Education and Psychosocial Support Officer

Job Summary

JDPC Enugu DIOCESE, a non-profit-oriented Social, Justice, and Development of the Diocese is currently engaged in the Enugu State 4GATES OVC Project to improve the health and well-being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their families in Enugu East LGA. The purpose of this position is to provide technical guidance and ensure the implementation of Education and Psychosocial support activities for community-based OVCs support in the 4GATES project component of JDPC ENUGU’s Treatment, Prevention, and Support for OVC Project. The OVC Education and Psychosocial support Officer is under the supervision of the Program Manager, in collaboration with other thematic areas officers organize a range of duties related to education and child protection.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • The Education and Psychosocial Support Officer will provide technical leadership in education and protection OVC services.
  • The OVC Education and Psychosocial Support Officer will have some combination of technical expertise and experience in OVC service areas that include; child protection, psychosocial support, education, child rights, and advocacy.
  • The OVC Education and Psychosocial Support Officer will guide the project technically in terms of OVC service provision; capacity development and mentoring of community volunteers and caregivers on child protection and education.
  • To develop a detailed annual work-plan for OVC Care and support in child protection and education and participates in project evaluations and assessments.
  • To identify and support needy OVC with primary and secondary school fees.
  • To plan for and oversee debriefing training for adolescent youths.
  • To plan for and undertake follow-up training for community volunteers.
  • To facilitate the formation and training of Community OVC coalitions and task forces
  • To prepare and submit timely monthly, reports and share with partners as appropriate.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and skill:

  • Minimum of first Degree or HND in Social Sciences or a degree in public health, Social Sciences or another relevant field
  • 2-3 years experience.
  • Have an understanding of the child rights sector, OVC frameworks in Nigeria and OVC programming guidelines including National Service Standards is essential.
  • Experience working with children
  • Experienced in child rights
  • Knowledge of OVC programming is essential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint presentation
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to details
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills and innovative
  • Fluency in English and Igbo is essential and.
  • Must reside in Enugu state.


How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send his/her Applications using the Job title as the subject of the mail.

 

Application Deadline: 31st March 2021


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