Save the Children Nigeria

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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: Consultant: Assessment of Child Protection Referral Pathway and Capacity Needs Assessment for Child Protection Line

Job ID: 200001VU
Locations: Benue & Cross River States
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Duration: 20 Working Days
Cluster: Child Protection including SGBV
Work with: Child Protection Coordinator
Organization: Save the Children
Reporting to: Program Manager  with Technical guidance from CP TA

Introduction

  • The humanitarian crisis and security situation in Cameroon continues to be a growing concern to international bodies. An estimated 42,610 Cameroonian refugees have been registered in Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River and Taraba. Of these, 21,808 of them are registered in the Adagom, Okende settlements in Cross River State and in the Anyake settlement in Benue State.
  • The majority of these people are women and children, including unaccompanied and separated minors. Cameroonians arriving in Nigeria are forced to rely on scarce local resources, and there is insufficient amounts of food and access to public services.
  • Through the intervention of UNHCR, many of the refugees have been relocated to refugee resettlements located at least 50km from the Nigerian border with Cameroon. Lifesaving interventions have been provided to the refugees while in the host community and at the new settlements with a concentration of humanitarian assistance at the settlements.
  • Tensions between new arrivals and host communities have risen as Nigeria struggles with its own conflict, internal displacements and widespread poverty. Although there is willingness to respond, the governments of Cross River and Benue states have limited capacity to respond to the needs of the refugees.
  • SC with funding from US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) is working to provide quality management of child protection cases through direct case management support from SCI caseworkers and technical team and through referrals to government and other partners. As part of its objectives, the project aims to strengthen existing capacities of line ministries to identify and respond to child protection and GBV cases that affect refugee and other vulnerable children in Cross River and Benue states.
  • The capacity assessments will provide information on existing capacities of the ministries and insight on the capacities of governments and relevant partners in both states to prevent and respond to issues of child protection including S/GBV.
  • The assessment will also seek to identify pre-existing and available resources and services for use by social workers at state LGA and community level. The government at state and LGA level will be engaged with for the purpose of the assessment.

Key Objectives:

  • To map up formal and informal Child Protection service providers particularly government line ministries, International Non-Governmental Organizations -INGOs, Civil Society Organizations – CSO, Community Based Organizations- CBOs protecting children from all forms of abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation and identify gaps in referral for services in Cross River and Benue States.
  • To assess and analyze the functional relationship between government line ministries; MWASD, Min. of education, Ministry of Youth etc at the state and LGA level in Cross River and Benue States. mandated on children issues and rights, identifying strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and recommend potential areas for improving the robustness of relationship
  • To identify existing knowledge and skills levels as well as related gaps of the targeted government partners involved in Child Protection program.
  • To analyze line ministries institutional structure and systems in relation to promotion and protection of children rights in programming, mental health and operations

Application Closing Date
6th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job CategoryNGO / Community Service jobs in Nigeria

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