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COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale , is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy.
For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-
economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.
Location : Maiduguri, Borno
Duration : 12 months
Starting Date : August 2018
Based on a consolidated care model for children associated to armed forces and groups implemented in several conflict areas over the years, COOPI will establish a Centre of Transit and Orientation (TOC) for children formerly associated with Boko Haram in need of psychosocial and other assistance before reunification and integration into their families of originAn age-
appropriate individualised plan will include : recreational, psychosocial and educational activities to support the child’s readjustment to family life, and prepare him / her for reintegration into the communityThe plan will also include life-
skills and competency building for income generating activities and employment. It will make provision for children to be referred to health, nutritional and legal services as necessaryThese activities will be complemented by family tracing and sensitization of the communities of originThe plan will also include follow-
up support and monitoring activities through protection networks identified, trained, supervised and supported by COOPI in the communities of origin.
Scope of the Vacancy
The Psychologist support the Project Manager in the programming, responsibility of the realization and the follow-up of the protection activities, guarantying protection services for the beneficiaries.
Project : Protection and Reintegration of children associated with armed groups in the north east of NigeriaReports to : Project Manager
Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, he / she :
Organize technical meeting with his / her team and other stakeholdersDirect case managementPropose and supervise the psychosocial and recreational activities to set up, for children and adults
Master's Degree in Psychology.At least 3 years of working experience with INGO on Child Protection area. Experience working with children associated with armed group it’s an advantageGood knowledge of project cycle managementExperience in clinical psychology and / or psychopathology (victimology, medical emergency cell, etc.
Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and a demonstrable understanding of conflict / post conflict development contextsExperience in data collection, analysis, and report writingExcellent in English (oral and written)Experience in designing and conducting training in INEE and Child Protection issues especially in the areas of human rights, gender, capacity building, added advantage, SGBVAbility to plan, organize work, communicate and reports effectively (both in writing and verbally)Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines team player, effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, able to work in a multicultural environmentExcellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humourExcellent sense of confidentialityExcellent listening and empathyProven commitment to accountability practicesAbility to function effectively under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads, and deadlines.
Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers)Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct, understands other international development guidelines
Location : Maiduguri, Borno
Scope of the Vacancy
The role of the Child Protection information management officer is to support the establishment and management of Child Protection Information.
The information management officer will be the focal point for input, analysis and producing information on case management and community-
based Child Protection programmes.In close collaboration with the Case Work Team, Project Officers, and Programme Manager, the Child Protection Information Officer will ensure that Child Protection related information is properly recorded, analysed and incorporated into programmes to improve quality of service delivery and wider understanding of child protection issues.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Base and in link with the Program Coordinator, he / she :
Provide feedback to Child Protection Project Team about good practices or gaps related to Child Protection information management including the inclusion of additional tools, required changes in information gathering and supporting lessons learnedEnsure tools and system are user friendly appropriate to the context.
Act as the focal point for Child Protection information management, including database, 4Ws / Activity info and other related external and internal reports.
Support Supervisors in data collection, interpretation and managementSupport COOPI team and partners to understand and use Child Protection information management toolsProvide trainings, technical support, advice and guidance on relevant tools and systems and provide on-
going supportUse the database to monitor adherence to procedure on individual cases and ensure that role and responsibilities of Case Workers are upheld with support from Senior Case Work TeamProvide programme analysis, disaggregated data when needed to the programme technical leads for proposals and reportsAdhere to confidentiality, data protection protocols and relevant COOPI policies and proceduresPerform other duties related to assignment proposed by his / her supervisor / s
Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in humanitarian organizations.Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and proved capacity in networking and negotiating with authoritiesVery strong analytical skillsFamiliarity with case management systems, preferable experience with child protection case management.
Good knowledge of assessments, data collection and report writing and monitoring and evaluation frameworksSolid work experience with databasesExcellent interpersonal skills (Good analytical, negotiation, advocacy and communication skills) and demonstrated ability to establish effective team and external relationsAbility to work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes insecure environmentExcellent English language skills both written and spoken are essential.
Experience with donors such as EU, USAID, UN Agencies, Italian Government, etc.
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