Project Officer- SCOPE Project
About SCOPE Project
Supporting Children Opportunities through Protection and Empowerment (SCOPE) Project funded by Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (MGLSD) in collaboration with the World Bank The project aims at enhancing response services and support violence prevention programs for child survivors and those at risk of sexual violence in Kamwenge and Kabarole Districts. The project is comprised of the following components: 1) enhancing response and prevention services for child survivors of sexual violence, and 2) supporting national and sub-national capacity for coordination and policy implementation.
Position: Project Officer- SCOPE
Reports to: Project Manager
Purpose of position
To guide implementation of project outputs for Supporting Community-Based Emergency Health Care and Psychosocial Support for Child Survivors of Sexual Violence project in Kamwenge and Kabarole Districts.
Conduct sensitization meetings on psychosocial, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Children (VAC) issues in selected communities.
Hold quarterly Psychosocial and SGBV reflection meetings with stakeholders at sub county and district levels.
Working hand in hand with the project manager and existing local structures, identify and recruit community Psychosocial and GBV facilitators
Participate in training of community Psychosocial and GBV facilitators in psychosocial and GBV support
Conduct fortnight support supervision to community Psychosocial and GBV facilitators
Support project manager to organize and conduct debriefing sessions with community Psychosocial and GBV facilitators
Participate in pre-assessment/post assessment sessions for child survivors and those at risk of sexual violence
Ensure Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Groups (IPT-G) sessions with assessed child survivors and those at risk of sexual violence are conducted.
Support in the orientation of district leadership and district health team (DHT) members from Kamwenge and Kabarole on SGBV and child-friendly services provision for survivors of sexual violence and those at risk.
Participate in the map out of service points and facilities in the proposed areas (5 sub counties) of operation in Kamwenge and Kabarole districts
Participate in the assessment of capacity of health facilities to provide child friendly services for survivors of sexual violence
Organize capacity training for health workers on SGBV, child friendly services including ethical record keeping based on standard guidelines and protocols
Facilitate bi-annual coaching/mentorship for health workers on SGBV and child friendly services including ethical record keeping.
Ensure that health facilities are equipped with safe spaces for child survivors of sexual violence.
Identify and create/establish safe space in two health facilities
Equip safe spaces with information, education and communication (IEC) materials (e.g. flip charts, TV sets and decoders etc.)
Required skills and experience
Degree in Community Psychology, community health, Social sciences, development studies, gender studies or related field.
At least 3 years’ experience in development work with a bias in community psychology, gender based violence, child protection community health.
Experience in project planning and management of development projects/programs
Strong understanding of child protection systems, community based child protection, psychosocial care and support, are added advantages
Self motivated with excellent leadership and time management skills