TeamUp started as a pilot project in 2016 responding to the influx of refugees and asylum seekers children in The Netherlands in 2015. TeamUp has evolved from a collaborative initiative of War Child, UNICEF Netherlands and Save the Children that focused on social emotional development of children. The aim of the TeamUp program and methodology is to increase children’s resilience in whatever place they are (i.e. internally displaced people camp, refugee camp, asylum seeker centre etc.) through structured recreational activities conducted by para-professionals. The para-professionals are professionals from within the different regions in the Netherlands working voluntarily for TeamUp under the responsibility of the Volunteer- Coordinator & Advisor and the rest of the TeamUp team.
The Volunteer-Coordinator (VC) will have the responsibility of (6-10 locations) in a specific region in the Netherlands. The region consists of a number of provinces based on the division of regions by Central Agency for the reception of Asylum seekers (COA).
Selection of Volunteer Facilitators
- support the recruitment of professional volunteer facilitators (para-professionals);
- coordinate a (4 day) training course for volunteer facilitators;
- conduct parts of the training of the volunteers;
- administration of volunteer-logistics.
Coach and Guide the Learning and Development of Volunteer Facilitators
- supervise and support volunteer facilitators;
- ensure further development and learning is provided to the volunteer facilitators;
- further develop a blended learning approach for the volunteer facilitators and training of trainers in the scaling up phase.
Monitoring, Learning & Quality
- explore in consultation with the Technical Advisor and Program Manager additional or innovative ways of collecting performance feedback on TeamUp;
- make adjustments to training, TOF or methodology in cooperation with Research & Development department.
Local Embedding of TeamUp
- support and ensure the development of a local/regional scan of stakeholders and interested parties for continuation of activities after the project duration;
- assist the development of a local embedding strategy that has multiple purposes: political and governance support, identify potential sources of financial and material support; identify local partners for continuation of activities, maintain an essential media profile.
General Contribution to TeamUp Program
- support relationship management with project stakeholders such as COA;
- involve in further development of TeamUp i.e. International Roll Out & TeamUp in School
- step in for the Program Manager at seminars, meetings and conferences.
- Bachelor or Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Sciences or other relevant field;
- at least 2 years of proven experience in working with refugee children (from conflict and war affected countries);
- proven knowledge of Psychosocial Support programs for and with children affected by conflict;
- experience with supervising and coaching;
- familiar with blended or online learning approaches;
- advanced computer skills in all Microsoft Office applications;
- excellent communication skills in Dutch and English (oral and written);
- ability to build, sustain and foster relationships with different stakeholders;
- an effective relationship builder with strong problem solving skills;
- flexible and hands-on;
- preferably based in Overijssel / Gelderland region;
- available at short notice for 40 hours per week.
War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 12th of December 2017. Make sure to upload your English CV and cover letter by using the following hyperlink:
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