Child Protection SHLS Officer (Helmand, Afghanistan) 182 views

Job Description

Job Description:

  • Plan and ensure the strategic building and management of Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) in accordance with best practices and IRC policy Supervise and provide regular training support to the SHLS Team Leader and SHLS community-based facilitators Ensure safe and effective implementation of SHLS activities such as social-emotional learning and parenting skills intervention Ensure that children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and have access to services through child protection referrals. Ensure that Team Leader and SHLS facilitators are trained and are able to identify referral needs, make and follow-up on referrals. Coordinate with Case Management Officer and Community Based Protection Officer as needed. Support and follow-up on children who discontinue SHLS, including facilitation of children’s enrollment and integration into public school systems. Work with communities and local leadership to ensure that SHLS programming targets the most vulnerable children of the community, such as children engaged in child labor, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), children out of school, children at risk of early marriage, and children at risk of or who experienced abuse or neglect. Receive referrals of children for SHLS programming through Community Based Protection Committees, local service providers, and child protection teams Ensure gender balance in children accessing SHLS to ensure that boys and girls have equal opportunities to participate in SHLS activities. Contribute to creation and dissemination of key protection messages on child rights and wellbeing. Support community based awareness through information sessions that sensitize communities on child protection risks. Ensure that all activities are carried out in accordance with child protection standards, including do no harm, informed consent, taking into account the best interest of the child, and ensuring that the SHLS environment is a safe space conducive to children’s healthy development and well-being. Proactively monitor child protection risks in communities and provide feedback and recommendations for programming and advocacy related considerations to Sn. CP Officer and Child Protection Manager Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs


  • Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to:  Senior Child Protection Officer Position directly supervises:  Team Leader and SHLS Facilitators Indirect Reporting: Will work within IRC’s protection, led by the Integrated Protection Coordinator. The Senior Child Protection Officer reports to the Child Protection Manager Other Internal and/or external contacts: Regular coordination with other humanitarian actors and partners in Afghanistan


About IRC (International Rescue Committee) :The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 9 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 500 staff.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field (e.g. social work, sociology, psychology, law) 2years of relevant experience, professional technical experience, including 1 year implementing humanitarian protection programs in emergency/conflict contextsExperience in regular report writing Experience with protection monitoring  and case management preferred Experience in designing and implementing surveys or assessments preferred Good communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities High standard of spoken and written Dari and Pashto (depending on location) and English Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word 

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9 Months


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Submission Guideline:Note: Application received without exact position title, vacancy no and location will be directly disqualified from the process. interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with copies of their CVs (NOT Educational and Work Certificates), to the attention of the Human Resources Department to the following address or email us on ( Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for written test and after that for interview. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office – Kabul House 34, Street No.4 Taimani District 10, Close to Haji Mohammad Dad Mosque
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