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Social Protection Assistant


Position: Social Protection Assistant

Report to: Social Protection Facilitator-End Child Marriage Project

Location: Arua District

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of the position is to support facilitation of the implementation of the End Child Marriage Campaign Project, at the community and sub county levels, while ensuring linkages to district and national level interventions. The job holder will be responsible for daily and weekly operational planning and implementation of the UNICEF Grant on End Child Marriage Campaign Project, while ensuring integration into WVU program interventions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of operational work plans and budgets for implementation within the targeted sub counties.

  • Mobilize children, communities and other key stakeholders for awareness raising/action on issues of ending child marriages and others forms of child sexual abuse.

  • Assist in conducting sub county level stakeholder mapping and analysis of “end child marriage” actors to inform building of partnerships, networks and collaborations for effective joint mobilization, awareness raising and social accountability.

  • Facilitate advocacy/campaigning capacity needs assessment of community structures and partners, to inform the development and execution of a comprehensive sub county level capacity building programs

  • Carry out regular field monitoring, to collect data on progress against the set indicators and compile regular, quality and timely reports.

  • Facilitate effective and efficient utilization, as well as accountability of project finances and assets, as per the existing WVU policies and procedures.

  • Contribute to resource mobilization for project activities by documenting fundable into concepts for sharing with the Project Manager..

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must possess a university degree in development discipline, postgraduate training in related discipline will be an added advantage.

  • Should have a minimum of 5 years field experience in advocacy Campaign coordination and Behavior Change Communication

  • Must have strong mobilization, advocacy and communication skills, facilitation and materials development for child protection

  • Should have strong collaboration and networking skills

  • Strong coordination and team building skills

  • Good writing and documentation skills.

Only Internal Candidates are encouraged to apply