Save the Children Recruitment 2018
Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Save the Children Recruitment 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.
Save the Children Recruitment 2018
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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Consultant – Baseline Assessment on Current Protection and Child Rights Issues Common to Children Affected By Conflict In North-East Nigeria
Location: Borno, Nigeria
Job Type: Temporary
The Protecting Children in Conflict (PCiC) is set to protect children and adolescents affected by conflict in Nigeria by improving and strengthening our child protection interventions delivered using a multi-sectoral and integrated programing approach and developing competencies of the emergency team so that they are better able to implement advocacy and campaign programmes for better engagement with state and none-state protection actors while amplifying the voices of children especially those directly affected by the conflict.
Purpose of the Consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct a baseline assessment on current protection and Child Rights issues common to children affected by conflict in North-east Nigeria. The baseline assessment will identify current child protection risks, needs and map out existing state and community child protection mechanisms in order to have a better understanding of the challenges impacting the delivery of multi-sectoral and integrated protection interventions in Save the Children (SC) Nigeria Humanitarian response.
The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria continues as hostilities between Nigerian security forces and non-state armed groups enter their ninth year. Civilians still bear the brunt of the conflict that has resulted in widespread displacement, lack of protection, destroyed infrastructure and collapsed basic services. According to UNOCHA 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, an estimated 2.9 million children (61% female, 39% male) in the three most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe are in acute need of protection interventions for their survival. With the majority of the conflict-affected people having experienced significant psycho-social distress, protection remains an urgent need at all levels. At least 30 per cent of IDPs (including children) are currently separated from their families, and 57 per cent of these have no contact with family members. There are an estimated 6,000 unaccompanied minors, 5,500 separated children and 15,000 orphans, among other groups of children at risk or affected by protection concerns. Conflict and displacement have significantly affected the dignity of women and children.
The conflict has led to massive displacement, thus, exerting more pressure on the already weak protection system. Save the Children’s October 2017 Rapid Gender Analysis showed an increase in adolescent headed households both male and female but a decrease in household headed by older men. Girls are married off at early age making them young mothers while adolescent boys usually replace their fathers who might have died in conflict. Prior to the conflict, the average age of marriage for girls is 14 years. However, the ongoing crisis have made it worst as more girls (younger than 14) are given away in marriage to reduce the burden of care on the parents or grandparents. Cases of men from neighbouring states coming over to marry such girls at a giveaway price have become very rampant in camps and host communities. Cases of sex for food with aid officials have been recorded in numerous IDP camps. Young boys are also exposed to protection risks especially child labour and physical abuse as they try to fend for their households.
Sexual violence, including rape, is a defining characteristic of the ongoing conflict, with 6 out of 10 women in the north-east having experienced one or more forms of gender-based violence (GBV). Women, boys and girls are at particular risk within the current environment, with many reports of survival sex in exchange for food, money and freedom of movement (into and out of IDP sites). This exposes the population to increasing incidence of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, unwanted pregnancies, and obstetric fistula caused by sexual violence, leading to overall poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes. The crisis has significantly affected the dignity of women and children. This is further entrenching pre-existing gender disparities. In the Global Gender Gap Index, Nigeria ranks 118th out of 144 countries.
The ongoing conflict has resulted in grave violations of human rights, including brutal attacks resulting in death, injuries, sexual violence, abductions, early and/or forced marriages, arbitrary and extended detentions without trial, disappearances, and deprivations, denial of services, family separations and forced recruitments by armed group. In 2017, boys and girls were increasingly used as improvised explosive devices bearers by non-state armed groups. In the same year, 117 children were recruited and used in so-called suicide” attacks in and this figure is three times higher than the number for the last three years combined. Due to the high levels of human rights abuses, IDPs are manifesting signs of mass psycho-social distress. Hence, the need to strengthen prevention, monitoring, reporting and response mechanisms to grave child rights violations.
Save the Children is therefore seeking a consultant to conduct a baseline assessment in North East Nigeria:
- Map out current protection needs of children affected by conflict with emphasis on gender disparity and challenges impacting service delivery aimed at strengthening SC’s current advocacy programming in Borno.
Key Tasks of Consultancy
- It is expected that the consultancy would last approximately 4 weeks, 8-10 days will be spent in the field- Borno and remaining days for report.
- A detailed methodology incorporating Child Participation for the base line assessment to be submitted and approved prior to field work
- Carry out desk review from primary and secondary sources
- Support two days (2) training of enumerators prior to field work
- Development of tools for data collection, monitor and supervise enumerators and data entry clerks during the data collection process in two LGAs Mafa & Jere.
- Carry out detailed analysis of current protection needs and services for children affected by conflict (CAAFAG, UASC, SGBV survivors, in and out school children, Child Early and Force marriage etc).
- Map out formal and informal child protection mechanisms at local and national levels highlighting key challenges with existing referral pathway to inform SCI future programming
- Assess boys and girls access to child protection service delivery (informal and formal); what key challenges and recommend appropriate integrated intervention strategies for consideration.
- Support the delivery of child- focus consultation to identify, improve, develop and deliver on the PCiC commitments of amplifying children’s voices across our advocacy and campaign programming.
Key Outputs / Deliverables of Consultancy
At the end of the consultancy engagement, the consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:
- A report of the consultancy, key findings and recommendations
- Presentation of finding from the field to project team and SLT
Child Safeguarding: The consultant will be expected to comply with Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct; details on these policies will be provided at the start of the consultancy.
- Qualification in Social Work or Social Science related courses; experience in the field of Child Protection in Emergencies.
- Excellent writing and presentation skills
- Willingness to travel and carry out field work in Borno for a minimum of three weeks
- Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse teams to achieve the desired outcome
- Fluency in English and ability to communities in local Language, Hausa and Kanuri
- Attach most recent consultancy report.
All applicants to include daily rates.
Application Deadline 23rd July, 2018.
Job Title: Humanitarian Child Protection Manager
Location: Borno, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time
- 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 Save the Children 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 these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses in NE Nigeria.
- 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 Save the Children in coordination groups and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.
Key Responsibilities Include
- Manage team of child protection, case management and child protection information management teams.
- Lead on child protection assessments and implementation using Save the Children assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit adapting the tools as necessary. The manager will coordinate with other Save the Children 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 NE. Including in the areas of:
- Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilizing tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System;
- Prevention and response to child recruitment 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 exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking; and
- Integration of child protection in to other core sectors.
- Ensure quality delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames and reporting on the BvA.
- 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 plan.
- 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, child friendly spaces, child protection committees, for use on the field.
- 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, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
- Identify learning and training opportunities for child protection staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model.
- Build capacities of government and ministries staff.
- Build capacity of local partners’ staff.
- Build capacity of other core sectors for fluid integration.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- Ensure that Save the Children’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.
- In collaboration with Save the Children colleagues feed in learning experiences and evidence to relevant global child protection advocacy objectives.
- 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 included.
- Demonstrate leadership in relation to 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.
- Deliver high quality results and development effective relationships with country programme staff which enhances the reputation of Save the Children.
- 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 Save the Children 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
- 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 BSc/BA/BEng/MSc/MA/MEng 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 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 Save the Children , and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
- 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 managing DFID, OFDA, ECHO, USAID and other major projects
- Specific experience of working in inter – agency projects
- Knowledge of area and region
- Knowledge of local language, culture and traditions
Skills And Behaviours (Our Values In Practice)
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- 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 achieved
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically
- 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
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Application Deadline 13th July, 2018.
How to Apply
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