Job Opportunities at The International Rescue Committee (IRC), Saturday 20, January 2018
he International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home
CHILD PROTECTION IMS OFFICER
The post-holder will support the role out of the IA CP IMS for individual case management through efficient and accurate data entry at national level and through support, training and capacity-building of CPIMS assistants and other Case management actors/users in all field locations.
The post holder will be supporting the CP Manager the focal point for managing the flow, organisation and analysis of individual cases and will produce monthly, disaggregated statistics and qualitative updates of progress on separation work.
SCOPE OF ROLE
Reports to: CP Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: CPIMS Assistant
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Manage the CPIMS, use the database to ensure the information flow for verification, referrals, case transfers and reunification
Monitor adherence to procedure on individual cases and ensure that roles and responsibilities are upheld
Train and mentor the CPIMS assistants to be able to undertake similar responsibilities, how to make the entries, and filling of the case management paper forms.
Support the field teams on the use of the database, registration equipment, data backups and data screening
Support the day to day entries, exports and back up from the CPIMS assistants
Provide technical support to the Case management/ CPIMS taskforce members on the implementation of the CPIMS in their respective areas of operation.
Support with trouble shooting on challenges that the CPIMS assistants will be facing on the implementation of the CPIMS.
Support CP Manager to create synergies between the CPIMS and the case management task force so as to discuss the trends and analysis.
Collect, review and screen all data or reports from the field CPIMS assistants before sharing it with national level partners.
Produce weekly and monthly, disaggregated statistics and qualitative updates of progress on case management work internally. Periodically run the trends and analysis from the CP IMS.
Ensure data is synchronised from state level offices to the main database
Ensure regular back-end from data clerks is imported to the CP IMS.
Track individual cases that have outstanding/overdue actions and work closely with the CP teams to ensure progress on these cases
Ensure that good practice is followed in managing and storage of information with respect for Do No Harm principles and confidentiality and adherence to the information sharing protocol
SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling 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
Future orientated, thinks strategically
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, and external partners
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
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A minimum of a Diploma from a recognized institution in IT or other relevant field
Minimum 3 years working experience in IT/ data management field with an international NGO or other globally recognized institution.
Minimum of one year experience of working with CPIMS
Previous experience in data management, previous experience of data management/information management systems in child protection programming preferred.
Previous experience in training and capacity building of staff and ministry
Excellent IT skills including the use of Excel (fundamental) and database software
Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English Excellent team player
Good problem solving and analytical skills
Ability to plan well, set own targets and meet them
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
Be both self-reliant and have the ability to lead and co-operate with others
CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER
This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management and other components of the Child protection programme within education.
S/he will need to coordinate with other education staff, especially education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios.
Depending on the situation the spe…t may need to take a very active role in technical coordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection sector and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
Responsible for technical supervision and training of all learning facilitators working with the UASC on child protection issues.
Ensure that the case workers administer the child consent forms before children are registered
Ensure the case management observation sheet for every case worker under your supervision are filled in on a weekly basis as a measurement on quality issues
Work closely with learning facilitators and Make referrals of the registered children in need of care and protection
Ensure that children are followed up and receiving proper case management through proper care plans.
Ensure that cases are prepared for case discussions/ case management meetings on a weekly basis
Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of the IRC beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders under his/her jurisdiction, in accordance system of quality supervision, including the CPiE minimum standard and SPHERE standards.
Program implementation and development:
Identify gaps in service provision to Internal Displaced Children, with a special attention to UASC and proactively referring and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the team leader
Together with the education team and learning facilitators, ensure vulnerability of the identified and registered children are responded to involvement of the community where appropriate ensuring the best interest of the child.
Establish/maintain a regular system of project evaluation and progress monitoring, using both qualitative and quantitative indicators, data collection, feeding into program adjustments and regular reporting as well as advocacy and new programme development
Undertake any other roles as may be assigned by the Representation:
Coordinate with the CP sub sector (Coordination at the field level) in order to assure that adequate and children centered solutions are taken in consideration in the strategic planning of activities.
Ensure the cases that are identified and registered are captured correctly and shared with the M&E officer.
All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree preferred
Minimum of 1 year experience of implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children
Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting.
Fluency in English and/or (other languages) preferred or required.
Applicants should send their Applications addressed to the “Senior Human Resource Manager IRC” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org
DUE DATE: 26 January, 2018