Project Officer, Community-Led Child Protection Project Non-profit Jobs – ChildFund International




Organisation: ChildFund
International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
ChildFund International is an international non-profit organization
founded over seventy years ago. 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 Project
Officer will support the implementation of Community Led Child Protection
project activities on prevention and response to Violence Against Children in
Kitgum and Agago district in close collaboration with the LP, district leaders,
School authorities, Civil Society Organizations, International partners and Law
Enforcement Authorities and other service providers.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Prepares both weekly and monthly work
    plans and budgets and submits them to the project manager for review.
  • Follows-up the approved plans to ensure
    the set objectives are met. v Provides guidance to Area team and
    Federation on issues concerning child protection project implementation.
  • Offers technical support to project
    community volunteers who are involved in the project implementation.
  • Work closely with the media both print and
    electronic to ensure that issues of violence against children are
    highlighted in the media.
  • Document on regular basis project
    significant stories of change and share with the donor.
  • Readily represents ChildFund in relevant
    fora and seminars on matters of child protection project interventions
  • Take regular visits to schools, communities
    and other service providers for purposes of monitoring & evaluating
    actual implementing of activities.
  • Organizes stakeholder quarterly reviews to
    reflect on project implementation processes and propose realignments here
    and there.
  • Offer regular support to the relevant
    Child Protection project structures i.e. child rights clubs, Youth groups,
    Women groups, Community groups to ensure their functionality.
  • Work with relevant actors to ensure that
    survivors of child abuse get immediate and timely psychosocial, medical
    and legal services.
  • Consults and collaborate at district level
    with other stakeholders on matters of support in relation to the Community
    led Child Protection project.
  • Disseminates updates on the Community led
    Child Protection (CCP) project to the district and sub-county stakeholders
    in order to make them aware of the progress of the project.
  • Performs any other duties that may from
    time to time be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social
    Sciences, or Development Studies, or Project Management and a
    Post-graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management.
  • At least three years of post qualification
    experience in a similar position in a development organization.
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience
    working in a rural setting is an advantage.
  • Previous experience in Child Protection
    and community based Child protection Mechanism.
  • Previous certificate level training in
    Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good motorcycle riding skill is required.
  • Excellent administrative, communications,
    negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of Luo is an added advantage
    with experience working with children and care givers.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal,
    communication and report writing skills.
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: ugandahr@childfund.org OR Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office located
on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala
Deadline: 5th October,
2016

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