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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U...
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    Child Protection Officer

    Requisition: req19736
    Location: Gwoza, Borno
    Sector: Human Resources
    Employment Category: Regular
    Employment Type: Full-Time
    Open to Expatriates: No

    Job Overview / Summary

    • This position is responsible for coordinating and supervising activities at the sites, training community structures, supporting caseworkers and CP assistants and monitoring program implementation.
    • They will also work closely with the CPIMS assistants/Officer and CP manager to ensure quality data collection and management, report writing and budget implementation.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Provide individual/technical support and supervision to caseworkers and CP assistants.
    • Monitor all CP program implementation at the field level.
    • Ensure regular communication with the CM manager for updates on achievements and challenges.
    • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Health and Livelihoods) at the field level to ensure an integrated approach to service delivery
    • Work closely with the CBCPCs and supervise their weekly/monthly meetings and activities.
    • Lead all quarterly safety audits/mappings.
    • Conduct case audits every 3rd week of the month and reports to the CP Manager
    • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.
    • Work with the CPIMS team to produce verified data for reporting.
    • Effectively communicate with other CP team members, government social workers and service providers to ensure beneficiaries are linked to required services.
    • Regularly organize internal team meetings.
    • Regularly organize and attend case management meetings at the field level.


    • A minimum qualification of a Degree or HND in Social Works, Psychology, Education, and any of the other Social Sciences.
    • At least four (4) years of experience in implementing child protection programs in humanitarian or development settings.
    • Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children.
    • Experience in supporting the delivery of psychosocial activities, emergency response, child protection case management including family tracing and reunification, and setting up child safeguarding mechanisms
    • Demonstrated understanding of coaching and supervision/team management.
    • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, time management and ability to handle pressure well.
    • Fluency in English is required and in Hausa is preferred.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to:  The Child Protection Manager
    • Position directly supervises:  Child protection assistants and caseworkers
    • Indirect Reporting: The Child Protection Coordinator
    • Other Internal and/or external contacts: describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
    • Internal: IRC sectors
    • External: CPSS, PSWG. 

    Working Environment:

    • Gwoza is relatively safe. Access to basic social amenities and infrastructures are available.
    • Frequent travel and relocation can be a requirement for this position.

    Method of Application


    • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. 
    • These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. 
    • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
    Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee (IRC) on to apply

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

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