Save the Children: otvoren konkurs za 16 pozicija u Bihaću

1 dec
Rok prijave 04.12.2018

The role: Child Protection Officer – 16 positions, based in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina – NATIONAL POST (subject to Donor approval)

As a member of the team for provision of support and assistance to refugee and migrant children with focus on unaccompanied or separated children. Child Protection Officer will ensure Child Protection Monitoring – particularly focusing on unaccompanied and separated children in Transition/Reception Centres – ensuring appropriate mechanisms are in place for identification, care, referral, registration and reunification and will follow up and support particularly vulnerable individuals. As a member of the team, Child Protection Officer is responsible for cooperation with relevant representatives of social welfare center/s and other organisation working in Transition/Reception Centres. Also, Child Protection Officer is responsible for timely execution of project activities with team members and key project stakeholders and will contribute in design and caring out project activities aimed to increase refugee and migrant children’s resilience and wellbeing.

Qualifications and experience: 

  • University degree in social sciences or relevant;
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working with children/adolescents and their families required;
  • Thorough understanding on children’s needs and child development in difficult circumstances;
  • Understanding of child protection system – national, cantonal and preferably protection system functioning in emergencies – case management and referral pathways for children at risk
  • Ability to work under pressure, to manage and prioritise competing demands and to meet strict deadlines with quality outputs;
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken in English and B/H/S languages
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Valid Driver’s license and willingness to undertake intensive driving within Una-Sana Canton;
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children, the organisational mandate and child safeguarding

Contract length: 6 months including obligatory probation period

Application Information:

Application consisting of CV with names and contact information of three references and a cover letter can be sent by e-mail to: [email protected]

The vacancy is open till Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for written test and an interview.

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