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Child Protection and Education Officer - REACH Project

Job Description

Position: Child Protection and Education Officer - REACH Project

Report to: Project Manager

Location: Bidibidi – Yumbe District

Purpose of the position:

To ensure effective coordination and implementation of interventions that will provide protection and education services to vulnerable children under the Uganda Refugee Emergency WASH and Child protection implemented in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

Project management

  • Manage the implementation of the literacy boost and child protection interventions under the REACH project

  • Provide technical support to staff on skills development related program interventions in West Nile refugee assistance program.

  • Manage the project’s information and documentation processes, and ensure effective communication of the project results.

Project monitoring and evaluation

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

  • Facilitate the baseline and evaluation processes in liaison with DM&E and project Manager for REACH project targeting refugees and host communities.

Finance management

  • Monitor and manage the project budget in line with project agreements and standards.

  • Support risk management so as to address and report any risks to management of program funds and budgets.

  • Ensure project assets in the operation 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

  • Supervise and build capacity of staff in community engagements and Literacy boost.

  • Identify caregivers, and staff capacity gaps and work with the project Manager to ensure needs are met.

Project development

  • Participate and also provide guidance to the development of project designs, concepts and fundable proposals for children and youth development programs

  • Carry out assessments as required in the response area

Network and collaboration

  • Participate in education and child protection coordination meetings at Zonal and settlement levels.

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in planning and implementation of project activities.

  • Conduct review meetings with the district education office and education partners in relation to Literacy boost and early childhood development.

  • Facilitate review meetings with community members and beneficiaries.

  • Facilitate the integration of Early childhood development in child friendly spaces.

Documentation and reporting

  • Document change stories in article and Video formats to share project milestones and lessons learnt.

  • Prepare quality reports and submit (progress against delivery of outputs and achievement of outcomes, etc).

Sustainability

  • Collaborate with relevant organizations, agencies and actors in the refugee settlements 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

  • Degree in Education, Children and Youth Development, or related field

  • 2 years or more experience of relief work relating to Education in emergencies and at least 1 year 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