Child Protection/ Case Management Specialist at International Rescue Committee

IRC began work in Nigeria in 2012 in Kogi State in response to the flood emergency. It is one of the few international humanitarian actors present in Nigeria’s north eastern States. In the sector of child protection, the IRC recently launched activities in Adamawa State in 2015, in response to intensified attacks by Boko Haram on civilian populations in Nigeria. Since December 2014, over 350,000 have been estimated to have been displaced with the number of IDPs having increased by 78% in Adamawa State. It is estimated that 53% of IDPs are females and 47% are males. More than half of the IDP population are under 18 (56%). Out of that number half are estimated to be five and younger according to the IOM DTM report released in February 2015. Children have been greatly affected by Boko Haram and the subsequent displacement, resulting in children directly affected by recruitment and use by armed groups, psychosocial distress, disrupted access to education, violence, abuse and exploitation and family separation.  According to IRC’s multi-sector rapid needs assessment conducted in March, 2015, of the 27 communities that IRC sampled (89% of which were host communities sampled), 85% of communities reported that there are children in their community who have been separated from their usual caregivers during displacement from Boko Haram attacks in the northeast.  Children who have been separated from their usual caregivers are at heightened risk of abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation.

There is urgent need to strengthen the support systems, for unaccompanied and separated children and to provide quality care and follow-up for the most vulnerable children affected by the humanitarian crisis in the northeast of Nigeria. IRC’s child protection response has mainly focused on Safe Healing and Learning Spaces, case management for unaccompanied and separated children and the creation of community based child protection mechanisms. Child protection activities are currently funded by ECHO and Stichting Vluchteling.

Job Industry: NGO/Health/Safety

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergencies, Case Management Specialist

Job Location: Adamawa

Job Role:

  • The Child Protection in Emergencies, Case Management Specialist at International Rescue Committee Contextualize and consolidate materials from CPWG resources into a comprehensive training module for north-eastern Nigeria.  Four training sessions need to be developed on the following topics and each training should last no longer than 3-4 days:
  • Alternative Care for unaccompanied and separated children and children associated with armed groups
  • Case Management including psychosocial support services and referral pathways
  • Child Protection in Emergencies
  • Child Protection Rapid Assessments
  • Design a Training of Trainers Guidance Note for IRC caseworkers who are providing case management services and mentoring government/CBO counterparts in case management.
  • Develop a capacity building implementation strategy including a mentorship component between IRC and government/CBO counterparts for 6 month
  • Conduct a Training of Trainers foundational trainings for IRC caseworkers and child protection officers:
  • Alternative Care for unaccompanied and separated children and children associated with armed groups
  • Case Management including psychosocial support services and referral pathways
  • Review IRC case management system, including vulnerability criteria, M&E, alternative care trainings with the CP manager and appropriate CP officers.  Following the review, produce a final report including findings of the review and recommendations.
  • Present key findings and recommendations to the case management team and facilitate the development of an action plan for remediation.
  • Co-facilitate first training designed in the training module, Alternative Care of UASC and CAAFAG for the Ministry of Women and Social Development personnel with the IRC Child Protection Manager.
  • Finalize training materials based on feedback from staff training and training of Ministry of Women and Social Development personnel in necessary.

Job Requirement:

  • Must have a BSc/HND in relevant discipline(Masters degree an added advantage)
  • Must have between 2-5 years of relevant experience

Application Closing Date:

Not Specified

How to Apply:

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