Project Manager Child Protection

organization: INTERSOS

deadline: 31st october 2017

Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled north eastern Nigeria. Borno State continues to be most affected, with over 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 22 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, but have also revealed the extent of the crisis. In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional.

In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is implementing a seven months CP and EiE multisectorial project that address critical gaps as indicated by the CP and Education Sectors over four sites for highly vulnerable IDPs, new arrivals and host communities.

Based on the CP Sub Sector recommendations and existing gaps, the project aims at 1) enhancing where existing or initiating activities for identification, registration, family tracing, reunification and interim care arrangements for UASC, orphans and children leaving armed forces in line with international SOPs; 2) strengthening activities for identification, registration, referral, case management and follow-up of other vulnerable children and children at risk, including provision of referrals to other services, psychosocial support, and material assistance to UASC, children at risk, their families and foster families; 3) reinforcing provision of quality MHPSS services to children affected by ongoing emergencies through referral to MHPSS specialized services, when available, and focused gender and age segregated community-based psychosocial support service delivery to young children and adolescent boys and girls; 4) strengthening or initiating provision of qualitative CBPSS to decrease children’s psychosocial distress due to protracted exposure to violence; 5) improve/rehabilitate existing community structures to create community based TLS/CFS where children can be provided with safe learning environments during school hours and safe spaces to play during after school hours; 6) increase the capacity of parents and caregivers to recognise early and advanced signs of psychosocial distress in their children as well as enhance their understanding of CP, children’s rights, positive parenting skills, positive reactions to challenges, with the aim of reinforcing children’s and parents’ resilience in the long-term.

The Pm of the CP project will oversee the activities, Administrative, HR and Logistics component of the project, including Maiduguri, Bama – Banki, Ngala and Monguno, ensuring operations quality, strategic programming and planning, ensuring strategic growth and strong external and internal representation and advocacy. S/he must be able to motivate and lead a diverse staff as well as effectively oversee the activities, budgets and partnerships.

Project Management

  • Supervise implementation of project activities in a timely manner
  • Develop and manage the implementation of/adherence to work plan and M&E plans
  • Manage all financial resources allocated to the project, including budget holding responsibility, production of financial plans and cash forecasts and verification of budget vs. actual on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Manage all logistical procedures for the project – ensuring INTERSOS and donor requirements are met and proper documentation is collected and maintained for all procurements
  • Ensure that reports are submitted to NHF as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Ensure data is collected regularly to respond to agreed indicators
  • Develop budgets and project proposals for the CP sector in Borno State, in close coordination with the technical team and the head of mission;
  • Carry out rapid assessments to investigate further programming opportunities inside Borno State;

Programme Quality:

  • Build capacity of INTERSOS in CP sector, to meet minimum standards for CP programme in Emergency, including training and mentoring of the staffs with the technical support of the Advisors.
  • Technical support for protection activities throughout the programme providing insights to national and international staff on the standards including tools and methodologies.
  • Work with the mission protection team to strengthen the protection sector in INTERSOS Nigeria Mission.

Coordination:

  • Ensure 5W matrices are submitted to the State Clusters as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Represent in close coordination with the HoM and the Protection department the program with national authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, etc. in Borno State and in Abuja;

Human Resources:

  • Recruit and train national staff as required to achieve the project objectives;
  • Work with the administration department to ensure all administrative procedures are followed for shelter Staff in the field – updated personal details on file, accurate ToRs for each staff member, payrolls etc.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their CV, motivation letter and 2 references to recruitment@intersos.org with subject line: “SR 49-240 Logistic Coordinator – Nigeria”.

More information about this vacancy can be found here

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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