Protection Officer (4 Fresher Job Placements) – War Child Canada

Organization: War Child Canada
Kiryandongo, Adjumani and Kokobo, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
/ Head of Office
War Child Canada is an international non-governmental organization which
is helping mothers and families around the world give their children a safe
start in life and give their communities the best chance of a peaceful future. Children
represent both the immediate present and the society’s future, which is why
protecting those childhoods is the key to breaking the cycle of violence. When
war breaks out, children look to those close to them for protection.
Job Summary: The Protection
Officer will be responsible for delivering a safe from the start War Child
Canada SGBV programme for South Sudanese refugees and host communities.
Key Duties and
  • Assisting survivors and persons at risk of
    SGBV to access lifesaving protection services.
  • In charge of delivering protection
    activities that promote increased access to services for SGBV survivors.
  • Supporting facilitation of training of
    trainers (ToT).
  • In charge of developing plans and
    facilitate community awareness raising sessions on protection and SGBV.
  • Collect and maintain data relevant to
    monitoring and evaluating the project and with the assistance of the
    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, analyze and prepare reports on results.
  • In charge of developing and maintaining strong
    knowledge management practice.
  • Perform any other related duties as shall
    be assigned by War Child Canada.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The War Child Canada Protection Officers
    should hold a university degree preferably in law, community development,
    education, psychology, health sciences, political science or a related
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working
    with community, preferably refugees and SGBV.
  • High level of enthusiasm and a community-focused
    individual who is resilient to adversities and committed to child
    protection and working with and for survivors and persons at risk of SGBV.
  • Fluency in local languages relevant to
    listed field location and an excellent working knowledge of spoken and
    written English.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in
    Microsoft Excel, word and email applications.
  • Excellent understanding of issues
    important to women and children affected by war.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV, cover letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email
address, photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and
vocational) and contact information of at least three professional referees.
Please clearly indicate position and location you are applying for.
Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their
Application Packages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices: Kampala:
2nd floor, Plot 944 Ggaba Road, Kansanga.
(Please ensure applications are delivered to War Child Canada)
Gulu: Plot No. 9 Erinayo Oryema Road, Kanyagoga.
Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Adjumani: Pakele
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Note: Qualified female
and other equity-seeking candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 17th July 2015
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