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Category: NGO/Development

Alternative Care Facilitator

Terre des hommes - Cox's Bazar



Job Context
    The purpose of the position is to support Rohingya crisis affected unaccompanied and separated children through appropriate alternative care. This will be done through the identification, assessment, support and training of foster families and responsible adults in Tdh`s camps with case management activities, and linking with the case management team when a placement is needed. The approach will be implemented in accordance to standardized procedures from the Cox Bazar Child Protection Case Management Task Force (CMTF) and within the legal framework of the Bangladesh government. The post holder will be in charge of implementing the activities in one of the camps in Cox Bazar.
Job Responsibilities
  • Implementation of alternative care facilitation activities for Rohingya crisis affected
  • children in need of protection in refugee camps.
  • Identify potential foster families and responsible carers through community engagement;
  • Organize information sessions for potential foster families and responsible carers;
  • Assess foster families and responsible carers using the agreed upon inter-agency assessment tools;
  • Deliver parenting skills trainings curriculum to potential foster families and responsible carers;
  • Coordinate closely with the case management team to identify potential placements in areas of operation;
  • Regularly monitor and provide support to children and families through family/home visits, providing guidance, advice and emotional support, community mediation and referrals;
  • Attend case conferences for complex cases and ensure children receive multidisciplinary support;
  • Manage cases and placements in-line with SOPs, adhere to standard documentation processes and follow best practice guidance;
  • Regularly document alternative caregivers using the agreed upon forms and through updating the alternative care database to ensure a comprehensive record of Tdh alternative care caregivers;
  • Ensure that data collection and storage respect data protection protocols and confidentiality principle;
  • Ensure that the permission and consent to proceed with the alternative care/foster care process from both the child and the parent and/or caregiver is sought;
  • Identify and network with external service providers and ensure that an effective referral system is made available for children and their family members in compliance with the legal framework;
  • Establish and maintain positive and efficient relations with target beneficiaries, community members and all the other actors operating in the camps of operation. Seek for synergies to optimize resources and time and strengthening services for the beneficiaries whenever possible;
  • Participate in surveys and data collection when required;
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly plans and reports to the line manager;
  • As required support other types of alternative care placements when needed. Promote, and ensure project activities are in-line with, child protection principles;
  • Ensure the project activities are integrated in the Bangladeshi child protection system and humanitarian coordination practices and guidelines;
  • Report serious cases of abuse on children identified by the project team to the management team. Strict confidentiality must be respected.
  • Work in close collaboration with humanitarian actors and governmental authorities as per need;
  • Coordinates with other Tdh sectors to ensure mainstreaming, coordination and optimal implementation of activities;
  • Participate in fora and meetings held at site level in her/his field of expertise, when relevant and necessary.
Employment Status


Educational Requirements
  • Professional diploma or University degree in Social Work, Sociology and Human Rights.
Experience Requirements
  • At least 1 year(s)
  • The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
    Field or Project Organizer, Program Officer/ Manager, Project Coordinator/ Officer
  • The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):
Additional Requirements
  • Knowledge :
  • Professional diploma or University degree in social work;
  • At least 1 year experience working with children in need of Protection;
  • Basic IT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Internet);
  • Previous experience with Tdh or another child protection organization is desirable;
  • Knowledge of key child protection issues and best practices;
  • Knowledge of child protection system and social work in Bangladesh;
  • Skills :
  • Required qualities: proactive, autonomous, rigorous, organized, good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • To have a valid driving license is an asset.
  • Languages:
  • Fluent in English,Bangla and Rohingha.
  • Agree to comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and promote Child Safeguarding policy, Policy on the Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and the Policy on (Sexual) Harassment and Abuse of Authority.
  • Report serious cases of abuse on children that she/he would be aware of in Tdh's intervention locations. Strict confidentiality must be respected.
  • Adhere to and enforce current administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.
  • Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
Job Location

Cox's Bazar

    Tk. 36176 - 43108 (Monthly)
Job Source Online Job Posting

Read Before Apply

Tdh will shortlist and recruit candidates on an asap basis for the position. those interested in the position are thus encouraged to apply without delay as CVs will be shortlisted on a rolling basis.

*Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.

Apply Procedure

Application Deadline : January 20, 2019
Company Information
Terre des hommes - Cox's Bazar Address : Sayeman Heritage, (floor 2), Building no - 01, Sayeman Road, Baharchara, Cox's Bazar Web : Business : Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss child relief agency, improving the lives of millions of the world`s most vulnerable children. TDH is a humanitarian non-Governmental, non-political, neutral and non-profit international organisation (INGO). TDH working in Bangladesh since 1974 and its work focused on Health, Nutrition and Child Relief. The Organization is considering interventions in Nutrition at Coxs Bazar among the displaced people from Myanmar
Job Summary

Published on: Jan 13, 2019

Vacancy:  01

Employment Status: Contractual

Experience: At least 1 year(s)

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Salary: Tk. 36176 - 43108 (Monthly)

Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2019

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