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CP/GBV Specialist HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-01-10 13:15   Other categories   Lagos   84 views
Job Details

Locations: Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

Grade: 3

Job Category


This role will manage GBV/ Child Protection staff and projects in the humanitarian program within BAY states and Save the Children country program.

The GBV Specialist will have overall responsibility for project activities including supporting the coordination of effective and efficient planning, implementation and monitoring of the project at field level.

The child protection program is currently focused on Case management, including survivors of SGBV, psychosocial support (which includes the provision of psychosocial support to children through community based child protection networks and child friendly spaces), community strengthening and capacity building for the staff and ministry staff.

Main Responsibilities

In close collaboration with the CP Sector Lead to oversee project activities and provide advice, support and assistance in the development of training materials, BCC materials and methodologies, etc., as necessary in order to achieve project goals.

Prepare and update detailed program work plans that support and achieve the overall program goal and objectives within the desired timeline

Provide direction and monitor staff in their implementation of the work plan and quality of technical activities, share relevant information and direction to improve quality and achieve time-bound goals

Plan timely for procurement of resources to ensure smooth and timely implementation of activities

Actively participate in the development of new programming ideas and proposals.

Work with the CP Advisor/ CP Sector lead to monitor monthly expenditures and track budgets; approve expenditures to designated level for all GBV related cases.

Organize and facilitate trainings to develop capacity of CP staff , Field volunteers and other partner organizations to respond to cases of GBV in line with international standards

Closely coordinate with CP Advisor and Sector lead and staff to ensure timely and compliant implementation of program activities and expenditures.

Undertake regular communication with CP GBV staff to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.

In collaboration with the CP Advisor/ Sector lead establish and maintain a network of referral agencies in relevant areas. This will involve determining who provides what service, where, what the referral criteria and process are. Maintain regular contact with services and agencies.

Document case studies, success stories and lessons learned of the program and share with the CP Advisor/ sector Lead on time.

In collaboration with the CP Advisor/ Sector Lead, coordinate with SC GBV staff in all operational areas the participatory design and implementation of national awareness raising campaigns that targets gender-based violence, in partnership with other actors (GoN Ministries, National and International organizations, the UN, etc).

Conducts assessments, identifies needs and prioritized activities.

Collaborate and coordinate with other SC programs (Nutrition, WASH, and FSL) and key stakeholders at field level to enhance multi-agency and multispectral cooperation and coordination, especially among those agencies who provide referral services.

Human Resource & Staff Development

Provide ongoing supervision, leadership and technical support and guidance to all CP GBV program staff

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.

Provide regular performance feedback to staff and where necessary work with Human Resources to document staff performance issues and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.

Grant Monitoring & Reporting:

Build capacity of staff in using SC GBV tools

Draft weekly program updates in collaboration with CP GBV Program officers and Assistants and share with the sector lead

Contribute to internal and donor reports as per set schedules (bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) on activities, indicators and achievements.

Coordination & Representation:

Coordinate and advocate with other governmental and non-governmental service providers to promote mainstreaming of CP GBV across sectors and delivery of quality multi-sectoral at the national level

Attend regular management meetings to share information and lessons learnt and make joint decisions and ensure harmonization of tools and approaches across programs.

Ensure establishment of, and SC participation in, GBV coordination meetings at LGA level and ensure written minutes and reports are shared with the CP sector Lead


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.

Core Behaviours:

Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles

Participates in the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts

Achieving results effectively

Accountability – ensure efficient and transparent use of resources in line with Save the Children policies and procedures

Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly

Maintains focus on delivery of timely and appropriate results using available resources; identifies and acts on issues and problems in area of responsibility

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships

Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals, and monitors progress and performance

Operating safely and securely

Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency

Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities

Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

Keeps oneself emotionally stable when helping others

Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations

Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct

Plans prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure

Takes responsibility for own work and impact of actions

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others

Delivers results and always acts with the beneficiaries in mind

Anticipates current and future needs

Tailors communication style to certain audiences

Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings.

Qualifications and Experience


Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Social Work or relevant field experience.

At least three (4) years post NYSC relevant experience in child protection programming

Demonstrable commitment to a holistic vision of children’s welfare

Substantial management experience, preferably in emergencies

Excellent written and spoken English; local language skills a major advantage

Demonstrable competence in report writing

Experience of financial planning and expenditure monitoring as applied to grants management

Experience of working with communities, and supporting their participation, ownership and empowerment

Strong representational and communication skills sensitive to the cultural and military/political environment

The ability to plan and ensure the implementation of projects, and to oversee the management and report on resources effectively.

Able to work calmly under pressure in a rapidly changing context

Proven team management skills

Adaptability and flexibility; ability and willingness to live in the field

Competent in Outlook, Word and Excel

Commitment to upholding Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy, and other Global Policies.

Application Closing Date

23rd January, 2024 - 03:21 PM.

How to Apply

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Company Description
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save childrens 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.