Save the Children is looking for Outreach Workers – Antakya


Outreach Workers – Antakya

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Position reporting to: Non-Formal Education Child Protection Project Officer Positions reporting to the POST: None
Contract type: Employment Contract length: TBC
Closing date: rolling basis – once  qualified candidates identified Travel required within Hatay city


The Outreach Worker, under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer and the overall guidance of the Project Manager, is responsible for community engagement to attract attendants to Save the Children’s newly established Adolescent Friendly Spaces (AFSs) in Antakya and Iskenderun. The Outreach Worker will identify Syrian children who do not have access to learning opportunities and refer them to the AFS; lead awareness sessions and events promoting the active participation of community members; and disseminate child protection and education-related messages and communications with communities. The Outreach Worker will also be directly involved in the day-to-day activities of the AFS, participating in focus group discussions and communicating community concerns to relevant decision makers.


Programme Implementation

  • Build positive relationships with the communities and promote the participation of the community in taking care of adolescents’ needs, including the development of child protection key messages.
  • Identify vulnerable children in the community who are out-of-school or have dropped out and link them to Save the Children’s Adolescent Friendly Spaces.
  • Conduct household visits to identify out of school adolescents (10-18 years old), analyse data collected and propose appropriate interventions to the Child Protection Officer to respond to identified needs.
  • Implement the agreed intervention in a quality and timely fashion. Follow up visits will be conducted according to the specific case.
  • Ensure the intervention and support delivered are beneficial and evaluate the effectiveness of the action taken.
  • Document the process of identification, analysis, response, and evaluation using the tools provided by the Project Manager.
  • Assist the Child Protection Officer in mapping the existing services and capacities. Promote the creation of a referral system where each child can find support and response to his/her own needs.
  • Make contacts with other service providers and refer the adolescents to the appropriate service available in the area according to the specific situation and needs.
  • Propose child-related topics for the eventual trainings led by the project team.
  • Produce and submit weekly and monthly reports on project activities as required.
  • Conduct information sessions to familiarize families with the different learning opportunities available and pathways to enter or transition into the Temporary Education Centres or Turkish education system.
  • Involve adolescents in each phase of the process and take their opinions into consideration.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all the information collected in the exercise of the job.
  • Conduct regular meetings with facilitators to jointly identify adolescents in need and together develop adequate solutions.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the project team and ad hoc meetings as requested by NFE Project Manager
  • Assist the Project Manager in organising trainings for children on risk mapping and child participation.
  • Work with cultural sensitivity and respect the dignity of displaced people and members of the host communities at all times.


Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Quality

  • Report to the Child Protection Officer and feed into the overall project monitoring system on a regular basis.
  • Keep track of all children supported in reintegration to school and referrals to other services
  • Keep track of all awareness sessions and events organised within the project.
  • Liaise with the Security Officers/security focal points in field through providing updated information on security situations, significant events and community tensions in a community,


  • Undertake any other duty as requested by the direct supervisor or in support of Save the Children’s education programming in Turkey.
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that safeguarding standards are understood and met.




  • Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Community Development, Education or relevant field. A high school degree and adequate years of experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Previous experience in child protection programmes, social work, community mobilisation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, being able to communicate and negotiate complicated issues
  • Previous experience in working with adolescents
  • Fluency in Arabic (spoken)
  • Good English skills
  • Good technical understanding of child protection and community based approaches
  • Excellent understanding of Child Rights
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to quickly form relationships with the communities
  • Willingness to travel across Hatay to remote locations for extended periods


  • Fluency in Turkish (spoken)
  • Advanced English skills (written and spoken)
  • Computer literacy including the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience working with NGOs
  • Experience working with refugees/IDPs

Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

  • Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
  • Annual leave
  • Medical Scheme, Accidental and Life insurance.
  • Transportation
  • A motivating work environment

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations to and mention the position that you are applying for to the subject section. The advertisement will be active till the qualified candidates identified. In order for an application to be considered valid, a copy of the residency card must be attached with the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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