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  • Posted on: 2 December, 2019 Deadline: 15 December, 2019
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  • Terre des hommes (Tdh) is leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum.

    Casework Officer

     

    General description of the position:

    The purpose of the position is to support the most vulnerable and at-risk boys, girls, men and women through provision of safe and confidential case management services implemented in accordance with the Inter-agency Case Management Guidelines. The post holder will be in charge of implementing case management activities in Maiduguri project locations ensuring high-quality case management service delivery. The job location depends on assignment and might change based on project’s evolving needs.

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    Case Management

    • Provide individual tailored comprehensive Child Protection Case Management Services to Unaccompanied, Separated and Vulnerable Children as per the Case Management Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Receive and provide referral services for specialized case management services.
    • Ensure the confidentiality of the information collected during the case management services and input the information on digital platforms.
    • Establish harmonious working environment with wide range of stakeholders more specifically, children, beneficiaries, service providers, community leaders, religious leaders, local government authorities.
    • Raise the profile of case management services in the project area by training volunteers and raising awareness in the community.
    • Support the establishment and strengthen of Community Based Child Protection mechanisms.
    • Make strong efforts for the sustainability of the Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms by linking them to government structures and long term programs/projects.

    Other

    • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
    • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
    • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

    Requirements

    • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages and in English (speaking/reading/writing).
    • Education Degree:  University degree in Social Work, Social Studies, Human Rights, or any other related discipline.
    • Work experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of Child Protection / Case Manaegemnt / SGBV / Social work.
    • Knowledge & skills: Good analytical and writing skills.
    • Computer skills: Good knowledge of the MS office software.
    • Other: Knowledge of child protection systems in Northeastern Nigeria/Good capacity building and supervisory skills / Previous experience in child protection case management is highly desirable.

    Assets

    • Acquaintance with NGO' rules, procedures and regulations; Acquaintance with the Child Protection Minumim Standards, good knowledge of the Inter-agency Guidelines for Case Management and Child Protection
    • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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    Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Team Leader

     

    General Objective

    Reporting to the Deputy Child Protection Project Manager, and in close supervision of Program Manager, the Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Team Leader is responsible for supervising and coordinating a number of Child Protection and Education program activities including Case Management, Psychosocial Support, Community Outreach, Formal and non-formal education and management and operation of Temporary Learning Sites. Responsibilities include direct management of a team consisting of 5 Case Work Officers, 2 PSS Officers, 4 Education Officers and 1 Community Development Officer. The post holder is expected to provide on-going technical support, mentoring and guidance to the project team to ensure child protection and education activities in the project locations are carried on a timely basis ensuring the high quality of the response.

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    Team & Human Resource Management

    Participate in the identification, recruitment, training and management of staff members.
    Provide appropriate training, mentoring, coaching and technical guidance of the team under her/his responsibility.
    Participate in ensuring a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts) and follow the staff under his/her direct responsibility on a regular basis.
    Follow up staff attendances, leaves and provide monthly attendance sheets to her/his manager to facilitate payroll process

    Case Management

    • Ensure that the case management system for children and adults is aligned with the Inter-agency Case Management Guidelines, adheres and refers to the inter-agency standardized operating procedures and tools.
    • Ensure that Case Work Officers thoroughly follow the case management steps ensuring that each step is properly implemented and documented in the individual’s file.
    • Conduct weekly supervision meetings with all case worker officers, providing technical advice on cases and psychosocial support.
    • Map existing specialized services and make sure that the referral pathway is up-to-date to facilitate beneficiaries’ access.
    • Ensure data is collected systematically and accurately and logically presented to the line manager.

    Psychosocial Support

    Under the supervision of the line manager and based on the assessment’s findings, design an array of age and gender appropriate psychosocial interventions for children, adolescents and caregivers.
    Support the PSS Officer to draft a weekly activity schedule and revise it regularly as to make it adaptable to the evolving needs on the ground and according to the logistic needs and constraints.
    Ensure that signs of mental health and psychosocial distresses are identified, registered and cared for in timely and quality manner through referrals when appropriate.
    Train PSS Staff on basic concepts of case management in order to timely refer cases of  individuals at risk or of affected by protection concerns.

    Community Outreach

    Conduct an initial assessment of the protection risks and concerns in his/her area of responsibility with an aim of defining contextually-relevant community mobilization strategy.
    Under the supervision of the line manager and based on the assessment’s findings, design an array of age and gender appropriate social events, educational programmes, awareness raising sessions.
    Ensure a close supervision of daily community outreach activities, support the staff in prioritizing interventions if needed, overcoming challenges and  seeking synergies with other actors.
    Provide daily guidance and support to the staff, suggest  changes, updates and improvements of relevant awareness raising, psychosocial, educational activities when needed.

    Child Protection

    • Promote and ensure project activities are in line with child protection and humanitarian principles.
    • Ensure the project activities are well-integrated into the North-eastern Nigeria child protection system and humanitarian coordination practices and guidelines.
    • Ensure Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Minimum Standards are mainstreamed through all the programmatic activities.
    • Report serious cases of abuse committed against children to the Child Protection Project Manager with respect to the confidentiality.

    Education in Emergencies

    • Liaise with humanitarian actors and government authorities for coordinated and harmonized education programming in the project areas.
    • Supervise and provide technical support to the project team members for the quality implementation of the educational activities.
    • Manage and update the monitoring tools used for the project on a regular and timely basis.

    Coordination & Representation

    • Work in close collaboration with Tdh partners and other key actors.
    • Coordinates with other Tdh sectors to ensure implementation of standardized activities and with other departments (programme and support) of Tdh Nigeria.
    • Participate in fora and meetings held at site level in her/his field of expertise, when relevant and necessary.

    Security

    Comply with Tdh Security Regulations.
    Contribute to updating the security plan on his/her area(s) of intervention.

    Other

    • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
    • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
    • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

    Requirements

    • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages and in English (speaking/reading/writing).
    • Education Degree:  University degree in social work, social studies, psychology/ child’s psychology, counseling or any other related discipline.
    • Work experience: Minimum 2 years experience in the field of child protection / protection/ Education /  SGBV/ social work / case management.
    • Knowledge & skills: Good analytical and writing skills.
    • Computer skills: Good knowledge of the MS office software.
    • Other: Knowledge of protection systems in Northeastern Nigeria/Good capacity building and supervisory skills/ Excellent knowledge of protection issues (Child Protection and SGBV) and best practices / Previous experience child protection and education in emergencies is highly desirable. 

    Assets

    • Acquaintance with NGO' rules, procedures and regulations;
    • Acquaintance with the Child Protection Minumim Standards,
    • Good knowledge of the Inter-agency Guidelines for Case Management and Child Protection.
    • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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    Education Officer

     

    General Objective

    • Reporting to the Chid Protection and Education in Emergencies Team Leader, with close support from the Deputy Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Project Manager, the Education Officer is responsible to support the development and implementation of the Education activities in the project locations.
    • This position will take responsibility for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of TdHs education programme to improve children’s learning outcomes (literacy, Numeracy and life skills) through both formal and non-formal education activities.

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    • Provide technical support in the areas of education in emergencies to teachers, facilitators, volunteers and community members engaged in the project.
    • Closely collaborate with all the concerned stakeholders to ensure that programme goals are achieved and sustained.
    • Actively participate in education-related activities and meetings, and seek active collaboration with other players working in the education sector.
    • Adhere to the work plan and ensure the activities are fully implemented as per the national/international and North-east Nigeria Education Sector guidelines.
    • Ensure close supervision and support to field based education activities
    • Support in establisment of CPiE component within the Education activities
    • Support set up of clear referral pathways between Education and CP teams in close colllaboration with PSS and Case Work Officers
    • Identify and communicate project gaps, challenges and vulnerabilities to the line manager on a timely basis and suggest possible solutions to the problems.
    • Actively participate in set up of clear monitoring and evaluation plan (including development and implentation of tools)
    • Feed the project monitoring tools with highest level of accuracy in close coordination with project monitoring team.
    • Establish and strengthen School Based Management Committees including training and community engagements.

    Coordination & Representation:

    • Liaise with relevant governemnt authorities, State Universal Basis Education Board, Camp Coordination and Camp Management and relevant humanitarian actors for the proper coordination and implementation of the project.
    • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and final report based on project targets and results.

    Child Protection:

    • Promote inclusion and equal access to education for every child, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and at-risk children;
    • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information and data of beneficiaries at all times;
    • Ensure Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Minimum Standards are mainstreamed through all the programmatic activities;
    • Report serious cases of abuse committed against children to the Child Protection Project Manager. Strict confidentiality must be respected.

    Other:

    • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
    • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
    • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

    Requirements

    • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages and in English (speaking/reading/writing).
    • Education Degree: University degree in Social Work, Education, Social Studies, Human Rights, or any other related discipline.
    • Work experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of Child Protection / Education / SGBV/ Social work / Case management.
    • Knowledge & skills: Good analytical and writing skills.
    • Computer skills: Good knowledge of the MS office software.
    • Other: Knowledge of protection systems in Northeastern Nigeria/Good capacity building and supervisory skills/ Excellent knowledge of protection and education in emergencies / Previous experience in child protection and education in emergencies is highly desirable.

    Assets:

    • Acquaintance with NGO' rules, procedures and regulations; Acquaintance with the Child Protection Minumim Standards, good knowledge of the Inter-agency Guidelines for Case Management and Child Protection. Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards (INEE MS) and other existing global guidelines and tools for EiE.
    • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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    Community Development Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    General Objective

    • Reporting to the Chid Protection and Education in Emergencies Team Leader, with close support from the Deputy Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Project Manager, the Community Development Officer is responsible to ensure quality implementation of the community mobilization activities, such as household-to-household outreach, awareness raising sessions and events for boys, girls, men and women, including community leaders, on the child protection and education themes
    • This inlcudes supporting and strengthening the community based child protection and education structures and mechanisms.

    Responsibilities & Task

    • In direct supervision of Project Team Leader, he/she will coordinate implementation of awareness raising sessions and events for girls, boys, men and women.
    • Identify child protection issues present in the community to inform development of the awareness raising sessions and events.
    • Contribute to drafting the content of awareness raising sessions and events for various target groups.
    • Identify, train and support community Child Protection Focal Points/ Child Protection Committees on how to identify and adequately respond to cases of children at risk.
    • Contribute to the design of Information, Education and Communication materials and coordinate information dissemination within the community.
    • Hold regular meetings with the relevant stakeholders (local formal and informal authorities, CP and non-CP actors, public services) to familiarize them with the project, its objectives and engage them in its implementation.
    • Provide regular updates, reports, success stories and lessons learnt to the Team Leader, at periodic meetings or as requested.
    • Collect and document the data (attendace sheets, KAP surveys, questionnaires of satisfaction, pre post tests etc) in line with project indicators.
    • Work in close collaboration and in coordination with community memebrs, CP and non-CP actors, local authorities and public services operational at the project location.
    • Participate in internal / external meetings related to the project areas and communicate well on the outcomes with the line manger.
    • Establish strong communication and coordination channels with service providers operational at the project location.
    • Promote, and ensure project activities are in line with Child Protection Minimum Standards and humanitarian principles.

    Other:

    • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
    • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
    • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

    Requirements

    • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages and in English (speaking/reading/writing).
    • Education Degree: University Degree in Social Work, Social Studies, Human Rights, or any other related discipline
    • Work experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of Child Protection / Protection/ Education / SGBV/ Social work / Case management.
    • Knowledge & skills: Experience working with communities.
    • Computer skills: Good knowledge of the MS office software.
    • Other: Knowledge of protection systems in Northeastern Nigeria/Good capacity building skills / Excellent knowledge of protection and education in emergencies / Previous experience in child protection and education in emergencies is highly desirable.

    Assets:

    • Acquaintance with NGO' rules, procedures and regulations;
    • Acquaintance with the Child Protection Minumim Standards,
    • Good knowledge of the Inter-agency Guidelines for Case Management and Child Protection.

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    Psychosocial Support (PSS) Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    General Objective

    • Reporting to the Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Team Leader, the main purpose of this position is to carry out an array of age and gender appropriate psychosocial support activities for the most vulnerable and at-risk children, adolescents and caregivers with respect to their culture and contextual sensitivities.
    • The activities will be well-integrated into North-eastern Nigerian protection system and humanitarian coordination practices and guidelines. The activities will be carried out in Borno State areas according to the evolving needs of the project.

    Responsibilities & Tasks
    Psychosocial Support:

    • Conduct specific child-focused activities for psychosocial well-being and building resilience of most vulnerable and at-risk children and adolescents by ensuring a variety of activities that include active games, sports, expressive/creative activities, life skills, educational activities.
    • Mobilize adolescent boys and girls to launch empowering activities that suit their interest, promote their psychosocial well-being and create an opportunity for their direct social engagement at community level.
    • Conduct emotional group support sessions for caregivers.
    • Conduct awareness sessions on child protection issues and issues affecting the protection and well-being of children.
    • Provide basic counselling sessions to support children and their caregivers to better cope with difficulties, distress and enhance their resilience.
    • Identify vulnerable children and adults in a need of protection or support and conduct referral to the case management team.
    • Establish and maintain positive and efficient relations with target beneficiaries, community members, humanitarian actors and all the other key stakeholders.
    • Ensure availability of the PSS materials and safe storage and maintenance of the PSS materials.
    • Prepare weekly activity schedule, keep record of newly registered beneficiaries, fill beneficiaries daily’s attendance lists and other reports as required by the line manager and ensure accuracy and timely submission.
    • Under the guidance of the Team Leader, conduct participatory monitoring activities to collect beneficiaries feedback and opinions on the quality and satisfaction of activities.
    • Provide supervision, mentorship and guidance to PSS volunteers.
    • Perform any other job-related duties as requested by the line manager.

    Child Protection:

    • Promote inclusion and equal access for every child, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and at-risk children.
    • Identify potential cases of children victims and/or at heightened risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect and any other child protection concern or threat and report to the Case Work Officer.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information and data of beneficiaries at all times.
    • Ensure Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Minimum Standards are mainstreamed through all the programmatic activities.
    • Report serious cases of abuse committed against children to the Child Protection Project Manager. Strict confidentiality must be respected.
    • Coordination & Representation
    • Coordinates with other Tdh sectors to ensure implementation of standardized activities and with other departments (programme and support) of Tdh Nigeria as necessary
    • Represent Tdh project in fora and meetings held at site level in her/his field of expertise.

    Other:

    • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
    • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
    • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

    Requirements

    • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages and in English (speaking/reading/writing).
    • Education Degree: University degree in Social Work, Social Studies, Psychology, Education or any other related discipline.
    • Work experience: Minimum 1 year experience in the field of child protection / protection/SGBV/ PSS.
    • Knowledge & skills: Excellent analytical and writing skills, creative thinking.
    • Computer skills: Good knowledge of the MS office software.
    • Other: Knowledge of protection systems in Northeastern Nigeria/ Excellent knowledge of protection issues and best practices / Previous experience in drafting PSS activity plans and structured plans of recreational activities is highly desirable / Previous experience in working with youth target groups is of a benefit.

    Assets:

    • Acquaintance with NGO' rules, procedures and regulations; Acquaintance with the Child Protection Minumim Standards Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Note:

    • Ensure to attach updated CV, Motivation Letter in a single file
    • Due to the Emergency situation in the Northeast Nigeria, applications will be processed on a rolling basis and Position could be filled before the expiration of advert.
    • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted for further steps of the recruitment.
    • This position is open to Nigerian national only.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) career website on docs.google.com to apply

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