Deadline: 23 August, 2020

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

UNICEF is seeking an eligible candidate to fill the position of Child Protection Officer.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children, save their lives, defend their rights and help them fulfill their potentials.

Responsibilities

  • Support partner NGOs, MWASD and MYSSD to carry out child-sensitive psychosocial support
  • Strengthen the capacity of GBV SSWG partners, including the MWASD and MYSSD to care for child survivors, by requesting the support of HQ to deploy CCS trainers to conduct a ToT for GBV/CP caseworkers and ministry social workers
  • Support the strengthening of SEA community-based compliant and reporting mechanism (CBCRM) with special attention to child friendly (CBCRM) in camps, communities, schools, and hospitals supported by UNICEF
  • Initiate the training of UNICEF medical staff from the health section to provide medical support for survivors of GBV and SEA including clinical management of rape and medical counselling
  • Work with partner NGOs, MWASD and MYSSD to carry out social norm change interventions including advocacy for the domestication of laws that aim to address the root causes of GBV
  • Increase/improve the provision of age-appropriate economic support for children and adolescents to foster economic empowerment and reintegration of survivors, including CRSV survivors, through entrepreneurial and livelihood activities
  • Increase/improve the availability of age and gender appropriate social and community activities for children and adolescents to foster smooth social empowerment and reintegration, e.g., life-skills, school clubs, peer-to-peer support, dialogue sessions, etc
  • Participate in all WPS network activities to highlight the role of girls in peacebuilding through the implementation of peacebuilding activities in schools and communities for girls and adolescents
  • Engage the service of a consultant to strengthen the legal and justice system to be responsive to GBV issues affecting men and women

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Community Development, Social Work, or related fields
  • Three years, minimum, of progressive experience implementing child protection and GBV programmes in emergency contexts
  • Strong experience in capacity building in GBV including designing and implementing GBV programming
  • Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions including in protracted conflict environments
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills
  • Experienced working with community structures and/or religious groups and leaders on prevention and response to GBV including survivors of conflict-related sexual violence
  • Proven experience in developing proposals and budgets for resource mobilisation, partnership and management
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of the local language(s) at the duty station

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UNICEF USA

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