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  • Posted: Mar 11, 2019
    Deadline: Mar 12, 2019
  • (IDS)-Intercommunity Development Social Organization, formally Integrated Development Services (IDS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace loving and law-abiding women and youth and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) and was granted Specia...
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    Child Protection Officer

    : Damboa, Borno
    Duration: 7 months
    Slot: 2 Openings

    Position Overview

    • Under the direction of the Child Protection Coordinator, the Child Protection Officer is responsible for performing duties of Intake, Protection, Child Care and Emergency responses including After Hours as may be required.

    Role and Responsibility

    • Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of child protection related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc.) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
    • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectorial program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of child protection and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
    • Prepare required program documentations/materials/data to facilitate the program review and approval process.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision.
    • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
    • Prepare regular/mandated sectorial program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
    • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
    • Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.

    Job Requirements

    • Excellent Communication skills.
    • Ability to work with a wide range of people.
    • Ability to formulate strategies and concepts
    • Analytical skills.
    • Ability to apply technical expertise.
    • Professional Planning and organization skills.
    • Ability to work as part of a team; build and manage professional work relationships with stakeholders.
    • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems
    • Ability to manage conflict and resolve complaints
    • Proficiency in using Micro-soft office package.
    • Ability to follow direction and work effectively under pressure.


    • A University degree/HND or Diploma in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or any other related Social Science field.


    • A minimum of 1 year of professional experience in social development, planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
    • Experience in emergency response is essential.
    • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a non-governmental organization is as an asset.
    • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
    • Proficient and experienced in planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations.
    • Excellent interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills.
    • Ability to compose, edit, analyse and report program progress using complex information.
    • Excellent computer skills.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Later with a detailed Resume as one document in Word or PDF to: [email protected] Indicating position being applied for as the subject of the application e.g. Child Protection Officer.


    • The position must be clearly indicated on the application.
    • All applicants will be subject to IDS Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process.
    • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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