Ongoing Recruitment at FHI 360 for Assistant Technical Officers

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FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships, and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities, and countries to succeed.

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Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer – Child Protection (ATO-CP)

Reference No.: 2021200170
Location: Damasak, Borno
Employment Type: Full time
Supervisor: Field Coordinator

Job Description
Under the protection sector, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to psychosocial support services and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection.  Key activities under the Child Protection sub sector includes:

  • Improving access to timely and quality Case Management services for children at risk.
  • Strengthening and Supporting Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms.
  • Setting up Child Friendly Spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of Children affected by conflict.
  • Protecting excluded children.
  • Integrating Child Protection in Health, Nutrition, WASH, etc.

Basic Function

  • Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC) and technical supervision of the Technical Officer – Child Protection, the ATO, Child Protection will oversee setting up and implementing child friendly spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of children affected by conflict.
  • She/He will also set up and support the operationalization of community-based child protection mechanisms.
  • The ATO, CP will also be responsible for all child protection awareness activities at community level with an aim to raise awareness on child protection related issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with community leaders, local government authorities, identify based on the existing criteria of selection, community-based child protection committees in each community. Hold regular meetings with the community-based child protection committees and follow-up on actions to improve welfare of children in the community.
  • In collaboration with community leaders, local government authorities, identify based on pre-existing criteria the selection of Child Protection community volunteers who will work to disseminate child protection activities in the community.
  • Train and provide overall technical support and mentorship for community volunteers in charge of conducting CP awareness activities.
  • In coordination with beneficiaries and community leaders, identify suitable locations for setting-up Child-Friendly spaces in the assigned community.
  • Conduct regular feedback sessions with children to collect information on the relevance and usefulness of activities to children and make recommendations to improve such activities.
  • Liaise with the ATO, Case Management to ensure child in need of case management services are referred to ATO, CM for support.
  • In coordination with CP community volunteers, child protection committee members, leaders and local leaders and government authorities, organize and implement CP awareness campaigns on major international campaign days such as Day of the African Child, 16 days of activism etc.
  • In coordination with community leaders and community volunteers identify and conduct peer education sessions in the community
  • In coordination with the TO, CP establish a child protection LGA level coordination meetings and CP referral pathways.
  • Adhere to the child protection guiding principles always.
  • Compile weekly, biweekly and monthly activity reports as may be required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.Sc / BA in Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 1-3 years of relevant experience with NGO or CBO. One year relevant experience in Child Protection programming including Case Management is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection activities.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and local languages – Hausa, Kanuri
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection issues
  • Ability to live in the field with minimum access services.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Dynamic, pro-active
  • Knowledge on CPIMS+ an added advantage
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Acts according to FHI360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer – Child Protection (ATO-CP)

Reference No.: 2021200169
Location: Gamboru Ngala, Borno
Employment Type: Full time
Supervisor: Field Coordinator

Job Description
Under the protection sector, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to psychosocial support services and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection.  Key activities under the Child Protection sub sector includes:

  • Improving access to timely and quality Case Management services for children at risk.
  • Strengthening and Supporting Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms.
  • Setting up Child Friendly Spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of Children affected by conflict.
  • Protecting excluded children.
  • Integrating Child Protection in Health, Nutrition, WASH, etc.

Basic Function

  • Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC) and technical supervision of the Technical Officer – Child Protection, the ATO, Child Protection will oversee setting up and implementing child friendly spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of children affected by conflict.
  • She/He will also set up and support the operationalization of community-based child protection mechanisms. The ATO, CP will also be responsible for all child protection awareness activities at community level with an aim to raise awareness on child protection related issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with community leaders, local government authorities, identify based on the existing criteria of selection, community-based child protection committees in each community. Hold regular meetings with the community-based child protection committees and follow-up on actions to improve welfare of children in the community.
  • In collaboration with community leaders, local government authorities, identify based on pre -existing criteria the selection of Child Protection community volunteers who will work to disseminate child protection activities in the community.
  • Train and provide overall technical support and mentorship for community volunteers in charge of conducting CP awareness activities.
  • In coordination with beneficiaries and community leaders, identify suitable locations for setting up Child Friendly spaces in the assigned community.
  • Conduct regular feedback sessions with children to collect information on the relevance and usefulness of activities to children and make recommendations to improve such activities.
  • Liaise with the ATO, Case Management to ensure child in need of case management services are referred to ATO, CM for support.
  • In coordination with CP community volunteers, child protection committee members, leaders and local leaders and government authorities, organize and implement CP awareness campaigns on major international campaign days such as Day of the African Child, 16 days of activism etc.
  • In coordination with community leaders and community volunteers identify and conduct peer education sessions in the community
  • In coordination with the TO, CP establish a child protection LGA level coordination meetings and CP referral pathways.
  • Adhere to the child protection guiding principles always.
  • Compile weekly, biweekly and monthly activity reports as may be required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.Sc / BA in Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 1-3 years of relevant experience with NGO or CBO. One year relevant experience in Child Protection programming including Case Management is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
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Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection activities.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and local languages – Hausa, Kanuri
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection issues
  • Ability to live in the field with minimum access services.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Dynamic, pro-active
  • Knowledge on CPIMS+ an added advantage
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Acts according to FHI360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer – Child Protection &Case Management

Reference No.: 2021200168
Location: Damasak, Borno
Employment Type: Full time
Supervisor: Field Coordinator

Job Description
Under the protection sector in Northeast Nigeria, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to psychosocial support services and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection.  Key activities under the Child Protection sub sector includes:

  • Improving access to timely and quality Case Management services for children at risk.
  • Strengthening and Supporting Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms.
  • Setting up Child Friendly Spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of Children affected by conflict.
  • Protecting excluded children.
  • Integrating Child Protection in Health, Nutrition, WASH, etc..

Basic Function

  • Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC) and technical supervision of the Technical Officer – Child Protection, the Assistant Technical Officer, Child Protection & Case Management (ATO, CP&CM) will oversee providing psychosocial case management services to children affected by conflict depending on the various vulnerabilities including child survivors of gender-based violence, children with special needs, and children in alternative care placement.
  • She/He will oversee identifying the needs of the children and refer them to appropriate care to meet the needs of the children. Where appropriate, the ATO CP & CM will organize case conferencing and case meetings as part of case management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply the case management steps to provide individualized support to children in need of case management.
  • Develop and implement the individual case planning for children in case management.
  • Ensure regular follow-up of the implementation of the case plan for each child.
  • Engage care givers, parents, and other key relations of the child in implementation of case planning with an aim to provide social support to the child to cope with different distress they may face.
  • Identify special needs of the children and liaise with the ATO-CP to meet these needs.
  • Provide confidential referral based on the best interest of the child to other CP service providers as part of case management; follow-up to ensure that all the cases adequately receiving needed support once referral has been made.
  • Receive cases referred from other CP service providers and provide case management as required.
  • Support and mentor the facilitators, community volunteers and Child Protection Committees to provide psychosocial first aid to children in need and their care givers.
  • Identify gaps / challenges in service delivery and coordinate with relevant actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to vulnerable children.
  • Complete and maintain case management records and ensure that they are stored in a safe and confidential manner.
  • Submit weekly and monthly case management reports.
  • Input all CP data into the CPIMS+ on a regular basis and submit to the supervisor for review and approval.
  • Conduct a CP incidence trends analysis each quarter for purposes of learning, future programing, and advocacy.
  • Practice self-care.
  • Always adhere to the child protection guiding principles.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.Sc / BA in Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 1-3 years of relevant experience with NGO or CBO. One year relevant experience in Child Protection programming including Case Management is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection activities.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and local languages – Hausa, Kanuri.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection issues
  • Ability to live in the field with minimum access services.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Dynamic, pro-active.
  • Knowledge on CPIMS+ an added advantage.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Acts according to FHI360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer, GBV Protection

Requisition: 2021200171
Location: Damasak, Borno
Job type: Full time
Supervisor: Field Coordinator

Basic Function

  • Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC) and technical supervision of the Technical Officer – GBV Protection, the Assistant Technical Officer, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Protection (A.T.O GBV Protection) will in day-to-day activities; implement Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Protection and GBV Psychosocial Support and Counselling program activities at the field sites’ Safe Spaces, Health facilities, IDP Camps and Host Communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for implementation of SGBV psychosocial support activities at Safe Space for survivors and identified vulnerable affected population members at risk of GBV.
  • Manage and mentor Case Workers on GBV Case Management.
  • Provide supportive supervision to community volunteers to monitor the applications of their training knowledge.
  • Coordinate with a range of actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and access to survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals.
  • Facilitate group GBV-PSS activities at safe spaces and in the community.
  • Conduct quarterly activity review sessions with beneficiaries to identify what activities are working and what activities need to be improved.
  • Serves as FHI360’s GBV Protection Sub-Sector liaison to external and community partners at coordination meetings at the field site as assigned.
  • Oversees all aspects of GBV Protection at assigned field site.
  • Manage and mentor ATO, Case Management on GBV related cases.
  • Supervise and mentor Community Volunteers in GBV Protection Monitoring and assess and build their capacities.
  • Coordinate with a range of actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals.
  • Facilitate group GBV-PSS activities at Safe Spaces and in the community.
  • Conduct quarterly activity review sessions with beneficiaries to identify what activities are working and what activities need to be improved.
  • Serves as organizational liaison to external organizations at coordination meetings and conference as assigned.
  • Oversees all aspects of GBV Protection at assigned field sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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Qualifications and Requirements

  • BA / BS in SGBV / PSS or a similar degree with 1 to 3 years’ relevant experience in SGBV and PSS with a sound understanding of protection in humanitarian relief settings.
  • Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is desirable, and not a requirement.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of SGBV and PSS in crisis situations.
  • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around SGBV.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian security and law enforcement, in regards to SGBV reporting and response.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience in social work.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English & Hausa communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Acts according to FHI360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer (PSS – Safe Healing and Learning)

Requisition: 2021200172
Location: Damasak, Borno
Job type: Full time
Supervisor: Field Coordinator

Project Description
The Humanitarian crises in Northeast Nigeria has profoundly impact children and adolescents and have caused long term disruption of every aspect of daily living, including housing, health, sanitation, recreation, and education. The crises have disrupted family relationships, disturb social cohesion, and have created feelings of isolation, uncertainty, fear, anger, loss, and sadness. This long-term exposure to the humanitarian crises in Northeast Nigeria without appropriate mitigation have been damaging to both physical and mental health of affected population.

Under the Protection Sector, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection.  Position objectives under the Psychosocial Support Sub Sector (Specializing in Safe Healing and Learning) includes:

  • To establish and or oversee management of Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) aspect of PSS for children and families and Communities and oversee the delivery of group Social Emotional Learning.
  • To provide support and coaching to the PSS-SHLS Assistant Technical Officers.
  • To ensure monitoring, documentation, and reporting on activities
  • To liaise and coordinate with other stakeholders (other FHI360 Sectors and/or service providers)

Basic Function

  • Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC) and technical supervision of the Technical Officer – PSS-SHLS, the ATO, Safe Healing and Learning will oversee the implementation of the Safe Healing and Learning approach and the implementation of adolescent mentoring sessions.
  • The ATO will ensure social emotional learning sessions, indoor and outdoor activities are conducted as per the SHLS established standards.
  • He will also be responsible for organizing and overseeing implementation of adolescent mentorship classes through adolescent clubs and outdoor activities for children and adolescents.

Duties and Responsibilities
Implementing Safe Healing and Learning Activities:

  • In coordination with community leaders and local authority, identify suitable SHLS facilitators who will be responsible for facilitating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for children aged 6 – 11 years.
  • Conduct training for the SHLS facilitators on the SHLS and SEL module.
  • Conduct prepping sessions with each Facilitator before each class and hold weekly review meetings with all facilitators to review challenges, lessons learnt.
  • In coordination with the Child Protection Technical Officer, develop a rigorous SHLS daily and weekly schedule that will encompass SEL classes for boys and girls, outdoor activities and adolescent club mentoring sessions.
  • Oversee enrolment of children into the SEL classes, ensuring informed consent from each child’s care giver and assent from each child is received before commencing classes.
  • Conduct weekly quality assurance of SEL classes to determine facilitation skills by SHLS facilitators, inclusion of all children during classes (especially children with special needs), attendance of children and make immediate corrective measures for implementation during the following week.
  • In coordination with the ATO – Case Management conduct identification and safe referral of children at risk in the SHLS and enroll children referred from case management into psychosocial activities in the SHLS.

Implementing outdoor activities at the SHLS:

  • Ensure SHLS grounds are safe from any objects that may harm children participating in outdoor activities.
  • Report any risks to children to the Field Coordinator and the Protection Coordinator.
  • In coordination with children, community volunteers and SHLS facilitators, develop a compendium of games and other activities that will stimulate children cognitive and social development and oversee the implementation of the activities each week.
  • In coordination with the ATO – CP, ensure Health, WASH and Nutrition sectors are allocated time during the SHLS outdoor activities to conduct awareness and other related activities for children.

Implementing Adolescents mentoring sessions:

  • Identify and enroll adolescents aged 12-17 years into adolescent clubs ensuring consent from each care giver before enrollment.
  • Facilitate adolescent life skills sessions each week at the SHLS.
  • Regularly invite role models to speak to adolescent club members on career development among other salient topics.
  • Support adolescents to identify and implement a community project once a year.
  • Support members of the adolescent clubs to set up adolescent peer educator’s club and provide technical support for the dissemination of child protection messages among their peers.
  • In coordination with the Technical Officer, Child Protection, and the Protection Coordinator, support the development of peer educators’ adolescent guides.

Overseeing overall management of the SHLS:

  • Initiate and regularly update the SHLS inventory of equipment, recreational materials, stationery.
  • Raise Purchase Requests of any missing items and share with the Technical Officer Child Protection for processing
  • Ensure availability and functioning of safety equipment including fire extinguishers, Fire Blankets, first aid kits among others at the SHLS. Report any expiry or non- function of safety equipment to the Field Coordinator and Protection Coordinator.
  •  Ensure Codes of Conduct, Child Safeguarding policy and PSEA policies are posted in strategic places in the SHLS for everyone to see.
  • Coordinate with the M & E department to ensure the Community Feedback Mechanism desk is operational and functional at the SHLS.

Other responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely implementation of program activities as per the detailed implementation plan for PSS and especially SHLS.
  • Update monthly activity workplans to indicate accomplished tasks, any postponed tasks and tasks that remain unfinished.
  • Adhere to the child protection guiding principles, Code of Conduct, FHI 360 Child Safeguarding and PSEA policy always.
  • In coordination with the ATO Case Management and the CP ATO, compile weekly, biweekly, and monthly activity reports and M&E data bases as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BSc / BA in Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with one to three years of relevant experience with NGO or CBO.
  • Experience in Child Protection programming especially in implementing SHLS is an advantage. Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs are highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge and experience implementing the Safe Healing and Learning Space tool kit.
  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection activities.
  • Experience implementing adolescent mentorship projects.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and Hausa. Knowledge of Kanuri and Shuwa Arab is an added advantage.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection issues
  • Ability to live in a non-family field location with minimum access services.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Dynamic, pro-active
  • Knowledge on CPIMS is an added advantage.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Acts according to FHI 360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.
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Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer – PSS – Safe Healing and Learning

Requisition – 2021200173
Location: Gamboru Ngala, Borno
Supervisor:  Field Coordinator
Job type: Full time

Project Description
The Humanitarian crises in Northeast Nigeria has profoundly impact children and adolescents and have caused long term disruption of every aspect of daily living, including housing, health, sanitation, recreation, and education. The crises have disrupted family relationships, disturb social cohesion, and have created feelings of isolation, uncertainty, fear, anger, loss, and sadness. This long-term exposure to the humanitarian crises in Northeast Nigeria without appropriate mitigation have been damaging to both physical and mental health of affected population.

Under the Protection Sector, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection.  Position objectives under the Psychosocial Support Sub Sector (Specializing in Safe Healing and Learning) includes:

  • To establish and or oversee management of Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) aspect of PSS for children and families and Communities and oversee the delivery of group Social Emotional Learning.
  • To provide support and coaching to the PSS-SHLS Assistant Technical Officers.
  • To ensure monitoring, documentation, and reporting on activities
  • To liaise and coordinate with other stakeholders (other FHI360 Sectors and/or service providers)

Basic Function

  • Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC) and technical supervision of the Technical Officer – PSS-SHLS, the ATO, Safe Healing and Learning will oversee the implementation of the Safe Healing and Learning approach and the implementation of adolescent mentoring sessions.
  • The ATO will ensure social-emotional learning sessions, indoor and outdoor activities are conducted as per the SHLS established standards.
  • He will also be responsible for organizing and overseeing implementation of adolescent mentorship classes through adolescent clubs and outdoor activities for children and adolescents.

Duties and Responsibilities
Implementing Safe Healing and Learning Activities:

  • In coordination with community leaders and local authority, identify suitable SHLS facilitators who will be responsible for facilitating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for children aged 6 – 11 years.
  • Conduct training for the SHLS facilitators on the SHLS and SEL module.
  • Conduct prepping sessions with each Facilitator before each class and hold weekly review meetings with all facilitators to review challenges, lessons learnt.
  • In coordination with the Child Protection Technical Officer, develop a rigorous SHLS daily and weekly schedule that will encompass SEL classes for boys and girls, outdoor activities and adolescent club mentoring sessions.
  • Oversee enrolment of children into the SEL classes, ensuring informed consent from each child’s caregiver and assent from each child is received before commencing classes.
  • Conduct weekly quality assurance of SEL classes to determine facilitation skills by SHLS facilitators, inclusion of all children during classes (especially children with special needs), attendance of children and make immediate corrective measures for implementation during the following week.
  • In coordination with the ATO – Case Management conduct identification and safe referral of children at risk in the SHLS and enroll children referred from case management into psychosocial activities in the SHLS.

Implementing outdoor activities at the SHLS:

  • Ensure SHLS grounds are safe from any objects that may harm children participating in outdoor activities.
  • Report any risks to children to the Field Coordinator and the Protection Coordinator.
  • In coordination with children, community volunteers and SHLS facilitators, develop a compendium of games and other activities that will stimulate children cognitive and social development and oversee the implementation of the activities each week.
  • In coordination with the ATO – CP, ensure Health, WASH and Nutrition sectors are allocated time during the SHLS outdoor activities to conduct awareness and other related activities for children.

Implementing Adolescents mentoring sessions:

  • Identify and enroll adolescents aged 12-17 years into adolescent clubs ensuring consent from each caregiver before enrollment.
  • Facilitate adolescent life skills sessions each week at the SHLS.
  • Regularly invite role models to speak to adolescent club members on career development among other salient topics.
  • Support adolescents to identify and implement a community project once a year.
  • Support members of the adolescent clubs to set up adolescent peer educator’s club and provide technical support for the dissemination of child protection messages among their peers.
  • In coordination with the Technical Officer, Child Protection, and the Protection Coordinator, support the development of peer educators’ adolescent guides.

Overseeing overall management of the SHLS:

  • Initiate and regularly update the SHLS inventory of equipment, recreational materials, stationery.
  • Raise Purchase Requests of any missing items and share with the Technical Officer Child Protection for processing
  • Ensure availability and functioning of safety equipment including fire extinguishers, Fire Blankets, first aid kits among others at the SHLS. Report any expiry or non-function of safety equipment to the Field Coordinator and Protection Coordinator.
  • Ensure Codes of Conduct, Child Safeguarding policy and PSEA policies are posted in strategic places in the SHLS for everyone to see.
  • Coordinate with the M & E department to ensure the Community Feedback Mechanism desk is operational and functional at the SHLS.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely implementation of program activities as per the detailed implementation plan for PSS and especially SHLS.
  • Update monthly activity workplans to indicate accomplished tasks, any postponed tasks and tasks that remain unfinished.
  • Adhere to the child protection guiding principles, Code of Conduct, FHI 360 Child Safeguarding and PSEA policy always.
  • In coordination with the ATO Case Management and the CP ATO, compile weekly, biweekly, and monthly activity reports and M&E data bases as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BSc / BA in Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with one to three years of relevant experience with NGO or CBO.
  • Experience in Child Protection programming especially in implementing SHLS is an advantage. Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs are highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge and experience implementing the Safe Healing and Learning Space tool kit.
  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection activities.
  • Experience in implementing adolescent mentorship projects.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and Hausa. Knowledge of Kanuri and Shuwa Arab is an added advantage.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection issues
  • Ability to live in a non-family field location with minimum access services.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Dynamic, pro-active
  • Knowledge on CPIMS is an added advantage.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Acts according to FHI360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Note

  • FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
  • FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others and yourself

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