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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria is seeking the interest of a qualified Child Protection in Officer in the area of reintegration of girls and boys who have been associated with armed groups.
The overall objective of the post is to promote the reintegration of children associated with armed groups including facilitating release of children held in administrative custody of the military to civilian authorities and to ensure their safe, supported return and reintegration.
This will involve:
Provide technical guidance for the development and implementation of the strategy and programme on the reintegration of children associated with armed groups (CAAFAG)
Facilitate the training of and ongoing support for state and non-state actors, including community volunteers, on the reintegration of CAAFAG
Facilitate the training of military and security personnel on child protection
Engage in advocacy on the handover of children from military authorities to civilian authorities
Support implementation of PCAs signed with partners such as Search for Common Ground, COOPI, Plan International, Neem Foundation and
International Alert on reintegration of children associated with armed groups.
Establish the reintegration programme in a minimum of 18 Local Government Areas in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
Support the development of community based reintegration activities for CAAFAG
Engage with religious and community leaders to promote reintegration of CAAFAG
Strengthen the referral mechanism for CAAFAG to available services and programmes, including education and livelihoods programming
Establish and manage peacebuilding initiatives in focus communities, including the establishment of peacebuilding clubs
Support the tracing and reunification of families for CAAFAG
Manage and quality assure the work of the team of consultants and third party local consultants responsible for overseeing and monitoring the children associated with armed groups programme
Manage and develop new programme cooperation agreements with international and national NGOs for the reintegration of children associated with armed groups and peacebuilding
Ensure robust data collection to capture the number of beneficiaries reached by the programme and the impact of the programme, including management of the evaluation of the programme
Ensure effective linkages with other components of the child protection in emergencies programme
Manage the children associated with armed groups programme, including ensuring timely implementation of activities, timely reporting to the donors, compliance with visibility requirements and compliance with internal UNICEF procedures and processes
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