Child Protection Specialist Job Placement – ChildFund International

Organisation: ChildFund
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Team
About US:
For over
seventy years globally, ChildFund provides help to deprived, excluded and
vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunity
to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive
change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and
institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and
rights of children.
Job Summary: The Child
Protection Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of the
ChildFund project implementation that relates to family-child separation and
children’s reintegration in family care.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will be a key contributor to the
development of project strategies to identify children at risk of family- child
separation, and to measure project’s impact on child wellbeing.
Actively contribute to the household economic
strengthening strategies, developing child safeguards, gender transformative
approaches and strategies to serve children with disabilities.
Offer technical direction and oversight in project
implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and
reporting requirements.
Acts as the primary focal person for the project
Child Protection related activities.
Documents lessons learnt, reports project progress and
makes recommendation for solutions and future learning.
The job holder disseminates lessons learned and
relevant research finding to members
Prepares and sends relevant reports timely and disseminates
to all stakeholders.
Regularly review programme plans to ensure
coordination with other Organizations on Project activities
Conduct all performance management activities for
his/her direct reports, including performance planning, monitoring, quarterly
and annual performance appraisals
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Child Protection Specialist
must hold a Master’s Degree in social work or related field.
At least five years’ experience implementing Child
Protection programs in Uganda.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of
Uganda’s Alternative Care Framework, as well as conditions of children living
outside of family care.
Familiarity with innovative approaches to integrate
economic strengthening interventions in programs aiming to achieve child level
Detailed working knowledge of interventions and
strategies aiming to strengthen informal and formal child protection
mechanisms, with a focus on gender transformation and people with disabilities.
Proven ability to work effectively with government
representatives, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders,
particularly at the sub-national level.
Professional level of oral and written fluency in
English language
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae,
academic and professional papers and names of three professional referees with
their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The National Director, ChildFund
International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda Email: [email protected] OR
Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road
P.O. Box 3341, Kampala
NB: While we appreciate every response to this advert,
only short listed candidates will be contacted. Female Candidates are
encouraged to apply. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline: 20th November, 2015
by 2:00 PM

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