Education and Psychosocial Support Officer at JDPC Enugu Diocese

JDPC Enugu DIOCESE, a non-profit-oriented Social, Justice, and Development of the Diocese is currently engaged in the Enugu State 4GATES OVC Project to improve the health and well-being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their families in Enugu East LGA.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Education and Psychosocial Support Officer

Location: Enugu
Reports to: Program Manager

Job Purpose

  • The purpose of this position is to provide technical guidance and ensure the implementation of Education and Psychosocial support activities for community-based OVCs support in the 4GATES project component of JDPC ENUGU’s Treatment, Prevention, and Support for OVC Project.
  • The OVC Education and Psychosocial support Officer are under the supervision of the Program Manager, in collaboration with other thematic areas officers organize a range of duties related to education and child protection.


  • The Education and Psychosocial Support Officer will provide technical leadership in education and protection OVC services.
  • The OVC Education and Psychosocial Support Officer will have some combination of technical expertise and experience in OVC service areas that include; child protection, psychosocial support, education, child rights, and advocacy.
  • The OVC Education and Psychosocial Support Officer will guide the project technically in terms of OVC service provision; capacity development and mentoring of community volunteers and caregivers on child protection and education.
  • To develop a detailed annual work plan for OVC Care and support in child protection and education and participate in project evaluations and assessments.
  • To identify and support needy OVC with primary and secondary school fees.
  • To plan for and oversee debriefing training for adolescent youths.
  • To plan for and undertake follow-up training for community volunteers.
  • To facilitate the formation and training of Community OVC coalitions and task forces
  • To prepare and submit timely monthly, reports and share with partners as appropriate.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of First Degree or HND in Social Sciences or a Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or another relevant field
  • 2-3 years experience.
  • Having an understanding of the child rights sector, OVC frameworks in Nigeria and OVC programming guidelines including National Service Standards is essential.
  • Experience working with children
  • Experienced in child rights
  • Knowledge of OVC programming is essential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint presentation
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills and innovative
  • Fluency in English and Igbo is essential.
  • Must reside in Enugu state.

Deadline: 30th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail

Note: For more information, Call the Program Manager on 08037514715.


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