American University of Nigeria Social Engagement / Welfare Officer Jobs

American University of Nigeria Social Engagement / Welfare Officer Jobs

Position Background

  • The Social Engagement/Welfare Officer shall coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the response programmes in line with International minimum standards in Northeast Nigeria.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a social media strategy

  • Coordinate the psychosocial support and community-based protection programming interfacing with other programme team members.

  • Support the strengthening of child protection community-based systems inclusive of developing trainings, supervision/coaching tools, monitoring, and tracking tools and improve referral systems.

  • Conduct and supervise training with men and boys, women and girls on social norms change.

  • Support the establishment and strengthening of community-based mechanisms and groups including adolescent peer groups, child protection committees, children’s clubs, parent groups and informal foster caregivers.

  • Design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Community Engagement Workers, Community Based Protection Mechanisms, and children/adolescents.

  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist

  • Ensure beneficiaries are informed and regularly reminded about their entitlements from the project, and the confidential complaints mechanisms;

  • Support resource mobilization efforts by participating in rapid assessments, project reviews and related tasks that will ensure adequate information for proposal development.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Position Requirements

  • University degree in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or related fields

  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant working experience in child protection prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.

  • Experience working in emergency settings
    with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)

  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse.

  • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.

  • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.

  • Strong command of both written and spoken English and knowledge of local language (Hausa) strongly desired.

    Description of Benefits

  • Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; American University of Nigeria Social Engagement / Welfare Officer Jobs

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