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International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people affected by war or disaster to survive and rebuild their lives.
We commit to stay as long as we are needed, helping survivors to heal, recover and rebuild their communities to be stronger, more stable and more democratic. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. Building local capacity and self-sufficiency-and promoting human rights, participation and accountability-are at the core of all of our innovative programs. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Child Protection in Emergencies, Case Management Specialist
Job ID: #982756
Country & Project Background
IRC began work in Nigeria in 2012 in Kogi State in response to the flood emergency. It is one of the few international humanitarian actors present in Nigeria’s north eastern States. In the sector of child protection, the IRC recently launched activities in Adamawa State in 2015, in response to intensified attacks by Boko Haram on civilian populations in Nigeria. Since December 2014, over 350,000 have been estimated to have been displaced with the number of IDPs having increased by 78% in Adamawa State. It is estimated that 53% of IDPs are females and 47% are males. More than half of the IDP population are under 18 (56%).
Out of that number half are estimated to be five and younger according to the IOM DTM report released in February 2015. Children have been greatly affected by Boko Haram and the subsequent displacement, resulting in children directly affected by recruitment and use by armed groups, psychosocial distress, disrupted access to education, violence, abuse and exploitation and family separation.
According to IRC’s multi-sector rapid needs assessment conducted in March, 2015, of the 27 communities that IRC sampled (89% of which were host communities sampled), 85% of communities reported that there are children in their community who have been separated from their usual caregivers during displacement from Boko Haram attacks in the northeast. Children who have been separated from their usual caregivers are at heightened risk of abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation.
There is urgent need to strengthen the support systems, for unaccompanied and separated children and to provide quality care and follow-up for the most vulnerable children affected by the humanitarian crisis in the northeast of Nigeria. IRC’s child protection response has mainly focused on Safe Healing and Learning Spaces, case management for unaccompanied and separated children and the creation of community based child protection mechanisms. Child protection activities are currently funded by ECHO and Stichting Vluchteling.
The Child Protection program in Nigeria requires technical support from a Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE), Case Management Specialist to lead the development of a training module and capacity building strategy for implementation in May-June of 2015.
The CPiE Case Management Specialist will deliver foundational case management training through a training of trainers model, and provide recommendations on the current case management system.
Additionally, the CPiE Case Management Specialist will co-facilitate the first training of the training module and provide any necessary adaptations for the context and audience as necessary.
Contextualize and consolidate materials from CPWG resources into a comprehensive training module for north-eastern Nigeria. Four training sessions need to be developed on the following topics and each training should last no longer than 3-4 days:
Alternative Care for unaccompanied and separated children and children associated with armed groups
Case Management including psychosocial support services and referral pathways.
Child Protection in Emergencies,
Child Protection Rapid Assessments
Design a Training of Trainers Guidance Note for IRC caseworkers who are providing case management services and mentoring government/CBO counterparts in case management.
Develop a capacity building implementation strategy including a mentorship component between IRC and government/CBO counterparts for 6 months
In-Country Support [Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria]:
Conduct a Training of Trainers foundational trainings for IRC caseworkers and child protection officers:
Alternative Care for unaccompanied and separated children and children associated with armed groups.
Case Management including psychosocial support services and referral pathways
Review IRC case management system, including vulnerability criteria, M&E, alternative care trainings with the CP manager and appropriate CP officers. Following the review, produce a final report including findings of the review and recommendations.
Co-facilitate first training designed in the training module, Alternative Care of UASC and CAAFAG for the Ministry of Women and Social Development personnel with the IRC Child Protection Manager.
Finalize training materials based on feedback from staff training and training of Ministry of Women and Social Development personnel in necessary.
Present key findings and recommendations to the case management team and facilitate the development of an action plan for remediation.
Candidate should possess relevant qualification
Candidate must have 3-5 years work experience.
Location for each activity has been specified in the deliverables section of this TOR.
Where travel is required as indicated in TOR, IRC will arrange and be responsible for all accommodation for travel outside of Abuja. IRC will not pay a per diem.
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