Child Protection & Advocacy Facilitator – EVACiCS NGO Jobs – World Vision

Organisation: World Vision
International
Reports to: Project Manager
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every
Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Child
Protection and Advocacy Facilitator – EVACiCS will guide and facilitate project
implementation, development, monitoring and child protection advocacy in the
Cluster in line with Project plans to ensure children are protected, cared for
and participating in decisions that affect their lives. The incumbent will be
responsible for the implementation of project interventions should be done in
ways that meet WVU standards and donor requirements for improved and sustained
wellbeing of children; and this should be done through effective engagement,
coordination, supervision and working with project partners.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
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The jobholder will facilitate Implementation of
Project interventions in line with approved designs and AOPs/ DIPs.
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Support and guide project scheduled assessments,
evaluations, monitoring and designs.
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Actively facilitate development of the project
design documents and AOP/ DIP.
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The jobholder will gather and analyze community
perspectives, and prepare annual work plans and cash flows.
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Write concept papers and proposals for
non-sponsorship fundraising.
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Responsible for monitoring of progress and
achievements of project in the Cluster.
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Organize community project and resource
mobilization for planned activities
Child Protection Programming:
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Tasked with the mobilization of communities,
local organizations and institutions for effective project implementation.
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Mobilize community participation in project
planning, development, implementation and monitoring.
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Mobilize government institutions and technical
staff in the planning and implementation of project plans.
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Mobilize grassroots organizations, Faith
Communities and other civil society organizations to ending violence against
children
Coordination and capacity building:
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Provide technical guidance and facilitate
capacity building for staff and/or partners in accordance with developed
capacity building plans/strategies.
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Engage with partners to ensure that the
selection criteria for direct beneficiaries are accorded.
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Ensure application of standard monitoring and
evaluation tools in project implementation. Organize learning forums involving
local government, CSOs, FBOs, NGOs and other relevant technical personnel.
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Ensure partners have adequate skills for
effective service delivery.
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Coordinate with partners and engage with
relevant stakeholders and local authorities in building relationships and
consensus on project interventions.
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Assess and conduct capacity building for
effective service delivery.
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Support local government in formulation and
implementation of ordinances and bye-laws on project issues.
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Organize dialogue engagements between partners,
local government and children
Advocacy and Community Mobilization
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Build Project level partnerships, networks and
coalitions with civil society organizations and local government institutions.
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The incumbent will facilitate networking with
local government institutions and other partners within the Cluster in planning
and implementation of project interventions.
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Identify and nurture local partnerships with
grassroots civil society organizations, faith institutions and Sub Counties.
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Build and facilitate the capacity and growth of
community and grassroots organizations.
·        
Facilitate growth of strong grassroots movements
on specific advocacy issues to end violence against children including child
sacrifice
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Build leadership and mobilization capacity of
project committees and facilitate their participation in project interventions.
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Represent World Vision at project stakeholder
meetings in the district and be a regular advocate on issues of Child
Protection
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Support and facilitate graduated growth of
partnerships and community based organizations
Monitoring progress, Documentation and Reporting
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Offer technical guidance to the Project and
Cluster teams in identifying CP areas for research, conducting research and
ensuring documentation of project outcomes/best practices for sharing at the
project/district and national levels.
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Organize project level forums to assess progress
of implementation of planned activities.
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Monitor progress of project interventions
against plans within the Cluster.
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Organize review, reflection and learning forum
for project staff and partners,
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Documentation and sharing of project leanings
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Provide technical support in the development of
Information, Education, and Communication (I.E.C) materials on child protection
based on project strategic issues and objectives
Child Protection & Advocacy:
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Facilitate child protection advocacy, policy
dialogue and campaign interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence between
engagements with the project and Area Development Programmes (ADPs) and
National levels, in the context of integrated ministry.
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To be the Focal Point person for child
protection in the Cluster and support Cluster teams to report and comply with
CP standards including effective roll out of CP models and approaches
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To provide effective technical support to
programmes/projects during design, planning, implementing, monitoring and
evaluation of child protection priorities in line with national office goals
and objectives, Key Result Areas, policy advocacy.
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Facilitate effective and meaningful
participation of children and youth as agents of change in all project
interventions/process in line with WV Child Participation guidelines
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Engage with partners to assess and address the
existing child protection related issues in the community.
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In charge of the mobilization of communities,
local organizations, local government and institutions to participate in Child
protection implementation and monitoring.
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Facilitate proper formation of Child protection
working teams/groups in line with World Vision Uganda Child Protection and
Advocacy systems strengthening approach.
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Facilitate child protection advocacy campaigns
and engagements to ensure policy implementation and change
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Support multi-sectoral, Inter-agency networking
and coordination in establishing Child protection prevention, response and
service provision mechanisms/ referral pathways
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Proper and efficient management and utilization
of Project finances and assets.
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Project financial and asset resources are
managed and used in line with policy guidelines.
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Provide accurate and timely variances
explanations on project over and under expenditures
Reporting:
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Prepare and submit quality and timely project
reports to keep track of progress of implementing planned activities within the
area of operation and CP technical program report for the Cluster
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Produce timely and quality monthly, bi-annual
and annual reports.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The prospective World Vision Child Protection
& Advocacy Facilitator – EVACiCS employee should hold a University degree
and/or in Social Science, Social Work, Development Studies, Education or any
relevant field.
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Possession of post graduate qualifications in
Human Rights, Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or law
from a recognized institution is an added advantage
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Broad knowledge and understanding of social
justice and Human Rights issues with demonstrated experience in Children’s
Protection and rights advocacy, and networking
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A minimum of three years’ experience working
with communities Facilitating development
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Previous experience with working with children
and Project Partners is an added advantage
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Familiarity with standards and guidelines for
Child Protection programming and coordination as well as guidance
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Excellent communication (both oral and written)
and documentation skills,
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Previous experience of and commitment to working
through systems of community participation and accountability
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Must be highly reliable and independent.
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Ability to work with minimal supervision.
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Ability to ride motorcycle with a class A riding
permit
NB: This vacancy is open
to Ugandan nationals only.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 31st October, 2016
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