Child Protection and Community Engagement Manager Job Placement – Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK)

Organisation:  Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS
UK)
Reports to: Deputy Country
Director Programmes
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About PEAS:
Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK) is a UK-based charity
with a mission ‘to unlock the potential of Africa by expanding access to
affordable quality secondary education.’ We run the fastest growing network of
sustainably financed secondary schools in Africa. We currently have a network
of 24 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating around 13,000 students. PEAS
is supported by major corporate, government and private funders and our
innovative financial model is pioneering in the field of public private
partnerships in development education.
Job Summary: The Child
Protection and Community Engagement Manager ensures that good practices in
Child Protection and Participation are operationalized across the PEAS Uganda
network and Child Protection concerns are appropriately reported, recorded and
responded to. The incumbent will also provide specialist knowledge on Child
Protection & Participation, Safeguarding, inclusive education and Community
engagement initiatives. The incumbent will ensure that best-practice in child
protection-responsive practice is demonstrated across the PEAS network of
schools and the PEAS Uganda operates in a gender sensitive manner. The
incumbent will provide leadership and guidance to PEAS secretariat staff,
regional offices and schools to implement strong Gender, Child protection and
Community Engagement initiatives
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
In charge of mainstreaming PEAS Child Protection
(CP) policy and gender- issues across the PEAS Network
·        
Responsible for Child Protection (CP) case management
for PEAS Uganda
·        
Providing Specialist Child Protection &
Participation, Inclusive education and Gender knowledge to critical
stakeholders.
·        
Leading strategy development on Child
Protection, Gender and Community engagement
·        
Serving as the focal point person and the first
line of call on matters related CP, gender and Schools- community relations
·        
Building capacity of staff especially at the
region to implement effective and cost efficient community engagement campaigns
geared towards enrollment and school retention of poorer and excluded child.
·        
Developing work tools and approaches for CP/CE
work.
·        
Streamlining process like reporting and follow
up on incidence.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a graduate degree in
social work, sociology or similar relevant social science. Possession of a
Master’s degree in a relevant field shall be an added advantage.
·        
At least four years of post-qualification
experience working with children and in depth knowledge of legislation and good
practice relating to these groups
·        
Four years of managerial experience of which two
years are working in child protection program implementation environments.
·        
Proven experience supervising and providing case
management services, representation and liaison with external parties, and
establishing alternative care arrangement and mentoring strategies.
·        
Strong written and oral communication skills
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Strong negotiation and problem solving skills
·        
Effective management and capacity building of
teams.
·        
Previous experience working in a Child
Protection related role in schools, government or development sector
·        
Experience and knowledge of child rights,
psychosocial and gender issues
·        
Experience in designing and delivering training
and capacity building
·        
Experience in dealing with alleged cases of
child abuse,
·        
Experience in implementing projects designed to
reduce the risk of child abuse or 
discrimination.
How to Apply:
All candidates must send their applications (paying particular
attention to the person specification) and curriculum vita to:
The Human Resource Manager,
PEAS Uganda,
Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda Kisaasi,
Mumbejja Road opposite Ndere Centre.
P. O. Box 23308, Kampala, Uganda.
OR Send your Application and CV only to: email: info-peasuganda@peas.org.uk
NB: Please include all
portions of your application in one attached document as a PDF document, and
use “Child Protection/Community Engagement Manager” as the subject of your
email.
Deadline: 5th
December 2016 by 5.00pm.

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