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    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 Case Worker

    Reference No.: req11402
    Location: Mubi North, Adamawa
    Sector: Child Protection
    Employment Category: Fixed Term
    Employment Type: Full-Time
    Open to Expatriates: No

    Contextual Background

    • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectorial, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Gwoza and Monguno of Borno State and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs focused in primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.
    • The IRC is Child Protection team has in the past seen gap in its programming which seems to have left our specific activities for adolescents. A resource pack for adolescent programming has been developed, field tested and is being modified to suit the context. This resource pack has been used to expand the Child Protection intervention across the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe to specifically meet the needs of adolescents and their care givers and funding has been secured for this intervention. The Child Protection team will be working with adolescent boys, girls and their caregivers and communities in a direct way, using the Supporting Adolescents and their Families in Emergencies (SAFE) resource package. 

    Job Overview / Summary

    • 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 Child Protection Assistants will act as focal points for adolescent girls (younger) and boys (younger and older), their caregivers and within Child Protection programming in all the field sites under the SAFE program.
    • They will also be responsible for the supervision and close monitoring of Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) activities.

    Technical Quality:

    • Provide support for adolescents and their families and link them to specialized services where needed.
    • Provide support for SEL and SHLS activities.
    • Work with Child Protection Community Based Structures (CBCPCs), community leaders, caregivers/parents to promote child protection in homes and in the community.
    • Ensure regular communication with the CP Officer and manager for updates on achievements and challenges

    Grant Monitoring and Reporting:

    • Ensure proper delivery of SEL/SAFE sessions.
    • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.

    Coordination & Representation:

    • Effectively communicate with other caseworkers, government social workers, other CP partners and service providers as part of providing individual support to adolescents/children and their families.
    • Regularly attend all CP related meetings at field level.

    Program Development:

    • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to case management.
    • Identify Child Protection trends that need to be addressed through child Protection programming.
    • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Health and Livelihoods) at field level and ensure child protection mainstreaming.

    Other:

    • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
    • Ensure all CP facilities and properties on the field are taken care of and report any damage or threat on the property.
    • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

    Major Responsibilities

    • Child Protection Assistant will work within a Child Protection response team providing psychosocial support services to adolescents and their care givers.
    • Work as part of a Child Protection team in a safe space to provide support to children as part of broader response services.
    • Participate in identifying facilitators and an initial SEL/SAFE approach training and engage in ongoing skills building using SEL/SAFE materials.
    • With support from supervisors, mentor and coach facilitators responsible for co-facilitating sessions with adolescent girls (younger) or boys (younger and older).
    • Conduct initial assessments to identify the risks and needs of Children/adolescent girls and boys.
    • Work closely with other project staff to identify Children/adolescent girls (younger), adolescent boys, and female and male caregivers to participate in SEL/SAFE learning activities.
    • Act as lead facilitator to deliver sessions for Children/adolescent girls or boys together with trained facilitators.
    • Facilitate sessions for female or male caregivers enrolled for parenting sessions.
    • Provide Psychological First Aid and support to adolescent girls(younger) or boys who disclose experiences of violence and support referral to access required services
    • Facilitate feedback meetings with adolescent girl(younger)s and boys, female and male community stakeholders and caregivers and share feedback with supervisor
    • Complete weekly reports on project activities, including documenting feedback from participants of SAFE sessions and proactively sharing back lessons learned whilst facilitating the curricula
    • Participate in weekly team meetings

    Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to:  Child Protection Officer
    • Position directly supervises:  None
    • Indirect Reporting: Child Protection Manager

    Job Requirements
    Education:

    • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, economic, another human development related field or equivalent of experience preferred
    • Demonstrated understanding of information management principles, tools and systems, knowledge of and experience in using the IA CP IMS is an advantage.
    • Good computer skills such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

    Work Experience:

    • At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women  or parents and caregivers

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • The ability to effectively communicate with children
    • The ability to adapt and work under pressure and strong interpersonal skills
    • The ability to facilitate group psychosocial activities with children and caregivers with understanding of group dynamics and processes
    • A learning attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge in the protection of adolescent girls and boys
    • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.

    Language Skills:

    • English, Kanuri and Hausa

    Standards of Professional Conduct

    • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of 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, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

    Gender Equality:

    • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

    Working Environment:  

    • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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    Finance Intern

    Location: Abuja    Application Link

    Location  Yobe  Application Link

     

    Reference No.: req11399

    Sector: Finance
    Employment Category: Intern
    Employment Type: Full-Time
    Open to Expatriates: No

    Scope Of Work

    • The Intern reports to the Finance Manager in Abuja, the FCT. He/She supports the Finance Manager in managing all aspects of day to day operations of accounting department in the Abuja office,
    • He/she will assist in the implementation of Finance policies, procedures and systems and Ensure compliance with IRC procedures and guidelines.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with making payments to suppliers, contractors and program staff based on approved documents and in line with authority delineation.
    • Ensure scrutiny of the entire bill for accuracy and receipt of goods before process for payment.
    • Be responsible for documentation, preparation of cash disbursement voucher for all cash transactions related to the station office
    • Ensure all transactions are in compliance with IRC accounting policy, Donor restriction and generally accepted accounting principles.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all financial and other job related information.
    • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all financial documents.
    • Prepare and process day to day financial transactions and implement internal control procedures in keeping with IRC policies and procedures.
    • Assist in the collection of financial needs for the office each week
    • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all financial documents.
    • Collects credit tax receipts from FIRS.
    • Submits mandates to the bank for processing.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor

    Finance / Budgeting:

    • Act at all times in accordance with local law and standards of accounting practice.
    • Review budget with the aim of gaining a clear understanding  of budget guidelines and instructions
    • Review funding allocations to enable proper guidance to programs and proper coding.
    • Provide training to program staff on finance issues.
    • Produce monthly and quarterly reports to be reviewed by your supervisor

     Common Duties

    • Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by your supervisor
    • Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director
    • Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (in-country and World-wide) as per the IRC reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members
    • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor

    Qualification
    Work Experience: Previous experience in similar role is an added advantage.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Strong data collection, analysis, and report writing skills required;
    • Experience in report writing, data collection and analysis;
    • Must have good verbal communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri;
    • Demonstration of good presentation skills will be an added advantage
    • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with groups of diverse backgrounds.

    Language Skills:

    • MUST be able to communicate and write in English, Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri

    Working Environment 

    • Describe the work environment of the office “Standard office work environment” will be applicable for most jobs in the U.S.) and if applicable, the housing.   For example, internet connections, electricity, amenities, group housing, etc.  Include travel requirements.
    • 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.

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