Fresher Child Protection in Emergency Officer Non-profit Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Child Protection
in Emergencies Specialist
About Us:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the
Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential
in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Child Protection
in Emergency Officer will facilitate access to child protection services for
South Sudanese refugee children and other vulnerable children and families from
the host community as well as day-to-day implementation of child protection
interventions in Adjumani Office.  The incumbent
will mainly be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and providing
an oversight technical support to host community based para social workers and
community based child protection structures in the delivery of child protection
services to refugee girls, boys and host communities in the targeted refugee
settlements.  The jobholder will provide
direction and technical support on all issues related to programming and
reporting.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinates, prepares and implements
    project work plans on a monthly basis in accordance with the project document.
  • Builds capacity of community
    volunteers/incentive workers and community based child protection
    structures to deliver quality protection and psychosocial services.
  • Carries out project monitoring in line
    with detailed implementation plan.
  • Actively participates in external
    coordination forums, such as Child Protection Working Group and other
    relevant coordination meetings.
  • Works with other humanitarian and
    government stakeholders like DRC /LWF, Uganda Red Cross Society (URS),
    UNHCR, UNICEF and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in identifying,
    tracing and supporting vulnerable children like Unaccompanied Minors
    (UAMs), Separated Children (SC) and children with disabilities.
  • Provides leadership and facilitates
    teamwork among Community Social Workers and Community based child
    protection structures in the delivery of protection and psychosocial
    services for refugee children.
  • Facilitates resilience building among
    South Sudanese children, communities and families
  • Organises and facilitates periodic planning
    and review meetings with community social workers and community based
    child protection structures.
  • Coordinates and participates in assessment
    and documentation activities at the settlement levels.
  • Prepares and submits timely periodic
    situational, progressive, field based and donor’s reports on child
    protection interventions.
  • Conducts budget tracking and variance
    analysis to ensure effective budget utilisation
  • Actively contributes to documentation and
    sharing of lessons learned for better knowledge management within the
    organisation
  • Contributes to development of new project
    concepts and project proposals to fill funding gaps and address emerging
    challenges
  • Promotes and demonstrates Plan
    International Uganda Child Protection Policy in all his or her work.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Child
    Protection in Emergency Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Development Studies, Social works, Education or relevant
    discipline.
  • At least two years of professional
    humanitarian experience.
  • Previous experience in community
    development or with NGO.
  • Prior exposure and experience of
    implementing and/or managing programmes for children 0-5;
  • Previous experience of managing projects,
    including project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e. preparation of
    documents and reports for external dissemination).
  • Experience of and demonstrated ability to
    effectively network with a diverse range of organisations and government
    bodies.
  • Prior experience of working with refugee
    communities
  • Demonstrated empathy and positive attitude
    towards children ages 0-5, their caregivers, and other stakeholders;
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and
    organisational skills.
  • Prior demonstrated results within the UN
    system or INGO is an asset. .
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Strong drive for results and ensuring
    timely delivery of quality products.
  • Knowledge on Tackling Inequality and
    Exclusion
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle
  • Computer literacy i.e. good working knowledge
    of Microsoft office programmes, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power
    Point.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Good communication skills (written and
    oral).
  • Excellent skills in documentation and
    report writing.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing
    skills in multi-cultural contexts.
  • Ability to generate and interpret
    financial reports using excel.
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural
    environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationship
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of and
    commitment to development work emergency and development context,
    especially Education/ECCD interventions, child rights, community-based
    development concepts, approaches and processes;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of
    children ages 0-5, their caregivers, teachers, and local stakeholders;
  • Sets a strong learning culture in their
    part of the organisation
  • Remains calm and positive under pressure
    and in difficult situations
  • Aware of impact on others and adjusting
    own behaviour accordingly
  • Fluent with the local language
    specifically Lugbara
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Ag. Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 30th November 2016.
Deadline: 30th September,
2016

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