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  2020-08-28
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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Child Protection Information Management Systems Assistant

Job Code: 2000051Y
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: 5
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.
  • As part of these responsibilities, the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and / or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.
  • The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Main Responsibilities
The post holder will receive a context-specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below:

Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Compile the case management data and ensure timely entry into the CPIMS
  • Cleaning of the data regularly to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Daily back-up and synchronization of data.
  • Generate weekly reports that are shared with the case management officer to enable better management and prioritization of cases.
  • Manage data from individual cases, which includes security of the data and flagging errors
  • Ensure mandatory fields are correctly captured and NJR team are guided as required before cases are entered into the system.
  • Flag and Follow up of individual cases with the Case management officer
  • Weekly analysis of data including achievements, duration between identification and entry, progress of the priority cases e.t.c.
  • Coaching the case management team on how to correctly fill the forms.
  • Participate in any other activities as may be assigned to you by supervisor from time to time.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children International policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the manager

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, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

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.

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

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Diploma, education to University level desirable
  • Proven documenting and report writing skills (will be tested)
  • Good in computer skills and technology
  • Work experience on working  with children and families, especially knowledge of child rights and participation
  • Good understanding of the community and the cultural networks
  • Be both self-reliant and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Ability to work through line management and also under limited/distance supervision
  • Experience in communication with children and developed listening skills
  • Gender awareness and sensitivity
  • Good in computer skills and technology
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication  and strong influencing skills
  • 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 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 or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions /contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within programming.

Job Title: Case Management Officer

Job Code: 2000051T
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: 4
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking / vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management component of the Child protection programme.
  • S / he will need to co-ordinate with other Emergency Response team members and SC staff, especially Implementation Management, health, 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 co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country-specific child protection Clusters and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
  • 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: Case Management Coordinator

Key Areas of Accountabilities

  • Facilitate all trainings on case management for case workers
  • Collate and compile all work plans and share with SCI weekly.
  • Conduct referral and  protection mapping (any other assessments)
  • Lead the formation and initial training of foster parents
  • Ensure meetings and activities hold monthly
  • Ensure all documentation, reports, and records are maintained per agreed procedure, and information is provided on community activities as required.
  • Facilitate mentoring and coaching of case workers on various topics, as outlined in the implementation plan.
  • Maintain documentation and CPIMS systems at the community/state office level: under the guidance of CPIMS Officer, Work with the SCI Field Manager to ensure that all financial activities conducted in camps are properly documented in line with Donor procedures and with SC policies.
  • Ensure all cases are case managed with confidentiality clause adhered to
  • Coordinate case conference meetings
  • Daily supervision of the Child protection case workers.
  • Ensure that case workers are trained on UASC and registration of the children
  • Ensure the quality of the inter-agency case management tools
  • Report general protection issues present in the camps to SCI protection Advisor
  • Participate in the CP assessment and analysis process
  • In coordination with the CP team, support regular participatory activities with different groups of children to identify issues affecting children in camps and assists team to develop appropriate responses.
  • Must adhere to the child safeguarding and protection policies and reporting standards.
  • Write and submit weekly activity reports.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

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
Essential

  • 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, and other languages of Northern Nigeria  is an advantage
  • Computer literate

Desirable:

  • 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-starter and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

Job Title: Case Management Coordinator

Job Code: 2000051R
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: 3
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking / vetting process staff.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Child Protection Manager
  • Reporting to: Child Protection Officer

Key Areas of Accountabilities:

  • In close collaboration with the Children CP Advisor, manage project field activities, ensuring project objectives are being achieved and ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of our field work.
  • Working closely with the CP Advisor, ensure that the project implementation strategy is clearly understood by the implementing teams, and ensure that project plans and strategies are adhered to during implementation,
  • Facilitate all trainings on case management for case workers
  • Collate and compile all work plans and share with CP Manager weekly.
  • Conduct referral and protection mapping (any other assessments)
  • Lead the formation and initial training of foster parents
  • Ensure meetings and activities hold monthly
  • Ensure all documentation, reports, and records are maintained per agreed procedure, and information is provided on community activities as required.
  • Facilitate mentoring and coaching of case workers on various topics, as outlined in the implementation plan.
  • Ensure all cases are case managed with confidentiality clause adhered to
  • Coordinate case conference meetings
  • Daily supervision of the Child protection case workers.
  • Ensure that case workers are trained on UASC and registration of the children
  • Ensure the quality of the case management tools
  • Participate in the CP assessment and analysis process
  • In coordination with the CP team, support regular participatory activities with different groups of children to identify issues affecting children in project locations and assists team to develop appropriate responses.
  • Must adhere to the child safeguarding and protection policies and reporting standards.
  • Write and submit weekly activity reports.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

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

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

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Social Work or relevant field experience.
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in child protection programming
  • Demonstrable commitment to a holistic vision of children’s welfare
  • Substantial management experience, preferably in emergencies
  • Excellent written and spoken English; local language skills a major advantage
  • Demonstrable competence in report writing
  • Experience of financial planning and expenditure monitoring as applied to grants management
  • Experience of working with communities, and supporting their participation, ownership and empowerment
  • Strong representational and communication skills sensitive to the cultural and military / political environment
  • The ability to plan and ensure the implementation of projects, and to oversee the management and report on resources effectively.
  • Able to work calmly under pressure in a rapidly changing context
  • Proven team management skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility; ability and willingness to live in the field
  • Competent in Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Commitment to upholding Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy, and other Global Policies.

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

Deadline: 10th September, 2020.

Note

  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
  • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

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