Activation Date: 31 May, 2021 Announced Date: 31 May, 2021 Expire Date: 07 Jun, 2021
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.
- Adhere to Protection guiding principles throughout case management and PSS interventions for persons at heightened risk of rights violations
- Ensure at all times a client-centered and strengths-based approach throughout all activities and services provided in the Community Protection Centres; this includes ensuring the confidentiality of clients, and respect for their wishes and decisions
- Provide information to individuals and families about their rights and entitlements, including the available services.
- Provide protection case management, including case reception, assessment of client’s needs; provide emotional support, basic crisis counseling (and in some contexts further individual counseling); safety strategizing and risk assessing; development of case plans; support in pursuing services and support; safe, confidential and appropriate referrals and follow up in-line with the formal protection referral pathways; providing discretionary assistance (such as transportation, dignity kit items, urgent medical cost) if in-line with internal protocols and eligibility criteria to meet most urgent needs
- Actively participate in the mandatory weekly team case management meeting and individual supervision sessions with the Protection Case Management Officer. Share best practices and lessons learned.
- Regularly advocate for the provision of life-saving services in relation to protection concerns and risks
- Where available and of quality, work in close collaboration with service providers to ensure safe, discrete, and confidential access to needed services
- When appropriate, lead psychosocial support to persons at heightened risk of rights violations
- Conduct ongoing focus group discussions with caregivers/community members to inform program activities and the delivery of Protection Case Management
- Identify concerns related to and support adherence to protection referral protocols and protection guiding principles, raising these concerns to the Protection Case Management Officer
- Maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners
- Complete monthly activity reports, according to guidance provided by the Protection Case Management Officer
- Maintain detailed and confidential case management files, ensuring they are carefully and safely stored in in-line with the Case Management Protocols, data protection protocols, and safety and ethical standards on Protection information management.
- Contribute to the maintenance of an up-to-date service mapping of service providers.
- The ability to travel to villages throughout the assigned district and occasional travel to Kabul or other provinces of IRC areas of operation.
- The ability and willingness to travel throughout the assigned district during emergencies to provide essential Protection Case Management services.
- Complete attendance sheets for relevant activities and contribute to monthly activity reports.
- Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partner and other sector staff.
- Other relevant duties as assigned by the Protection Case Management Officer to support the implementation and quality of the program
- 14 Grade, Bachelor degree preferred with one to three years experience working in protection case management and/or roles that interface with at-risk individuals
- Demonstrable clear and genuine willingness to work and learn quickly and be committed to developing professionally in the field of Protection.
- Experience providing direct support (basic counseling, case management, PSS) to at-risk individuals; previous training in these areas strongly preferred.
- Clear understanding of and interest in the well-being of persons at risk, supporting their healing after the experience of rights violations
- Understanding of the impact and dynamics of violence and rights abuses
- Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
- Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for working for human rights and improving the fulfillment of these
- Ability to discuss sensitive issues with respect and empathy
- Ability to always maintain confidentiality and respect for clients.
- Excellent communication skills and confident interpersonal interaction
- Ability to respond to emergencies when needed and support the Protection Team in providing support
- Fluency in Dari and Pashto
All qualified candidates are requested to open the given link and follow the instructions:
applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and remove from the entire process.
Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. 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, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.
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