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Social Protection Coordinator-Yumbe District

Job Description

Position: Social Protection Coordinator

Report to: Response Manager

Project: Refugee Emergency Response

Location: Yumbe District

Purpose of the position:

To provide technical management and supervision of the distribution activities at district level with a view to ensure quality food programming, systems and procedures and accountability within the framework of World Vision, Partner and Donor standards and guidelines and the sphere standards.

Major Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Plan and oversee the implementation of activities in the Protection sector in Bidibidi Emergency Programme, ensuring the timely delivery of a quality protection initiatives, effective reporting mechanisms are developed and are operational, regular monitoring occurs against log frames, implementation plan and individual work plans are developed and performance management is undertaken).

Partnership management

  • Maintain working partnerships and good communication with representatives of UNHCR, OPM and other partners;

  • Build and maintain partnership with local NGOs and local governance structures that work on the Human Rights protection in emergencies programme;

  • In collaboration with the Field Coordinator, organize monthly meetings with implementing partners to discuss progress and challenges in the protection sector.

Human Resources and Capacity Building

  • Provide Support supervision, and on job coaching for all Protection staff and structures

  • Ensure a timely performance management has been conducted for all staffs in the protection sector using the available tools.

  • Advice the Response Manager on staffing needs and organization in the protection sector

  • Provide technical support and capacity building for the Child Protection Facilitators, collaborating partners, and other structures in the protection sector (child protection, GBV)

  • Conduct trainings for relevant local NGOs and local authorities on Protection and child rights

  • In collaboration with other agencies support the child protection officer to facilitate tracing and reunification of unaccompanied and separated children with their relatives;

  • Support to the compilation and analysis of protection monitoring information for sharing with partners and donors

  • Ensure that all protection staff is complying with the code of conduct and the child protection policy

Coordination and advocacy:

  • Support community and child protection facilitators to ensure that unaccompanied, separated and orphaned children arriving in the camp are identified upon arrival in the camp, their social history documented, foster families identified and the children are successfully fostered;

  • Chair Child Protection working/coordination meetings (Protection, and other meetings and forums and take a leading role to strengthen a Protection system.

  • Ensure that programme interventions continue to be informed by and integrated with other core sectors of World Vision, such as WASH, food security & livelihoods

  • Ensure activities are developed in partnership with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders, including local partners (where present) and aim to establish/strengthen processes and mechanisms at local, district, and national levels. Promote the participation of children in all aspects of the response where possible and appropriate.

  • Continuously identify and document Protection issues in Bidibidi and ensure that relevant stakeholder and duty bearers are informed

  • Contribute to the development of case studies for the purpose of reporting, advocacy and media effort

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Ensure that weekly situation reports, monthly, quarterly, midyear and annual reports are written and submitted to the emergency Program Manager within the specified time

  • Develop project monitoring plans, tools and ensure that every stakeholder is aware of their roles

  • Develop personal monitoring plans (including concrete objectives) for each direct subordinate

  • Ensure that protection information is used effectively to advocate on important issues within crisis response and longer term planning for target populations;

  • Ensure that the sectoral data is managed appropriately in terms of storage and circulation.

  • Support in the development of new proposals and concept notes in the protection sector

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Social Work, Business administration, Social Administration, Development, Education or related field

  • 3 years or more experience of relief work relating to CiE and at least 2 years in community development programing

  • Self-motivated with excellent management and leadership skills

  • Computer literate

  • Knowledge of WV peace building and advocacy approaches and models

  • Excellent communication skills

The position is open to Only Ugandan Nationals; qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.