Child Protection Officer UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Child Protection Officer
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection
About US:
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and development
organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards
and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the
Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education,
Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the
region for a period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding from the
UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees in
Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district) and Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district).
Job Summary: The Child
Protection Officer is responsible for assessing, investigating and managing
cases of child abuse and neglect to ensure the wellbeing of children and young
people. The role involves working directly with vulnerable children who are at
risk of harm or abuse, as well working with their families and carers, to
introduce measures to improve family behavior and protect children.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prioritize child protection issues and
    design prevention response programs and initiatives.
  • Offer technical guidance and direction for
    effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed child
    protection plans including the psychosocial recovery (care) and assistance
    (legal and social) to vulnerable children and their families
  • Develop training programs and assist in
    capacity building for staff and partners, possibly in priority thematic
    areas such as GBV, psychosocial support, child separation, and armed
    forces/groups gathering information, interviewing parents and children,
    assessing whether children are in need of protection and developing
    recommendations and case management plans
  • Tasked with organizing services for
    children at risk and their families, such as medical and counselling
    services, referring clients to or conducting family support and parenting
  • Work closely with community organizations
    that provide support services to families

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the HIJRA
    Child Protection Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related
  • Three years of work experience in the same
    field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
  • Previous experience working with
    vulnerable people including survivors of GBV and victims of child abuse.
  • Extensive knowledge of Child Friendly
    interview techniques and communicating with children
  • Familiarity with guidelines on Mental
    Health and Psychosocial Support in emergency settings.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory
    skills with excellent reporting & writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and
    communication skills.
  • An excellent command of verbal and written
  • Good knowledge word and excel.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send an application letter and Curriculum Vitae
including telephone and email contacts of three referees including your
current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed
to the:
Country Program Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala,
Email to:
The subject line should read: “
Child Protection Officer.”
Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency
of the positions.
Deadline: 3rd March 2018
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