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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.

Major Responsibilities:


  • 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