INTRODUCTION : -
Child Safeguarding Coordinator job opportunity is available at SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
The Child Safeguarding Coordinator will promote, coordinate and support the implementation of the Child Safeguarding Policy in SOS Children’s Villages and all its programmes in order to mitigate child safeguarding risks for children and young people who are directly and indirectly cared for and supported through SOS Children’s Villages programmes.
Oversee implementation of Child Safeguarding in all our care settings and projects ensuring that services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations
He / she will be responsible for strengthening the child safeguarding implementation strategy and promote best practices in the SOS Children’s Villages alternative care programmes.
He / she will champion, support and develop strategic child safeguarding alliances for SOS Children’s Villages.
He / she will monitor, research and represent SOS Children’s Villages on child safeguarding issues in the communities.
The coordinator will train and develop relevant key stakeholders on child safeguarding matters.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
HND / BSc Degree in Psychology, Social Works, Social Sciences, Forensic Science or other related areas.
At least 5 years of experience in the area of child safeguarding / protection and care for children and young people within the NGO sector.
Strong knowledge of Child Protection and Child’s Right and ability to work with multiple stakeholders, in a fast-paced environment
Ability to manage sensitive information and be confidential and discrete
Excellent knowledge and skills in child / youth / community resilience, psychosocial support, community / youth development and mobilization
Experience working with at-risk children
Proven capacity to coordinate, and coach staff in Child Protection skills and programme management
Experience of, and commitment to, working through systems of community participation and accountability.