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Social Animator For Child Friendly Space at Oinofyta Camp

Posted:
2. August 2017
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Tags: Greece: Central (Athens area) | work with kids | ASAP

START DATE 1st of August

 

3 months position

 

CONTEXT

 

I AM YOU is a volunteer organization currently operating in two separate refugee camps within Greece. Our mission is to better serve displaced populations in Greece and fight prejudice by putting our common humanity first. We envision a world free of prejudice; where dignity and respect are rights, not privileges.

Volunteering with I AM YOU means that you will join a dynamic team of individuals who work together to support our work while bringing a sense of humanity by improving the lives of displaced men, women and children. Our organization focuses on human-to-human aid, putting volunteers at the forefront of our work and building our organization from their skills and experience. We celebrate the diversity in our team and believe it makes us stronger.

 

We are currently in the process of expanding our program by creating a Child Friendly Space within the Oinofyta Refugee Camp.

 

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

The animator will directly support the implementation of the Child Friendly Space. The main purpose of the position is to implement psychosocial and recreational activities for refugee children in order to create a safe and protective environment in Oinofyta camp.

 

The animator is responsible for overseeing the care of the children during her/his sessions, while facilitating activities she/he runs with a child-friendly approach; ensuring that the children are free from any form of stress while feeling safe and secure is the main duty of the animator.

 

Animators will be trained in specific methods of psychosocial activities and raise awareness around child-protection issues.








MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Implement recreational and psychosocial activities:

  • Plan and prepare activities based on children’s needs while adapting to their culture
  • Participate  in the design of new psychosocial activities for vulnerable children
  • Use participatory approach
  • Involve parents in activities
  • Take daily attendance of participants
  • Produce report of the activities implemented

 

Child protection:

  • Ensure a safe and friendly atmosphere at all times during activities
  • Promote inclusion and equal access to every child
  • Identify and report any child protection issues to his/her manager
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information of beneficiaries



JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Mandatory

  • Past experience as animator/facilitator and/or technical experience in running activities for children
  • Acknowledges and respects gender, cultural, ethical, social, and religious constraints
  • Demonstrates an understanding and desire of working with children in a particularly vulnerable environment
  • Interest in working with migrant and refugee children
  • Good written communication skills
  • Team player mentality and creative problem-solver
  • Capacity to work in fast-paced and emotionally-intense contexts
  • Good command of the English language
  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic about the work required
  • Police/Background Check is also required for this position
  • Must be over 24 years old

 

Assets:

  • University degree in Education/Social Work/Psychology
  • Language skills in Farsi
  • Technical experience in a humanitarian aid context
  • Knowledge of Child Safeguarding Policies and Child Protection Minimum Standards

 

Transversal Skills:

Autonomous, dynamic, empathetic, thorough, organized self-starter with solid interpersonal skills.

 

IMPORTANT INFO

 

The work is voluntary and the ideal candidate will be available for at least two or three months. You will not receive any economic compensation and volunteers are expected to pay for their own flights and meals during their stay. I AM YOU sponsors volunteers with shared transport on location and special rates for accommodation.

 

TO APPLY

 

Send your CV and Cover Letter to virginie.chauzeix@iamyou.se, with the subject “ CFS Animator”


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