Community mobilizer (FEMALE ONLY)

  Terre des Hommes ( TDH )
  Afghanistan Unspecified 237
Date Posted:Mar 22, 2010
Reference:011/2010
Closing Date:Apr 3, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Education
Nationality:International
Salary Range:11500 - 20000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Terre des Hommes ( TDH ):

Job Summary:

 Looking for vulnerable families in the areas.
 Conducting meetings with community elders etc.
 Good coordinator with all staff in particular with referral officers and protection officers.
 Making good relation with local authorities shorahs and NGOs working in the area
 Follow up of absent beneficiaries and family visits in the areas.
 Conducting CRC and SCA workshops in communities and state schools of the areas.
 Make sure child protection in community is done by people.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Child Protection Policy
• Commit to respect the Tdh Child Protection Policy
• To respect UNCRC and principles of child protection mentioned in UNCRC
• Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Child Protection Policy in Afghanistan
• Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Child Protection Policy

Main duties and responsibilities:
• Represent Tdh on the field, with professionalism, honesty and commitment.
• Identify gaps, problems and EVI in their area of responsibilities
• Facilitate the participation of the community in the daily life.
• Maintain regular contact with community representative in their area of responsibilities
• Responsible of the link between the project and children, their families and the community as a whole.
• Responsible of the link between the local authorities, community elders and shorhas in the area.
• Keeping close coordination with the Child Protection Committee established from the female of the area and conducting weekly meetings and identifying the gaps in regard of child protection.
• Identifying the problems of the families which compel them to send their children to work.
• Identifying and conducting trainings for the child protection committees established in the area.
• Doing health education awareness to the female individually and in the groups in the villages.
• Daily visits from the Self Help Groups awareness on CRC and other child protection topics given by the line manager.
• Establishment of Self Help Groups base on the requirement or on demand of line manager.
• Close work the Self Help Groups established in the villages and daily update to
The line manager.

Specific responsibilities
• Conduct surveys and data collection.
• Act on vulnerable cases (individual and families) following the Project and Tdh criteria.
• Identify, coordinate and/or collaborate with other service providers in order to reinforce information sharing and provision in the area (Drug Awareness, Health, Hygiene promotion, etc.) through the ad hoc Committees and built knowledge.
• Provide information to the community on the services available and/or provided by service providers working in the Torkham area.
• Directly encourage participation and for all community members voices to be heard in decisions relating to their personal circumstances and community.
• Directly establish and/or facilitate the establishment of Child protection committees/groups with a focus on community participation in decision making and information sharing. Particular attention should be paid to vulnerable groups and/or persons, i.e.: women, youth, etc., whose voice might not be heard.
• Assist others departments for organization of events
• Responsible of the link between the project and children, their families and the community as a whole.
• Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor by working in Torkham bazaar, in community, referral of beneficiaries, assigned to keep activities in drop in center with beneficiaries as in additionetc.

Reporting
• Report daily the problems and the information collected in the working area (data collection updating, vulnerable cases, arrival of children and departure, gaps and problems, etc.) to the Community Mobiliser Supervisor.
• Report vulnerable or children ‘at risk’ and/or in need of child protection to the Community Mobiliser Supervisor and/or Social Work team.
• Report any protection threat or security concerns relating to the current situation to line or senior supervisors.
• Preparing monthly plan of activities and written monthly reports to your Supervisor.

Job Requirement:

Education
 High School or Diploma degree with at least two years experience in the field of social working

Experience
 At lest two years experience or worked in relevant organization as social working
 To have enough experience in social work department
 It is important for an social worker to have certain qualities and skills when working with street and working children in bazaar.

Knowledge, Skills and abilities
1. Sufficient experience of working with local communities in upgrading local development projects at community level.

2. Prior knowledge and experience of the process of CDC and CAP formation at local level.
3. Good understanding of Afghan society, their tradition, culture and values.
4. Appropriate level of Computer knowledge is highly desirable.
5. Fluency in local languages and should be able to communicate in simple English. Excellent oral communication and presentation skills in local languages are required.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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