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
Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Child Protection Specialist
Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension
- 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.