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Employment Opportunities at Save the Children Nigeria, Sept., 2019

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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Education Programme Manager

Job ref.: 190003CD
Location: Ogoja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Scope

  • The Education Manager will act as the operational and technical lead on all education-related matters for the Cameroonian Refuge Response.
  • He/she will be expected, with limited support, to lead on education-related assessments, programme implementation and closely work with the head of Education to inform new programme design and implementation at proposal and strategy level, as well as support on fundraising, recruitment and procurement, liaising and linking with other sectors as appropriate.
  • In addition, the Manager will oversee the monitoring & evaluation of education activities and take the lead on the education sector response. The Education Manager will also be expected to play a leadership role within a response team, supporting and building the capacity of colleagues.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Field Manager
  • Reporting to: Education officers and CPIE Coordinator

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Support:

  • The Education Manager, working with the Response Team will:
  • Expand the Education Program Strategy for Cameroonian Refuge Response in Cross River;
  • Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities, including monitoring against log frames and budget, individual performance management, work plans, identifying programme supplies needs and coordinating with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Programmes to develop and implement may include:
    • Literacy and Numeracy/ Remedial or catch-up Education programming
    • Creation of additional learning spaces to serve the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and host community members.
    • Outreach meetings in the settlements/camps and host communities (specifically targeting children/youth, parents, care-givers, other duty bearers) to build better understanding of family / community priorities and responsibilities for education.
    • Teacher education/ training workshops on pedagogy, Literacy, Numeracy and Wellbeing as per the SCI Quality Education framework.
    • Comprehensive School Safety to ensure that children are learning from a safe and protective environment.
  • Works closely with SCI teams across various departments (Program operations, MEAL, Advocacy and Communications) to ensure a unified Education Strategic vision
  • In close collaboration with other sector Managers, ensure Education Strategy efficiently integrates with other sector approaches, ensuring holistic child development across sectoral lines (Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Livelihoods, WASH etc.)
  • Contribute to and ensure quality implementation for education programmes and donor reports are in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Works closely with the HR team, lead on identifying Education staffing needs (national and international) and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff
  • Ensure child participation principles are institutionalized within education programming.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Standards, INEE and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Operational Planning:

  • Provide humanitarian level lead in planning, development of detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting for education program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and budget performance in line with the program plans and budgets.
  • Effectively support the program staff and partners in developing annual plans, in line with education Program design and Save the Children International planning guidelines.
  • Support staff and partners to ensure that education Program implementation are to the desired standards and on time.
  • Provide guidance to the partners through the planning processes to develop plans that are cost effective and in line with education Program funding.

Finance and Budget Management:

  • Manage the Program budget in coordination with team leader and Finance Manager.
  • Overseeing the budget performance to ensure that program implementation is on course as per the detailed implementation plans and phased budgets.
  • Support the Program implementation teams with budget monitoring and reporting.
  • Ensure that the budget monitoring reports are responded to in time and with accurate information.
  • Working closely with education Program teams, to ensure that partners are well guided, supported and their capacity built in sound financial management procedures.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Lead on technical education assessments in coordination with other SC thematic areas and other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • Develop education program monitoring tools and work with the M&E and Assessment Officer to monitor education programming; Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place a sector M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Take the initiative in documenting lessons learnt, best practice and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on program activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Put in place Education accountability mechanisms, ensuring that feedback is incorporated into programme design and learning disseminated to the wider sector.

Fundraising and Advocacy:

  • In coordination with Awards Management Unit, lead on fundraising for the Education and integrated programming, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisers
  • Implement the girl education campaign strategy;
  • Partner Development and Management
  • Participate in partner’s capacity assessment and identify capacity building needs for the education Programing.
  • Develop with the partner’s detailed implementation/work plans and phased budgets.
  • Provide capacity building and support in implementation and quality by partners.
  • Monitor and follow up the implementation of the agreed work plan and budget to ensure that the program objectives are being realized in accordance to the program and partnership agreement and take the necessary actions for any identified deviations.
  • Undertaking partners’ capacity assessment in order to identify capacity gaps and areas of support that the partners will require for effective implementation of the program.
  • Undertake visits to the partners on both programmatic and operational support.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and high quality financial and programmatic reporting by the partners and take corrective actions for any non-compliance by the partners.
  • Save the Children is a dual mandate organisation and as such the Education Program Manager is also expected to support the ongoing development work of the Nigeria CO as the workload and needs allow.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Post graduate degree in Education or other relevant subject or 7 years’ working experience for graduate holder.
  • Substantial experience of working in humanitarian programs or in fragile states
  • Skills and experience in the education sector
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of programme management across multiple locations
  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches
  • Demonstrated experience in leading assessment activities and of designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating education programmes
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems.
  • Experience of senior level representation, including Cluster coordination
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and program reports
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • Experience of urban programming

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer

Job ref.: 190003CE
Location: Ogoja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Education Program Manager

Role Scope

  • The Job Holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Education project. In addition, support the Education project team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Implementation:

  • With support from the Education Manager, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
  • Ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, to quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Education Manager and addressed in a timely manner way.
  • Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for programme implementation.
  • Work with teachers and community to increase education service provision e.g. initiating second shifts in existing formal primary schools.
  • Lead on planning and capacity building training workshops for teachers and other education actors.
  • Work with the community mobilization team and communities (leaders, parents, etc.) and disseminate information about education issues and available services.
  • Support the establishment of temporary classrooms or the rehabilitation of formal schools in collaboration with the senior construction coordinator.
  • Hold meetings with stakeholders including schools, local councils and other organizations serving children and community to understand their education priorities, familiarize them with the projects and its objectives and engage them in the process.
  • Keep proper records of field expenditures when appropriate and report on these to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure that the Education programme is implemented in ways that are responsive to communities and children, in line with SC’s principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with SC’s procedures.

Teacher Supervision and Mentorship:

  • Support, encourage and monitor the teachers supported by the programme to ensure children learn in a safe and protective environment.
  • Gain technical knowledge on education and other relevant areas so as to provide support and trainings to the supported teachers, SBMC members and other relevant stakeholders to maintain the standards and improve the quality of project activities.
  • Identify any staffing issues and coordinate closely with the Education Manager to resolve them.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Work with the MEAL team to ensure that all programme data is properly and regularly collected, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Project Manager
  • Collect and compile project data from the schools, teachers and SBMC members based on the standard formats and submit regular reports capturing achievements, case studies and lessons learned to the Project Manager
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
  • Participate in team reviews of results and programme progress and/or project evaluation when and as requested

Collaboration and Representation:

  • Represent Save the Children in a professional manner.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders, including schools, local leaders, partners and participates in relevant meetings.
  • Collaboration with other team members across to ensure synergies and consistency in our programming approaches.
  • Represent programming with local government, NGOs, communities and within SC as appropriate.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Qualification and Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum first degree qualification – BSc/BA/HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive professional experience as a Teacher or Education/Curriculum work in an NGO/INGO
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
  • Strong understanding of the contextual situation related to education.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of participatory development, child participation, education.
  • Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
  • Strong verbal and written English skills and in the local language
  • Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

Desired:

  • Background in Emergency programing is an asset.

Skills and Behaviours (SCI Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Core Behaviours
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Able to assess and analyse key issues in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them
  • Actively engages in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
  • Leads on the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts

Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Demonstrates flexibility to adapt plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environments
  • Actively manages risk and takes action to reduce risk
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships:

  • Develops strategies for teams to work across traditional boundaries, working in diverse environments
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

Operating safely and securely:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
  • Undertakes effective risk assessments and develops contingency plans
  • Takes appropriate, coordinated and consistent action to handle situations of personal risk and risk for others
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Remains focused on the objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environment
  • Able to identify, and act on, low levels of resilience in others

Leadership – Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas.
  • Takes responsibility for own development, and actively takes steps to better understand and address own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities of team members for the purpose of his/her development
  • Works to ensure that the workplace is inclusive and the talents of individuals are harnessed to achieve individuals and organisational success

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator

Job ID: 190003CH
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • The CPiE Coordinator will be based in Borno and is the lead technical adviser in medium to large scale emergencies
  • The overall aim of the Child Protection Adviser is to assess, design and guide staff to initiate quality interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses in Nigeria
  • The post holder is expected to lead on assessments, proposal writing, programme design, capacity building of staff, and help partners and stakeholders setup child protection departments
  • The Advisor will develop the sector strategy of the master budget; will represent Save the Children in coordination technical groups and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: (Programme Manager)
  • Staff reporting to this post: (CPIE Officers, GBV Officers, CPIMs Assistant)
  • Direct: 5.

Key Areas of Accountability
Main Responsibilities:

  • The Coordinator leads on child protection assessments using Save the Children assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit adapting the tools as necessary
  • The Coordinator will coordinate with other Save the Children thematic areas, the Child Protection Working Group, and other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
  • The Coordinator works with the Programme Manager and Field Manager on child protection response plans and sector strategy of the master budget, and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy. Starting from the strategy, the advisor will support and ensure:
    • The psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families for example by anchoring the establishment of safe spaces for children;
    • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System;
    • Prevention and response to child recruitment including advocacy and disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration initiatives;
    • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV);
    • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm;
    • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking; and
    • Integration of child protection in to other core sectors.
  • Working closely with senior staff, support fundraising for child protection, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, engaging with donors’ technical advisers.
  • Monitor programme implementation to ensure quality delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames.
  • Support program managers in the preparation of timely programme and donor reports for child protection project activities in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Working closely with the human resources team, identify child protection staffing needs for the emergency programmes, and facilitate rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify child protection programme supply needs and supports program managers and the logistics team to put in place a sensibly phased procurement plan.
  • Ensure quality and comprehensive case management systems are in place to support UASC and at risk children.
  • Anchor the development of contextual manuals for foster care placement, case management tools, child friendly spaces, child protection committees, for use on the field.
  • Monitor quality of child protection activities implemented on field.
  • Ensure the coordination of case management and Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) database activities for quality reporting.
  • Ensure that the concept of confidentiality and do no harm are integrated into programming.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to put in place a child protection M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection.
  • Working closely with the accountability lead put in place accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • Ensure the child protection response complies with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Building capacity of Child Protection managers, coordinators and officers.
  • Build capacities of government and ministries staff.
  • Build capacity of local partners’ staff.
  • Build capacity of other core sectors for fluid integration.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with other agencies and the government; take a leadership role in the Interagency Coordination forums to ensure children needs of children are addressed. This may involve taking the lead in the Child Protection Working Group, cluster and/or sub-groups.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, play a lead role in child protection advocacy activities targeting decision-makers.
  • In collaboration with Save the Children colleagues feed in learning experiences and evidence to relevant global child protection advocacy objectives.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to external communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.
  • Review reports to donors to ensure that correct and appropriate sector information is included.

General:

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Deliver high quality results and development effective relationships with country programme staff which enhances the reputation of Save the Children.
  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practices regarding child protection, Code of Conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and well-being of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect Save the Children principles of equity and fairness.
  • To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with the advisor line management.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of five years of experience working in the child protection field
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Degree level qualification in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar disciplines or equivalent field experience is required.
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, Save the Children Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
  • Previous experience in an advisor role
  • Experience in and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers’ understanding of and response to child protection issues.
  • Experience in representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
  • Experience in the preparation of successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts and difficult environments
  • Specific experience of designing and managing OFDA, DFID and ECHO projects
  • Specific experience of working in interagency projects.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Child Protection and Gender Based Violence Response Officer

Job ID: 190003CJ
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Reports to: Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • The: CP and GBV Response Officer is responsible for ensuring that quality psychosocial support services for GBV survivors are provided to internally displaced persons under the age of 18.
  • Build the staff capacity to provide direct meaningful support to GBV survivors, mentor, supervise and monitor team activities and ensure effective coordination and networking system establishment to the rest of child protection team.
  • The Gender Based Violence Response Officer will be expected to support on child protection sectoral assessment, project planning and coordination with other actors of GBV clusters. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of implementing partners on the field.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Support the CPiE Coordinator to conduct child protection and GBV assessments using SC assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit. Adapt the Assessment Tool as necessary to GBV survivors. Coordinate with other SC thematic areas, the national/district Child Protection Working Group and/or other external sector agencies of GBV, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated data analysis of survivors’ needs.
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, develop monthly and quarterly plans and costed plans, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:
    • Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children with GBV victims and their families.
    • Build the staff capacity to provide direct and appropriate support services to GBV survivors
    • Take lead in Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in project communities
    • Mentor, supervise and monitor of gender based violence implementation and draft monitoring action plan for quality control.
    • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
    • Support the integration of GBV cases into other CP case managements process, CPIMS,CFS and PSS
  • Oversee and coordinate the development and maintenance of data collection and analysis mechanisms and share timely quality information the relevant sector management.
  • Support the integration of child protection sector in to other SC emergencies core sectors on the field
  • With support from the Child Protection Coordinator, supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against individual performance management work plans).
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, prepare and review timely monthly reports submitted by partners and SCI Staff.
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator, identify project supplies specific to the programme and GBV Survivors’ needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Work with the M & E plan to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions including GBV survivors.
  • With support from the CRM/Accountability Officer put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings and the Sphere standard
  • Ensure survivors of gender based violence are timely identified and provided counselling and other appropriate response services.
  • Ensure relevant referral forms are in place and implemented accordingly.
  • Coordinate monthly meetings including, parent’s forum and child protection committee
  • Provide essential psychosocial first aid support to children and adults when needed.
  • Ensure partner staff are supervised regularly to ensure activities are carried out in line with minimum standard guidelines.
  • Consistently maintain referral pathway of project locations

Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums including the State Child Protection Sub Working Group, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting the coordination of working groups and sub-working groups.
  • With support from the Lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • In collaboration with the Humanitarian Technical Unit and Child Protection team, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with partners

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values
  • Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:
  • Ensure that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation mechanisms

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to partners and others

Qualifications and Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Minimum 2 years post NYSC work experience in GBV and child Protection work, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Nigeria Emergency context.
  • Proven ability to supervise a CP project with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
  • Computer literate

Desirable Criteria:

  • Female with high level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility with GBV exigencies.
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergencies Officer

Job ID: 190003CF
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Reports to: Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • The Child Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring that quality psychosocial support services are provided to refugee persons mostly children.
  • They will have their capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses world-wide.
  • The Child Protection Officer will be expected to support on sectoral assessment, project planning and coordination.
  • In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of implementing partners on the field.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Support the CPiE Coordinator to conduct child protection assessments using SC assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit. Adapt the Assessment Tool as necessary. Coordinate with other SC thematic areas, the national/district Child Protection Working Group and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, develop monthly and quarterly plans and costed plans, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:
    • Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families.
    • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
    • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in project communities
    • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm
    • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
    • Support the integration of case management into CFS and PSS
    • Support the integration of child protection in to other SC emergencies core sectors on the field
  • With support from the Child Protection Coordinator, supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against individual performance management work plans).
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, prepare and review timely monthly reports submitted by partners
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator, identify project supplies specific to the programme needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Work with the M & E plan to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.
  • With support from the CRM/Accountability Officer put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings and the Sphere standard
  • Ensure appropriate child friendly spaces time schedules are tailored to the physical and mental needs of the children based on age group and gender
  • Coordinate monthly meetings including, parents forum and child protection committee
  • Provide essential psychosocial first aid support to children and adults when needed.
  • Ensure partner staff are supervised regularly to ensure activities are carried out in line with minimum standard guidelines.
  • Consistently maintain referral pathway of project locations

Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums including the State Child Protection Sub Working Group, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting the coordination of working groups and sub-working groups.
  • With support from the Lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • In collaboration with the Humanitarian Technical Unit and Child Protection team, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with partners

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values
  • Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:
  • Ensure that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation mechanisms

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to partners and others

Qualifications and Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, Development Studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Between three and four years of work experience in Protection work, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Nigeria Emergency context.
  • Proven ability to supervise a CP project with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
  • Speaking fluent English.
  • Computer literate

Desirable Criteria:

  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Deadline: 4th October, 2019.

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