Plan International

Child Protection and Sexual Gender Based Violence (CP/SGBV) Officer

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Job Description

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response in the Northeast. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector.

Our Humanitarian Response Program is looking for people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of people to fill the position below:

Job Title: Child Protection and Sexual Gender Based Violence (CP/SGBV) Officer

Location:
Mubi, Adamawa
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Child Protection Specialist
Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage the CP and SGBV activities in line with International minimum standards in Northeast Adamawa and Southern Borno states.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and management leadership to the Case Management program in accordance with best practice and Plan policies, including its child-centered community-
  • based approach.
  • Ensure that solid case management, referral and information management systems are in place for appropriate identification, responses and follow-up for children harmed or at risk of being harmed
  • Ensure regular communication with CPiE Specialist to integrate appropriate child protection in emergencies priorities in program design
  • Ensure regular Plan case review meetings and conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly; [participate in Best Interest Determination as appropriate].
  • Ensure the [Child Protection Database] is set up, regularly updated, analyzed for trends in the caseload, and efficiently and confidentially managed in collaboration with the Data
  • Manager [and relevant partner organizations (e.g. UNHCR, Save the Children and UNICEF)].
  • Provide support to Family Tracing and Reunification activities in collaboration with implementing agencies
  • Collaborate with other project staff to ensure referrals to other services such as psychosocial support and education/livelihoods interventions
  • To ensure children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by ensuring standard tools and procedures are in place and
  • adhered to by case management team members.
  • To manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full case management team.
  • To coordinate with other child protection agencies on case management.

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    3

    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

    • BA or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Human Rights or related degree desired
    • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
    • At least 2 years direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems
    • Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
    • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
    • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
    • Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation preferred
    • Experience in grant management and proposal writing preferred

    Skills & Knowledge:

    • Demonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with children and particularly vulnerable children
    • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
    • Excellent community mobilization skills
    • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.
    • Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
    • Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of client communities
    • Personal qualities: Team player, clear communicator, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well under minimal supervision, and a commitment to child rights and gender equality
    • Languages: Fluency in English

    Physical Environment and Demands:

    • Frequent field visits to implement and supervise programme activities

    Level of Contact with Children:

    • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV and a comprehensive Cover letter setting out their reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role.

    Note

    • Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail., only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.

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    About Plan International
    Plan International is an international organisation or development which works in 51 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia to promote the safeguarding of children. It is a nonprofit organisation and is one of the world's largest organisations based on children, it works in 58,000 communities with the help of volunteers to improve how 56 million children live. The charity also has 21 national organisations who have been given the responsibility to oversee the raising of funds and awaren...
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    Job Summary
    Published
    December 22, 2016
    Offer Type
    fulltime
    Experience
    Minimum of 3years
    Location
    Adamawa
    Salary Range
    N0.00 - N0.00K
    Deadline
    December 29, 2016
    Specialization
    NGO / Community Services
    Industries
    NGO / International Agencies
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