Child Protection and Education Assistant

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

Position: Child Protection and Education Assistant

Report To: Child Protection and Education Officer

Location: West Nile

Purpose of the position:

Child Friendly Space Management is the job holders responsibility in ensuring children are supported with psychosocial support which is a basic for healing for children affected by war.

Major Responsibilities:

Project 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.

  • Mobilize 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

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

Partnership Networking and 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

Finance Management

  • Prepare concepts notes, project activity budgets, expenditure, and 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

  1. Should have a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, community psychology, business administration or any equivalent.

  2. Knowledge of implementation on child friendly spaces, peace building, education in emergencies and psychosocial care.

  3. One year’s experience in working with refugees, peace building, basic education and nutrition

  4. Must have no history of violation of child protection in emergencies

  5. Fluency in English is a must, knowledge in Arabic, Kiswahili, and the Bari dialect is an added advantage

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website:

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is 26th May, 2019. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)