National Coordinator – TPO Uganda

Uganda is a local national NGO that has been operating in Uganda for over 17
years now. Our projects target the most vulnerable communities delivering the following
critical interventions; Child Protection (Orphans and vulnerable children),
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Eco systems, Food Security and Livelihood
Support, Peaceful Co-existence, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. TPO is currently running projects in the districts of
Isingingro, Bushenyi, Gulu, Kitgum, Nwoya, Amuru, Lira, Pader, Katakwi, West
Nile region and Karamoja and is looking to recruit for the following positions;
Title: National Coordinator – Child Protection Working Group.
Contract: Initially 2 years recruited by TPO Uganda and seconded to the
Ministry of Gender (MOGLSD).
Duty Station: Kampala with frequent field travels.
Uganda has received a grant from the Oak Foundation to support the Ministry of
Gender, to strengthen the functionality of the Child Protection Working Group
(CPWG) in the ministry. The CPWG is platform of governmental and
non-governmental institutions and actors working in the area of child
protection in Uganda. As the National Coordinator, you will be tasked to work
with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to establish a fully-fledged
Secretariat for the CPWG. You will also be responsible for scheduling regular
CPWG coordination meetings and keeping member organisations and institutions
informed on activities of the Secretariat and the working group. You will play
a key coordination role, in ensuring that the NCPWG brings together national
and international child focused organisations and institutions in the country,
to a common platform that enhances practice, linking and learning.
coordinate the day to day operations of the CPWG Secretariat including
implementation of its strategic plan.
•To coordinate national and regional efforts leading to the strengthening of
the functionality and effectiveness of the national child protection system in
•To promote interagency learning and public-private partnerships through
regular information sharing, organising national reflection and learning
activities and joint activities.
•To harmonise child protection programming by strengthening national level
child protection coordination mechanisms specifically by linking and aligning
the work of the National Child Protection Working Group with structures at
regional and district level.
•To put in place mechanisms that facilitate more effective and timely
identification and response to emerging child protection concerns at national
•To work closely with the Department of Youth and Children Affairs and the OVC
Secretariat to harmonise data capture processes in the OVCMIS and to increase
the utilisation and uptake of national child protection data for effective
evidence based programming.
•To put in place procedures that inform and increase access by practitioners to
child protection literature, discussion platforms, and legal and policy
frameworks pertaining to children.
•To participate in ongoing efforts to standardise child protection training in
Uganda by facilitating access to standardized and accredited child protection
Person Specification:
minimum Masters Degree in a Social Work related field with more than 5 years of
consistent practice in the field of child rights, and/or child protection.
•A good understanding of the way government structures and systems work
including experience in liaising and coordinating between governmental and
non-governmental actors.
•In addition you should have worked in a management and/or coordination
position either coordinating a network of NGOs, governmental departments or
consortium of national actors.
written and oral communication skills, ability to work under minimal
supervision, self driven and innovative, ability to chair high-level meetings,
fundraising and resource mobilisation skills.

to apply:
ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Work related
field in addition to 3 years work experience among rural communities. You
should also be able to speak the local language.
applicants should submit an application letter addressed to the Country
Director TPO Uganda, a CV, certificates and a table showing your recent 3 year
salary history by post or hand delivered:
Kampala International University by 5pm on the 31st January 2012. Please quote
the position that you are applying for on the top left corner of the envelope.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply but only qualifying candidates will
be contacted.
The Country Director TPO Uganda,
P.O.Box 21646, Kampala, Uganda.
Plot 3271, Kansanga,Gaba Road.

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