Social Protection Assistant
Position: Social Protection Assistant
Report to: Social Protection Facilitator
Location: West Nile
Purpose of position:
To facilitate the implementation of social protection activities, child friendly spaces, and case management including identifying, documenting and responding to child protection cases of vulnerable children in refugee settlements.
Motivate and ensure teamwork among case workers, CFS animators for greater ministry impact, in the community.
Support community based child protection systems, children groups and stake holders in advocating for child protection, participation, psychosocial care within the CFSs.
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, animators, foster care networks on referral pathway to facilitate identification, documentation, creation of bio-database, placements, monitoring tracing and follow-up of case management
Facilitate case management, and data collection in line with the required and approved standards
Collect and compile statistical data and information regarding caregivers, community members and children participation in activities at the CFSs and children clubs.
Supervise CFS 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.
Mobiles communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the projects implementation.
Facilitate progress of activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on the IASC and WVI standards.
Develop monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports.
Technical and Capacity Building
Mentor and build the capacity of children, community caregivers, animators, 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
Data cleaning, follow ups and feedback from the case workers, animators and ensure its entered into the CPIMS.
Regular updates and monitoring of the CFSs 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
Support foster care families to prepare propsals and budgets for cash grants
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
You must be a graduate of Social Sciences, Education Community Psychology attained from a recognized higher Institution of Learning
At least one year of experience in working with refugees, peace building, basic education and nutrition