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  • Posted on: 10 December, 2019 Deadline: 12 December, 2019
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  • Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

    NCA has a presence in Nigeria to respond to the Humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria. NCA has its core competencies in Gender Based Violence and Water Sanitation and Hygiene. NCA has its strengths in works and invest in local partners ensures building their capacities are built from the onset of response, in order to enable them to have the capacity to respond in a long-term intervention including recovery and development.

    GBV Outreach Worker - 4 positions

     

    Location: Ngala/Monguno/Dikwa/Pulka. This position will be based in one of the locations above
    Department / Sector: GBV/Protection
    Reporting to: GBV Officer
    Start date: January 2, 2020
    Slot: 4 Openings

    Job Purpose

    • The purpose of the job is to mainly to carryout community outreach, sensitization and awareness raising interventions to reach a wider coverage of the beneficiaries and communities on GBV related issues and engage in prevention related activities including economic empowerment activities through the Village Savings and Loan association.
    • The position holder will also be actively engaged in providing information to women and girls on available services and referrals and support to women and girls.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist in the establishment of the women and girls’ safe spaces in the identified camp/location.
    • Create and maintain a positive and fruitful relationship with women, girls and the general community.
    • Carry out community sensitization, awareness raising and education activities in the camps, and other locations in the communities based
    • Facilitate supports to women and girls who visit and may want to visit the safe spaces to access services and other supports.
    • Engage men and boys on GBV prevention related activities
    • Provide referrals to vulnerable women, girls, and especially GBV survivors to access services available in the community and at the safe spaces.
    • Closely work with the caseworkers, GBV officer in the formation of the Adolescent girls’ group with consultation and engagement with their parents.
    • Carry out weekly adolescent girls’ sessions as agreed
    • Carryout the economic empowerment activities as agreed and especially the VSLA for women and girls.
    • Plan and implement agreed project activities with support from supervisor
    • Conduct outreach activities to encourage women and girls to seek health care and other services.
    • Ensure that a psychosocial approach/perspective is employed in all work activities and decisions and that these reflect the priorities and best interests of women and girls been assisted.
    • Establish regular coordination and liaison with community leaders, NGOs, service providers and local organizations especially at the reception centers/transit centers etc.
    • Ensure that all program activities create a neutral and supportive environment for women and girls
    • Ensure strict adherence to NCA/ACT code of conduct
    • Assist in the formation and facilitation of women only VSLA groups in based location.

    Requirements

    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
    • University Degree in Community/Rural Development/Education, Social Sciences, or equivalent is a requirement.
    • Previous social work and or community engagement work experience or experience working with women and girls and communities affected by conflict required.
    • Good training, communication and facilitation skills necessary
    • Fluency in English, Hausa, Kanuri plus other Languages in NE Nigeria an advantage
    • Knowledge of Word and Excel programs preferred
    • Willing to stay and work remote locations, field.
    • Flexible and can adapt to prevailing environment.
    • Computer literate especially MS-Word, MS-Excel database and power point. Knowledge of other software an advantage.
    • Self-starter.

    NCA's Commitments
    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

    • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
    • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
    • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
    • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
    • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
    • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

     

    Note

    • Ensure to attach updated CV, Cover 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 nationals only.

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    GBV Officer - 2 positions

     

    Location: (Ngala / Monguno / Dikwa / Pulka), Borno
    Department / Sector: GBV/Protection
    Number of positions: 2
    Closing date: 12:00noon December 12, 2019
    Start date: January 2, 2020

    Job Purpose

    • The GBV Officer will be responsible for the timely and quality delivery of field level activities with technical support from the GBV Coordinator.
    • She/he will manage the team there and ensure the smooth running of program in close coordination with other GBV/Protection actors.
    • She/he will ensure that survivor centered approach is adhered to and GBV survivors and other vulnerable women and girls receive prompt and comprehensive services.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee case management including follow up on referrals and action plans, and support services provided to GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive the minimum package
    • Work closely with the GBV Program Manager/ASRH, GBV Coordinator senior GBV officer and other officers to Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including referral pathway and standard operating procedures
    • Maintain, monitor and measure GBV project implementation and contribute to effective information management on GBV survivors, adhering to the national guidance on case management of survivors and the SOPs
    • Closely work with case workers, outreach workers etc to ensure that best practices are respected and international standards are met in responding and preventing GBV
    • Participate in capacity building initiatives for staff, partners and other stakeholders to ensure quality and comprehensive delivery of project activities
    • Develop weekly, monthly plans activities in line with project.
    • Facilitate the setting up of and functional safe spaces for women and girls and supervise all safe space activities and community outreaches.
    • Conduct monitoring of program activities and ensure standards are followed.
    • Facilitate the formation of Adolescent girls’ groups through the engagement of care givers/parents and ensuring their inputs into the design of the AG is ensured.
    • Oversee the case management of the program and supervise case workers to implement effectively
    • Support staff to identify and link vulnerable girls to child protection actors and other service providers based on need to access support and care
    • Management of field-based activities for the GBV project with support from supervisor.
    • Conduct monitoring to partner activities in their various locations in close coordination with the M&E officer as may requested by supervisor.
    • Submit quality reports as scheduled including but not limited to weekly, monthly etc.
    • Conduct quarterly safety audits in locations together with other partners and as needed.
    • Attend program/sector coordination meetings as needed and requested by supervisor at field level
    • Ensure all finance related to program advances are liquidated and procedures followed for your team.
    • Carryout any other duties as outlined by the supervisor.

    Requirements

    • Proven experience in similar role desirable.
    • Experience in GBVIMS and case management
    • At least Degree in psychology, social sciences, public health, humanitarian work, and nursing required.
    • At least Two years and above experience in similar position or related
    • Flexible and willing to work and stay in rural communities especially field based
    • Attended trainings on GBV and is aware of protection issues.
    • Training/facilitation skills well desired
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri plus any other local languages in northeast Nigeria an advantage.
    • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with all staff and key stakeholders externally.
    • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization, including relevant staff working for the NCA.
    • Computer literate with skills in MS-Word, MS-Excel database and power point. Knowledge of other software an advantage.
    • Willingness and ability to take initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.
    • Self-starter
    • Willingness to stay and work in remote areas as required.

    NCA’s Commitments
    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

    • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
    • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
    • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
    • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
    • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
    • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook.

    Note

    • Ensure to attach updated CV, Cover 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 nationals only.

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    GBV Case Worker - 8 positions

     

    Location: Borno (Ngala/Monguno/Dikwa/Pulka)
    Department / Sector: GBV/Protection
    Slots: 8
    Reporting to: GBV Officer
    Start Date: January 2, 2020

    Job Purpose

    • The purposes of this position will be to ensure improved and expanded community-based services to meet the health and psychosocial needs of women and adolescent girls
    • The GBV caseworker responds to incidents of GBV in a timely, compassionate, and caring manner and provides basic counseling and support to survivors of Gender Based Violence
    • The GBV Case Worker works in close collaboration with the GBV officer, outreach workers, volunteers, women leaders, Local partners, health facilities and other agencies in the camp to support and provide services to women and girls who have been affected by conflict
    • The GBV Case Worker will provide case management services to women and girls who need health and psychosocial support and other GBV services.

    Responsibilities

    • Facilitate a process for women to have a safe space where they can meet and discuss issues relating to their wellbeing.
    • Create and maintain a positive and fruitful relationship with women who use the safe space and with the general community in which the safe space is based.
    • Identify, train and support GBV outreach Workers and volunteers to undertake effective outreach work, referrals, sign posting and follow – ups for women in need of assistance.
    • Supervise the work of the outreach workers and conduct regular feedback and de- briefing sessions to facilitate their work in close collaboration with the GBV officer.
    • Formulate appropriate responses to individual cases according to the acceptable standards and in the best interests of the individual.
    • Make use of other services and referral mechanisms as appropriate and according to the requests of individual/ family.
    • Coordinate and conduct community education and awareness-raising activities in conjunction with the GBV outreach workers and volunteers with support from the GBV officer.
    • In conjunction with the GBV Officer, facilitate the development and implementation of community action plans to prevent and respond to GBV.
    • Conduct outreach activities to encourage women and girls to seek health care and other services.
    • Ensure that a psychosocial approach/perspective is employed in all work activities and decisions and that these reflect the priorities and best interests of women and girls been assisted.
    • Organize and implement activities in the safe space which women have agreed on and been involved in including, but not limited to, training, information sessions, skills building and group activities.
    • Work with other team member members in the community to help women become involved in literacy classes, income generation, and other activities.
    • Establish regular coordination and liaison with community leaders, NGOs, service providers and local organizations etc.
    • Submit program reports using the GBVIMS and other tools as necessary and requested.
    • Participate in meetings and work as part of a team.
    • Ensure that all program activities create a neutral and supportive environment for women and girls
    • Ensure strict adherence to NCA/ACT code of conduct
    • Assist in the formation and facilitation of women only VSLA groups in based location.

    Requirements

    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
    • University Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Public Health or equivalence is a requirement.
    • Previous social work experience or experience working with women and girls affected by conflict required.
    • Experience in GBVIMS, case management an advantage
    • Good training and facilitation skills necessary
    • Knowledge of health and first – aid beneficial
    • Fluency in English, Hausa, Kanuri a must plus any other languages (Shuwa) in Northeast/Borno an advantage
    • Knowledge of Word and Excel programs preferred
    • Willing to stay and work remote locations, field.
    • Flexible and can adapt to prevailing environment.
    • Computer literate especially MS word, MS Excel database and power point. Knowledge of other software an advantage.
    • Self-starter.

    NCA’S Commitments
    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

    • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
    • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
    • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
    • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
    • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
    • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook.

    Note

    • Ensure to attach updated CV, Cover 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 nationals only.

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    GBV Coordinator - Partner Support - 3 positions

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno with frequent visits to project locations.
    Department / Sector: GBV/Protection
    Slot: 3
    Reporting to: GBV/ASRH Program Manager

    Job Purpose

    • The GBV Coordinator, partner support directly oversees the overall implementation of an assigned partner including supporting their proposal development, budget, activity plans, procurement and spending plans and reporting.
    • She/he is responsible for staff management, budget management, supervision and coordination of all activities concerning their project.
    • She/he manages at least 3 NCA GBV Partner support officers based in the field and liaises with Maiduguri main office support teams and reports directly to the GBV/ASRH program manager.
    • She/he represents NCA in relevant coordination structures and ensures timely and effective implementation of rapid response activities, including oversee of financial, logistics and security needs of the project of partner in the field.
    • He/She is responsible for the quality of NCA’s programming and for NCA’s active role as an important humanitarian actor in the field locations with partners.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage and Oversee specific project/partners GBV programming as direct focal point.
    • Ensure development and review of monthly activity and movement planning by the teams
    • Manage GBV teams including direct management of GBV officers and indirect management of case workers, outreach workers, volunteers, safe space personnel, partners and other program staff as may be requested.
    • Ensure survivor centered approach of programming and supervision of staff including supervision of follow up, referrals, action plans, and support services provided to GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive the minimum package as needed.
    • Work closely with the GBV program manager and other team members to Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities
    • Lead field level coordination, representation of GBV/protection and joint response and engagement of beneficiaries as needed.
    • Review activity budget for various teams for approval
    • Work closely with support departments for effective and timely programming hence, follow-up on necessary logistics, finance, security, HR, Admin processes.
    • Lead GBV safety audits and other rapid assessments in based locations/as required the by GBV program coordinator and submit reports.
    • Attend capacity building training and mentoring sessions for self-development and to enhance program quality and staff engagement
    • Provide capacity building trainings program staff as necessary
    • Monitor program implementations, supervision, and monitoring on activities and provide feedback to GBV Program Manager.
    • Ensure GBV response and prevention activities are strictly followed and adhering to guidelines and organizational principles and strategy.
    • Contribute to proposal development ideas with input based on feedback from beneficiaries, assessment, and other necessary information relevant for action.
    • Track activity expenditure on a monthly basis.
    • Submit monthly, status and other reports as requested by GBV program manager/Head of programmes
    • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience, And Qualification

    • At least 3 years or more proven experience in a similar function desirable.
    • Experience in GBVIMS, GBVIMS+ and case management
    • Minimum Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences, Public Health, Humanitarian Work, Nursing required
    • Flexible and willing to make regular visits to deep-field locations
    • Attended trainings on GBV and is aware of protection issues.
    • Well experienced in working on empowering women and girls.
    • Supervisory experience required.
    • Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri plus any other local languages in northeast Nigeria an advantage.
    • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with all staff and key stakeholders externally.
    • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization, including relevant staff working for the NCA.

    Time management skills:

    • Computer literate especially micro soft work excel database and power point. Knowledge of other software an advantage desired.

    Good report writing skills:

    • Ability to coordinate and work with other partners and stakeholders
    • Willingness and ability to take initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.
    • Self-starter
    • Willingness to stay and work in remote areas as required

    Computer skills

    • Computer literate with skills in MS-Word, MS-Excel database and power point. Knowledge of other software an advantage.

    NCA's Commitments
    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

    • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
    • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
    • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
    • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
    • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
    • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

     

    Note

    • Ensure to attach updated CV, Cover 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 nationals only.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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