Fresher Child Protection in Emergency Officer NGO 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 it 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 support in providing Child Protection in
Emergency & WASH services for increased access to life saving protection
services for children, adolescent girls and women in South Sudan Refugee crisis
in West Nile Region. The incumbent will mainly be responsible for planning,
implementing, monitoring and providing an oversight technical support to
community social workers and community based child protection structures in the
delivery of child protection services to refugee girls, boys and community in
the targeted refugee settlements. S/he will be line managed by the Child
Protection in Emergency Specialist, to provide direction and technical support
on all issues related to programming, reporting.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder 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.
  • Performs 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 in liaison 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.
  • The incumbent 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 reports on child
    protection interventions.
  • Promotes and demonstrates Plan
    International’s Child Protection Policy in all his or her work.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Plan
    International Child Protection in Emergency Officer job opportunity should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration
    or Education.
  • At least two years of professional
    humanitarian experience.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    community development or with NGO.
  • 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).
  • Prior experience of and demonstrated
    ability to effectively network with a diverse range of organisations and
    government bodies
  • Experience of working with refugee
    communities
  • 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
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office
    programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Excellent 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
  • Show empathy and positive attitude towards
    children ages 0-5, their caregivers, and other stakeholders;
Behavioural Competencies:
Strive for lasting impact:
  • Shows commitment and understanding to
    always act in the best interest of the child and respect to human rights.
  • Promotes a culture of learning and
    sharing.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of
    confidentiality.
Open and Accountable:
  • Holds self accountable for making
    decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling
    Plan International values, striving for lasting impact
  • Honest, encourages openness and
    transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity, capacity to
    include and empower others.
Works Well Together:
  • Comfortable working with others, as part
    of a team or as a team leader. Builds and maintains effective
    relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    and supporters; approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Values diversity and sees it as a source
    of competitive strength.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative
    solutions.
  • Thinks strategically, reflects about
    achievements and recognises people’s contribution.
Inclusive and Empowering: Demonstrates commitment to working
with vulnerable children and promoting equality for girls
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:
Ag. Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 21st April
2017
NB: Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 31st
July 2017

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