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Child Protection Assistant - West Nile (Yumbe/Imvepi/Omugo)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

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.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Management:

    • 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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