Restoration of Hope Initiative (ROHI) – Since the insurgency began in 2009, many lives were lost and properties worth billions of Naira destroyed. There has been a lot of migration of people from one location to another location which is considered relatively peaceful, as a result many are displaced and homeless and many international organizations are bringing relief services in the areas of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and Livelihood (FSL), Education, Health and other sectors as listed out in the Humanitarian Response Plan. Some of the local Government Areas (LGA) are relatively peaceful and there is a high population density with men and women who are suffering from poverty, and children who are vulnerable to illiteracy.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Protection Officer
Locations: Adamawa (Mubi), Borno
- This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management and other components of the protection program
- S/he will need to coordinate with staff, and other relevant technical sectors to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
- S/he will need to ensure response to immediate protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios
- Depending on the situation the Officer may need to take a very active role in technical coordination, support and advocacy with the protection sector and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
- Responsible for technical supervision and training of all Case Workers and volunteer teachers, working with the UASC on child protection issues.
- Work closely with case workers and make referrals of the registered children in need of care and protection.
- Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of ROHI 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.
- Ensure vulnerability of the identified and registered children are responded to involvement of the community where appropriate ensuring the best interest of the child.
- 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 Reporting
- Ensure the cases that are identified and registered are captured correctly and shared with the M&E officer.
- Lead on child protection assessments and implementation using ROHI tools to be developed and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit adapting the tools as necessary.
- Integrate quality child protection programming throughout the response in selected LGAs. Including in the areas of:
- Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative care options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilizing tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System;
- Prevention and response to child recruitment including advocacy 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 Ensure 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.
- Put in place accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in program design.
- Ensure the child protection response complies with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
Qualifications and Experience
- Technical Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Human Rights, or related Degree preferred.
- Minimum of 2-years’ 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 Work Environment.
Application Closing Date
14th June, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online