INTRODUCTION : -
Child and Family Development Officer job opportunity is available at for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
The Child and Family Development Officer would be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Family Development Plans of families.
He / She is responsible for leading parenting and child development process for the children and the families in the project location.
This includes individual home visits to each family to conduct assessment and provide hands-on support for parents, including issuing referrals for psychological support where necessary.
He / She will research and develop strategies for improving and ensuring the sustainability of all development initiatives for the families within SOS Nigeria locations.
Conduct / update situation analysis and assessments on Child and Family Development (CFD) related issues to establish evidence-based data to support holistic policy and program development and coordinated planning, implementation and monitoring of results of related programs / projects.
Contribute to the development / establishment of CFD plans program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of CFD related information / data for development planning and priority and goal setting.
Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing / administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials / documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
Prepare required program documentation / materials / data to facilitate the program review and approval process.
Contribute significantly to the overall analysis, planning and development of the CFD plans
Monitor and report on the use of CFD plan resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation / goals, organizational rules, regulations / procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.
Report on critical issues / findings to ensure timely resolution by management / stakeholders.
Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution
Strengthen the quality of the CFD plans through strategic use of global learning and evidence on child development
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
HND / BSC Degree in a relevant subject area, such as Guidance & Counseling, Community Development, Social works etc
Minimum of 3 years similar work experience in the field of Community Development or Social Services in an INGO
Understanding of child development issues, including knowledge of child rights, child protection, child welfare, childcare and parenting;
and relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols
Understanding of family development and community development, and sustainability of programme responses and outcomes
Counselling skills, including ability to advice, influence and guide programme participants and other community members.