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

Job Title:       Child
Protection Assistant
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Child
Protection Officer
About US:
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), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement
(Hoima District).
Job Summary:  The Child Protection assistant is responsible
for identification, and management of cases for children at risk. The assistant
will frequently visit with children and their families and work with
communities to prevent and respond to risks affecting children.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Undertake site and field visits to ensure child protection
    recreational activities are implemented according to minimum standards and
    agreement between HIJRA and partners.
  • Actively contribute to the identification, assessment and case
    management for children at risk including basic child counselling
  • Conduct Best interest Determinations for children identified with
    serious protection concerns
  • Contribute in conducting needs assessments to identify common
    protection needs, priorities and existing capacities for children within
    the community.
  • Ensure proper and timely documentation of all child protection and
    response initiatives undertaken.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Child Protection Officer on
    progress, lessons learned, achievements, gaps, issues and problems.
  • Contribute to the preparation of weekly/monthly and Quarterly plans
    and reports on activities.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Child Protection Assistant
    job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling,
    Psychology or other related field.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in the same field of
    development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
  • Strong experience working with vulnerable people including survivors
    of GBV and victims of child abuse.
  • Strong 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.
  • Strong interpersonal skill and communication skills.
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • 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
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
The subject line should read: “Child Protection Assistant”
NB: Please
note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the
Deadline: 18th January 2019
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