Child Protection Assistant – Emergency Response at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Child Protection Assistant – Emergency Response

Requisition ID: req6324
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope of Work

  • Adolescent girls and boys are gravely underserved in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase of response.
  • They are often inserted into programming designed for younger children or into adult programming, where their age-specific needs are not understood or met.
  • The Adolescent Protection Assistants will act as focal points for adolescent girls (younger) and boys within Child Protection programming in Monguno emergency response.

Technical Quality:

  • Provide support for adolescents and their families and link them to specialized services where needed.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CP Officer and manager for updates on achievements and challenges
  • Grant Monitoring and Reporting
  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Effectively communicate with other caseworkers, government social workers and service providers as part of providing individual support to adolescents and their families.
  • Regularly attend all CP related meetings at field level

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to case management.
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Health and Livelihoods) at field level

Other:

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and  liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC staff is required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Uphold the IRC Child Safeguarding Policy and ensure the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the workplace and communities of intervention

Key Responsibilities:

  • Child Protection Assistant will work within a Child Protection emergency response team, providing case management and psychosocial support services to adolescents and their care givers.
  • Work as part of a Child Protection team in a safe space to provide support to children as part of broader response services
  • Participate in identifying facilitators and an initial SAFE approach training and engage in ongoing skills building using SAFE materials.
  • With support from supervisors, mentor and coach the community volunteer responsible for co-facilitating sessions with adolescent girls (younger) or boys
  • Lead community engagement activities to introduce SAFE activities to female and male community leaders and caregivers
  • Conduct initial assessments to identify the risks and needs of adolescent girls and boys
  • Work closely with other project staff to identify adolescent girls(younger), adolescent boys, and female and male caregivers to participate in SAFE learning activities
  • Act as lead facilitator to deliver sessions twice a week for adolescent girls or boys together with a community volunteer facilitator
  • Facilitate sessions once a week for female or male caregivers
  • Provide psychological first aid and support to adolescent girls(younger) or boys who disclose experiences of violence and support referral to access required services
  • Facilitate feedback meetings with adolescent girl(younger)s and boys, female and male community stakeholders and caregivers and share feedback with supervisor
  • Complete weekly reports on project activities, including documenting feedback from participants of SAFE sessions and proactively sharing back lessons learned whilst facilitating the curricula
  • Participate in weekly team meetings.

Qualifications
Candidates are desired who have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, Economic, another Human Development related field or equivalent of experience preferred
  • At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women  or parents and caregivers
  • Experience with facilitation of group work with relevant populations
  • A high level of motivation to assist adolescent girls and boys affected by humanitarian crisis
  • A commitment to child protection and gender equality
  • A learning attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge in the protection of adolescent girls and boys
  • Experience as an active participate of social groups, with an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
  • Capacity building, facilitation or training experience
  • The ability to adapt and work under pressure and strong interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English and Kanuri
  • Basic competency in computer skills.

Work Environment:

  • Security level is red. The situation in Monguno is currently calm.

Application Deadline
October 16, 2019

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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