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About Children in Crisis/Street Child:

Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic, and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 500,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 33,000 caregivers to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

Street Child’s commitment to Safeguarding

Street Child is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the communities we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff.

As part of this commitment to safeguarding, all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks.  Street Child also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

Job Description:

This role directly reports to the provincial project coordinator at the provincial level. The post holder is responsible to establish a good and effective working relationship with the team and community members. The social worker is also responsible to find potential and volunteer capacities and engage them in the establishment of community-based child protection shuras.

This role should keep the record of all shura members’ meetings, meeting minutes, agenda, and all relevant project necessary documents at the provincial office. According to the project proposal, the social worker should conduct capacity-building training for the various segments of the community such as shura members, community elders, teachers, women, and children.

Generic Responsibilities:

A strong commitment to Street Childs vision, mission and values.

Adhere to all Street Child’s policies and procedures.

Able to represent Street Child appropriately both internally and externally.

Carry out all reasonable requests that are within the broad remit of the role.

Specific Responsibilities:

Conduct awareness sessions for the communities.

Vulnerable households’ assessment and identification.

Coordination meetings with the community elders and awareness sessions.

Cooperate with cash and food security officers on cash distribution along with the other financial service providers.

To further develop good working relationships with specified communities, management staff, government departments (CPAN members, community elders, children’s parents and vulnerable children and HHs.

Responsible to protection risks observation and monitoring, awareness raising based on CiC’s case management protocols and food security cluster standards.

To collect data, statistics and information requested by the Provincial project coordinator.

Report to the Project Manager and Provincial project coordinator on daily and weekly basis.

Responding to child protection issues.

Keep records of any visits, phone calls or emails received from other project staff and community workers requesting support.

Attend at all meetings arranged by the Project Manager.

Ensure that all activities are implemented according to the activity plan and in line with the project objectives.

Facilitate workshops, meetings and any other programs according to the need of project.

Any other relevant tasks given by the line manager.

Job Requirements:

Experience and Knowledge:

Bachelor degree holder in the field of Social Science/ psychology/ law and politics.

At least three years of experience and the field of social work.

Proven experience in social work and in child protection.

Experience in a crisis context such as Afghanistan is a strong asset.

Fluency in one of the local languages is a powerful asset.

Fluency both in verbal and written English.

Proven experience in report writing.

Vast experience of working with different segments of the society and communities.

Practical work experience in establishing and leading the community-based child protection shuras.

Skills and abilities:

Able to speak and communicate in local languages.

Able to work with different people who have different natures.

Able to engage people in the project’s different activities.

Able to work on the project database.

Able to convince people who are not cooperative with our team.

Able to work as a unified team.

Other:

Ability to work under strict deadlines.

Familiarity with the political and cultural context of the country.

Strong commitment to delivering the services to the needy people.

Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV (03 pages maximum) and Cover Letter (01 page maximum) to the following email address hr.afg@street-child.org not later than the deadline. Please indicate the position title and Vacancy Number in the e-mail subject line. Any application without position title and vacancy number will not be considered. Also, please do not send additional documents.

Interested and qualified candidates should also fill Children in Crisis Recruitment Form (MANDATORY) through below link:

https://forms.gle/Vwm8XhfYkQSMMRB49

Only short-listed candidates whose education and experiences correspond to the above criteria will be contacted for further consideration and in case you did not hear from us after 3 weeks of deadline, please consider that as a rejection.

NOTE: CANDIDATE’S APPLICATION SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF THE CHILDREN IN CRISIS/STREET CHILD RECRUITMENT FORM OR CV IS NOT SUBMITTED

Submission Email:

hr.afg@street-child.org

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