Child Protection Specialist - Pyrgos, Lamia, Livadia, Ritsona
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Call for CVs GR 19 / 128 Child Protection Specialist

Position Title : Child Protection Specialist

Duty Station : Pyrgos, Lamia, Livadia, Ritsona

Classification : Ungraded position, attractive remuneration package

Type of Appointment : Special short-term contract with possibility of extension

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

  • As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to : assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management;
  • advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, and; uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

    In Greece, IOM is focusing on responding to the Mediterranean migrant’s crisis, in support of the Greek Government and in cooperation with all other agencies involved.

    IOM currently implements interventions within the areas of emergency, preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, healthcare and psychosocial assistance, assisted voluntary return of migrants, migration and development, resettlement and repatriation, family reunification, counter human trafficking, assistance to vulnerable migrants.

    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

    For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

    Context :

    In the framework of the emergency situation regarding the migrants, asylum seekers and refugees across Greece, IOM Greece is establishing a pool of candidates interested to join the organisation.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities :

    Under the overall supervision of the Protection Area Coordinator, the incumbent is expected to :

  • Identify unaccompanied and separated children and ensure that the best interest of the child is upheld;
  • Perform initial individual and where appropriate family’s needs assessment on the child’s situation, mental state and any special needs;
  • Conduct regular individual and group counselling for children in need and creating individual assistance plan, with respect to the best interest of the child;
  • Conduct systematic and regular counselling individual sessions with beneficiaries or ad-hoc counselling upon need;
  • Provide information, advice and support to children and their families on the national legislation related to asylum and relevant procedures;
  • Conduct referrals to other actors for cases in need of specialized further treatment.
  • Coordinate effectively protection activities with other protection partners, stakeholders and authorities;
  • Understand and report to line manager specific protection needs of children residing in open accommodation centres;
  • Follow up on protection cases and ensure quality case management;
  • Commit to maintain a comprehensive and updated case file for each case undertaken. Inform and keep beneficiaries updated for the progress of their cases;
  • Ensure confidentiality when handling personal information and data of beneficiaries;
  • Actively participate and promote weekly meetings with case management actors to discuss case management and collect feedback about existing risks, challenges and gaps in service provision for child protection cases;
  • Undertake any duty travel as required;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
  • Required Qualifications and Experience :

    Education :

  • University degree in Social Work preferable a bachelor’s degree or higher level from an accredited institution; University degree in Psychology or Pedagogical studies will also be considered when candidate demonstrates relevant work experience in the field.
  • Experience :

  • At least 2 years of related work experience in a humanitarian setting;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities and stakeholders, working in international organizations, non-government or government institutions / organization;
  • Membership of the Association of Greek Social Workers would be an advantage;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to draft and prepare clear and concise formal correspondence and project reports;
  • Strong organizational, facilitation, communication, writing and presentations skills;
  • Proficient in a Microsoft Office environment and office software packages. Knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and keep deadlines;
  • Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • Languages : Fluency in English and Greek is required.

    Required Competencies :

    Behavioural :

  • Accountability accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Client Orientation identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Continuous Learning demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
  • Creativity and Initiative proactively develops new ways to solve problems
  • Leadership and Negotiation presents goals as shared interests
  • Communication listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Performance Management provides constructive feedback to colleagues;
  • Planning and Organizing sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others.
  • Professionalism Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to the relevant cultural contexts
  • Teamwork contributes to a collegial team environment; works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
  • Technological Awareness - proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
  • Resource Mobilization - establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
  • Advantageous :

  • Previous experience and / or knowledge on human trafficking and smuggling and child protection is an advantage
  • Previous working experience with children is an advantage
  • Background working with refugees or migrants will be a distinct advantage
  • Other :

  • The position is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
  • Appointment will be subject to the provision of the relevant to the position degree(s), professional licenses and / or criminal record certificate.
  • How to apply :

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications (CV and Cover Letter) in English, to

    quoting the vacancy notice number CFCV GR 19 / 128 by 17th November, 2019 at the latest , referring to this advertisement.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Posting Period : 11.11.2019-17.11.2019.

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