Requisition ID: req46533
Job Title: Child Protection Caseworker
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
BACKGROUND: TheInternational Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the worlds largest humanitarianagencies, provides relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstructionsupport to people affected by natural disaster, oppression, and violentconflict 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 andpromotion of rights, the IRC assists people from harm to home. The IRC launched an emergency health response in Libya inSeptember 2016 as the humanitarian situation in the country was deterioratingfollowing the 2014 civil war. Since then, the IRC has broadened its portfoliowith health, protection, and governance programs aiming to employ a holisticapproach to meeting the needs of crisis affected and vulnerable communities tosurvive, recover, and gain control of their futures. The IRC has been working to expandits multi-sectoral reach in areas of critical need in Libya and in theseefforts houses a Grants & Partnerships Unit (GPU) to support the design of,fundraising for, and management of quality, responsive programming withambitious goals for work in partnership with local actors.
JOBOVERVIEW/SUMMARY: Tropical Storm Daniel struck the eastern coastof Libya on September 10, 2023, with strong winds, heavy rainfall, and flashfloods causing significant damage and loss of life. Several locations wereheavily impacted as the storm led dams to burst resulting in high number ofdeaths, mass displacement of people and destruction of property overwhelminglocal capacities. IRC responded immediately and launched an emergency programaiming at providing life-saving medical care and integrated protectionservices. The scope of IRCs integrated protection emergency response includesWomens Protection and Empowerment (WPE), Child Protection (CP), and ProtectionRule of Law (PRoL, or broader humanitarian protection) for communities andindividuals affected by the floods. IRC is working directly to implementemergency activities but also collaborating with international and local agenciesas well as government authorities, expanding protection interventions toinclude community-based protection andMHPSS across all project locations.
The Child Protection Case Workerwill be responsible for providing individual case management services. He/shewill conduct all steps of the case management process for an assigned number ofindividual children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect, and violence(especially UASC and CAAFAG) and their families in this process. The positionentails ensuring children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified andreceive individual case management support by conducting documentation,assessments, action plans, direct service provision, referrals, and follow-upsfor an assigned caseload of children, and provision of support to families inthe process of case management, including foster and alternative care.
Provide individual case management for children at the selected locations within the flood affected areas in accordance with all case management steps.
Ensure the correct documentation and compilation of Case Management forms in accordance with all case management steps and related tools and procedures.
Provide ongoing support to families, foster and alternative care systems.
Participate and support the identification of children harmed or at-risk of harm.
Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.
Directly communicate effectively with other caseworkers and service providers to advocate, collaborate and make referrals according to the best interests of children.
Regularly attend case management meetings and relevant case conferences at field level
In addition to the case management team, collaborate closely with other members of the Child Protection team, ensuring smooth coordination and referrals.
Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
Actively engage in all capacity building opportunities including formal training, on the job coaching and peer to peer sessions.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
All IRC staff are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
Report supply/material needs to the CP Officer
Support Information Management team on reporting and provide timely inputs for the project indicators and reports as requested.
Attend the regular weekly and monthly team meetings and provide inputs regarding the achievements and challenges at the field level.
Undertake other tasks as requested by the line manager. (The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.)
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Position Reports to: ChildProtection Officer/Child protection Case Management Supervisor
Position directly supervises: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: CPCaseworker, WPE Teams, Community Volunteer Volunteers, IRCs Health Teams,Supply Chain, Access, and Security Focal Points
External: Local stakeholders, community leaders, Local NGOs and INGOs incoordination/collaboration with the Child Protection Officer
A university degree or Diploma in relevant studies (psychology, social sciences, social work) is preferred.
Experience of providing direct support (basic counselling, case management, PSS) with children and their families.
Previous experience and demonstrated understanding of working with children, particularly vulnerable children.
Support distributions of risk reduction items (inc. PSS kits) and follow-on monitoring.
Positive and professional attitude, including ability to work well in a team setting.
Previous humanitarian experience with a CSO, NGO, or UN is preferred.
A former experience with an international organization is desired.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
Familiarity with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
Understanding of implementing child protection case management programs, including implementation of best interests procedures.
Ability and experience coordinating with government and CSOs.
Flexible attitude towards receiving feedback.
Knowledge of issues relating to community involvement and protection.
Experience with working with vulnerable populations and especially with children.
Excellent communication skills with adults and children.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
Ability to form and implement systems and procedures and ensure their adherence.
Proven computer literacy skills.
Ability to work under difficult working conditions.
Ability and willingness to work and travel in remote areas.
Ability to work with a broad spectrum of people successfully and professionally.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic languages.
Child Protection case workers areexpected to be present at the field implementation location at least five daysa week.
The IRC and IRC workers mustadhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards forProfessional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, andAccountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates andenforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, ChildSafeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, andAnti-Retaliation.