Position: Child protection Assistant
Report to: Child protection Facilitator
Location: West Nile (Yumbe, Imvepi, Omugo)
Purpose of the position:
To facilitate the implementation of Early Childhood Development activities and child friendly spaces, including community engagements.
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