Child Protection and Peer Learning Initiative (CPPLI) is a human-centered social development not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian National Non-Governmental Organization (NNGO) that was established and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in July 2010 with the sole aim of ensuring that less privilege and vulnerable children (especially girls) and women as well as populations affected by humanitarian emergencies have access and attain a quality life and education through building sustainable partnership with government agencies, UN-agencies, private for-profit firms, communities, philanthropists, individuals and other stakeholders in obtaining mechanisms and resources to achieve its aim and focus. The organization thematically focuses on Protection, Health, Nutrition, Education, and Governance. Being a national and local organization, CPPLI is geographically operating in Northeast Nigeria with technical expertise working in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) states due to its well understanding of the cultural dynamics and change in the context of the communities in the BAY states.
In line with Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2022, CPPLI will be implementing a 12-month child protection project in Adamawa with funding from Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF). The project focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable and crisis-affected children and adolescents, including children with disabilities through strengthening their resilience and enhancing their positive family and caregiving environment so that the children will have a life free from violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
CHILD PROTECTION CASEWORKER
- Job Type: Full Time
- Qualification: BA/BSc/B-Tech/HND/OND/NCE
- Duration: 11-months
- Location: Adamawa
- Slots: 8
- Specific locations: Michika, Madagali, Mubi North, and Girei.
The Child Protection Caseworker will conduct all steps of the case management process on Unaccompanied and Separated Children and other children at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence including children who are formerly associated with armed forces and/or armed groups as well as children with disabilities. Case management services must meet the IASC guidelines and are in line with the Child Protection Minimum Standard (CPMS).
In collaboration with other colleagues of the NHF-funded Child Protection project in CPPLI, the caseworker will be responsible for the following:
- Provide individual comprehensive case management for children in relation to all case management steps, tools, and procedures.
- Liaise with community volunteers for purposes of follow-up as part of case management for individual children.
- Use the CPISM+ and the IASC revised case management toolkits in the documentation of children’s information.
- Provide support for families, foster and alternative care arrangements
- Support Family Tracing and Reunification for Unaccompanied Children.
- Ensure regular communication with the Child Protection Officer, case management office, M&E officer, and CPIMS+ officer for updates on achievements and challenges.
- Effectively communicate with other caseworkers, government social workers, and other service providers for inter-sectoral referral services.
- Regularly attend field-level coordination meetings and monthly case management review meetings at the office.
- Ensure that child-centered approach guiding principles are maintained and enforced while working with vulnerable children including Child-Friendly Space for boys and girls.
- Work closely with the communities to develop a weekly risk assessment of field activities and share them with the case management officer.
- Contribute within the CFS to the identification of at-risk girls and boys, and ensure proper documentation.
- Ensure Do No Harm is observed and upheld in all the engagements of the caseworker.
- Organize regular case conferences to address challenging cases and ensure survivors receive quality services with dignity.
- Adhere to safeguarding measures in all engagement with children, young adults, and community members.
- Ensure at all times the safety, dignity, and confidentiality of the child and his/her information.
- Submit weekly and monthly activity reports to the supervisor.
- Carry out any other activity as may be assigned by the supervisor.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND SKILLS
- Minimum of a University Degree, HND, ND, OND, or NCE in a related field.
- Minimum of 1-year experience in a similar role.
- Excellent ability in computer skills especially Microsoft applications.
- Good understanding of CPIMS+ Primero application
- Having a strong understanding of child protection in emergency (CPiE) programming.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Excellent English language writing and speaking skills.
- Fluency in Hausa is mandatory.
- Fluency or ability to communicate in the native language of Michika, Madagali, Mubi north and Girei is an added advantage.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other colleagues
- Ability to organize ideas in a logical and structured manner.
- Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team and with stakeholders.
- Be guided by the principle of partnership i.e., equality, result-oriented, complementarity, transparency, and responsibility.
- Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity.
- Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organizational development.
- Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations.
- Be guided by learning culture in working within the organization.
- Very strong commitment to continuous learning
- Ability to adhere to CPPLI policies and procedures.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
All interested candidates should follow this link to apply.
Application Period: This vacancy is open between 30th November 2022 to 9th December 2022.
Note: there is no hardcopy application or application through email. Application is made online via the link provided.
Due to the high volume of applications that may be received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are encouraged to apply.
DISCLAIMER: CPPLI is an equal opportunity employer, no fee is charge for this application and lobbying activities cannot be tolerated.