Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: GBV Response Assistant
Ref No: 2100047K
Location: Maiduguri – Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
- Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have occasional contact with or access to children or young people.
- The SGBV Response Assistant is responsible for ensuring that quality psychosocial support services and case management for GBV survivors and other children at risk are provided to internally displaced persons under the age of 18. Build the staff capacity to provide direct meaningful support to GBV survivors, mentor, supervise and monitor team activities and ensure effective coordination and networking system establishment to the rest of the child protection team.
- The SGBV Response assistant will be expected to support child protection sectoral assessment, project planning and coordination with other actors of GBV clusters. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build the capacity of implementing partners on the field.
Key Areas of Accountability
- With support from the 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 appropriate:
- Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children with GBV survivors and their families.
- Build volunteers’ capacity to provide direct and appropriate support services to GBV survivors
- Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
- Conduct direct follow up of GBV survivors through home visits and regular follow up visits based on survivors’ wishes and consent.
- Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences through the utilization of CPIMS/GBVIMS case intake, action, follow up and other case management forms appropriately.
- Provide physical accompaniment to survivors of GBV to access other services in accordance with their wishes, choices, and decisions.
- Follow GBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non-discrimination while providing services to women and girls.
- Monitor how the GBV referral pathway is working through making direct follow-ups with other organizations that are providing services to survivors.
- With support from the Coordinator, supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against individual performance management work plans).
- With support from the lead Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, prepare and review timely monthly reports submitted by partners and SCI Staff.
- Work with the MEAL plan to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer to the MEAL framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions including GBV survivors.
- 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.
- 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 survivors of gender-based violence are timely identified and provided counselling and other appropriate response services.
- Ensure relevant referral forms are in place, implemented accordingly and coordinate monthly meetings including, parent’s forum and child protection committee
- Provide essential psychosocial first aid support to children and adults when needed and ensure partner staff are supervised regularly to ensure activities are carried out in line with minimum standard guidelines.
- Consistently update the referral pathway of project locations
- 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.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- With support from the Lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country. 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.
- Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience
Qualifications and Experience
- University degree or equivalent in Social Work, Social Science, Development Studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
- Minimum 1year post NYSC work experience in GBV and child 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
- Fluent in English
- Working knowledge of Hausa and/or Kanuri
- Computer literate
- Female with high level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility with GBV exigencies.
- Excellent communication skills,
- 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.
Behaviours (Values in Practice)
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for him or herself and their team takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future-orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- 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; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity
Application Closing Date
25th June, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note: Women are strongly advised to apply.