Adolescent Development Officer- Azraq – IRC International Rescue committee

Background/IRC Summary:
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.
Since 2007, IRC has worked with refugees and other vulnerable populations in Jordan. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community and the Government of Jordan, the IRC's assistance programs for Syrian refugees in Jordan include both camp-based (Zaatari, and Azraq camps) and urban-based refugee assistance (Mafraq, Ramtha, Irbid). Our current child protection activities are exclusively camp-based with a focus on unaccompanied and separated children.
Job Overview/Summary: The Adolescent Development Officer will be responsible for follow-up of all unaccompanied and separated adolescents in Azraq camp and to ensure they have access to all relevant services provided in the camp.
Major Responsibilities:
Research and develop programs/activities for UASC in the IRC reception area and within the community;
Conduct service mapping within the Azraq camp;
Assess programs/activities available and requirements for participation.
identify gaps and limitations to accessing/participating in such programs/activities, or any other program/activity gaps failing to address the needs of UASC – UASC in the IRC reception area and UASC reunified/placed in kinship inside the camp
Communicate (weekly meetings, focus groups, interviews) with UASC to determine their needs and interests, and develop program/activities in response to those needs, in consultation with the assigned caseworkers
communicate with organizations that represent children and youth to determine needs and interests of children and youth and identify any gaps, needs and/or interests which can be conducted in coordination with other service providers
Ensure a variety of sport, recreation, cultural and other programs are planned and implemented for unaccompanied and separated children.
Seek education and vocational training opportunities for adolescents under alternative care or temporarily accommodated in the reception area.
Plan and implement activities for youth;
Recruit, manage and support Adolescent development volunteers
Create clear work plan for Adolescent Development volunteers
Develop clear ToR for Adolescent Development Volunteers
Identify Training needed, or determine any Training opportunities for volunteers.
Conduct monthly supervision with Adolescent Development volunteers
Conduct weekly meetings with Adolescent Development Groups and share weekly meeting minutes with Snr. Operation Officer and CP Program Manager
Supervise and lead program/activities for UASC within the IRC reception area
Schedule activities, facilities and volunteers as required
Develop a monthly schedule of program/activities taking place within the camp and the IRC reception area
Share the schedule with the case workers, volunteers and children and other service providers where applicable
In coordination with the responsible case worker, ensure that children temporarily residing in the reception area are engaged in recreational activities inside and outside the IRC reception area
Refer cases to relevant service providers inside the camp and ensure that they are enrolled in appropriate activities according to their needs and wishes.
Share information on the development of children engaged in activities to the case workers in charge to ensure coordinated follow-up.
Create a clear plan to engage unaccompanied and separated children and keep updated records of the provided activities.
Ensure that unaccompanied and separated adolescents are actively participating in inter-agency events organized in the camp.
Monitor and Evaluate the effectiveness of programs/activities conducted by the IRC volunteers
Provide monthly statistics and narrative reports reflecting the numbers of cases referred, level of response and the monthly activity plan implementation
Identify areas where new programs/activities are needed
Input in case management;
When UASC are placed in the IRC reception area, work with case worker on developing an individual activity plan for the child – consult the child to determine his/her needs and interests and develop care plan to address those needs. The plan should be part of the care plan developed by the case worker.
Conduct referrals accordingly and follow-up on all cases referred to other agencies for recreational activities, vocational training and ensure appropriate support is provided to them
In coordination with the case worker, ensure that the plan is being implemented and the child is attending the activities regularly
Any changes, updates and/or information about the child should be communicated to the case worker and recorded in the child’s record
Ensure regular follow-up of all adolescents placed under temporary alternative care.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Sr. Operations Officer
Position directly supervises: N/A
Indirect Reporting: Child Protection Program Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Case Workers, Senior Child Protection Officer, Data Officer, Senior BID Officer and Outreach Officer.
External: Agencies providing recreational activities, education and vocational training inside the camp.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-12-04
Job Location: Zarqa, Jordan
Job Role: Community Services
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career

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