World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.
Position: Child Protection Assistant – UNICEF Project
Report to: Child Protection Coordinator
Location: Adjumani District
Purpose of the position:
To Facilitate the implementation of Early case management, psychosocial support, peace building and ECD activities within child friendly spaces and in the communities.
- Regular updates and monitoring of the CFS activities to ensure technical support is given in regard to play equipment and Learning materials as per the global minimum standards.
- 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.
- 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 caregivers and animators
- Facilitate case management, and data collection in line with the required and approved standards at the CFS centres
- Collect and compile statistical data and information regarding caregivers, community members and children participation in activities at the CFSs centres and children clubs.
- Supervise CFS implementation as per the minimum children in emergencies protection standards.
- Mobilise communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the project’s implementation.
- Develop monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports and submit them to the relevant authorities
Technical and Capacity Building
- Organize and conduct monthly meetings with Caregivers/Animators /Guards, CPCs, CMCs Parents and children at the Child Friendly Space on aspects of child protection, positive parenting, child participation and community ownership
- 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 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
Financial Management, Budget Control and Monitoring
- Prepare and submit monthly payment requisitions for Caregivers/Animators and Guards monthly stipends within the first week of every new month with all required attachments
- Prepare and submit all payment requisitions for activities conducted within 3 days from the last day of an activity. 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
Networking, Coordination and Collaboration
- Participate in coordination meetings. Support all referral needs that may arise from time to time at the CFS and ensure that all children referred from the CFS for any services are well documented and feedback received. 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
- Compile and submit weekly updates, weekly CFS statistics, weekly work plans, monthly reports and activity reports on all activities carried out at the Child Friendly Space including meetings
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
- Bachelors in Social Sciences, Community Development, Adult and Community Education, Community Based Rehabilitation, Social Works and Social Administration, Psychology.
- Experience in working with refugees and other displaced persons for at least minimum of one year.
- Should have key skills in project planning and management.
- Experience in working with children
- Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets
- Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
- Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
- Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
- Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license is a Must