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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.

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    Talent Acquisition Officer

    Requisition: req19745
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Sector: Human Resources
    Employment Category: Regular
    Employment Type: Full-Time
    Open to Expatriates: No

    Job Overview / Summary

    • Under the direct supervision of the Talent Acquisition Manager, the Talent Acquisition Officer serves as part of the focal point for the coordination of recruitment related activities as well as provision of recruitment support to ensure effective and efficient execution of processes, projects, and activities.


    • Ensure strategic management and recruitment of national staff in line with human resources requirements for programs and support positions.
    • Support the Talent Acquisition Manager in successful implementation, adherence, and common understanding of Recruitment Guidelines in IRC Offices
    • Support the Talent Acquisition Manager to ensure that controls are put in place to allow for transparent and unbiased recruitment processes and systems
    • Track and ensure progress on active recruitment and upcoming talent needs
    • Keep up to date on trends in talent acquisition, particularly in the humanitarian aid sector.
    • Support the Talent Acquisition Manager to attract and retain senior national talent with a diversity focus.
    • Identify areas of opportunity to strengthen recruitment function and proactively offer recommendations to hiring teams.
    • Participate in the coordination of all aspects of the recruitment and selection process including scheduling interviews and tests with candidates, provide feedback as appropriate and conduct reference checks.
    • Support the long listing of applicants.
    • Support the Talent Acquisition Manager to ensure the maintenance of the IRC recruitment module and all candidates receive timely communication and feedback.
    • Work in accordance with agreed timescales to reduce time to hire figures and retain the best candidates.
    • Draft offer letters and employment contracts.
    • Maintenance of recruitment data such as job descriptions, interview grids, reference checks tests.
    • Assist in ensuring the mission’s recruitment and selection policy guidelines are followed.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and be responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • Work effectively as a member of the HR team to ensure optimization of resources across the team as well as delivering consistency and effectiveness of practice.
    • Other relevant duties and project work as directed by the Talent Acquisition Manager.
    • Maintenance of high technical standards.
    • Conduct all duties in a professional manner following IRC Nigeria staff regulations

    Education / Experience

    • BSc / HND in Social Sciences
    • Master’s degrees in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage
    • Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional  (SHRM- CP) or relevant body desirous
    • Not less than 2 years work experience in Human Resources, Recruitment and Talent Management.

    Skills Requirements:

    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access and Microsoft Outlook
    • Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and time management skills
    • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously, prioritize work and ensure tasks are completed by the deadline
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa
    • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality
    • Willing to adhere to and carry out the IRC rules.
    • Skills in the use of database management, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software.
    • Able to cope with basic living conditions during a field trip.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to:  Talent Acquisition Manager
    • Indirect Reports: HR Coordinator
    • Position directly Supervises: Recruitment Intern
    • Key Internal Contacts:  
    • Support the Talent Acquisition Manager in achieving the core objectives.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.



    • 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.

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

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