Case Workers at COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale (14 Openings)

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Cooperazione Internazionale COOPI Recruitment 2021

COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian humanitarian non-governmental organization founded in Milan in 1965. COOPI aims to help the world’s poorest to improve their access to healthcare, food, and financial security, and to overcome their special vulnerability to wars, civil conflicts and natural disasters.

COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 and its interventions direct assista to the IDPs and host communities, through a multi-sectorial programme covering Disaster Risk Reduction, Food Security, Social protection, Early Recovery and Livelihoods, Nutrition and Child Protection interventions. COOPI’s capacity to respond to the humanitarian situation in the country is confirmed by its experience in providing humanitarian aid in more than 28 other Countries around the World, in over 55 years of operations.

COOPI is currently present in Yobe, Borno states in Northeast and Sokoto state in Northwest. In Northeast, COOPI’s intervention areas are located in Jakusko, Geidem, Yunusari and Damaturu LGAs and in Kaga LGA of Borno State.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Case Worker

Location: Yobe – Damaturu as main Base Office, with frequent daily trips to Gashua and other field locations Yobe,
Employment Type: Full-time
Slot: 14 Openings

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Case Worker will be responsible for the collection of information needed to identify, register, analyze the needs of children at risk, including Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs), design the follow-up plan for each identified child and actively contribute in case management, collaborating with the other Case Workers and with the Community Support Case Workers to deal directly with the beneficiaries in the targeted areas.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Case Workers Supervisor, Protection Officer and Project Manager, he/she:

  • Collects the information needed to identify, registers, analyzes the needs of any child at risk, including UASC;
  • Designs the case plan for the identified child at risk;
  • Conducts registration and case management activities as assigned by the Case Worker Supervisor;
  • Fills the standard forms of registration accurately for the case management and follow-up;
  • Contributes in the success of the trainings for community leaders, also by accompanying them directly on the field;
  • Joins actively the case management meetings and trainings to raise gaps and recommendations based on the daily work on the field;
  • Supports the data-entry activities providing the proper information about each child at risk from the caseload;
  • Communicates regularly with the Case Worker Supervisor for updates on achievements and challenges and any changes in the community’s social context and security status;
  • Ensures that all documentation for Case management of Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs) and children at risk is conducted and filed according to required standards of data protection and confidentiality;
  • Collects and documents success stories for reports;
  • The case worker will conduct all steps of the Case Management processes for an assigned number of individual, Neglect, Violence (UASC) and their families in the process.
  • To directly work with other Case Workers and service providers on management of Caseload and Referrals.
  • Adopts standard operating procedure (SOPs) for the Child Protection and case management system and data management protocols;
  • Performs any other necessary action related to the position to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Team Leader
  • Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the projects and of COOPI Nigeria if requested by his/her supervisor.

Requirements
Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work required and/or Diploma in Education or others relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 1 year) working in complex emergency context as Case worker
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative.
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences.
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings.
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri).

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.

Application Closing Date
16th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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