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Child Protection and Education Assistant

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

Position: Child protection and Education Assistant

Report to: Child protection Facilitator-Emergency response

Location: West Nile; Adjumani, Yumbe and Arua

Purpose of the position:

To facilitate the implementation of Early Childhood Development activities and child friendly spaces, including community engagements

Major Responsibilities:


  • Motivate and ensure teamwork among case workers, CFS and ECD animators for greater ministry impact, in the community.

  • Support community based child protection and education systems, children groups and stake holders in advocating for child protection, participation, and psychosocial care within the CFSs/ECDs.

  • Facilitate the integration of social cohesion activities with within the refugee settlements and host communities.

  • Handle visitors including donors, support office and national office staff, stakeholders, in line with the child protection policy and behavioral protocol.

  • Work with children, foster families and communities to design and deliver support for children in their communities and at the child friendly spaces according to the agreed plan of actions.

  • Provide information for projects design, implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Mobilize community meetings with children and key stakeholders at all implementation levels

  • Build the capacity of case workers, CFS/ECD caregivers and animators

  • Facilitate case management, and data collection in line with the required and approved standards at the CFS/ECD centres

  • Collect and compile statistical data and information regarding caregivers, community members and children participation in activities at the CFSs/ECD centres and children clubs.

  • Supervise CFS/ECD implementation as per the minimum children in emergencies protection standards.

  • Facilitate community to establish systems aimed at strengthening community capacity in responding to SBGV and child abuse cases in the refugee settlements.

  • Mobilise communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the projects implementation.

  • Facilitate activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on the IASC and WVI standards.

  • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports and submit them to the relevant authorities

Technical and Capacity Building

  • Mentor and build the capacity of children, community caregivers, animators/Caregivers, community structures in child protection, positive parenting, peaceful coexistence and the learning frame work using approved approached and models.

  • Support communities, community structures, animators, partners and children in maintaining the minimum standards for child participation and care.

  • Develop tools to manage data and information collection and analysis in establishing and maintaining a Monitoring and Evaluation adherences

  • Document impact and success stories evidenced with quality pictures to share milestone with staff, partners and donors

  • Regular updates and monitoring of the CFS/ECD to ensure technical support is given in regard to play equipment and materials as per the global minimum standards.

  • Facilitate communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community ownership, peaceful coexistence and sustainability.

  • Facilitate advocacy forums led by children on issues affecting them. The forums are aimed at awareness creation and sensitization of communities

Partnership, Networking & Advocacy:

  • Represent the organization in settlement sector meetings and cluster coordination meetings giving updates and progress of implementation and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations.

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

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

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

Financial Management Budget control and Monitoring

  • Prepare concepts notes, project activity budgets, expenditure, preparation of activity quarterly financial and narrative reports as per the grant guidelines. And submit them within the agreed timeframes.

  • Preparation of payment, advance and purchase requests for appropriate project transactions in line with approved M&E documents.

  • File all accountability and attendance lists in line with audit requirements

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Should have a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, community psychology, business administration or any equivalent.

  • A one years’ experience in working with refugees, peace building, basic education and nutrition

  • Must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Knowledge of implementation on child friendly spaces, peace building, education in emergencies and psychosocial care

  • Appropriate communication skill and approachable

  • Must have no history of violation of child protection in emergencies