From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.Job Title: Emergency Child Protection SpecialistSector: Child Protection Location: Nigeria Employee Type: TTA Employee Category: Full Time BackgroundThe 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 refugees forced to flee from 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 home.IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014 and Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015. IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Child Protection, Food Security, PRoL, WASH, Nutrition and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in three States in North-Eastern Nigeria. Scope of WorkThe Emergency Child Protection Specialist will provide short-term support for the expansion of child protection programming into newly liberated areas in Borno State, including Monguno and Konduga. In collaboration with the CYPD coordinator, the Emergency Child Protection Specialist will be responsible for conducting assessments in the new areas of operation, determining implementation sites, recruiting and training child protection staff, providing technical support on child protection in emergencies interventions such as SLHS and case management, designing M&E tools and training on data collection, and supporting the establishment of a nutrition/CP intervention for children with severe acute malnutrition.Key ResponsibilitiesManage the start-up of the OFDA project and expansion of child protection emergency programming, including the development of M&E tools to measure child and family outcomesSupport the CYPD Coordinator and CP Manager with the recruitment of staff for the new locationsConduct CP assessments in the newly liberated areas to determine needs and define invention sites Provide training to all newly recruited staff and the current child protection team on parenting, safe healing and learning spaces, case management and other identified areasCoordinate closely with UNICEF, ICRC and other key actors on the release and reintegration of children associated with armed groupsSupport the establishment of a joint CP/Nutrition approach, including the development of a strategy document, for children with severe acute malnutrition, designing tools and training case workersWork closely with the CYPD Coordinator and CP Manager to develop the project procurement, spending and work plans, ensuring the appropriate equipment and items are procured to implement project activitiesMaintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including community leaders, state actors, NGOs, UN agencies, local partners and other IRC sectors to enhance multi-agency and multi sectoral cooperation and coordination.Other duties as required.