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Job Title: Gender and Protection Assistant
Location: Dikwa, Borno State.
Position Type: Regular
Supervisor: Livelihood Coordinator.
Slots: 1 Position.
The Protection Assistant, under the supervision of the Protection Officer is responsible for the day to day implementation of the various protection activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility. Community sensitizations on their rights, entitlements, conduct protection mainstreaming, referrals and follow up of referrals, (including establishing referral pathways), identification of vulnerable individual including excluded/marginalized groups and follow up on referrals. The Protection Assistant will also be responsible for supporting needs and programmatic assessments, supporting the preparation of activity and protection reports and analysis (information collection, community consultations etc.)
? Ensure the organization and the implementation of all gender and protection mainstreaming activities at field level in accordance with the agreed work plan (under the supervision of the Protection Officer)
? Prepare necessary activity and protection reports (weekly, monthly, ad hoc)
? Participate in conducting needs and programmatic assessments in targeted locations
? Identify and intervene on protection cases among program participants and facilitate referrals to
partner agencies and seek solicit services for them.
? Engage with communities directly and create awareness on human rights, child protection, SGBV and other protection related topics
? Train community members, staff and other local authorities on protection topics
? Identify protection trends and bring this to the attention of the line manager for action planning
? Carry out awareness and sensitization activities at the field level
? Maintain and promote a positive image of CARE International and its core values of (Transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and Empowerment)
? Carryout any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
? Knowledge of local language Kanuri and Hausa.
Skills and Qualifications:
Degree/Diploma in Law, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Gender Studies, Psychology, and any related qualifications
? 1+ years of progressively responsible professional experience in gender or GBV Programme development and management.
? Demonstrated ability to network and build partnerships with governments, NGOs, CSOs and women’s groups.
? Experience of working on legal issues and civil society.
? Proven ability to conduct capacity development training and provide supportive supervision in the field of gender and GBV.
? Ability to speak Hausa, Kanuri or Shuwa
? Proactive problem solving
? Contributing to team success
? Managing work
? Building partnerships
? Communicating with impact
? Initiating action
? Information monitoring
? Stress tolerance
By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:
? Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse.
Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and detailed CV as a single document indicating clearly in the subject line of the email the position being applied for and the location (in Caps
e.g. PROTECTION ASSISTANT – DIKWA) to: [email protected]
? Save your Application and CV with your name before attaching it
? CARE strongly encourage women to apply.
? Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
? CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
? There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.
Application Dateline: 9th January, 2020.