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Social Protection Facilitator

Job Description

Title: Social Protection Facilitator

Location: Adjumani District

Reporting to: Social Protection Coordinator

Purpose of the position:

The Social Protection Facilitator will provide grassroots project implementation, monitoring and documentation in the Child Friendly Spaces, Early Childhood Development Centres and the participation, psychosocial and peace building Project guided by WV Uganda Policies. The incumbent will also be responsible for the smooth, cost effective, efficient and timely implementation of CFSs, ECDs and participation, psychosocial and peace building project budget review and monitoring.

Main responsibilities:

Management:

  • Motivate and ensure teamwork among Social Protection assistants and Volunteers for greater ministry impact, in the community

  • Work in liaison with and provide the necessary advice and support to stakeholders in the participation, psychosocial and peace building project, as well as the CFS and ECD programmes in all matters pertaining to effective management and implementation

  • Assist the Response Manager to handle visitors including donors, support offices and national office staff

  • Take full responsibility in the implementation of CFSs, ECDs and participation, psychosocial and peace building project in Adjumani operations according to the agreed plan of action

  • Actively coordinate project Design, implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Coordinate with all agencies working in child protection and the Office of the Prime Minster in the camp to ensure compliance to inter agency and World Vision International standards for implementing child protection and Education in emergencies (CiE) as well as peace building activities

  • Organize meetings with key stakeholders in Adjumani to influence policies, planning and practice in line with the outcomes of the advocacy events

  • Implement and monitor project activities towards realization of project outputs in a timely and effective manner.

  • Monitor progress of activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on LEAP framework, the IASC and WVI standards

  • Actively participate in program design process specifically in assessments and generating community priority needs in participation, psychosocial and peace building

  • Develop regular monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports

  • Prepare detailed implementation plans based on approved and funded proposals and submit to Response Manager for approval

Partnership, Networking & Advocacy:

  • Represent WV Uganda Program in child protection, Peace Building, participation and psychosocial Forums at the field level and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations

  • Establish and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding project activities to ensure and promote a coordinated approach to project implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and to keep the Response Manager informed

  • Develop a network of information gathering relevant to child protection ,Peace Building, participation and psychosocial operations

  • Establish appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the Counties and district level

Financial Management Budget control and Monitoring

  • Work with the Social Protection Coordinator and Finance Officer in preparation of budgets, financial projections, expenditure monitoring and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and narrative reports and submit them within the agreed timeframe to appropriate people

  • Support preparation of requisitions for appropriate project supplies in line with approved DIPs from time to time

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Peace-Building, Sociology, International Relations, Conflict studies or other related field.

  • A minimum of three or more years’ field experience working with Communities in Peace-Building and/or child protection programming and program management in an NGO context.

  • Past exposure and experience with integration / mainstreaming of peacebuilding and conflict-sensitivity across other programmes and projects is a plus.

  • Past experience in working with communities. Very strong communication skills

  • Working knowledge of humanitarian industry including sphere standards, NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter

  • Excellent analytical, documentation, problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Possess the ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

  • Ability to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is a requirement

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.