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Child Protection Data Management Officer

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Development and Project Management, Information Technology, Social Sciences and Community

Location:  Shire, Tigray
Career Level:  Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:  Full time
Salary:  As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

BACKGROUND:

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Summary of statement

The Child Protection Data Management Officer is responsible for implementing data collection, compilation, analysis, and storage into the CP IMS in Shire. He/she will Collect, organize, store, and generate reports to strengthen case management processes and practices of the CP program that include psychosocial support activities.

Detailed Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Assist the CP team in the assessment of cases of children in Shire and update the database and the verification exercise.
  • Carry out case management data Entry into the Child Protection Information System (CP IMS) database and where relevant, engage in the development of an inter-agency data management system.
  • Attend and feed into case management meetings in all locations where possible
  • Address data management challenges while insuring confidentiality and data security.
  • Ensure standard tools and approaches are established and reviewed on a regular basis
  • Support Case Management Project Officers and Case Workers in all locations to effectively use case management tools and forms, as agreed through the CM Taskforce.
  • Support (the incentive workers) team leaders and social workers in the data collection, verification, and documentation of cases of children and mentor Case Workers to ensure that good practices are adhered to and that the Inter-Agency Case Management Guidelines are followed
  • Hold regular case conferences and 1:2:1 meeting with all Case Workers.
  • Follow-up the preparation and implementation of case plan, referrals and home visit conducted by the social workers is as scheduled.
  • Assist the child protection officer in the preparation of SOP for case management, information sharing, and data protection protocols are in place.
  • Assist the child protection officer /manager in updating the monthly, and quarterly documentation of caseload and statistics.
  • Ensure that the case files and other relevant documents of UASC and other at risk /vulnerable children are properly handled with care and hold in a safe lockable filing cabinet.
  • Frequently change the passwords of CP IMS database.
  • Adhere and fully abide by the child protection code of conduct.
  • Shall take any additional responsibilities as requested by supervisors.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Child Protection Data Management Officers will directly report to the Child Protection Officer of Shire and the CP Manager based in Shire with additional oversight from the child protection assistant coordinator in Addis Ababa.

Job Requirements

  • University Degree in Information Management Technology preferred or any other social science fields
  • 6 years of working with children experience for diploma holders or 3 years with the first degree.
  • Experience in data management.
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  • Good understanding of CP program practice.
  • Confirmed experience in developing competency-based training modules!
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply!
  • Fluent in writing and spoken English and Amharic or local languages

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:

External

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/20110?c=rescue

Internal

 

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/20110?c=rescue

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of  your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: 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 Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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