Position: Child Protection Assistant
Report To: Child Protection Facilitator
Location: West Nile, Uganda
Purpose of the position:
To facilitate the implementation of Early Case Management, Psychosocial Support, Peace Building and ECD activities within Child Friendly Spaces and in the communities.
Regular updates and monitoring of the CFS activities to ensure technical support is given in regard to play equipment and Learning materials as per the global minimum standards.
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.
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 caregivers and animators
Facilitate case management, and data collection in line with the required and approved standards at the CFS centres
Collect and compile statistical data and information regarding caregivers, community members and children participation in activities at the CFSs centres and children clubs.
Supervise CFS implementation as per the minimum children in emergencies protection standards.
Mobilise communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the project’s implementation.
Develop monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports and submit them to the relevant authorities
Technical and Capacity Building
Organize and conduct monthly meetings with Caregivers/Animators /Guards, CPCs, CMCs Parents and children at the Child Friendly Space on aspects of child protection, positive parenting, child participation and community ownership
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 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
Financial Management, Budget Control and Monitoring
Prepare and submit monthly payment requisitions for Caregivers/Animators and Guards monthly stipends within the first week of every new month with all required attachments
Prepare and submit all payment requisitions for activities conducted within 3 days from the last day of an activity. 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
Networking, Coordination and Collaboration
Participate in coordination meetings. Support all referral needs that may arise from time to time at the CFS and ensure that all children referred from the CFS for any services are well documented and feedback received. 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
Compile and submit weekly updates, weekly CFS statistics, weekly work plans, monthly reports and activity reports on all activities carried out at the Child Friendly Space including meetings.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Bachelors in Social Sciences, Community Development, Adult and Community Education, Community Based Rehabilitation, Social Works and Social Administration, Psychology.
At least 1 years’ experience in working with refugees and other displaced persons.
Should be able to ride motorcycle with valid riding license.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English
Self-motivated with excellent management and leadership skills.
Should have key skills in project planning and management
Must have experience in working with children
Must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment and have the ability to maintain performance expectations in the diverse cultural context, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
Possess the ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.
Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.
Must be emotionally mature.
How to apply:
Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda
Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda
Deadline for receiving applications is 25th November, 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)