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  • Posted on: 17 May, 2019 Deadline: 20 May, 2019
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    Child Protection in Emergency Officer

     

    Job ID: 19000155
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Role Purpose

    • 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

    • 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 care 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

    Capacity Building:

    • Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience
    • Provide technical support/capacity building to other CP staffs in the absence of the senior child protection officer/adviser.

    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.

    General:

    • 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.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

    Collaboration:

    • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
    • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
    • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
    • Establishes clear objectives with partners

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
    • Commitment to Save the Children Values

    Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

    • Ensure that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
    • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
    • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation mechanisms

    Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

    • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
    • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
    • Makes positive statements about work
    • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
    • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to partners and others

    Qualifications and Experience
    Essential Criteria:

    • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
    • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC 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

    Desirable Criteria:

    • 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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    Finance Officer

     

    Job ref.: 190001A3
    Location: Ogoja, Cross River
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Key Accountabilities:

    • Have essential knowledge of Finance and Accounting. Ensure that  roles and responsibilities are  clear  and have  strong understanding of all of Donor’s and Save the Children’s regulations and policies, especially the core policies such as; Finance policies and procedures, Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud & dishonesty policies, Anti-bribery and corruption policy and whistle blowing policy.

    Finance:

    • Coordinate with the Line manager to ensure timely and appropriate cash flows, matched with the operational needs of the state office and budget forecasts, and in line with SC policies and donor requirements.
    • Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to Abuja as required. Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.
    • Preparation and submission of  monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations to CO Abuja
    • Help ensure that timely and accurate information is generated and disseminated accordingly to the project team, to inform activity planning and forecasts.
    • Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintained, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.
    • Process all payments (cheque and/or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies & Donor requirements.  Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approved, authorised and administered, in line with SC & Donor policies.
    • Make statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as PAYE, WHT, and PENSION deduction and ensure adequate documentation is kept in the office.
    • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure
    • Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements
    • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies.
    • In collaboration with the line manager support monthly budget phasing and annual pipeline analysis as well as BVA commentary for specific award.
    • Review partners/sub-awardee financial report and reconcile partners/Sub-awardee Account (5200).
    • Review transaction and bank transfer on Ecobank Omni platform, responsible for monthly recharges processing (Reversal and reclass) as well as daily matching of transaction on Aggresso
    • Act/ Cover for Finance Coordinator.
    • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

    Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
    • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
    • Holds self and others accountable

    Ambition:

    • Creating best-in-class EA function
    • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

    Collaboration:

    • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

    • Designing more effective admin systems
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honesty, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Skills & Experience:

    • Administrative & General Skills

    Essential Criteria:

    • Level of Education – B.Sc/HND or equivalent
    • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts / Business Administration
    • Desirable ACA and or ACCA qualification
    • Knowledge and experience in working with USAID regulations
    • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
    • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
    • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
    • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
    • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
    • Professional certificate in accounting and finance

    Desirable Criteria:

    • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
    • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
    • Ability to be creative and proactivehealth service improvement is essential.

    Method of Application

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