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The DiFD Project Manager will provide technical leadership to all aspects of project planning and implementation and maintain and enhance the project’s relationship with key consortium partners and stakeholders including Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development at the state level and other Protection and Education actors including local and international NGOs-IRC, DRC and NRC based in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Technical & Programming
- Maintain good communication with the donor and consortium partners
- Work closely with the government Ministries at the state levels.
- Work together with State, LGA and local partners to develop implementable project strategies and priorities in line with project objectives and plan
- Ensure that child protection and education activities are integrated into existing SC programs in Borno
- Work closely with consortium partners in SC location to integrate all protection activities (Mine Risk, HLP, ICD, GBV) in line with achieving the DFID project goal.
- Provide overall oversight on UASC case management activities
- Provide overall technical guidance on day to day project issues and challenges.
- Monitor implementation of project work plan and budgets
- Anchor monthly and quarterly budget management and monitoring for the project (budget variance and analysis)
- Support the review/adaptation of training materials and capacity building of team, partners and communities
- Work with consortium Advocacy focal person across the INGOs to develop state specific advocacy strategy and activities
- Submit timely monthly quarterly and yearly report to Lead partner
- Coordinate the timely submission of sitrep related to the project.
Planning and Budgeting:
- Develop and review program work plan, activity plans, budgets and financial management for technical activities
Representation and relationships
- Represent SC, engage and maintain good relationships with consortium partners, local partners, government and other key stakeholders working on Child protection, Education, Sexual and Gender Based Violence and general protection issues
- Represent SC in all meetings specifically education and child protection working groups.
- Effectively and efficiently manage all SC local partner staff to ensure healthy work relationship and timely delivery of project results.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Administrative & General Skills
- Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree with at least 5 years’ work experience or a Postgraduate qualification in Public Health with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in child protection, sexual and gender analysis and assessments, health or education issues.
- At least 5 years programme and financial management experience with I/NGO in Nigeria
- Very good understanding of issues relating to, humanitarian response, child protection and gender based violence in emergencies and education in emergencies.
- Good skills in community mobilization, advocacy and in promoting gender equity, child rights, community empowerment and ability to analyse data
- Fluent English and Hausa language skills (written and verbal)
- Experience working in northern Nigeria
- Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
- Effective planning, organising and financial skills
- Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills
- Computer literacy skills – MS Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets
- Strong facilitation and presentation skills
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- To support implementation of WASH component of project including construction/rehabilitations, follow up of community hygiene groups, and collaboration with WASH stakeholders at state/LGA levels.
Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1: Implement, hygiene promotion, and community mobilisation activities at LGA level
- Facilitate carrying out community mobilization and hygiene promotion session among the IDPs and host communities.
- Proactively participate in Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities for sanitation and hygiene promotion activities at LGA level.
- Assist the WASH Officer in providing training to Health Workers/Community Volunteers/WaSHCom and other partners on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
- Support the WASH Officer in organizing information meetings with community members to develop their knowledge in terms of water quality and hygienic practices.
- Proactively participate in the selection of beneficiaries for the NFI kit along with full participation in the distribution process.
- Provide full support to WASH Officer in maintaining regular contact with local stakeholders including Government Ministries/Department/Agencies at LGA level
Objective 2: Collect information and data on community mobilization and hygiene promotion related activities at LGA level:
- Participate in the monitoring of all hygiene promotion activities to ensure behavioural change and project ownership
- Ensure post distribution monitoring mechanism in place for NFI kits and target communities are equally trained for handling and usage.
Objective 3: Collaborate with local authorities and the population, for the smooth implementation of the Hygiene promotion activities:
- Assist the WASH Officer in defining the approach with local stakeholders.
- Collaborate well with Community Volunteers (CVs) on hygiene promotion messaging and act as an interface between IDPs and CVs.
Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:
- First degree in Geology, Civil Engineering or other WASH-related fields from a recognized/accredited Tertiary Institution in Nigeria
- At least two years post-graduation experience
- Advanced degree will be an added advantage
- Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
- Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
- Training and experience on borehole and VIP latrine construction/rehabilitation
- Community mobilisation and advocacy experience
- Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
- Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
- Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to work within a team setting
- Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines
- Excellent communication skills
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The Child Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring that quality psychosocial support services are provided to internally displaced persons mostly children. They will have their capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses world-wide. The Child Protection Officer will be expected to support on sectoral assessment, project planning and coordination. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of implementing partners on the field.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Support the CPiE Coordinator to conduct child protection assessments using SC assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit. Adapt the Assessment Tool as necessary. Coordinate with other SC thematic areas, the national/district Child Protection Working Group and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
- With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, develop monthly and quarterly plans and costed plans, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:
- Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families.
- Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
- Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in project communities
- Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm
- Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
- Support the integration of case management into CFS and PSS
- Support the integration of child protection in to other SC emergencies core sectors on the field
- With support from the Child Protection Coordinator, supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against individual performance management work plans).
- With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, prepare and review timely monthly reports submitted by partners
- With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator, identify project supplies specific to the programme needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
- Work with the M & E plan to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.
- With support from the CRM/Accountability Officer put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
- Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings and the Sphere standard
- Ensure appropriate child friendly spaces time schedules are tailored to the physical and mental needs of the children based on age group and gender
- Coordinate monthly meetings including, parents forum and child protection committee
- Provide essential psychosocial first aid support to children and adults when needed.
- Ensure partner staff are supervised regularly to ensure activities are carried out in line with minimum standard guidelines.
- Consistently maintain referral pathway of project locations
- Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums including the State Child Protection Sub Working Group, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting the coordination of working groups and sub-working groups.
- With support from the Lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
- In collaboration with the Humanitarian Technical Unit and Child Protection team, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
- Contribute to communications and media work as required.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
- Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- 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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