Child Protection Officer NGO Career Jobs – InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)

Job Title:        Child Protection Officer
Organization: InterAid
Uganda Limited (IAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Protection Community Services Officer
About US:
InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)
is a non-governmental humanitarian national organization established in 1988,
and duly registered with the NGO Board and NGO Forum. IAU is actively involved
in programs geared towards the protection and improvement of lives of
disadvantaged people living in urban and rural areas in Uganda and in the Great
Lakes Region. InterAid Uganda is focused on its thematic areas of Rights
Protection, Education, Livelihood & Food Security, Health (HIV&AIDS;
Malaria; Maternal and Reproductive Health), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
(WASH), Environment and Disaster Management and good Management and Governance
systems.
Job Summary: The Child
Protection Officer will plan and coordinate the implementation of all programme
activities to strengthen child protection, and promote Protection integration
in coordination within the program activities and with other stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Stakeholder Management
        
Tasked
with mobilizing the refugee communities and create awareness on Child
protection issues and promote the engagement of the Child Protection
Committees, School administrators and teachers & all Leaders in the
implementation of the activities.
        
Networking
with established child care centres for referral of identified children at risk
        
Participate
in networking and establishing Partnership with child protection institutions
specialized including those for children with disabilities.
        
Participating
in networking with child disability forum, Child Labour Forum under National
Council for Children (NCC) and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social
Development.
        
Leading
networks with  tracing organizations (the
Uganda Red among others Cross and International Committee for Red Cross, ICRC)
to promote access to tracing services for all UASC
Process management.
        
Coordinating
of all child protection activities at the programme.
        
Conducting
site visits and follow up on identified children with protection risks
        
Leading
the review of the existing Foster care criteria to guide on selection of
refugee foster care families for UASC.
        
Working
with the refugee community child protection integration committees to identify
potential foster care families for identified UASC and any other refugee
children at risk.
        
Sensitizing
and refer through the legal desk refugee parents, caregivers and guardians for
registration of birth.
        
Responsible
for conducting outreaches on child protection in the refugee and host
communities.
        
Organizing
children to participate in  child sports
groups and music and dance and drama groups and in international child days
(Day of the African child, International children’s day, international
children’s day of broadcasting and child lab our day)
Providing individual counseling to refugees and asylumseekers and group
counseling in the refugee communities, schools and children visiting the office
during the morning address.
        
Referring
Children with Disability to health unit and PSN for assessment and provision of
assistive devices.
        
Liaising
with the PSN to mobilize  refugee
children living with disability for support towards accessing education in
special needs schools
        
Actively
facilitating refugee child protection integration committees for awareness and
sensitization campaigns in refugee communities on the dangers of child labour,
identification, intervention and or referral of all children at risk.
        
Referring
children to the education desk for school fess and skills training support.
        
Compiling
timely weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and specific activity reports.
        
Participating
in meetings, information dissemination sessions with PoC, special events and
any other activities as required by the Supervisor.
Records Management
        
Maintaining
proper and updated records on all PoCs and in particular identified refugee
children at risk on their files.
        
Signing
in and out all accessed PoC files at the records office as per agreed SOPs
Support to other teams and
sections:
 Contribute to coordinate the
integrated protection activities in the urban refugee program s and other
interventions to promote their protection.
Risk Management: Identifying, assessing, and
reportingstrategies to mitigate against risks that may happen in the child
protection and other programs of the section.
Compliance: Ensure that the internal process and work
plans are adhered to and any adjustments communicated in the right forum.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
        
The
ideal candidate for the InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU) Child Protection Officer
job opportunity should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, 
Human Rights, Arts, Education, Social Work and Social Administration,
Psychology, Child Development, Child Psychology, Community Psychology, or any
equivalent accrued working experience in a related position
        
At least five years’ relevant experience in programme development and
implementation of child protection programs with an NGO.
        
Additional professional training in child protection
will be an added advantage
        
Broad knowledge and understanding of child rights
issues and child righ
ts
instruments.
        
Good communication skills, oral written and
presentation.
        
Excellent computer skills e.g in Ms Word, excel and
power point
        
People centred.
        
Good report writing skills
        
Ability to work under a multi-cultural environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs and photo
copies of their professional qualifications including three referees via E-mail
to both recruitment@interaiduganda.org and iaurecruitment@interaiduganda.org
addressed to:
The Executive Director,
InterAid Uganda,
Plot 1102 Block 8, Kabala
Anjagala Road,
P.O. Box 737 Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 14th March 2018 by 5:00 PM
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