Job title: Child Protection Counsellor
Project: "Advocacy on access to territory, child protection and refugee integration", funded by UNHCR
Main location: Bucharest
Employee category: Full-Time
Duration of contract: February, 2022 – 31st of December, 2022


Assignment
The Romanian National Counsel for Refugees (CNRR), under its UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) funded project "Advocacy on access to territory, child protection and refugee integration", is looking for a Child Protection COUNSELLOR.

Background information
The Romanian National Council for Refugees (CNRR) has over twenty years of experience in successfully developing and implementing projects concerning migrants` assistance. CNRR provides specialized legal assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and other categories of foreigners through a specialized network of legal counsellors and lawyers.

Over the years, CNRR left a significant mark in improving refugee child protection mechanisms, working closely with relevant stakeholders, including central and local institutions, NGOs and international organizations.

The current project aims to support the rights of refugee children and their best interest.

The Child Protection Counsellor will work in close cooperation with other colleagues in the project and will be supervised by the Project Coordinator.

Main responsibilities and duties
The successful candidate will:

 Plan and organize advocacy interventions to strengthen the rights of children and upheld the best interest of the child in the asylum procedure and integration process;
 Monitor all evolvements in terms of law and policy in the field of child protection, with a focus on ref, at both national and European level, identify potential areas of intervention and submit recommendations/propose amendments when opportune;
 Monitor the manner in which the rights of children and best interest of the child are upheld throughout the asylum procedure and integration process at local level, including through monitoring missions;
 Organize targeted meetings and capacity building for key stakeholders in the area of refugee child protection, including legal guardians;
 Provide individual assistance to refugee children, including to unaccompanied or separated children residing in Reception Centers or Children Accommodation Facilities, as referred by project staff based in these locations;
 Draft meeting summaries, monthly reports and other similar documents;
 Perform other related duties as required.

The successful candidate is expected to:
• Travel as required for monitoring visits and other activities – the availability to travel within the country is a must for applicants;

Requirements
• Good command of spoken and written English and Romanian languages. Knowledge of other languages is a plus.
• Persons with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Legal studies and/or with prior experience in projects/ organizations assisting disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Cultural awareness, communication skills, the availability to travel inside and outside Bucharest if and when needed.
• Good drafting skills (in both English and Romanian)
• Experience in advocacy on child protection or other areas is an advantage

The candidate must also possess the following abilities:
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing, in a multicultural environment
• Ability and/or demonstrated experience in working with disadvantaged groups in a non-discriminatory manner
• Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to exercise independent judgment responsibly

CNRR complies with applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

Application process
The application process consists of two phases as outlined below:

PHASE 1: Applicants are kindly requested to send a CV and a letter of intent in English.
Deadline for applications: 17th of January 2022.

PHASE 2: The selected applicants will be invited for an interview and a written test: between the 23rd and 28th of January 2022
Please apply at: office@cnrr.ro,
For additional information, please contact us by using the email address provided or by phone at +4 021 312 62 10.