Independent Observer - Nauru
Employer: Save The Children
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: International Aid & Development, Legal & Human Rights, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Job posted on: 19 November, 2013.
Applications close: 19 November, 2013. (Expired)
- Fly in Fly Out - Nauru
- Immediate Start
- Short Term Contract
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 100 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights development organisation. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.
Save the Children's Role in Regional Processing Centres:
Save the Children will provide education, recreation and child protection services to children sent to Nauru by the Australian Government.
Our experience shows that sending children to offshore or onshore immigration processing centres threatens their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. But given that the Australian Government is sending children to Nauru and given our mandate to the world’s most vulnerable children, we will work to ensure the best possible conditions and services for children on Nauru.
About the role:
The role of the Independent Observer is to be supportive yet impartial supporting the physical and emotional well-being of an Unaccompanied Minor. During official meetings the Independent Observers responsibility is to ensure young people are treated fairly and that the proceedings are conducted appropriately. The Independent Observer must remain impartial and not lead the young person to believe that certain outcomes may or may not be possible.
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work with young people from a strength-based culturally appropriate perspective.
- Ability to manage a number of key relationships and to work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
- Understanding of complex family and cultural practices and be sensitive, mindful and respectful of these.
- Respect the family as a sovereign unit and maintain professional boundaries and ethics in practice.
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively across cultures, family groups and with other stakeholders.
- Leadership skills and ability to work autonomously.
- Sound time management and organizational skills
- High level of integrity and confidentiality.
- Resilient with the ability to live and work in a challenging and complex environment.
- Ability to work as an effective team member, demonstrating high level communication skills and a flexible and cooperative approach.
- Ability to identify and effectively deal with and manage stress levels in a complex fast paced political environment.
- Willingness and capacity to implement required Health and Safety policies and safe work practices.
A full Position Description is available below.