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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Child Protection Assistant
Scope of Work
Adolescent girls and boys are gravely underserved in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase of response. They are often inserted into programming designed for younger children or into adult programming, where their age-specific needs are not understood or met. The Adolescent Protection Assistants will act as focal points for adolescent girls within Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE and adolescent girls and boys within Child Protection programming in Borno State.
SUMMARY STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Adolescent Protection Assistant will work within Child Protection response team based in safe spaces providing case management and psychosocial support services. Under the supervision of experienced Child Protection Officers, the Adolescent Protection Assistants will deliver the IRC’s Supporting Adolescents and their Families in Emergencies (SAFE) resource pack content to adolescent boys and younger girls. The Assistants will also facilitate skills building sessions with female and male caregivers of adolescent girls and boys. The Assistants will be active participants in identifying, documenting and sharing learning from this approach which be systematically gathered to inform a global resource toolkit for SAFE.
The Adolescent Protection Assistant will work within a Child Protection response team based in safe spaces providing case management and psychosocial support services. Within this broader response team the Adolescent Protection Assistant will be required to:
Security level is red. The situation in Gwoza is currently calm.
Travel and other requirements: Frequent travel and relocation can be a requirement for this position.
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