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Outreach Facilitator - Akkar

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

A dynamic and well-organized person to assist in the implementation of the Project, using professional social skills to achieve the objectives, and to seek the optimal solutions for each child in the project.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

% Time

Major Activities

End result expected

60%

Facilitate project’s implementation

  • Conduct meetings with key stakeholders to engage them about the project interventions and agree on their contributions in order to ensure sustainability

  • Network with local NGOs, municipalities, schools, community centers, and communities

  • Collect data for the mapping of available educational, health and protection services available.

  • Identify potential beneficiaries to the relevant project’s programs as per the criteria set

  • Disseminate information related to services for Syrian refugees based on the mapping

  • Distribute leaflets with early learning, education, health and protection services available to Syrian and Lebanese children in Akkar

  • Distribute ECCD and other related material as per the project plan

  • Establish ECD and Child Protection Committees jointly with support from the team leader

  • Mobilize communities to participate in social cohesion events at the end of each project cycle

  • Participate and collaborate in other activities (recreational, psychosocial, awareness and non-formal education) conducted in the center when needed

  • Support committee members and parents to prepare peer to peer sessions and share their knowledge with other parents

  • Attend training and capacity building opportunities

  • Conduct Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), Homeschooling and Positive parenting sessions targeting parents with support from refugee outreach volunteers

  • Conduct joint learning sessions for parents of children attending ECE cycles (e.g. hygiene, CP)

  • Support the ECE caregivers in conducting cyclic meetings for parents of children , attending PSS and ECE activities, to follow up on their improvement.

10%

Ensure children’s safety and protection

  • Identify referral cases to case management agencies and service providers

  • Identify key protection issues or threats affecting children and communities and raise them to Project Coordinator.

  • Identify and referral of children in need of tailored support to specific institutions/service providers (health services, other NFE programmes, PSS services)

25%

Handle tracking, reporting on activities and filing

  • File all project means of verifications (MOV) including attendance sheets, pre/post-tests, minutes of meetings, and evaluation documents are in place.

  • Enter project related MOV into the system.

  • File and archive specific forms for referrals. Weekly reporting are taking place while ensuring confidentiality, accuracy and timeliness.

  • File in the Referral Tracking sheet on a monthly basis

5%

Other duties:

  1. Security management responsibilities:

    1. Responsible for the security of project staff, ensuring that staff abides by WVL security procedures and policies. Report any security breaches as necessary.

    2. Participate in personal safety training as required

  2. Undertake any other duties as shall be delegated by the supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor degree in a social development related field, ( psychology, sociology, social sciences/humanities, specialized education or social animation) is preferable

  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing.

  • Good written and spoken English. Knowledge or Arabic language is necessary.

  • Candidates must have skills in working with people of all ages and social groups;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility

  • High integrity in social interactions

  • Preference to candidate with field experience in Akkar region

  • Excellent communication, reporting, and pro-active negotiation skills

  • Skilled at working with local communities and authorities

  • Understanding of policies concerning Child Protection

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with thorough knowledge of Arabic and English

  • Willing to travel within the region approximately 60% of time.

  • Knowledge of the psychosocial guidelines and approaches related to emergency context (MHPSS IASC guidelines, PFA principles, etc.).

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.

  • One year experience in a similar related job.

  • 85% field work and 15% Office work.

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.