Child Protection Case Worker at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to homeWe are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Child Protection Case WorkerLocation: Monguno, BornoScope of WorkIn the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, there has been a considerable upsurge (vague) in violence perpetrated by Boko Haram in Borno state, creating and influx of IDPs in within the state. From the beginning of the insurgency, the hosts communities in Borno have been housing a large number of displaced and have now reached absorption capacity limit. The recent arrivals are lacking the most basic services such as access to adequate shelter and simple household items; food; health care; safe drinking water and basic sanitation. In addition, the insecurity that has resulted from past and recent Boko Haram raids, as well as continued threats of others, has presented serious protection concerns for communities in these areas where children and women represent 70% of the IDP population.Job DescriptionBrief Description of the Position’s role within the Project(s):The Caseworker will be responsible for providing individual case management as part of the case management project.The Caseworker will conduct all steps of the case management process for an assigned number of individual children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence (especially UASC and CAAFAG) and their families in this processPosition Objectives:To ensure children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by conducting documentation, assessments, action plans, direct service provision, referrals and follow ups for an assigned case load of childrenTo provide support to families in the process of case management, including foster and alternative careTo directly work with other caseworkers and service providers on management of caseload and referralsWho this position reports to:The Caseworker reports to the Child Protection Officer.ResponsibilitiesTechnical Quality:Provide individual case management for children in Borno location in accordance with all case management steps and related tools and proceduresProvide ongoing support to families, foster and alternative care systemsCommunicate regularly with CM assistant for updates on achievements and challengesGrant Monitoring & Reporting:Provide input for weekly and staff activity reportsCoordination & Representation:Directly communicate effectively with other caseworkers and service providers as part of conducting individual case managementRegularly attend case management meetings at field levelProgram Development:Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to case managementOther:Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programsOther duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programsProfessional Standards:All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

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