next phase of recruitment, while the shortlisted candidates will also undergo a Panel interview with the Management team./
Terre des hommes - Lausanne is in search for a qualified 3 Social Educators/Outreach Team.
Locations: Hermel (Qaa), Anjar (Balbeek), Chmistar (Bekaa), working as outreach team in Mobile Units and supporting activities in SDCs.
Duration: 3 months’ probation then extension of the contract for another 9 months (with possibility of extension for one more year)
Reporting directly to: Child Protection Project Manager Qudra II
Job Purpose / Main Functions:
- The Social Educator/Outreach Team is responsible for conducting outreach through different approaches (field visits, home based visits, phone-based visits, community-based approach, referrals, networking)
- The Social Educator/Outreach Team is responsible for daily psychosocial and psychoeducational activities for children, raising awareness activities, recreational activities, using arts and crafts, movement, games and sport activities for children. The Social Educators will be organizing community events, social behavioral change initiatives in cooperation with the staff of Social Development Centers (SDCs) and based on coordination and agreement with Ministry of Social Affairs.
- The Social Educator/Outreach Team is responsible for referrals to SDC’s staff and follow up with cases;
- The Social Educator/Outreach Team is responsible for effective community engagement, meaningful participation and accountability mechanism;
- He/she will be working in pair with the social workers of SDCs on identifying high risk cases and accordingly referring to SDC’s case workers, as well as children and families who can benefit from other services provided by SDC and protection partner Abaad The Social Educator will support the social workers of SDCs in regular reporting of the child protection cases to MoSA.
- A significant component of the Social Educator’s role is to work with the PSS Senior Technical Advisor and CP Senior Technical Advisor in order to ensure that child protection is mainstreamed through the activities, the Tdh’s tools and practices are introduced to social workers of the SDCs, implemented accordingly and the pair work on child protection activities is efficient for the SDC’s staff contributing to the development of their capacities.
- Moreover, the Social Educator will update and maintain relevant reporting requirements to Project Manager: Activity Info, weekly sitreps, protection monitoring, referrals, trends and patterns as well as activity evaluation sheet.
Duties & Responsibilities / Context (Tasks) :
- Organize and conduct daily outreach activities, referrals, follow ups, ensure community engagement and escort children to SDCs to attend activities;
- Ensure the accountability mechanism, feedback mechanism and promote active participation
- Organize psychosocial, psychoeducational activities for children, parents and intergenerational activities,
- Accompany children and families to SDC to facilitate access to service provisions
- Identify and refer cases of children to the SDC’s case management team
- Identify and refer cases of caregivers to Abaad case management team and SDC’s services in general
- Oversee the Safe Spaces Learning Spaces, to ensure smooth running and quality implementation of activities
- Document Trends/patterns child protection concerns on a weekly basis
- Maintain and update: PSS database, activity sheets, activity evaluation forms, activity info, monthly beneficiary reporting, trend forms, Sitrep on a weekly/monthly basis
- Identify and implement PSS activities in both SDCs and Mobile Units
- Maintain contact with families of children-disseminate information, materials and NFI’s as and when required
- Organize and provide raising awareness activities, information sessions with both children and parents, focusing on child protection key messages,
- Organize and provide social behavioral change initiatives, intergenerational activities in cooperation with SDCs
- Conduct pre/post questionnaires in all locations of intervention-following standardized protocols accordingly
- Oversee and support team of community engagement through their direct implementation in mobile and center-based activities
- Build the capacity of SDC’s staff through pair work, join planning and design of activities, sharing of tools and practices and learning exercises
- Participate in coordination meeting the team of the project, SDCs’ staff but also with the field staff of Consortium partners.
- Respects the Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct (GCD), Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP), Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy (PSEA) and Policy on Gender and Diversity and its principles of child protection, ensuring the policy’s implementation and prompt notification of the CSP/PSEA Focal Point with any information regarding potential breachs of the policy
- Is aware of, abides by and promotes the practices and values set out in all other Tdh policies and procedures such as the Internal Regualtions, Standard Operating Procedures and other policies
- Report any breach observed in the framework of this policy during his/her professional activities both as regards the proven or suspected offence and a preventive breach
- Participate actively in weekly and monthly coordination meeting with the line managers
- Support the other teams and his/her line manager
- Undertake all other duties that may be requested by the line-manager and that are compatible with the job.
Academic Background: Technical diploma or degree in education, youth work, animation, social work or related degree preferred;
- Experience in conducting psychosocial activities for children and parents
- Proven experience working in challenging situation;
- Experience in working with children (mandatory);
- Experience in working for an NGO/ humanitarian organization preferable
- Experience in recreational activities
- Experience in working with vulnerable groups
- Experience in Child Protection
- Reporting and database entry skills (basic Microsoft word and excel);
- Personal qualities: communicative, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting.
- Loyal advocate of child protection and child rights.
Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC):
- Communication and interaction
- Mission orientation
Technical and methodological competencies (TMC) :
- Respect for the institutional framework
- Innovation & Development
- Quality Monitoring & Reporting
- Languages: Fluency in written and spoken Arabic, English speaking is a plus
- Computer skills: Microsoft office
- Creativity and Innovation while using skills and materials available on hand.
- Ability to recognizing the capacities of the children and beneficiaries
Tdh Foundation, Lausanne has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of beneficiaries. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct, that enshrines principles of PSEA, always (both during work hours and outside work hours). Familiarization with, and adherence to, the Code of Conduct is an essential requirement of all staff.