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  • Posted on: 11 May, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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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.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient.

    Child Protection in Emergencies, Case Management Specialist


    The Child Protection program in Nigeria requires technical support from a Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE), Case Management Specialist to lead the development of a training module and capacity building strategy for implementation in May-June of 2015.  The CPiE Case Management Specialist will deliver foundational case management training through a training of trainers model, and provide recommendations on the current case management system.  Additionally, the CPiE Case Management Specialist will co-facilitate the first training of the training module and provide any necessary adaptations for the context and audience as necessary.   


    Remote Support:

    • Contextualize and consolidate materials from CPWG resources into a comprehensive training module for north-eastern Nigeria.  Four training sessions need to be developed on the following topics and each training should last no longer than 3-4 days:
    • Alternative Care for unaccompanied and separated children and children associated with armed groups
    • Case Management including psychosocial support services and referral pathways
    • Child Protection in Emergencies
    • Child Protection Rapid Assessments
    • Design a Training of Trainers Guidance Note for IRC caseworkers who are providing case management services and mentoring government/CBO counterparts in case management.
    • Develop a capacity building implementation strategy including a mentorship component between IRC and government/CBO counterparts for 6 months

    In-Country Support [Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria]:

    • Conduct a Training of Trainers foundational trainings for IRC caseworkers and child protection officers:
    • Alternative Care for unaccompanied and separated children and children associated with armed groups
    • Case Management including psychosocial support services and referral pathways
    • Review IRC case management system, including vulnerability criteria, M&E, alternative care trainings with the CP manager and appropriate CP officers.  Following the review, produce a final report including findings of the review and recommendations.
    • Present key findings and recommendations to the case management team and facilitate the development of an action plan for remediation.
    • Co-facilitate first training designed in the training module, Alternative Care of UASC and CAAFAG for the Ministry of Women and Social Development personnel with the IRC Child Protection Manager.
    • Finalize training materials based on feedback from staff training and training of Ministry of Women and Social Development personnel in necessary.

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