General purpose of the position
Responsible for daily monitoring in the project locations, and undertaking community mobilization and sensitization/awareness-raising. Carrying out data collections through FGDs, KIIs and community/Household surveys. Also, carrying out vulnerability assessments and documentation for referrals and follow up.
Tasks and Main Responsibilities
- Regularly carry out protection monitoring among affected population;
- Works closely with community volunteers to carry out community engagement and awareness raising/sensitization on protection topics (including GBV prevention and response, human rights, child protection, etc.);
- Operates complaint and feedback meachism through protection help desk and provide feedback accordingly;
- Attends to querries among new arrivals and facilitate referrals as per the service map of the reception centre;
- Updates INTERSOS risk matrix regularly through collecting qualitative and quantitative data on protection risks.
- Carries out Focus Group Discussions and conduct monthly safety mapping exercises among the affected population to contribute to production of PIM products and other protection reports;
- Documents protection incidents among new arrivals upon self-referral or identification through protection monitoring and facilitate appropriate referrals;
- Carries out collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population. Also, Document cases in need of Individual Protection Assistance (IPA) and facilitate provision of IPA in a timely manner;
- Conducts screening and pre-registration of family separation cases for active referral to and follow up with FTR agencies;
- Manages an open caseload as per INTERSOS standards and conducts intake interviews with individuals and develops a tailored care plan with the client, based on the needs identified during assessment sessions;
- Supports capacity building activities targeted to community and other stakeholders (including consortium and staff from other service providers operating in the project locations);
- Ensures progress on individual cases are documented in the action plan highlighting any significant change in the client’s psychosocial well-being and overall situation in a timely manner;
- Provides detailed, accurate and timely weekly update on development to supervisor on activities and challenges.
- Ensures constant communication with the community while respecting culture and traditions to identify potential problems affecting them and send findings and recommendations to supervisor;
- Attends and supports in organizing regular meetings and participate in needs assessments in collaboration with other agencies and actors providing protection services in the projection locations;
- Carries out all tasks respecting key protection principles, including Child Protection and PSEA policy;
- Performs additional tasks as assigned.
- University degree in a related field (e.g. Social Work, Psychology, Law, etc…)
- Minimum 2-year relevant work experience with an INGO, NGOs and/or related local authorities in Nigeria.
- Essential computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, etc…)
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability and motivation to work well with local authorities, local leaders and the local community.
- Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.
- Capacity to work under pressure and willingness to work and live in a complex context.
How to apply
Interested candidates should complete this form and attach CV with the following format “Surname Position you applied for”.ONLY applicants whose competencies meet the requirement of the position will be contacted. Application deadline: Apply no later than 24th September 2021 at 4:00 PM.
Suitably qualified candidates from Zamfara State are encouraged to apply
INTERSOS does not ask for any form of payment at any stage of recruitment.