2 Protection Officer Job Opportunities – War Child Canada (WCH)

Organization: War Child
Canada (WCC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager,
Protection/Legal Aid
About US:
War Child Canada is an International Non-Governmental Organization
(INGO), with the vision of “a world where no child knows war”. War Child
Canada works with war affected communities to help children reclaim their
childhood through access to education, opportunities and justice with cross
cutting themes of child protection and gender. War Child Canada also takes an
active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities
and the shared responsibility to act.
The War Child Canada Legal Aid clinic is a one stop-stop shop with a
broad range of legal aid services to refugees and vulnerable people within host
communities, identified through a means and merits test. Some of the services
offered include; legal representation, alternative dispute resolution, and
legal awareness.
Job Summary: The Protection
Officer will be responsible for leading and coordinating the protection work of
WCC Legal Aid project implemented in each of the target districts in Uganda
respectively, proving timely and effective protection to vulnerable refugee and
host communities, particularly women and children. This include, undertaking
needs assessment in the target population; developing and implementing clear
protection strategy and plans; Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E); and
capacity building of community based protection workers, partners and
stakeholders. The incumbent will work closely with other members of the legal
aid project, forge strong partnership and collaboration with governmental
departments and non-governmental organizations to identify and effectively
respond to protection concerns, with particular focus on violence against women
and children.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the War Child Canada (WCC) Protection
Officer job opportunity should hold a University degree in International Law,
Human Rights, Social Science or related discipline.
At least three years of relevant experience in
the field of protection.
Good coordination, facilitation, training,
mentoring and motivational skills.
Previous experience or understanding of
participatory approaches and community mobilization.
Demonstrated ability to establish and implement
robust M&E plans for protection activities.
Ability to work in multi partner environments
in’ implementing protection activities and services.
Good organizational, planning and time
management skills with attention to details.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks,
time, tight schedules and meeting deadlines.
Proven communication skills (both in written and
spoken English).
Excellent record keeping and report writing
Excellent networking, interpersonal and negotiating
skills. Demonstrated competence in conceptual, analytical and problem solving
Computer skills (word, excel, outlook, power
point, internet).
Previous experience working at a global
organization and in emergency situations is an asset.
Firm belief in human rights and gender equality
and clear understanding of issues surrounding child protection and SGBV.
Prior experience of developing and using
information systems and running a range of reports.
Able to travel, at times at short notice, and
spend time away from work base and home.
NB: Please ensure your
application envelop has the subject heading of “Application for Protection
Officer, WCC Uganda” Applications sent in any other form, including fax,
e-mail, etc. will not be considered.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants are invited send hard
copies of their curriculum vitae and an accompanying cover letter in a sealed
envelope to:
Human Resources Manager,
War Child Canada (WCC),
Block 244, Rot 1006, Muyenga, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 31st
October 2017 by 5:00pm

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