Position: Child Protection Facilitator
Report to: Child protection Coordinator
Location: West Nile
Purpose of the position:
The Child Protection Facilitator will provide grassroots project implementation, monitoring and documentation including capacity building for child protection systems, Improved access to social protection and improved livelihoods for teenage mothers, child headed households and survivors of sexual and gender based violence. The incumbent will also be responsible for the smooth, cost effective, efficient and timely implementation of CFSs, ECDs and ending violence against children campaigns.
Motivate and ensure teamwork among Child Protection assistants and Volunteers for greater ministry impact, in the community
Conduct a needs assessment of the targeted teenage mothers and child headed households.
Facilitate partnerships with local institutions to train teenage mothers and child headed households on life skills and vocational training (socio-economic activities like making briquettes, making bricks, paper envelopes) through community based livelihood program
Work in liaison with and provide the necessary advice and support to stakeholders in the participation, psychosocial and peace building project, as well as the CFS and ECD programmes in all matters pertaining to effective management and implementation
Assist the Response Manager to handle visitors including donors, support offices and national office staff
Take full responsibility in the implementation of CFSs, ECDs and participation, psychosocial and peace building project in Adjumani operations according to the agreed plan of action
Actively coordinate project Design, implementation, monitoring and reporting
Coordinate with all agencies working in child protection and the Office of the Prime Minster in the camp to ensure compliance to inter agency and World Vision International standards for implementing child protection and Education in emergencies (CiE) as well as peace building activities
Organize meetings with key stakeholders in Adjumani to influence policies, planning and practice in line with the outcomes of the advocacy events
Implement and monitor project activities towards realization of project outputs in a timely and effective manner.
Monitor progress of activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on LEAP framework, the IASC and WVI standards
Actively participate in program design process specifically in assessments and generating community priority needs in participation, psychosocial and peace building
Develop regular monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports
Prepare detailed implementation plans based on approved and funded proposals and submit to Response Manager for approval
Technical and Capacity Building
Enhance and train Partners, teachers and children in child protection , psychosocial support and peace building using the ECaP model guidelines
Support other response staff to implement project activities that adhere to the Do-Assure-Dont- Do Framework recommended for Peace building and Conflict Sensitivity
Maintain standards for child participation, psychosocial and Peace Building and Conflict-Sensitivity and ensure that response staff, partner agencies and recipient communities understand, accept and adhere to these standards.
Support the Child Protection Coordinator and M&E Assistant in establishing and maintaining a Monitoring and Evaluation system
Ensure that technical information pertinent to the project is obtained, documented and disseminated to staff as required.
Support the Child Protection Coordinator in identifying potential Peace Building, participation and psychosocial priorities and projects in the assigned geographical area.
Work towards integrating Peace Building and Conflict-Sensitivity into Child Protection, Education, GFD and Nutrition and ensure mainstreaming in all other Project initiatives
Train and mentor communities in Local Capacities for Peace and ensure LCP and DNH principles are mainstreamed in development planning across different sectors
Community mobilization and sensitization
Assist communities identify their priorities, opportunities and resources for effective Peace Building, participation and psychosocial project implementation
Facilitate communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community ownership and sustainability of child protection, psychosocial support and Peace Building program through sports, cultural events
Facilitate awareness creation and sensitization of communities in child protection, participation, psychosocial support and Peace Building
Enhance synergies within the communities to achieve integration and attainment of regional objectives
Actively facilitate identification and capacity building of leadership and community based organizations in Peace Building, participation and psychosocial matters
Partnership, Networking & Advocacy:
Represent WV Uganda Program in child protection, Peace Building, participation and psychosocial Forums at the field level and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations
Establish and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding project activities to ensure and promote a coordinated approach to project implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and to keep the Response Manager informed
Develop a network of information gathering relevant to child protection ,Peace Building, participation and psychosocial operations
Establish appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the Counties and district level
Financial Management Budget control and Monitoring
Work with the Child Protection Coordinator and Finance Officer in preparation of budgets, financial projections, expenditure monitoring and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and narrative reports and submit them within the agreed timeframe to appropriate people
Support preparation of requisitions for appropriate project supplies in line with approved DIPs from time to time
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Peace-Building, Sociology, International Relations, Conflict studies or other related field.
A minimum of three or more years’ field experience working with Communities in Peace-Building and/or child protection programming and program management in an NGO context.
Past exposure and experience with integration / mainstreaming of peacebuilding and conflict-sensitivity across other programmes and projects is a plus.
Past experience in working with communities. Very strong communication skills
Working knowledge of humanitarian industry including sphere standards, NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter
Excellent analytical, documentation, problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills
Possess the ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
Ability to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is a requirement
Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement
Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.