Child Protection Assistant-Yola

International Rescue Committee

Community & Social Services

Unspecified NGN Confidential
3 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID:  req45210

Job Title:  Child Protection Assistant-Yola

Sector:  Child Protection

Employment Category:  Regular

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Open to Expatriates:  No

Location:  Nigeria

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the worldâs largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster and violent in over 42 conflict countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation, and creative partnerships. Active in public health, EH-WASH, Nutrition, Education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home. IRC began work in Nigeria in 2012 in Kogi State in response to the flood emergency.

In the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, there has been a considerable upsurge (vague) in violence perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Northeast, creating an influx of IDPs in within the state. From the beginning of the insurgency, the hosts communities in the Northeast have been housing many displaced and have now reached absorption capacity limit. The recent arrivals are lacking the most basic services such as access to adequate shelter and simple household items; food; health care; safe drinking water and basic sanitation.In addition, the insecurity that has resulted from past and recent Boko Haram raids, as well as continued threats of others, has presented serious protection concerns for communities in these areas where children and women represent 70% of the IDP population.

This Job Description is reviewed to capture the current expectation of the CP staff so to provide him/her with guidance of what is expected of him/her based on the current context and programming. This will enable his/her supervisor to hold him/her accountable to his/her responsibility and ensure accountability to our targeted clients, donors, and IRC Nigeria Country Program

Job Overview/Summary: This position is responsible for implementing, and supervising activities at the sites, support in training community structures, conduct case management, Facilitate group psychosocial support for children and adolescents, positive parenting sessions for parents and caregivers and work closely with CP community-based structures to monitor and implement program activities. They will also work closely with the CP officer, CPIMS Officer and CP manager to ensure quality data collection and management, report writing and budget implementation.

Major Responsibilities:

Ensure vulnerability assessments are conducted for all Identified and referred cases, to identify vulnerable children and families and their needs, prioritizing the identification of children experiencing abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence including UASC and CAAC. Ensure quality case management through the development of individualized case-specific actions plans for at risk children and their families with an emphasis on high-risk cases of children. Coordinate with respective governmental agencies and other key stakeholders on vulnerable cases. Develop daily and weekly activity schedules and draft progress reports (, vulnerability assessments, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), awareness-raising activities, as well as prevention activities to reduce exposure to risk for vulnerable children) Ensure data protection principles are followed when using CPIMS in managing sensitive personal data of children and their families. Coordinate communication and support for children and their families and link them to specialized services or other IRC sectors where needed to ensure integrated service provision. Develop creative engagement activities through SHLS for affected children and families, providing resilience building opportunities to foster social and leadership development. Ensure regular communication with the CP manager for updates on achievements and challenges. Provide daily guidance on SHLS activities to the SHLS facilitators in accordance with the standard tools and procedures including weekly support supervision. Ensure there is regular interaction with community members and established community mechanisms like the CBPCs to support protection activities. Conduct service mapping in location of implementation to support the establishment of referral pathway. Work closely with the CBPCs to ensure safe identification and referral of children with protection concerns. Ensure monthly child protection monitoring is conducted. Ensure parents and caregivers of vulnerable children are enrolled into the positive parenting sessions. Support the establishment, management, and delivery of the SAFE approach by facilitators and engage in ongoing skills building using FMD/SAFE materials.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: The Child Protection Officer
Position directly supervises:
CBCPCs and SHLS Facilitators Indirect Reporting: The Child protection Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: IRC sectors External: CP AoR, Partners, and relevant Government agencies.


A minimum qualification of a degree or HND in Social Works, Psychology, Education, and any of the other social sciences. At least 2 yearsâ experience in implementing child protection programs in humanitarian or development settings. Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children. Experience as an active participant in social groups, with an understanding of group dynamics and processes. Capacity building, facilitation, or training experience Provision of case management services to UASC and other at-risk children. Experience in supporting the delivery of group psychosocial activities, emergency response, child protection case management including family tracing and reunification, and setting up child safeguarding mechanisms. Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, time management and ability to handle pressure well. Fluency in English required and in Hausa preferred

Working Environment: . Access to basic social amenities and infrastructures are available.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont lâIntégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. Représailles avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre lâexploitation et les abus, la protection de lâenfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, lâintégrité financière, et les représailles. 

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