NW5, London
£39,000 per year (UK based)
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are a growing organisation, working with children and partner organisations in challenging environments. We’re focused on child protection, education and livelihoods and our projects range from providing short term communitybased psychosocial support to children affected by conflict to supporting the development of sustainable child protection systems. The conflict settings where we work range from acute emergencies of Yemen and CAR to the protracted humanitarian crises of DRC and Afghanistan. A phenomenon we often see in our countries of operation is that of children recruited into armed groups and forces. Either from organised or spontaneous demobilisation these children find themselves returning to their communities, and in need of support to reintegrate into society. For several years War Child has been developing programmatic expertise and a global influencing profile in the field of supporting the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed forces and groups. In 2019 we made the decision to distil our lessons learned, develop programmatic tools and enhance our advocacy so that War Child will be in a position to share our experience with the wider sector, donors and other institutions. Since then, we have been working towards a reintegration approach which is even more focused on truly community-based work alongside developing our youth participation work. In early 2021, the position of a Reintegration Adviser, leading this work both internally within War Child and externally through key partnerships, was created. We are now looking to hire a maternity cover for this position

You will ensure the maternity cover for the Reintegration Adviser. This role supports the overall implementation of War Child’s reintegration thought leadership pillar through convening and leading key stakeholders internally to develop thought leadership, advocacy and programmatic strategies built on operational themes such as a focus on women/girls, and engaging youth and communities. The work ranges from providing technical programmatic guidance and developing tools to support our fundraising for thought leadership in reintegration. The postholder’s work will be led by guidance documents developed for our Reintegration thought leadership including a 3-year vision/action plan, a funding action plan and a work plan with key tasks and objectives for 2022. 

Our work with children and at-risk adults to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all areas of our work. We have zero tolerance for any behaviours and practices that puts children and/or vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and/or harm. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy, our Code of Conduct and PSEA.

Please note the post holder can be based in the UK office, a global WC family head office or any WCUK programme office. Travel to Country programmes required. War Child is open to flexible working arrangements

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Posted on: 27 September 2021
Closed date: 13 October 2021
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management

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