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POSITION: PROGRAM OFFICER, CHILD PROTECTION.

Details:

Job Title:                           Program Officer, Child Protection.

Employment Status:             Contract (12) Months. (Renewable)

Department:                      Programs [Emergency & Humanitarian Services EHS]

Location:                                Ikom and Ogoja LGAs (Cross River States)           

Project:                                   Caritas Nigeria (UNHCR).

Travel Required:                No

Reports to:                         Program Manager, Protection.

Application Deadline:        JFriday, March 28, 2019

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Project Background:

Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (Caritas Nigeria), is a Not-for-Profit Humanitarian and Development Agency established by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), to coordinate at the national level, the social development interventions of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.  Caritas Nigeria works to fight hunger, disease and ignorance as well as responds to humanitarian crises and emergencies by mobilizing resources from within and outside the Church to meet the basic needs of affected persons, regardless of religion, nationality or ethnicity.

Caritas Nigeria’s Protection Unit carries out its protection activities throughout Nigeria, particularly in Cross River State, where Caritas Nigeria is currently operational in 5 LGAs of the State. We are implementing a Protection Assistance program to Cameroonian Refugees Intervention in partnership with UNHCR. Protection activities are implemented directly by Caritas Nigeria as well as through the State’s Justice Development and Peace Commissions (JDPCs).

Summary of Role:

Organization Context:

The Program Officer, [Child Protection] will support the Protection team in providing quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. The Child Protection Officer also ensures that persons of concern are involved in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

The Program Officer, [Child Protection] will contribute to strengthening the coordination of members’ activities and the exchange of all child protection-related information in the Cross River State intervention, and will support the CARITAS NIGERIA Protection Unit in ensuring the centrality of protection in the humanitarian response in Nigeria through effective mainstreaming of protection across all sectors.

He/she will stay abreast of protection standards, operational procedures and practices in child protection delivery in line with international standards and provide functional protection support to other units.

Operational Context:

CARITAS NIGERIA’s Protection Unit in the Abuja Branch Office covers CARITAS NIGERIA protection activities throughout the Nigeria, including in Cross River State where CARITAS NIGERIA is currently operational in 5 LGAs, implementing a Protection & Education Assistance to Cameroonian Refugees Intervention in partnership with UNHCR. Protection activities are implemented by CARITAS NIGERIA directly

Description of Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Mapping of child protection systems and development of a child protection strategy
  • Ensure child protection risks and strategies are assessed on a regular basis.
  • Strengthening of child protection coordination mechanisms
  • Identify protection issues and services that affect children at risk
  • Design of child protection interventions.
  • Establishment and support of monitoring and evaluate the child protection system
  • Regular field visits to monitor implementation of programmes and to provide technical guidance.
  • Facilitate the Best Interest Determination system (BID).
  • Implement and monitor programmes on child friendly spaces.
  • Support of capacity building and training for Child Protection staff/partners
  • Coordinate with other agencies, governments and NGOs to implement and coordinate common standards.
  • Cooperate with Protection cluster to ensure that child protection issues are part of all initiatives and documents, i.e. participate in Chile Protection working group.
  • Preparation of annual and donor reports as well as other documentation related to child protection programmes
  • Support effective Programme and project design, implementation, management and evaluation of the emergency child protection programming.
  • Ensure project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-up with other Child Protection implementing partners.
  • Support and advance the Child Protection Sub-Sector Initiative on engaging adolescents in emergencies, including liaison with the Department of Education on newly developed life-skills modules.
  • Initiate work on Disaster Risk Reduction and Child Protection, mainly by providing inputs to the design of a CPiE module.
  • Liaise with the Justice for Children unit on migration and trafficking in emergencies
  • The Protection Officer will work closely with the CARITAS NIGERIA Protection teams in Calabar, Ikom and Ogoja to enable effective coordination, in line with international standards. He/she will contribute to carrying out the Protection Sector’s strategy and operational delivery as guided by the supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities:

The Responsibilities (Above) are not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other related tasks as required and will be responsible for reporting and communicating progress and achievement of the specific assigned tasks.

Qualification and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, Human Rights, International Development, International Relations, Anthropology, Political or Social Science
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.

Key Competencies:

  • Proven experience in emergency response is essential.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally; demonstrated ability to independently prepare reports, briefings, correspondence and memoranda.
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines under steady pressure and multiple priorities.
  • Relevant experience in program development in child protection related areas in a UN funded project is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Exercises good judgment and maintains confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Demonstrated competence in the operation and use modern office equipment including computer and various software packages.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing responsible and difficult organizational and office management and administrative functions showing independent judgment and personal initiative.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding Refugee crisis/Child Protection.
  • Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • Ability to travel to various locations within Nigeria.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, knowledge of local language(s) is an advantage.
  • Excellent organizational skill; (Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented work style and able to work in a high paced environment.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the dynamic circumstances of daily work.
  • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations.
  • Good computer skills; vast in the use of current or very recent versions of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power point packages.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Continued Professional Development CPD.

CARITAS NIGERIA is committed to providing CPD for its Staff. Staffs are required to undertake available training courses and research to enhance personal knowledge, skills and experience.

CARITAS NIGERIA fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our workforce to help create and society where everyone enjoys Fullness of Life.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested Applicants with the desired requirements should send Letters of Applications (in Word or PDF formats), with copies of the CVs and Credentials (attached) to: recruitment.caritasnigeria@ccfng.org;

Closing Date: By Close of Business, Friday, March 28, 2019

Please Note: The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

CARITAS NIGERIA is an Equal Opportunity/Gender Conscious Employer and does not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristics protected under applicable laws.

MANAGEMENT.                 



PROJECT:  CARITAS NIGERIA – EMERGENCY AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICES.

POSITION: PROGRAM OFFICER, FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOODS

DEPARTMENT:  EMERGENCY & HUMANITARIAN SERVICES, UNHCR.

                     REPORTS TO:  PROGRAM MANAGER.

                     LOCATION:  NORTH-EAST REGION

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES, HEADQUARTERS – ABUJA © 2019  

POSITION: PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE SGBV.

Details:

Job Title:                                         Program Associate, Food Security and Livelihoods.

Employment Status:                     Contract (12Months Renewable)

Department:                                   Programs [Emergency & Humanitarian Services EHS]

Location:                                        North-East, Nigeria.        

Project:                                           Caritas Nigeria (UNHCR).

Travel Required:                            As required

Reports to:                                      Program Manager.

Application Deadline:                  March 22, 2019

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Project Background:

Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (Caritas Nigeria), is a Not-for-Profit Humanitarian and Development Agency established by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), to coordinate at the national level, the social development interventions of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.  Caritas Nigeria works to fight hunger, disease and ignorance as well as responds to humanitarian crises and emergencies by mobilizing resources from within and outside the Church to meet the basic needs of affected persons, regardless of religion, nationality or ethnicity.

Caritas Nigeria’s Humanitarian & Emergency services Unit is implementing a Food Security & Livelihoods FSL Program in North-East, Nigeria. FSL activities are implemented directly by Caritas Nigeria as well as through our Partners, Justice Development and Peace Commissions (JDPCs).

Specific Job description.

  • Support JDPC in training of producer groups/HHs on livestock (small ruminants), best agronomic practices and home gardening 
  • Ensure CSO partner implement activities as indicated in quarterly and monthly work plan
  • Implement effective communication with Local Partners in terms of work and trips plans, programmatic updates and response to mails
  • Support Local Partners to develop detailed quarterly and monthly technical work plan
  • Ensure adequate timely reporting from Local Partners.
  • Support and ensure establishment demo plots and community based seed farms
  • Support the facilitation of Agriculture trade and input voucher fair in all the communities
  • Support in ensuring cash transfers are made in a timely manner
  • Support in preparation of all periodic reports.
  • Lead baseline and end line surveys, market assessments and price monitoring, continuous monitoring and evaluation.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Program Manager.

Additional Responsibilities:

The Responsibilities (Above) are not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other related tasks as required and will be responsible for reporting and communicating progress and achievement of the specific assigned tasks.

Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Agronomy/Crop Science or related fields. Master’s desirable.
  • At least, Three years of working experience in agriculture, development or food security programs – including focus on at least one of the following sectors – agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, or governance

Additional Advantage.

  1. Work experience in the Humanitarian sector in the North East of Nigeria
  2. Can communicate fluently in Hausa/Kanuri
  3. Understanding of faith-based organizations and capacity-building in local partnerships
  4. Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of Caritas agencies
  5. Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  6. Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality in programming and operations.
  7. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of civil society
  8. Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
  9. Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
  10. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required
  11. Fluency in Hausa language is an added advantage as well as experience with northern Nigerian agriculture. 

Key Competencies:

  • Articulate communicator with strong interpersonal, coordination and representation skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to conduct extended deployments and work productively and independently in volatile and unstable security environments.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Exercises good judgment and maintains confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, knowledge of local language(s) is an advantage.
  • Excellent organizational skill; (Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented work style and able to work in a high paced environment.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the dynamic circumstances of daily work.
  • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations.
  • Good computer skills; vast in the use of current or very recent versions of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power point packages.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Continued Professional Development CPD.

CARITAS NIGERIA is committed to providing CPD for its Staff. Staffs are required to undertake available training courses and research to enhance personal knowledge, skills and experience.

CARITAS NIGERIA fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our workforce to help create and society where everyone enjoys Fullness of Life.

Please Note: The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

CARITAS NIGERIA is an Equal Opportunity/Gender Conscious Employer and does not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristics protected under applicable laws.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested Applicants with the desired requirements should send Letters of Applications (in Word or PDF formats), with copies of the CVs and Credentials (attached) to: recruitment.caritasnigeria@ccfng.org;

Closing Date: By Close of Business, Friday March 22, 2019

Please Note: The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

MANAGEMENT.