Save the Children

Child Protection Assistant

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Job Description

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.

We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Childrens mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Child Protection Assistant

Slot: 2

Role Purpose

  • The Child Protection Assistant will support the Local Engagement Officer and CSOs partners to improve timeliness in project implementation in the communities, influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and policies related to the rights of children in the state of posting.

Key Areas of Accountability
Strategy Development:

  • Work with the Local Engagement Officer in monitoring CSOs weekly activity plans and follow up on implementation of activities in the 6 project communities of the state.
  • Support the LEO to conduct spot checks on activities being implemented by CPCs through the CSOs and provide weekly update.
  • Support in planning for trainings and state level meetings; raise procurement requests for hotel bookings, training materials and feeding arrangements and provide report.
  • Develop a state office weekly project report of activity carried out
  • Support with collation of beneficiaries who have completed vocational training and ensure proper distribution of start-up kits
  • Influencing: Support the VS&L and Advocacy Officers to follow up activity plans for CSOs, CPCs and Village Agents in the 6 project community of the state.
  • Collaboration & Representation: In accordance with project’s goal, support in influencing and promoting positive attitudes and behaviours and awareness raising of children rights.
  • Represent Lifesteps project at the community and state level as directed by the LEO.
  • Programme Development: Maintain strong relationship with CSO partners in the state.
  • Provide support to project team for any field level research work in terms of community sensitization and other preparations.
  • Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the country programme.

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

Other Requirements

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • The post holder will possess an average Degree of analytical skill, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, and ability to communicate key advocacy messages effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at community level - Essential
  • B.Sc (ED) or BA in Education, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Communications or Social Science.
  • Relative experience in community engagement, child protection and child rights programming in development context.
  • Experience in organizing capacity building programs as it relates to adolescents, youths and women.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at community level.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Strong report writing and documentation skills
  • Good computer skills (Use of MS Office, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English and Hausa language skills (written and verbal)
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children - Desirable
  • Prior work experience as a volunteer in NGO in Nigeria.
  • Experience working with children on protection, health and education will be an added advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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About Save the Children
Save the Children works in 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.Save the Children has had a permanent presence in Nigeria since 2001, and is today a stron...
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Job Summary
March 16, 2017
Offer Type
Jigawa /Katsina
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
November 30, 1899
NGO / Community Services
NGO / International Agencies
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