Child Care Assistant

Danish Refugee Council, Mafraq, Jordan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st March, 2019

Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation

DRC is looking for Child Care Assistant responsible for supervising children who are admitted to a Supervised Children’s Play Area (SCPA) at DRC community centres and in the field. Play areas are open to children aged 2-5 years whose caregivers are attending a structured activity at the community centre. The Child Care Assistant is tasked with ensuring the safety and well-being of children attending the SCPA, in line with DRC’s SCPA policy.

About the job

The individual will report directly to the Team Leader-Protection. The main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Register all children who wish to attend the SCPA;
  • Keep accurate records of the children attending the SCPA each day;
  • Provide supervision to children attending the SCPA in accordance with DRC’s SCPA policy, ensuring children’s safety and well-being is prioritized at all times;
  • Keep the SCPA clean and tidy at all times;
  • Report any potential child protection concerns to the Protection Officer in accordance with DRC’s reporting protocols.
  • Any other activities, as requested by the supervisor.

About you

  • A minimum two years of experience in the field of child protection or childcare;
  • At least 2 years experience in running and managing adult group activities, in developing PSS tools and/or co-facilitating trainings to teams and volunteers. Prior experience in a camp setting is an advantage
  • High school diploma
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with young children;
  • Strong team work skills;
  • Detail-oriented and organized;
  • Fluent in Arabic; knowledge of English an advantage.


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