February 08, 2017
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International Rescue Committee (IRC) is recruiting for fulltime Senior Child Protection Officer.

Job Details

This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Child Protection interventions, Case Management and other components of the Child Protection programme within and linked to IRC’s the stabilization centres for children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications. The officer will manage a team of child protection staff that include: the Child Protection Officers, and case workers in Maiduguri and will also supervise activities in Konduga and Munguno

·         S/he will need to coordinate with health and nutrition staff, and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response to children receiving support at the stabilization centres

·         S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios.

·         S/he will work closely with the Emergency CP Specialist and the Senior CP Manager to ensure that all child protection components are well integrated into other relevant sectors


·         Responsible for technical supervision and training of the case workers within the stabilization centres on protection issues.

·         Ensure that children are followed up and receiving proper case management.

·         Ensure that cases are prepared for case discussions/ case management meetings

·         Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of the IRC 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:

·         Identify gaps in service provision to children admitted at the stabilization centres, with a special attention to UASC and proactively referring and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the Both the Senior CP Manager and Emergency CP Specialist

·         Together with the team, ensure vulnerability of the identified and registered children are responded to involvement of the community where appropriate ensuring the best interest of the child.

·         Establish/maintain a regular system of project evaluation and progress monitoring, using both qualitative and quantitative indicators, data collection, feeding into program adjustments and regular reporting as well as advocacy and new programme development

·         Undertake any other roles as may be assigned by the Representation:

·         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


Ensure the cases that are identified and registered are captured correctly and shared with the M&E officer.

Professional Standards

·         All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

0 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Social WorkHumanitiesHuman RightsSociologyPsychology

Other Requirements:

·         Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree preferred

·         Minimum of 1 year 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


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About International Rescue Committee (irc)

  • Type: Nonprofit
  • Headquarters: Abuja

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict an...Know More about International Rescue Committee (irc)

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