Child Protection Case Worker (Volunteer) at Save The Children. Closing Date: 7 August, 2018

Experience: 1 year

Location: Borno

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Job Decription

  • The Child Protection Case Worker has the responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of child protection strategies and activities at the camp/community level.

  • The CP Case Worker will be responsible for implementing the work of and providing guidance to the Community on Child Protection activities.

RKey Responsibilities

  • Represent SCI in the field, with professionalism, honesty and commitment

  • Interview potential CP cases documenting interview prior to referral to relevant service providers.

  • Implement program objectives, strategies and activities in agreement with local customs

  • Identify child protection cases for assessments, home visits and follow-ups

  • Assist the Child Protection officer in carrying out interviews with children.

  • Filling in the relevant monitoring tools for the individual cases management of the of UASC and other vulnerable children accordingly

  • Identify high priority cases requiring referrals and report to CP officer as they arise for necessary referral

  • Facilitate the implementation of a mobilization strategy for community structures and target beneficiaries

  • Mobilize community structures as required

  • Participate in training courses and meetings for the community structures and fill the relevant monitoring tools

  • Attend camp/community level staff and planning meetings monthly

  • Give information to the beneficiaries on the services provided by SCI

  • Facilitate the setup of Foster parents and referral systems to respond to protection issues

  • Comply with all relevant save the children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety and other relevant policies

  • Perform any other duties that will be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification and Experience Essential:

  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and local language

  • Degree in Social Work / Social Sciences or equivalent with preferably 1-year work experience in social work or with development-related organisations

  • Knowledge of community-based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.

  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software

  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise

  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities

  • Positive attitude towards community work with an emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem-solving

  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of local language

  • People of those locations are highly encouraged to apply

  • Experience and skills in the management of staff

  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions

  • Understanding of the regional dynamics of the conflict

  • Experience in working in an insecure environment

Working Conditions:

  • The contract is based on a “need for work” basis and remuneration will be paid based on the tasks carried out.

  • The volunteer may not work or be reimbursed for days beyond the maximum approved work days without prior written approval from SCI management.

  • In no case shall the enumerator be reimbursed for more than eight (8) hours during an approved work day and may not be paid for work on Saturdays and Sundays unless agreed in advance.

Method of Application

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