Child Protection Officer Job at the International Rescue Committee
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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Child Protection Officer
- This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management and other components of the Child protection programme within education.
- S/he will need to coordinate with other education staff, especially education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
- S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios.
- Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical coordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection sector and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
- Responsible for technical supervision and training of all learning facilitators working with the UASC on child protection issues.
- Ensure that the case workers administer the child consent forms before children are registered
- Ensure the case management observation sheet for every case worker under your supervision are filled in on a weekly basis as a measurement on quality issues
- Work closely with learning facilitators and Make referrals of the registered children in need of care and protection
- Ensure that children are followed up and receiving proper case management through proper care plans.
- Ensure that cases are prepared for case discussions/ case management meetings on a weekly basis
- Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of the IRC beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders under his/her jurisdiction, in accordance system of quality supervision, including the CPiE minimum standard and SPHERE standards.
Program implementation and development:
- Identify gaps in service provision to Internal Displaced Children, with a special attention to UASC and proactively referring and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the team leader
- Together with the education team and learning facilitators, ensure vulnerability of the identified and registered children are responded to involvement of the community where appropriate ensuring the best interest of the child.
- Establish/maintain a regular system of project evaluation and progress monitoring, using both qualitative and quantitative indicators, data collection, feeding into program adjustments and regular reporting as well as advocacy and new programme development
- Undertake any other roles as may be assigned by the Representation:
- Coordinate with the CP sub sector (Coordination at the field level) in order to assure that adequate and children centered solutions are taken in consideration in the strategic planning of activities.
- Ensure the cases that are identified and registered are captured correctly and shared with the M&E officer.
- All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
- Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree preferred
- Minimum of 1 year experience of implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
- Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children
- Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting.
- Fluency in English and/or (other languages) preferred or required.
Application Closing Date
26th January, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to “The Senior Human Resource Manager IRC” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org