Child Protection in Emergency Officer Position at Save The Children

Posted on :

18 May, 2016

Category :

Graduate Jobs in Nigeria, International Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

Save the Children is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency Officer
Borno, Nigeria
Role Purpose

  • This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management and other components of the Child protection programme.
  • S/he will need to co-ordinate with other Emergency Response team members and SC staff, especially Implementation Management, health, education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
  • S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios.
  • Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection sector and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for technical supervision and training of all case workers working with the UASC.
  • Daily supervision of the Child protection case workers.
  • Ensure that case workers are trained on UASC and registration of the children
  • Ensure the quality of the registration forms:
    • Make referrals of the registered children to the Ministry of women and social development.
    • Ensure that children are followed up and receiving proper case management.
    • Ensure that cases are prepared for case discussions/ case management meetings
    • Ensure partner staff are well supported to implement the entire project
    • In collaboration with the CP coordinator conduct trainings for the partner staff, the ministry staff and other stake holders.
  •  Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of the SC beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders under his/her jurisdiction, in accordance system of quality supervision, including the CPiE minimum standard and SPHERE standards

Program implementation and development:

  • Identify gaps in service provision to Internal Displaced Children, with a special attention to UASC and proactively referring and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the CPiE coordinator
  • Together with the case workers ensure vulnerability of the identified and registered children are responded to involvement of the community where appropriate ensuring the best interest of the child.
  • Establish/maintain a regular system of project evaluation and progress monitoring, using both qualitative and quantitative indicators, data collection, feeding into program adjustments and regular reporting as well as advocacy and new programme development
  • Undertake any other roles as may be assigned by the


  • In  collaboration with the SC CP Officer, Co Lead with the Ministry  of  Women Affairs and social development to ensure case management meeting are carried out regularly.
  • Coordinate with the CP sub sector (Coordination at the field level) in order to assure that adequate and children centered solutions are taken in consideration in the strategic planning of activities


  • Ensure the cases that are identified and registered are captured correctly and shared with the M&E officer.
  • Ensure that all interventions in regards to UASC are captured appropriately, Including follow ups and referrals.
  • Report weekly, monthly and quarterly on case management in the field as requested.
  • Report weekly, monthly and quarterly on the CP interventions in Borno state.

Reporting relationships:

  • The Child Protection in Emergency Officer is the technical supervisor for all case workers who work in case management and a closely work with the implementing partner’s officers.

Skills and Experience

  • University degree in Social Work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Between three and four years of work experience in Protection work, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Nigeria Emergency context.
  • Proven ability to supervise a CP project with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
  • Speaking fluent  English, and other languages of Northern Nigeria  is an advantage
  • Computer literate


  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills, and able to use HF, VHF radios
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below

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