Regional Child Protection (CP) Advisor Job at War Child – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Job Category: Public Relations
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  31 January 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala
Posted: 20-01-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Regional Child Protection (CP) Advisor

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]


Jobs at:

War Child

Deadline of this Job:
31 January 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

War Child believes no child should be part of war. Ever. Children have the right to grow up in peace, free from fear and violence. To develop their full potential and become the person they want to be. War Child makes a lasting impact. By protecting children from violence and offering psychosocial support and education. We unleash the children’s inner strength with our creative and involving approach. And inspire as many people as we can to participate in our cause. War Child is both implementing its own programmes and cooperating with a variety of partner organizations in 16 countries around the world.  

War Child Holland is looking for:
Regional Advisor Child Protection Africa (reposted) “an experienced (French-speaking) Child Protection professional with solid technical expertise, passion for quality programming and capacity building”

War Child’s child protection programming focuses on prevention and response to abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation of children whose lives are affected by conflict. Our work with individual children utilises a ‘case management’ approach to ensure children receive the appropriate and targeted support they need. We also work with communities to help establish community-owned structures that serve to uphold the safety of children and young people. In Africa War Child has programs in Burundi, Chad, DR Congo, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, with our offices located in Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan and Uganda.

The Regional Child Protection (CP) Advisor plays a key role in strengthening War Child regional child protection capacity in general, with focus on War Child’s core intervention programming (case management and community-based child protection), through technical assistance, strategic and programmatic support, coordination, competency building (training/mentoring/coaching), and surge capacity for emergencies.

The main objectives of Regional CP Advisor role are to provide technical support and quality assurance, to ensure cross-country learning and best practices sharing as well as coordinate, represent and carry out fundraising among partners and other stakeholders, including Government counterparts.

The Regional CP Advisor works closely together with the Regional teams in Africa, Program Quality team, Research & Development (R&D) team and Program, Partnerships and Grants team at the Amsterdam office of War Child.

The Regional CP Advisor reports directly to WCH’s Regional Representative Africa. This role includes travel to War Child’s Country Offices in the Regional, its affiliates and HO when required (once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted).

The Regional CP Advisor is based in Kampala, Uganda. Strong preference will be given to local candidates. Please note that fluent French is an absolute requirement for a successful candidate.

Your Challenge
• Ensure that country programs have sufficient resources and expertise at hand to build capacity, monitor, quality-assure, capture evidence and learning, and develop further in their ability to provide quality and evidence-based interventions
• Be a focal point in the Africa Region for providing long-lasting capacity and competency building
• Coordinate regional HR linked to the quality implementation of key CP approaches, methodologies and strategies
• Guide CP inputs into country strategies, policies and guidance
• Deploy and be available for CP in Emergency for War Child in the region supporting Country CP teams in conducting assessments and deliver quality CP response
• Build competence of Country offices in the region including partners in CP thematic areas
• Contribute to the global thematic development work and advocacy in War Child’s CP priority areas and core interventions
• Ensure that CP M&E standards are adhered to in countries in line with CPMS, War Child’s M&E framework and other relevant tools
• Provide training materials and conduct training and capacity building for implementation of relevant PlayMatters content
• Provide opportunities for cross-country CP knowledge acquisition, capacity and competency development (incl. areas of community-based child protection and case management)
• Gather lessons learnt from Countries CP programs, including documentation and dissemination of new knowledge and ensure that lessons learnt are shared for effective CP programming
• Ensure synergies and shared learning of thematic program work between Countries and from local to international level
• Share and disseminate relevant CP material among countries
• Attend and contribute to coordination initiatives for CP in the region, and contribute to the development of regional initiatives focused on CP
• Represent War Child in relevant regional CP technical fora, including relevant regional CP donor meetings as required.
• Coordinate with other regional CP organizations and stakeholders
• Support efforts to fundraise to expand CP programs in the region, based on evidence gathered, monitored and analyzed in countries
• Coordinate with War Child’s CP R&D Department to share lessons learned and follow up on development of CP core interventions.

Your Profile
• Master degree or Post Graduate diploma in Child Protection, Social Sciences or Social Development
• Minimum 5 years (I) NGO work in developing countries / conflict areas, preferably with children-related programs
• Minimum 3 years in staff capacity building and experience in providing trainings
• Specialist knowledge of current principles and practices of child protection programming with children in (post)conflict areas, incl. Child Safeguarding, is an absolute ‘must have’
• Extensive and progressive experience working in child protection programming in the Africa region
• Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative Monitoring & Evaluation tools
• Good communicator, willing to share knowledge and experience
• Strong project management experience
• Strong creative and interactive training skills and understanding of (learning/capacity strengthening) needs
Full professional proficiency (writing and speaking) of both English and French languages (please note that part of the interview will be held in French).
• Knowledge of East Africa context as related to children’s development and wellbeing
• Strong supervision, coaching and communication skills
• Able to quickly identify needs / gaps and work towards solutions.
• Good facilitation skills & intercultural sensitivity
• Excellent coordination and teamwork skills, result-oriented mentality
• Willingness and ability to travel
• Fully support War Child’s mandate and mission
• Full-time role based in Kampala.

We offer
• A challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team of people and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in the Netherlands
• A fair salary that depends on base location and years of relevant working experience of the candidate, comprehensive secondary benefits and opportunities to develop and learn professionally.

Job Location: Kampala, Uganda.

Contract: War Child Holland offer a 1 year contract with the intention to prolong.

Starting date: ASAP

War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply. East African candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Organisation
War Child is a dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our offices, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused, and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child Holland offers a challenging job working together with our highly regarded international R&D department.

Job Education Requirements: Masters

Job Experience Requirements: 3-5 years


Job application procedure
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 31 January 2021 . Make sure to upload your English language CV and cover letter by using the following hyperlink:  

Please mention where you found this vacancy. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

• Only applications received via our website are processed.
• If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.
• It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain live.