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Child Protection Assistant Wanted – Apply Here. Requisition ID: req22477

Job Title: Child Protection Assistant – Bama

Sector: Child Protection

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Bama, Nigeria

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home. IRC began work in Nigeria in 2012 in the north of Adamawa State in response to the flood emergency.

In the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, there has been a considerable upsurge in violence perpetrated by Boko Haram in Borno state which has made some parts of the state inaccessible. Currently, these areas are becoming accessible as a result of military actions making it possible to reach a large number of people who have been denied access to any form of humanitarian assistance. From the beginning of the insurgency, the host communities in MMC/Jere LGAs have been housing a large number of displaced persons from other nearby communities and local government areas of Borno State and had to share the limited available resources and amenities with them. These resources continued to dwindle as the internally displaced arrive these communities lacking the most basic services such as access to adequate shelter and simple household items; food; health care; safe drinking water and basic sanitation. In addition, the insecurity that has resulted from past has presented serious protection concerns for communities in the LGAs where children and women represent about 70% of the IDP/host community population. There is an immediate need to address the fundamental basic requirements of the IDPs and host community members.

Job Overview/Summary: Adolescent girls and boys are gravely underserved in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase of response. They are often inserted into programming designed for younger children or into adult programming, where their age-specific needs are not understood or met. The Child Protection Assistants will act as focal points for adolescent girls (younger) and boys (younger and older), their caregivers and within Child Protection programming in all the field sites under the SAFE program. They will also be responsible for the supervision and close monitoring of Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) activities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Technical Quality
  • Provide support for adolescents and their families and link them to specialized services where needed.
  • Provide support for SEL and SHLS activities.
  • Work with Child Protection Community Based Structures (CBCPCs), community leaders, caregivers/parents to promote child protection in homes and in the community.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CP Officer and manager for updates on achievements and challenges

Program Development

  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to case management.
  • Identify Child Protection trends that need to be addressed through child Protection programming.
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Health and Livelihoods) at field level and ensure child protection mainstreaming.

Other

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
  • Ensure all CP facilities and properties on the field are taken care of and report any damage or threat on the property.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Professional Standards

All IRC staff is required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Uphold the IRC Child Safeguarding Policy and ensure the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the workplace and communities of intervention.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: CP Officer
Position directly supervises: SHLS Facilitators

Indirect Reporting: Nil

Qualifications

Job Requirements: The requirements should establish a baseline (minimum) for educational background, previous work experience, professional knowledge or certification, specific skills and strengths and any other skill necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education: Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree preferred.

Work Experience: At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women or parents and caregivers

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience with facilitation of group work with relevant populations
  • A high level of motivation to assist adolescent girls and boys affected by humanitarian crisis
  • A learning attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge in the protection of adolescent girls and boys
  • Experience as an active participate of social groups, with an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
  • Capacity building, facilitation, or training experience.

Language Skills: Fluency in English, Hausa and/or (other languages) preferred or required

Certificates or Licenses: Nil

Working Environment: Bama is relatively safe. Access to basic social amenities and infrastructures are available. Frequent travel and relocation can be a requirement for this position.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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