Refugee Child Protection/Match Grant Coordinator
The positionmanages the resettlement process for all separated refugee minor children allocated to USCCB/MRS. The position serves as the primary point of contact for international, national, and local-level stakeholders involved in coordinating protection, resettlement, and services for separated refugee minor children, including all pre-arrival and post-arrival responsibilities.
The position provides technical assistance and training to local, national, and international stakeholders in order to increase child welfare knowledge and the ability to promote the best interests of each refugee child resettled through USCCB/MRS. Serves as a programmatic point of contact with the funder and MRS staff for the resettlement services “Match Grant.” Keeps informed of changes to the program and insure staff and affiliates are informed of these changes. Prepares reports, program manuals, and monitors MRS-network performance in carrying out the activities for the Match grant. Contributes to the Bishops’ strategic plan for the Conference. Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect and contribute to the USCCB mission and to fulfill job duties in accordance with its Catholic identity.
Educational Level: Graduate degree plus three years experience.
Major Field/Specialty: Social Work, Child Welfare/Development, Mental Health, or related field.
Language Requirement: (if any) Excellent written and spoken English.
Other Specialized Training: (i.e. word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.)
- Knowledge of refugee resettlement
- Knowledge of U.S. child welfare, child protective services systems
- Familiarity with UNHCR Child Protection framework; including Best Interest Determination (BID) Guidelines
- Familiarity with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
- Familiarity with immigration law
- Familiarity with child migration issues
- Strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office and database management
- Familiarity with the structure of Catholic and other social services
- Knowledge & understanding of the Catholic Church structure and teachings
Type and Nature of Professional Experience:
- Child welfare social services
- Experience with unaccompanied migrant and refugee children
- Experience in refugee resettlement
- Program administration, monitoring, and evaluation, case management
- Development and delivery of technical assistance and training
- Experience working with high-level stakeholders, including government and international entities
- Report/Proposal writing skills
- Ability to communicate across cultures
- Experience with overseas refugee or child welfare work (preferred but not required
Number of Years Required: A minimum of 3 years of work related experience.