Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) 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. For 50 years of long-term support and constant presence in the field, COOPI has been engaged in breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to specific emergencies in numerous sectors, including Food Security, Humanitarian Aid, Health, Socio-Economical Services, Water and Sanitation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Human Rights, Education and Training, Migrations and Sustainable Energy.
COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin. The COOPI Nigeria Field Office is located in Sokoto State, in order to cover intervention LGAs in Sokoto State and to provide direct assistance to the IDPs and their hosting communities, through a multi-sectorial program covering Food Security, Disaster Risk Reduction, 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 27 other Countries around the World, in over 50 years of operations.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Case Worker
Locations: Rabah and Goronyo, Sokoto
Employment Type: Full-time
Slots: 4 Openings
Scope of the Vacancy
- Case Worker will register, analyze the needs of children at risk, including Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs) in target LGAs of Sokoto state.
- He/she will design and 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
The Case Worker will be responsible for:
- Collection of information needed to identify,
- Register, analyze the needs of children at risk, including Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs),
- With the support of Protection Coordinator, design and 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 in the BHA USAID funded project in the consortium partnership with IRC, ALIMA and LHI.
Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Protection coordinator, 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 individuals, Neglect, Violence against UASC and their families in the process.
- To directly work with other Case Workers and service providers on management of Caseload and Referrals.
- With the support of Protection coordinator, 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.
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).
- Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.
Application Closing Date
17th July, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online