Child Protection Manager at the Centre for Community Health and Development (CHAD) International

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The Center for Community and Health Development International is a non-discriminatory, non-governmental organization with a mandate to improve the health and quality of life of Nigerian’s rural children and women. CHAD was established in 2002 by a group of women from different religious and ethnic background in Gombe state, North East Nigeria.

For the extension of the ongoing project, CHAD therefore seek a competent person to fill below position:

Job Title: Child Protection Manager

Location: Borno

Role Purpose

  • The Child Protection (CP) Manager will be based in Borno and is the sectoral manager of all child protection implementations in the Humanitarian Response, NE Nigeria.
  • The overall aim of the CP Manager is to manage the CP team and ensure CP interventions in line with CHAD International and donor guidelines. Including assessment, design and managing staff to initiate quality interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect.
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are implemented and capacities developed to provide protection to children in an emergency response in North East Nigeria where CHAD Int’l is implementing child protection activities.
  • The post holder is expected to support on assessments and proposal writing and is responsible for programme reporting, programme design, capacity building of staff.
  • The manager will support in the development of the sector strategy and will represent CHAD Int’l in coordination groups and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage team of child protection, case management and child protection information management teams.
  • Lead on child protection assessments and implementation using CHAD Int’l assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit adapting the tools as necessary.
  • The manager will coordinate with other CHAD Int’l thematic areas to ensure integration, attend and be active in the Child Protection Working Group, and other external sector agencies.
  • Integrate quality child protection programming throughout the response and across sectors in the North East. Including in the areas of:
  • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative care options (foster parent) for unaccompanied and separated children, utilizing tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Prevention and response to child recruitment (CAAFAG) including advocacy and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration initiatives.
  • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
  • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm
  • Prevention and response to all forms of child abuse, neglect, exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
  • Integration of child protection in to other core sectors.
  • Ensure quality delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames and reporting.
  • Preparation of timely programme and donor reports for child protection project activities in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Working closely with the human resources team, identify child protection staffing needs for the emergency programmes, and facilitate rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify child protection programme supply needs and work with logistics team to put in place a sensibly phased procurement plans.
  • Ensure quality and comprehensive case management systems are in place to support UASC and at-risk children.
  • Anchor the development of contextual manuals for foster care placement, case management tools, and for community master trainers.
  • Ensure quality of child protection activities implemented on field.
  • Ensure the coordination of case management and Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) database activities for quality reporting.
  • Ensure that the concept of confidentiality and do no harm are integrated into programming.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to put in place a child protection M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection.
  • Put in place accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • Ensure the child protection response complies with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings
  • Capacity Building of child protection case workers
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for child protection staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model.
  • Build capacities of government, ministries staff, and other local partners when called upon.
  • Working closely with the FTR term to ensure a successful reunification of UASC.

Representation, Advocacy & Organizational Learning:

  • Ensure that CHAD’s work is coordinated with other agencies and the government; take a leadership role in the Interagency Coordination forums to ensure children needs of children are addressed. This may involve taking the lead in the Child Protection Working Group, cluster and/or sub-groups.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, play a lead role in child protection advocacy activities targeting decision-makers.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to external communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.
  • Prepare reports to donors to ensure that correct and appropriate sector information is not skipped

General:

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to CHAD International policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures (Prioritizing PSEA) across the project site

Other:

  • Significant other duties as assigned by the Deputy Team Leader- Operations
  • Contribute as requested to implementation of norms and procedures of child safeguarding policy;
  • Ensure that Save the Children Child Protection and Safeguarding policies are understood, implemented and monitored and that it is integrated into all aspects of the response work
  • Comply with all relevant CHAD Int’l policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Support a positive and productive work environment.

Qualifications and Experience
Required:

  • Significant management experience (of at least 5 years) working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states in the area of child protection
  • Education to B.Sc / BA / B.Eng / M.Sc / M.A / M.Eng level in Social Work, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar or equivalent field experience.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using new established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of budget management and reporting across multiple awards
  • Ability to write clear project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of CHAD Int’l, and humanitarian standards such as the Code of Conduct.

Desirable:

  • Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of working in inter – agency projects
  • Knowledge of area and region (Borno state)
  • Knowledge of local language, culture and traditions.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieve

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Application Closing Date
20th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 3-pages CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to “Human Resource Officer” and submit to: recruitment@chadintl.org using the Job Title as the subject of the emai.

Note

  • Application is strictly on the email provided. Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted.
  • CHAD Intl is an equal opportunity employer.
  • CHAD considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to sex, disability, religion, tribe among others.
  • All employees of CHAD Int’l will to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the organizational values:  Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

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