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Child protection Officer - Omugo/Imvepi, Arua

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

Position: Child protection Officer

Report to: Area Coordinator- Arua

Location: Imvepi/Omugo – Arua

Purpose of the position:

Coordinate emergency response and oversee Child protection interventions to ensure maximum integration of synergies as projects are implemented.

Major Responsibilities:

Project management and coordination

  • Provide overall leadership in managing and coordinating the implementation of the child protection activities according to the respective projects’ implementation and organization standards.

  • Guide and provide technical support to staff on emergency response, CiE, basic education and other project interventions based on the organizational commitment to emergency response.

Project monitoring and evaluation

  • Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with grants’ agreements, minimum standards and tools

  • Support the baseline and evaluation processes in liaison with DM&E targeting refugees and host communities

  • Establishment of functional project level M&E system and utilization of the information in liaison with DM&E

  • Manage humanitarian emergency response and child protection project information and documentation processes, and ensure effective communication of the project results.

Finance management

  • Monitor and manage projects’ budgets in line with grants agreements and standards.

  • Risk management by monitoring, addressing and reporting any risks to management of program funds and budgets.

  • Ensure assets of the organization in the operations are safe and secure in line with projects’ grant regulations, MoUs and agreements.

  • Support audit processes in line with the projects’ audit regulations

Performance management and supervision

  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation especially in humanitarian emergency response, CiE and other related project activities.

  • Identify staff capacity, psychosocial and other needs, and work with P&C to promote staff welfare during the response.

  • Facilitate coaching, mentoring and counseling sessions for staff within the humanitarian emergency response and child protection.

  • Provide guidance to humanitarian Emergency Response staff in child protection, planning and preparation of M&E documents.

Project development

  • Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the development of project designs, concepts and fundable proposals for CiE activities

  • Carry out assessments as required in the response area

  • Review humanitarian emergency response projects’ documents and align them to set guidelines and standards

Network and collaboration

  • Participate in coordination meetings at national, cluster and camp and settlement levels.

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in planning and implementation of humanitarian emergency response and child protection activities.

  • Develop a database of strategic networks and partnerships for advocacy within the district and at national level.

  • Facilitate the integration of Advocacy and justice for children in emergency response interventions.

Documentation and reporting

  • Document make stories in article and Video formats to share milestones and lessons learnt within NO, donors and other stakeholders on emergency response child protection interventions.

  • Prepare quality reports and submit (progress against delivery of outputs and achievement of outcomes, etc) to the Area Response Coordinator, regional Programme manager, as per the grant agreements and regulations.


  • Collaborate with relevant organizations, agencies and actors in the refugee settlement camps and host communities to plan for transition from the onset

  • Ensure compliance to the child protection policy and Education in Emergencies standards in all project interventions in accordance with the inter agency guidelines, organization policies and Global child protection minimum standards.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Degree in Social Work, Business administration, Social Administration, Development, Education or related field

  • 3 years or more experience of relief work relating to CiE and at least 2 years in community development programing

  • Self-motivated with excellent management and leadership skills

  • Computer literate

  • Knowledge of WV peace building and advocacy approaches and models

  • Excellent communication skills and MUST with excellent knowledge in Child Protections in Emergencies

  • Work environment: field -based with travels at regional, national and outside the country