Child Protection & Participation Coordinator Charity Jobs – World Vision International

Job
Title:            
 Child Protection &
Participation Coordinator
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Child
Protection and Peace Building Manager
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 & Participation Coordinator will mainly coordinate/provide
effective technical support and guidance to programme staff and partners during
design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to achieve Child
Protection & Participation priorities in line with World Vision Uganda’s
strategic direction; implement strategies to improve prevention and response
mechanisms to priority child protection issues in programmes; and enhance
effective and meaningful child participation to create an enabling environment
for improved child well-being. Specifically, the role coordinates capacity
building, monitoring and reporting for effective implementation of Child
Protection Technical Programme interventions/Project models and quality
assurance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Child Protection Programming:
  • Promote
    the quality of Child Protection programming through provision of technical
    guidance and support for effective programme assessments, baselines,
    designs, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, programme
    reviews and annual review meetings of child protection plans.
  • Facilitate
    the roll out of the Child Protection and Advocacy (CP&A) Model and
    support APs identify issues to inform programming.
Capacity Building:
  • Provide
    technical guidance in capacity needs assessment for child protection,
    formulate and implement capacity building plan aligned to meeting the
    technical program objectives and providing on-going mentoring and support
    for Area Programme staff and partners.
  • Ensure
    functionality of peace and child protection structures at all levels to
    enhance response, reporting and referral of and addressing of child protection
    issues in programmes using the WV Systems Approach to child protection in
    line with CP&A project model
Monitoring, Review and
Reporting on Child Protection:
  • Implement
    mechanisms for regular monitoring/review and reporting on child
    safeguarding measures and progress of child protection technical
    programmes to ensure both upward and downward accountability.
  • Develop
    monitoring and reporting mechanisms at all levels and prepare quality and
    timely monthly, bi and Annual Child Protection Sector status reports and
    collection of data for advocacy, evidence based programming, information
    sharing to promote learning and guide decision making etc.
Child Participation:
  • Ensure
    the effective and meaningful participation of children in WVU programmes,
    events and Advocacy Campaigns.
  • Develop/disseminate
    the WVU Child Participation Guidelines to all programmes and staff and
    support implementation and institutionalization of recommended procedures
    for child participation and agency
Field Support Visits:
  • Undertake
    frequent field visits for research and analysis, provision of technical
    support to programmes, review compliance to child protection standards,
    monitor implementation of child protection activities, identify
    opportunities and constraints and make recommendations for management
    action needed including in the roll out of child protection initiatives
    and models/approaches
Research, Documentation and
Information sharing:
  • Provide
    technical guidance to the ADPs in undertaking situation analyses and needs
    assessments, identifying areas for research, conducting research and
    ensuring documentation of impact stories and promising practices for
    sharing at ADP and national levels.
  • Provide
    technical support in the development of Information, Education, and
    Communication (I.E.C) materials on child protection based on strategic
    issues and objectives of World Vision in collaboration with Communication
    and other sectors.
Networking and Partnership: Identify potential partnerships and networks,
coordinate relationships building to implement and profile child protection
programmes and make recommendations in-line with WVU strategic priorities. Some
of the networks and partners include government, Child Focused Agencies and UN
agencies.
Fundraising: Participate in the development of peace and
child protection focused project designs, and initiate/contribute to writing
quality and fundable concepts and proposals for child protection
programming/Interventions; carry out assessments as required; review project
documents and reports to align them to set guidelines and standards.
Policy Advocacy: Support child protection advocacy through
social and policy research, analyses & engagements in dialogues and
advocacy campaigns to establish linkages and coherence between Area Programs
and National levels, in the context of WVU strategies.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Child Protection & Participation
    Coordinator job opportunity should hold a University degree in a
    development discipline; a masters will be an added advantage.
  • Possession
    of a post graduate qualification in Child Protection, project planning and
    management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights desired (Minimum of a
    certificate in Child protection a must).
  • Five
    years of practical experience in Child Protection Programming and the use
    of the rights based approach to child protection and clear understanding
    of the systems approach to child protection
  • Technically
    strong in capacity building and mentorship of teams in child protection
  • Must
    have strong mobilization, advocacy and communication skills, facilitation
    and materials development for child protection.
  • Should
    have strong skills for promoting children’s participation and agency in
    child protection programming and advocacy engagements
  • Should
    have strong, monitoring, analysis, writing and documentation skills with
    the ability to generate evidence for learning around child protection
    programming
  • Excellent
    collaboration and networking skills
  • Ability
    to work with minimum supervision with excellent execution
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: 9th February 2018

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