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Requisition ID: req11541
Location: Abuja, Federal Capital, Nigeria
Sector: Violence Prevention and Response
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Description:
  • The global CPIMS+ Steering Committee (CPIMS+ SC) and the global Case Management Task Force (CMTF), support the use of a standard inter-agency child protection information management system (CPIMS+) as a tool for case management programming in humanitarian settings. CPIMS+ is comprised of software and accompanying tools, including template paper forms, generic information sharing and data protection protocols, and training materials.
  • The CMTF and CPIMS+ SC have ambitious work plans to support the development of standard global training materials and ensure countries have the guidance and support needed to roll-out the CPIMS+.  This position will work closely with both the CPIMS+ SC and the CMTF to implement specific activities in the work plans, with the main focus being on supporting identified IRC countries to roll-out the CPIMS+.
  • The CPIMS+ Specialist will support implementation and maintenance of the CPIMS+ as a tool for case management and inform improvements of new versions of the application from a program perspective, in line with best practices and global standards for case management.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop CPIMS+ guidance,  resources and training materials to support IRC country teams to roll-out the CPIMS+
  • Lead on the successful roll-out of the CPIMS+ with IRC in at least three countries
  • Coordinate and support discussions around inter-agency roll-outs of the CPIMS+ at country level
  • Coordinate with UNICEF and software firms on the development of specific system features and troubleshooting
  • Provide ongoing support and training to IRC countries that are transitioning to CPIMS+
  • Conduct regular remote support meetings with IRC countries that are rolling-out or already using the CPIMS+ to resolve technical issues, support upgrades, collect lessons learned and strengthen CPIMS+ use to its full potential as a support for quality case management
  • Coordinate with the IM Advisor in VPRU on discussions and representation on the Primero coordination committee (PCC) as they relate to the CPIMS+ specifically
  • Participate in the CPIMS+ Steering Committee meetings and follow up on activities as requested by the Child Protection Case Management Senior Specialist
  • Work closely with Child Protection Technical Advisors covering the countries rolling out or using the CPIMS+
  • Create a dashboard with top-level case information that can be shared with IRC country support Technical Advisors on a regular basis

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Child Protection Case Management Senior Specialist
  • Position directly supervises:  N/A

Indirect Reporting:

  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Case Management Task Force and CPIMS SC
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g. education, social work, international relations, public health, etc.) preferred
  • Minimum of 3-6 years’ experience in child protection case management in humanitarian settings
  • Experience and familiarity with the CPIMS+ system and Primero
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the field of information management for case management
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various efforts
  • Proven training and capacity building skills for a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical, information technology and writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a diverse group of people across multiple agencies and countries
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow direction and effectively learn and work in an inter-agency environment as well as self-motivate
  • Desired: oral and written French language skills

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WPE Case Management Assistant

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Requisition ID: req11550
Location: Monguno, Borno, Nigeria
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Description:

he IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014, the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict-affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Gwoza and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Case management assistant will provide psychosocial support, case management support to survivors of gender-based violence through individual counselling follow up support, referrals, and dissemination of information on available GBV services to encourage access to services.
  • She will in collaboration with the WPE Case Worker oversee provision of psychosocial /group support, skills building, information sessions and other recreational activities that promotes social support networks and cohesion with women and girls at the women and girls centers/safe space

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support and care for women and girls survivors of gender-based violence, including counseling and basic case management.
  • Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of GBVIMS plus and primero case intake, action, follow up and other case management online forms appropriately.
  • Ensure proper data entry into the GBVIMS+
  • Follow GBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while providing services to women and girls.
  • Monitor how the GBV referral pathway is working through making direct follow ups with other organizations that are providing services to survivors.
  • Support Women Action Groups (WAGs) to Facilitate safe space activities
  • Plays a key role in facilitating and supervising NFI distribution
  • Provide reports in due time
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor or agreed by the team

Psychosocial/Group Support/Safe Spaces:

  • Conduct and help plan and organize psychosocial/ group support activities with women and adolescent girls to meet the emotional needs of survivors, build support networks among women/girls, and promote social integration of survivors and other vulnerable women.
  • Work with women and girls in the community to identify their needs, interests, and priorities, and where possible, adapt activities according to these to ensure activities offered are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of women and girls.
  • Support in adolescent girl’s program implementation

Outreach and Community Mobilization:

  • In collaboration with the WPE Assistant Community Mobilizers, conduct awareness raising activities on GBV and its consequences, promoting available services to women and girls, and addressing the stigma preventing women and girls from accessing support and services with activities for female only group.
  • Identify and refer extremely vulnerable women and girls to access services and material support in accordance with their level of vulnerability and needs
  • Lead sessions to increase awareness on the consequences of GBV, promote available services to women and girls and address stigma preventing access to services at the women centers.
  • In collaboration with the WPE team, participate in meetings with community leadership structures when necessary to advocate for the needs of women and girls, and encourage their participation in GBV prevention and response activities in the communities

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  WPE Case management officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: WPE Senior Case management officer and Manager.
  • Position directly Supervises: Not applicable
  • Key Internal Contacts: Other IRC sector’s staff, especially Child protection and Protection and rule of law
  • Key External Contacts:  Community members, Women groups and other NGOs staff
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education:

  • Minimum of university degree in Counseling / Social Work / Psychology or related field preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Counseling and training experience, including experience working with women and girls preferred

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients always is essential.
  • Excellent listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background, and diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s empowerment and protection through current/ previous volunteer work in women’s group, girls’ clubs or other relevant experience is an added advantage
  •  Ability to facilitate trainings and sessions, including group support activities with women and girls.
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Ability to work as a member of a team essential
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

Languages:

  • Must be able to read, write and understand English, ability to speak other languages like Hausa, Kanuri is an advantage.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is an advantage 
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Design Manager

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Requisition ID: req11413
Location: Abuja, Federal Capital, Nigeria
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Description:

The Design Manager will support the Education department by designing, developing and overseeing the creation of compelling public-facing materials that a) communicate the results of and recommendations from programs and research in order to influence policy and practice and b) raise the profile of the Education team’s work. This person will also support the design of products used by our programs.

Major Responsibilities

  • Design and create quality digital and print content that includes pitch decks, presentations, infographics, illustrations, briefs, reports, and other materials for events and meetings
  • Review existing assets, including photographs and templates, and curate high quality resources for repurposing
  • Collaborate with Education and communications colleagues to scope design needs, propose recommendations for materials and execute these recommendations

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Senior Policy Advisor, Education
  • Position directly supervises:  N/A
  • Indirect Reporting: N/A

Other Internal and/or External Contacts:

  • Education Content Officer
  • Education Product Officer
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Visual / Graphic Design (or equivalent); Masters preferred

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of graphic design work experience OR recent graduate of an advanced design program
  • Experience in the humanitarian or development sector a plus

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in design tools such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional communication and storytelling skills.
  • Experience working with designers from different backgrounds.
  • Keen interest in humanitarian contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Language Skills:  Proficiency in English required

Working Environment: 

  • This role may require working remotely full time. Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours

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