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    • Child Protection Officers

    Posted: Feb 4, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Child Protection Officers

    CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERS

    The Child Protection Officer under the supervision of Program Manager will ensure that all Case Management process for a specified number of individual children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence (especially UASC, Children at risk of other protection and their families.

    • To ensure that children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by documentation, assessment, care plan, direct service provision, referral and follow up for an assigned number of children.
    • To provide support to families (particularly foster and alternative care givers) in the process.
    • To liaise with other case workers and social workers on management of caseload and referrals.

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    • This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management and other components of the protection program
    • S/he will need to coordinate with staff, and other relevant technical sectors to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response. 
    • S/he will need to ensure response to immediate protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios
    • Depending on the situation the Officer may need to take a very active role in technical coordination, support and advocacy with the protection sector and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
    • Responsible for technical supervision and training of all Case Workers and volunteer teachers, working with the UASC on child protection issues.
    • Work closely with case workers and make referrals of the registered children in need of care and protection.
    • Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of LABI 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.
    • Ensure vulnerability of the identified and registered children are responded to involvement of the community where appropriate ensuring the best interest of the child.
    • 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 Reporting
    • Ensure the cases that are identified and registered are captured correctly and shared with the M&E officer.

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to: Program Manager
    • Indirect/Technical Reporting: Executive Director
    • Position directly Supervises: Case Management Officer, Case workers, Facilitators, Volunteers
    • Key Internal Contacts: Other LABI sector’s staff,
    • Key External Contacts:  Community members, school teachers and other NGOs staff.

    Demonstrated Technical Skills:

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
    • Excellent listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
    • Demonstrated commitment to women’s empowerment and protection through current/ previous volunteer work in women’s group, girls’ clubs or other relevant experience is an added advantage
    • Ability to facilitate trainings and sessions, including group support activities with women and girls.
    • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.
    • Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:
    • Ability to work as a member of a team essential
    • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

    Languages:

    • Ability to communicate in English, Hausa, Kanuri and Babur

    Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

    • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested qualified candidates should send their curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter as one documents stating the Position and location to: hr@labinigeria.org.ng, visit www.labinigeria.org.ng/job-openings/ or hard copies to security at No. 4, behind Al-Musaffa Water, Lagos Street, Maiduguri, Borno State on or before CoB Wednesday 17th February, 2021. Submission of application can be closed at any time after we have gotten the required number.
    LABI provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
    Note: qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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