Child Protection Officer Vacancy at SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria – 3 Openings
SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria
Abuya, Nigeria
4d ago
source : MyJobNigeria

INTRODUCTION : -

Child Protection Officer job opportunity is available at SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -

  • The Child Protection Officer would be responsible for implementing community-based child protection activities in an SOS Children’s Villages Programme Location.
  • This position will be responsible for the prevention and response activities of the child protection program
  • He / she will work with the community and community-based child protection structures and system, psychosocial support activities, case management and promote children’s wellbeing
  • The officer will be responsible for ensuring the protection of children from harm or abuse.
  • He / she will contribute to creating a safer and protective school environment for children using the four main key elements of protection which are;
  • Prevention (e.g. positive, supportive, safe school culture, curriculum and pastoral opportunities for children);
  • Protection (by following the agreed procedures, ensuring all staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to safeguarding concerns);
  • Support (for all pupils, parents and staff, and where appropriate specific intervention for those who may be at risk of harm);
  • Working with parents and other agencies (to ensure appropriate communications and actions are undertaken).
  • Uphold the SOS Children’s Villages Child Safeguarding Policy and ensure the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in the workplace and communities of intervention.
  • Identify gaps in service provision to children and proactively document, refer and advocate for those gaps to be filled to relevant authorities
  • He / she will closely work with the child protection stakeholders to ensure that they are addressing child protection concerns within their respective communities.
  • DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -

  • HND / BSc Degree in social sciences or humanities (human rights, sociology, psychology or any related field)
  • Minimum of 2 years proven professional experience in Safeguarding, Development or Humanitarian Work
  • 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

  • Ability to manage sensitive information and be confidential and discrete
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