Position: Child Protection & Participation Coordinator
Report to: Child Protection and Peace Building Manager
Location: Kampala – National Office
Purpose of the position:
The major purpose of the job is to coordinate/provide effective technical support and guidance to programme staff and partners during design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to achieve Child Protection & Participation priorities in line with World Vision Uganda’s strategic direction; implement strategies to improve prevention and response mechanisms to priority child protection issues in programmes; and enhance effective and meaningful child participation to create an enabling environment for improved child well-being.
Specifically, the role coordinates capacity building, monitoring and reporting for effective implementation of Child Protection Technical Programme interventions/Project models and quality assurance.
Child Protection programming
Promote the quality of Child Protection programming through provision of technical guidance and support for effective programme assessments, baselines, designs, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, programme reviews and annual review meetings of child protection plans. Facilitate the roll out of the Child Protection and Advocacy (CP&A) Model and support APs identify issues to inform programming.
Provide technical guidance in capacity needs assessment for child protection, formulate and implement capacity building plan aligned to meeting the technical program objectives and providing on-going mentoring and support for Area Programme staff and partners. Ensure functionality of peace and child protection structures at all levels to enhance response, reporting and referral of and addressing of child protection issues in programmes using the WV Systems Approach to child protection in line with CP&A project model
Monitoring, Review and Reporting on Child Protection
Implement mechanisms for regular monitoring/review and reporting on child safeguarding measures and progress of child protection technical programmes to ensure both upward and downward accountability.
Develop monitoring and reporting mechanisms at all levels and prepare quality and timely monthly, bi and Annual Child Protection Sector status reports and collection of data for advocacy, evidence based programming, information sharing to promote learning and guide decision making etc.
Ensure the effective and meaningful participation of children in WVU programmes, events and Advocacy Campaigns. Develop/disseminate the WVU Child Participation Guidelines to all programmes and staff and support implementation and institutionalization of recommended procedures for child participation and agency
Field Support Visits
Undertake frequent field visits for research and analysis, provision of technical support to programmes, review compliance to child protection standards, monitor implementation of child protection activities, identify opportunities and constraints and make recommendations for management action needed including in the roll out of child protection initiatives and models/approaches
Research, Documentation and Information sharing
Provide technical guidance to the ADPs in undertaking situation analyses and needs assessments, identifying areas for research, conducting research and ensuring documentation of impact stories and promising practices for sharing at ADP and national levels. Provide technical support in the development of Information, Education, and Communication (I.E.C) materials on child protection based on strategic issues and objectives of World Vision in collaboration with Communication and other sectors.
Networking and Partnership
Identify potential partnerships and networks, coordinate relationships building to implement and profile child protection programmes and make recommendations in-line with WVU strategic priorities. Some of the networks and partners include government, Child Focused Agencies and UN agencies.
Participate in the development of peace and child protection focused project designs, and initiate/contribute to writing quality and fundable concepts and proposals for child protection programming/Interventions; carry out assessments as required; review project documents and reports to align them to set guidelines and standards.
Support child protection advocacy through social and policy research, analyses & engagements in dialogues and advocacy campaigns to establish linkages and coherence between Area Programs and National levels, in the context of WVU strategies.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Must possess a University degree in a development discipline; a masters will be an added advantage.
A post graduate qualification in Child Protection, project planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights desired (Minimum of a certificate in Child protection a must).
Should have at least 5 years’ practical experience in Child Protection Programming and the use of the rights based approach to child protection and clear understanding of the systems approach to child protection
Technically strong in capacity building and mentorship of teams in child protection
Must have strong mobilization, advocacy and communication skills, facilitation and materials development for child protection.
Should have strong skills for promoting children’s participation and agency in child protection programming and advocacy engagements
Should have strong, monitoring, analysis, writing and documentation skills with the ability to generate evidence for learning around child protection programming
Should have strong collaboration and networking skills
Ability to work with minimum supervision with excellent execution