Child Protection Caseworker, Damaturu, Gujba, Potiskum and Bade
Save the Children , Nigeria
SSuitable applicants are invited for the position listed below.
CChild Protection Case Worker
Damaturu, Gubja, Potiskum and Bade LGA.
Child Protection Case Worker
The Child Protection Case Worker has responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of child protection strategies and activities at the community level. The CP Case Worker will be responsible for implementing the work of and providing guidance to the Community on Child Protection activities.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Represent SCI in the field, with professionalism, honesty and commitment
Interview potential CP cases documenting interview prior to referral to relevant service providers.
Implement program objectives, strategies and activities in agreement with local customs
Identify child protection cases for assessments, home visits and follow-ups
Assist the Child Protection officer in carrying out interviews with children.
Filling in the relevant monitoring tools for the individual cases management of the of UASC and other vulnerable children accordingly
Identify high priority cases requiring referrals and report to CP officer as they arise for necessary referral
Facilitate the implementation of a mobilization strategy for community structures and target beneficiaries
Mobilize community structures as required
Participate in training courses and meetings for the community structures and fill the relevant monitoring tools
Attend camp/community level staff and planning meetings monthly
Give information to the beneficiaries on the services provided by SCI
Facilitate the setup of Foster parents and referral systems to respond to protection issues
Comply with all relevant save the children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety and other relevant policies
Perform any other duties that will be assigned by the supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and local language
Degree/HND/Diploma in social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 1-year work experience in social work or with development-related organisations.
Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
Commitment to Save the Children's Child Protection Policy
Knowledge of local language
Experience and skills in management of staff
Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
Understanding of the region dynamics of the conflict
Experience in working in an insecure environment
Indigenes and residents of Damaturu, Potiskum, Gujba and Bade are encouraged to apply
We employ approximately 17,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 60 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding Career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
How to Apply?
You may submit your Cover Letter, CV, Credentials and Passport in a well labelled envelop to SCI Yobe field Office OR submit online
Date: This Advert is open till 31st July 2021
Time: 12:00 pm
We do NOT request prospective volunteers to pay any money for recruitment.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse