Child Protection Associate

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Child Protection Associate

Description

This position is open to applications from Group 1, Group 2 and all external candidates, provided that requirements regarding professional experience, academic qualifications, language, etc. are fulfilled.

TO THE ATTENTION OF EXTERNAL CANDIDATES: External candidates must be legally present in Uganda at the time of application, recruitment and hire. Non-Ugandan citizens are required to submit a valid Ugandan residence permit to be considered. Your application will NOT be considered if;

The application form is not duly filled.
The questionnaire at the end of the application form is not answered. (for external candidates)
A valid residence permit is not attached to the application. (for non-Ugandan external candidates only)
Duties and Qualifications: Child Protection Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

UNHCR is committed to the effective protection to children of concern, with children representing more than half of the persons falling under its mandate. UNHCR adopts a rights and community-based approach to address the protection needs of children, with a strong emphasis on inclusion within national child protection, child friendly procedures and working with other sectors to protect children including education.
Provide input to Protection Unit to inform advocacy to address key child protection concerns.
Programme planning and implementation

Engage children, youth and communities in the implementation of child protection activities, provide information to children, youth and communities about child protection services and monitor and report on needs and issues to inform the Operations Response.
Conduct Best Interest Procedures for individual children at heightened risks and prepare Best Interests Determination report, when required.
Participate in the Best Interests Procedure Case Conferences and BID panels and draft associated documentation as required.
Implement child protection SOPs and ensure up to date and effective referral to key services.
Store and update child's case file in UNHCR data bases in accordance with UNHCR standards.
Engage with children, youth and community members in identifying community-based child protection activities.
Monitor and support appropriate care arrangements for unaccompanied and separated children and referral of children to ICRC or other relevant partners for establishment of family linkages.
Regularly report on emerging protection issues and concerns voiced by children, youth and communities and assist in drafting reports, compiling and preparing data for the protection unit/section.
Provide functional guidance to UNHCR and partner staff involved in child protection activities.
Partnership, coordination and capacity building

Assist the Child Protection interagency coordination and information management activities as needed.
Provide technical support and monitoring to child protection partners.
Assist in carrying out learning needs assessment and analysis of findings.
Support in implementing learning activities for UNHCR and partners staff and communities.
Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses Law; Social Sciences; Community Dvpt/Social Work; Human Rights; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

 

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