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Outreach Team Leader - Bekaa

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the position is to coordinate the implementation of the “Psycho-Social Support (PSS)/Life Skills” program in putting together project goals that meets World Vision standards and policies in addressing refugee needs in a sustainable manner that leaves considerable positive impact on the targeted beneficiaries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

% Time

Description

End Result

35%

Facilitate project’s implementation

Projects activities are implemented as per the developed action plan

  • Conduct regular spot-checks on running sessions

  • Develop the project action plan and monitor its implementation with the support of the facilitators and animators.

  • Set weekly meetings with the animators to follow up on the implementation of PSS/Life Skills classes and progress of children.

  • Visit informal tented settlements and other communities, where beneficiaries reside, on regular basis and work closely with the protection committees by building their capacities to raise awareness and sensitize refugees (and host communities) on different protection concerns affecting their lives and strengthening their coping mechanisms and resilience

  • Conduct relevant protection trainings for project staff

  • Disseminate and share information on available services to staff and beneficiaries.

  • Ensure that the project staff complies with WVL’s child protection policy, code of conduct and the code of conduct of ICRC in emergencies.

  • Conduct mobile field visits to refugee settlements and host population areas to meet with community key stakeholders and identify protection concerns

  • Identify, refer and follow up on the most vulnerable identified cases as well as individuals faced with protection concerns (incl. GBV, Child protection, etc.) to relevant internal or external services

  • Liaise with localized advocacy groups, community based committees and other relevant local stakeholders (incl. municipalities, service providers, etc.) to improve the effectiveness of the protection monitoring activities

  • Sending of monthly planning to the outreach coordinator, beginning of each month

  • Submission of a monthly report related to the progress of the work to the outreach coordinator

  • Ensure timely completion of project activities according to the weekly and monthly plan

  • Attend on behalf of the outreach coordinator coordination meetings when required

  • Conduct various field visits to the different areas of operations to monitor and supervise the progress of the work periodically with the support of Outreach Coordinator

  • Manage and build the capacity of outreach facilitators:

  • Supervise the work of the facilitators

  • Meet with the team weekly

25%

Mobilize partners and Build relationships / capacities of related stakeholders

Strong network is built and the capacities of animators and partners is built

  • Identify and mobilize partners

  • Assist in the provision of appropriate capacity building for the local partners, animators and / or volunteers and parents working in the PSS/Life Skills project to ensure GBV/Child protection prevention and response are adequately addressed across sectors and humanitarian interventions.

  • Support in building the capacity of local partners based organizations on how to assess, plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate projects.

25%

Ensure children’s safety & protection

Children attending the activities are protected and safe

  • Identify safety issues and follow-up with the coordinator on the safety and security of the chosen locations

10%

Handle reporting and filing

Progress reports are done and submitted as per the required deadline

  • Follow up with animators on the delivery of progress report of children.

  • Ensure that a monthly operational progress reports is developed with the animators

  • Ensure proper filing is done regarding every case, visit and discussion. Report must be written mentioning major points in addition to recommendations and follow-up plan.

  • Support the Portfolio Manager, Education in Emergency (EiE) and Outreach Coordinators, in the development of different project reports.

2%

Handle logistics responsibilities

All administrative and logistics matters are followed up on to ensure timely implementation of activities

  • Prepare and update the list of items to be purchased (PRF) on a monthly basis and coordinate with the Procurement officer.

3%

Perform Other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

100%

Total

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor degree in a social development related field, (psychology, sociology, specialized education or social animation, social work, human rights)

  • Academic background in psychology counseling or other related field

  • Good command of English, both written and oral.

  • One year experience in a similar related job.

  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing

  • Candidates must have knowledge in working with children.

  • Knowledge of safety issues concerning infants and children.

  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn.

  • Ability to cope and work under pressure.

  • Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package.

  • Willing to travel within Lebanon with a valid driver’s license

  • Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to work in a team.

  • Ability to work in difficult and high risk situations willing to travel within the region approximately 60% of time.

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

Work Environment:

  • 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.