Abax-OOSA Professionals Graduate Trainee Recruitment

Alternative Care Support Officer needed at CHAD Intl

The Center for Community and Health Development International is a non-discriminatory, non-governmental organization with a mandate to improve the health and quality of life of Nigeria’s rural children and women. CHAD was establish in 2002 by a group of women from different religious and ethnic background in Gombe state, North East Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Alternative Care Support Officer

Location: Borno

Job Description

  • To provide quality care for children through provision of alternative care to children who are deprived of parental care, in line with UN’s Guidelines on alternative care of children.


  • Provides and take control of alternative care provision to children who are deprived of parental care, in line with UN’s Guidelines on alternative care of children.
  • Regulate and monitor the quality of the alternative care solution provided to children who are deprived of parental care and / or
  • Support the Transition from institution to community-based care
  • Prevent the unnecessary separation of children from their parent.
  • Reporting and Documentation.
  • Design and Planning Support Programmes according to the project specifications and CP minimum standard.


  • University Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Child Development or other related field
  • Excellent knowledge of Child Protection and GBV minimum standards and basic principles
  • Excellent knowledge of psychosocial support basic principles and PSS key messages to vulnerable children and caregivers
  • Excellent knowledge of child and adult development and learning
  • Excellent knowledge of basic facilitation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of safe identification and referral principles
  • Good knowledge of GBV and Child Protection case management
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of client at all times
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Flexible working hours’ availability

Other Required Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in humanitarian settings, specifically in Child Protection and Alternative Care Support System
  • Experience managing teams
  • Experience providing on the job coaching and mentoring and building capacity of staff
  • Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Comfortable in a multicultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
  • Fluency in Hausa and English Language

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV’s and Cover Letters to: recruitment@chadintl.org


  • Project implementation will cover the following locations: Damasak, Mongonu, Mafa, Rann, Pulka, Dikwa, Konduga, Damboa, Banki and Ngala communities of Borno State.
  • Submitted CVs will be processed on an ongoing basis. Only qualified applicants will be shortlisted and contacted for interview.