Save the Children Job for a Child Protection in Emergency Officer

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children
in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United
States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats
children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their
lives by improving their health,
education and economic
opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid
assistance to help children recover from the effects of war,
conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners
reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join
our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the
well-being of children everywhere.

Save the Children is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency Officer

Location: Borno, Nigeria
Job Description

  • The Child Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring that
    quality psychosocial support services are provided to internally
    displaced persons mostly children.
  • They will have their capacities developed to provide these kinds
    of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency
    responses world-wide.
  • The   Child Protection Officer will be expected to support on sectoral assessment, project planning and coordination.
  • In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of implementing partners on the field.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Support the CPiE Coordinator to conduct child protection
    assessments using SC assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency
    Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit. Adapt the Assessment Tool
    as necessary. Coordinate with other SC  thematic areas, the
    national/district Child Protection Working Group and/or other external
    sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that
    all assessments include a specific, disaggregated analysis of children’s
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or
    other senior programme staff, develop monthly and quarterly plans and
    costed plans, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan.
    From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as

    • Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families.
    • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are
      options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within
      the  Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
    • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in project communities
    • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm
    • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
    • Support the integration of case management into CFS and PSS
    • Support the integration of child protection in to other SC emergencies core sectors on the field
  • With support from the Child Protection Coordinator, supervise
    project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities
    (for example, monitoring against individual performance management work
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are
    maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection
    in Humanitarian Settings and the Sphere standard
  • Ensure appropriate child friendly spaces time schedules are
    tailored to the physical and mental needs of the children based on age
    group and gender
  • Coordinate monthly meetings including, parents forum and child protection committee
  • Provide essential psychosocial first aid support to children and adults when needed.
  • Ensure partner staff are supervised regularly to ensure activities are carried out in line with minimum standard guidelines.
  • Consistently maintain referral pathway of project locations
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or
    other senior programme staff, prepare and review timely monthly reports
    submitted by partners
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator,
    identify project supplies specific to the programme needs and coordinate
    with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement
  • Work with the M & E plan to ensure links to reporting
    requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an
    evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.
  • With support from the CRM/Accountability Officer put in place
    accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from
    children and their families is considered in project design.
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Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts
    of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination
    forums including the State Child Protection Sub Working Group,
    advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve
    supporting the coordination of working groups and sub-working groups.
  • In collaboration with the Humanitarian Technical Unit and Child
    Protection team, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant
    global advocacy objectives.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required.
  • With support from the Lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or
    other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target
    decision-makers in-country.


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect
    to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal
    opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science,
    development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and
  • 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
  • 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.

Desirable Criteria:

  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  12th September, 2016.

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