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Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.
We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
- This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management component of the Child protection programme.
- S/he will need to co-ordinate with other Emergency Response team members and SC staff, especially Implementation Management, health, education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
- S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios.
- Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection Clusters and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
Key Areas of Accountability
- Facilitate all trainings on case management for case workers
- Collate and compile all work plans and share with SCI weekly.
- Conduct referral and protection mapping (any other assessments)
- Lead the formation and initial training of foster parents
- Ensure meetings and activities hold monthly
- Ensure all documentation, reports, and records are maintained per agreed procedure, and information is provided on community activities as required.
- Facilitate mentoring and coaching of case workers on various topics, as outlined in the implementation plan.
- Maintain documentation and CPIMS systems at the community/state office level: under the guidance of CPIMS Officer, Work with the SCI Field Manager to ensure that all financial activities conducted in camps are properly documented in line with Donor procedures and with SC policies.
- Ensure all cases are case managed with confidentiality clause adhered to
- Coordinate case conference meetings
- Daily supervision of the Child protection case workers.
- Ensure that case workers are trained on UASC and registration of the children
- Ensure the quality of the inter-agency case management tools
- Report general protection issues present in the camps to SCI protection Advisor
- Participate in the CP assessment and analysis process
- In coordination with the CP team, support regular participatory activities with different groups of children to identify issues affecting children in camps and assists team to develop appropriate responses.
- Must adhere to the child safeguarding and protection policies and reporting standards.
- Write and submit weekly activity reports.
- Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.
- University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
- Between three and four years of work experience in Protection work, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Nigeria Emergency context.
- Proven ability to supervise a CP project with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
- Speaking fluent English, and other languages of Northern Nigeria is an advantage
- Computer literate.
- High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
- Excellent communication skills.
- Team player with strong leadership skills
- Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
- Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.
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Save the Children launched the EVERY ONE Campaign in October 2009 with the aim of catalyzing breakthroughs in governments’ policy and practice that dramatically accelerate sustainable progress towards MDG 4.
In Nigeria, the Campaign achieved laudable milestones and led very strong policy outcomes at the national and sub-national level which the organization intends to build upon.
The Every One Campaign is coming to an end at the end of 2015 and will be replaced by a new campaign which seeks to ensure that ‘No child is left behind’. Having learnt a lot of lessons in the Every One Campaign, the Nigerian campaign team is ensuring that a multi-sectoral approach will be adopted for the next campaign.
The New Campaign
- As we move towards the new year, Save the Children will be launching a new 3 year campaign - ‘Reaching Children left Behind’ as part of our 2030 ambition to ensure that ‘’All Children Survive and Thrive’’.
- Nigeria is one of the priority countries that will receive a lot of attention from the global hub because Nigeria has unfortunately been one of the countries slowing the world down in terms of development indices, and will therefore need to redouble efforts to catch up with the developed world.
- The new campaign is quite ambitious and aims to contribute significantly towards our journey to 2030 when the world hopes to ensure that all children survive, learn and are protected.
What is new in the coming campaign?
From the foregoing, there are five things that are new in the coming global campaign. They are as follows:
- Equity - our special attention on children left behind
- Universality - all children are included such that every child survives, learns and is protected.
- Adolescent - we shall also include adolescents in the new campaign beyond the focus on children under 5.
- Life course approach - focusing on the child from conception until s/he passes into productive adulthood
- Multisectoral approach - ensuring synergy between not just Health as in current campaign but now also engaging all the other sectors requited in supporting children in the life course.
To achieve the above, Save the Children seeks to establish partnerships with stakeholders from different sectors in Nigeria. The identified stakeholders will be invited to a breakfast meeting where they will be introduced to the campaign and get them to commit their support to ensure that special attention is paid to Children left Behind. The same group will also be expected to attend the official campaign launch in March 2016.
Scope of Work
To ensure that relevant stakeholders participate at a breakfast meeting and launch of the new campaign to be held in Lagos State and Abuja, SC is seeking the services of a Consultant to carry out the following.
- Reaching out to and inviting the attached list of participants to attend the breakfast meeting and campaign launch
- Get contact numbers and follow up with invitees to ensure that they RSVP and commit or at worst, send a representative.
- Participate in pre workshop meetings and weekly calls to coordinate events
- Provide recommendations on securing and managing the venue for the events
- Prepare a comprehensive report of the event
Period of Engagement
The breakfast meeting has been tentatively scheduled for January (Abuja) and February (Lagos), 2016 in Lagos; while the launch takes place in March 2016. Save the Children will therefore be engaging the potential Consultant from January 4 - March 30, 2016 to ensure enough time for planning the breakfast meetings, Campaign launch, and submission of final report.
Method of Application
To apply for the position, visit Save The Children Career Page on Simplicant