OVC Education, Adolescents and Protection Officer at the Catholic Institute for Development Justice and Peace (CIDJAP)

JOB TITLE: OVC Education, Adolescents and Protection Officer

JOB LOCATION: Obollo Afor, Enugu
Employment Type: Full-time


  • The purpose of this position is to provide technical guidance and ensure the implementation of Education activities for community based OVCs support in the 4GATES project.
  • The OVC Education, Adolescents and Protection Officer is under the supervision of the Program Manager, in collaboration with other thematic areas officers organize a range of duties related to education and child protection.


  • The Education Officer will provide technical leadership in education OVC services.
  • The OVC Education and Protection Officer will have some combination of technical expertise and experience in OVC service areas that include;psychosocial support, education, child rights and advocacy.
  • The OVC Education, Adolescent and Protection Officer will guide the project technically in terms of: OVC service provision; capacity development and mentoring of community volunteers and care givers on child education.
  • To develop detailed annual/monthly/weekly work-planfor OVC Care and support in child protection and education and participates in project evaluations and assessments.
  • To identify and support indigent OVC with primary and secondary school fees.
  • To plan for and oversee debriefing training for adolescent youths.
  • To plan for and undertake follow-up trainings for community volunteers.
  • To facilitate the formation and training of Community OVC coalitions and task forces
  • To represent PCI in OVC forums at local and national levels.
  • To prepare and submit timely monthly, reports and share with partners as appropriate.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Minimum of First Degree in Law or a Degree in Education, Social Sciences or other relevant field
  • 2-3 years post NYSC experience.
  • Have an understanding of the child right sector, OVC frameworks in Nigeria and OVC programming guidelines including National Service Standards is essential.
  • Experience working with children
  • Experienced in child rights
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and power point presentation
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to details
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • Innovative
  • Fluency in English and Igbo is essential

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Deadline: September 29, 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryEducation / Teaching / Training