Activation Date: 29 May, 2021 Announced Date: 29 May, 2021 Expire Date: 05 Jun, 2021
About War Child UK:
War Child was established in 1993 as a response to the brutal effects of conflict on children during the Balkans war. We are currently operational in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. War Child UK started its operation in the Western Region of Afghanistan in 2003 working in three (3) thematic areas namely Education, Protection and Livelihood. War Child UK’s main office is located in Kabul and a sub-office in Herat and Badghis.
The purpose of this position is to provide psychosocial (PSS_ support, recreational activities, and other child friendly activities for children in the established CFSs and Mobile team CFSs. He/she will be responsible for identification of children who will receive recreational and PSS services. S/he will be responsible for day to day running of PSS activities. The position holder will also be responsible for identification and referral of the children in need of further support e.g. case management to case workers and other service providers
The Duties and responsibilities may include but not limited to:
Assists in developing and maintaining an environment that promotes physical, social and emotional development through arts, crafts, games and other child friendly activities;
Identify vulnerable children for PSS support through static and mobile services;
Identify and refer children in need of case management to CP actors on a regular basis;
Design and implement recreational and psychosocial support (PSS) activities, actively involving children (with a strong focus on child’s specific needs and vulnerabilities);
Ensure that children get all necessary support during the activities and that rules and discipline are set up in a positive and constructive way;
Prepare activities plan/schedule and arrange materials needed for the activities;
Collect information (attendance sheets, questionnaires, etc.) and report identified cases of children with specific needs/extremely vulnerable to the Psychosocial Officer.
Ensure safety and wellbeing of the children at the CFS and as well as the environment
Ensure that all games and equipment are available and counted at the end of the day and ensure children are using the games and equipment in a proper way and rotation system.
Play a vital role in setting up and running recreational activities for children using various individual and team games, and storytelling enabling access to information, child protection messages.
Ensure child safeguarding checklists is followed in the in the child friendly space.
Support children to understand the feedback mechanism and use it to provide their feedback in confidential and safe manner and ensure responses are provided to children on timely basis.
Minimum Diploma Degree (Bachelor Degree in social science, phycology, sociology is preferred)
Minimum 1year work experience in Child Protection with I/NGOs
Experiences with working inside Child Friendly Space
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including active listening skills
Ability to allocate and review priorities to meet the deadlines Ability to identify problems ad resolutions
Able to work independently with little supervision, reliable, trustworthy, and committed to team’s success
Commitment and to understand of War Child UK values
Please send a motivation letter, CV to [email protected] before the closing date.
Applications after the closing date will not be accepted.
Please indicate the position title, Vacancy Number in the Subject Line ( Mobile team Psychosocial worker WCUK VA#169 )otherwise your application will not be considered.
Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for written tests and interviews.
The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Police check, vetting check, be compliant and sign up to War Child’s Child Safeguarding Policy, anti-bribery policy, code of conduct and other War Child’s policies prior to a final offer being made.
WCUK is an equal opportunity employer and female are highly encouraged to apply.