Volunteer opportunities

Social Work Advisor

*Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only 

Working language: French and Arabic (Moroccan Darija) 


The International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR), a Canadian NGO dedicated to the protection and promotion of children's rights, is looking for a social work advisor to support its partner, the Association d'appui à Unité de protection de l'enfance (AAUPE), as part of its PRIDE (Project for the Integral Strengthening of Children's Rights) voluntary cooperation programme. 

Through this mandate, share your skills and expertise to advise, strengthen, and train the AAUPE team in social work to support them in the implementation of their mission. The mandate includes coaching AAUPE team members on listening and reception techniques for the unit's children, among other tasks. 


The Association for the Support of the Child Protection Unit (UPE) in Casablanca works to provide services for children in difficult situations. It provides permanent listening, diagnosis, medical, psychological, legal and social support, as well as research into the possibilities of rehabilitation and reintegration of these children into their families or into a temporary reception structure. It also monitors and evaluates the childcare services.   


The volunteer will be responsible for :  

  • Support the PSU Support Association and the PSU in : 
  • The development of concrete tools to support the social work staff of the PSU
  • Integrating the right to child participation into PSU procedures
  • Assessing the needs and developing a coaching programme for PSU social workers to protect and promote children's rights in their daily work
  • To actively participate in initiatives, events or activities planned by the partner organisation in the framework of PRIDE
  • Support the strengthening of the partner organisation in all other activities related to its expertise 

Other tasks related to the PRIDE project:   

  • Support the activities of the PRIDE Social Laboratory 
  • Write progress reports on the activities carried out during the mandate  
  • Participate in the promotion of international volunteering in Canada by contributing to IBCR's communication efforts (writing articles or blog posts on the volunteering experience, videos, interviews, events...)  



Technical skills :  

  • Undergraduate degree in social work or related field 
  • Relevant experience in social work with vulnerable children 
  • Fluency in written and spoken French. The person must be able to write, revise, comment and correct texts in French.
  • Relevant experience in developing communication plans and strategies
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training and provide recommendations
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and tools from the Outlook environment (Teams, mail, SharePoint, Forms, etc.) and Google (Google Docs, Google Drive, Gmail, etc.) 

People skills :   

  • High adaptability and ability to be flexible in the face of change
  • Excellent interpersonal and participatory skills
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, multi-task and be proactive 
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality
  • Promotion of a culture of learning and knowledge sharing within the partner organisation's team and with other volunteers 


  • Ability to speak, understand and write in Moroccan Arabic (Darija)
  • Experience in a developing country or in international cooperation
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in human and/or children's rights
  • Knowledge of gender equality principles
  • Knowledge of international development issues
  • Knowledge of Canada's volunteer cooperation programme 

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to criminal record checks and reference checks. 


In addition to an incomparable professional and human experience, you will benefit from advantageous conditions including : 

  • A monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Round trip airfare, visa and/or residence permit paid for if required  
  • Individual insurance for emergency medical care 
  • Reimbursement for mandatory vaccinations*. 
  • Pre-departure and ongoing support and mentoring by a regional project representative in your region of deployment
  • Pre-departure training dedicated to PRIDE, allowing you to acquire practical skills and meet other volunteers
  • Support and feedback on your return to Canada at the end of the assignment
  • Join a passionate and multicultural team that is committed to the implementation of human rights, children's rights and gender equality  

*Vaccines can be reimbursed up to a maximum of $200 

Area(s) of expertise:

Social Work

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Duration of the contract:

10 months

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