Recent Job Openings at Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.
We are recruiting to fill the position below
Job Title: Gender Based Violence Officer
Maiduguri and Yobe
Slot: 3 Openings
- The purpose of this role is to coordinate and support all Gender Based Violence Case Management related activities.
- The post holder will supervise a team of 9 Case Workers based in Mongono, Dikwa and Bama LGAs of Borno and will ensure Plan International GBV Case Management support to S/GBV survivors meets the inter-agency guidelines for case management and the minimum standards for child protection and Gender Based Violence in humanitarian actions.
- The GBV Officer will be supervised directly by the Gender Coordinator and technically supervised by the CPiE Specialist.
Dimension of Role
- Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions.
- The post holder will manage Plan International GBV Case Management activities interfacing with other programme team members.
- The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners and community volunteers including stakeholders at LGA and community level.
Key Roles / Responsibilities
- In collaboration with the Field Team, Gender Coordinator and CPiE Specialist, the GBV Officer will be responsible:
- To ensure GBV survivors including child survivors and those at risk of GBV are identified and receive individual case management support by ensuring standard tools and procedures are in place and adhered to by case management team members.
- To manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full case management team.
- To coordinate with other GBV service providers on case management.
Staff Supervision & Development:
- Directly supervises Case Workers
- Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
- Ensure timely completion and submission of regular program and staff reporting and annual performance reviews, as appropriate
- Assist with the recruitment of Case Workers.
- Ensure training, support and ongoing capacity building opportunities for Case Workers
- Provide evaluations on Case Workers performance in accordance with Plan Policies and Guidelines.
- Ensure that all Plan policies are upheld, as well as Emergency Gender Based Violence Guidelines, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, GBV Case Management Standard Operating Procedure and Core Humanitarian Standards.
Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications and Experience:
- BA or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Human Rights or related degree desired
- At least 3 years’ experience in implementing child protection or Gender Based Violence programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
- At least 2 years direct experience providing services to children at risk and survivors of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems
- Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting especially Case Workers
- Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
- Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
- Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation preferred.
- Provide technical and management leadership to Case Workers in accordance with best practice and Plan policies, including its survivor and child-centered community-based approach.
- Ensure that solid case management, referral and information management systems are in place for appropriate identification, responses and follow-up for survivors of GBV.
- Ensure regular communication with Project Coordinator and CPiE Specialist to integrate appropriate GBV in emergencies priorities in program design
- Ensure regular individual supervision, case review meetings with case workers and case conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly.
- Ensure the [GBV IMS Database] is set up, regularly updated, analyzed for trends in the caseload, and efficiently and confidentially managed in collaboration with the GBV IMS Officer [and relevant partner organizations (e.g. Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, etc)
- Provide support to reintegration activities especially for women, girls and boys formerly associated with armed groups in collaboration with humanitarian agencies
- Conduct regular capacity assessment and capacity building including coaching and mentoring of Case Workers to improve on the quality of Case Management.
- Collaborate with other project staff to ensure referrals to other services such as psychosocial support, Mental health and education/livelihoods interventions.
Skills & Knowledge:
- Demonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with children and particularly vulnerable children
- Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
- Excellent community mobilization skills
- Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.
- Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
- Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques
- Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
- Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of client communities
- Personal qualities: Team player, clear communicator, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well under minimal supervision, and a commitment to child rights and gender equality
- Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and knowledge and knowledge of local language (Hausa, Kanuri)
Application Closing Date
4th February, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Kindly indicate the location to which you are applying for. 5 Persons will be required, 3 in Maiduguri & 2 in Yobe.
- Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.