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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to people affected by natural... disaster, oppression, and violent conflict in more than 40 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation, and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, the IRC assists people from harm to home. The IRC launched an emergency health response in Libya in September 2016 as the humanitarian situation in the country was deteriorating following the 2014 civil war. Since then, the IRC has broadened its portfolio with health, protection, and governance programs aiming to employ a holistic approach to meeting the needs of crisis affected and vulnerable communities to survive, recover, and gain control of their futures. The IRC has been working to expand its multi-sectoral reach in areas of critical need in Libya and in these efforts houses a Grants & Partnerships Unit (GPU) to support the design of, fundraising for, and management of quality, responsive programming with ambitious goals for work in partnership with local actors.

The scope of IRC Libya’s protection and empowerment programming includes Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE, which includes gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response), child protection (CP), and Protection Rule of Law (PRoL, or broader humanitarian protection) for conflict-affected and other vulnerable women, girls, men, and boys. In the design and development of responsive, client-centered protection programming, the IRC works both directly and in partnership with local actors promoting women’s social and, increasingly, economic empowerment and an improved protection environment for conflict-affected and vulnerable women, girls, men, and boys. Through this work, the IRC has raised awareness among communities, provided training for service providers, and established spaces for a range of psychosocial support activities and access to case management for women, adolescent girls, and children in and around Tripoli and Misrata. The IRC aims to build on that foundation with additional, targeted support to local capacities and community-based mechanisms.

JOB OVERVIEW/SUMMARY: IRC Libya is seeking a Child Protection Facilitator for a project that will build on prior project achievements toward increasing access to prevention and response services and an improved protection environment for children. Under the supervision of the CP Officer, the facilitator will conduct structured psychosocial support activities for children at the Baity Centers and support community outreach activities for parents and caregivers, plan and organize awareness sessions on child protection, participate in data collection, surveys, prepare reports and perform other child protection related duties as may be guided from time to time.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

· Facilitate structured sessions at the Baity Center based on IRC’s Psychosocial support (PSS) modules to promote the well-being of children.

· Plan, organize and conduct emotional support groups and Focus Group Discussion (FGD); recreational and destressing activities, and curriculum for children at the Baity Center.

· Plan and organize awareness sessions in the Baity Center in collaboration with community members, community groups, and any other stakeholder presents in the field when needed.

· Schedule community sessions with the Local Civil Society Organization (LCSO) partner and collaborate in providing group psychosocial support to children in the community.

· Directly facilitate sessions focused on building awareness of different themes related to their wellbeing, safety planning, and deliver key messages on child protection.

· Ensure all logistic aspects for the conduct of the awareness and PSS sessions is in place.

· Train community-based groups and committees and support them for conducting outreach activities.

· Involve and follow-up community committee members in organizing and conducting awareness sessions on Child Protection related issues in collaboration with CP officer.

· Share with the CP officer on a weekly basis all the needed items for the work.

· Identify children at risk through regular contacts and visits in the community and areas of intervention and refer to CP case workers for assistance.

· Work closely with partners to ensure that boys and girls benefiting from the Baity Center services are not exposed to any form of harm during the activity implementation.

· Supporting in ensuring accurate data is collected, entered the database and detailed analysis provided using the right tools and in consultation with the M%E team and the supervisor.

· Participate in conducting surveys, needs assessments, safety audits, and service mapping exercises.

· Support in collecting data on relevant activities and draft reports in consultation with the supervisor and MEAL team.

· Participate in activity planning meetings and share activity reports with the supervisor on a weekly basis or as may be required.

· Support the logistical arrangements of the relevant activities at the Baity Center and in the community.

· Contribute to the procurement of materials used for the implementation of relevant activities.

· Perform any other duties as may be guided by the supervisor.

Key Relationships

Position Reports to: Child Protection Officer

Staff management: The CP Facilitator will manage community outreach volunteers (COVs).

Working Environment: This position will be based in the Baity Center with frequent travel to other project locations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Job Requirement

· Bachelor’s degree in relevant field – education, social sciences, public health, etc.

· At least 2 years of experience implementing child protection activities, including implementing PSS activities and working with vulnerable groups in emergency/conflict or post-conflict settings.

· Experience in participatory approaches and child participation methodologies

· Familiarity with child protection programming including psychosocial support, access to education and health, community-based child protection as well as other various protection measures to ensure children’s safety.

· Proven experience in delivering training to children and adults.

· Good understanding of the local context and cross-cultural sensitive issues

· Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic languages.

· Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and power point.

· Experience in regular report writing.

· Ability to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.

· Demonstrated high level of flexibility, responsiveness, and reliability.

· Ability to work under pressure and strong time management skills to meet both short-term and long-term objectives.

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The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures
Tripoli Libya

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