Senior Child Protection Officer UK Charity Jobs – PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools)

Job
Title:         
 Senior
Child Protection Officer
Organization: PEAS
(Promoting Equality in African Schools)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Quality
About US:
PEAS (Promoting
Equality in African Schools) is a UK based charity/social enterprise with a
mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education
across Africa’. PEAS establishes and operates low-cost secondary schools in
Uganda and Zambia in areas where access to quality secondary education is
limited due to cost and geographical barriers. PEAS’ interventions are built
upon 3 pillars of education impact; Access, Quality and Sustainability. Since
opening its first schools in 2008, the PEAS network has grown to 31 schools,
and we are currently educating over 16,000 students. PEAS Uganda has about 50
staff at the Country Office and over 900 staff working in the network schools.
Job Summary:  The Senior Child Protection Officer ensures
that best practices in Child Protection and Participation are operationalized
across PEAS Uganda network and Child Protection concerns are appropriately
reported, recorded and responded to. This person will also build and share
specialist knowledge on Child Protection & Participation, Safeguarding,
inclusive education and ensuring gender equity. They will work closely with
others on Child Protection, and also on identifying vulnerable groups within
the PEAS network, monitoring their inclusion and promoting interventions for
better inclusion and equity..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Promote
awareness of best practices in child protection to drive compliance
                    
Lead on
the implementation of and compliance with child protection policy and all
related policies at country, regional and school levels.
                    
Design
and implement community, staff and student sensitization programs across PEAS
schools and offices to drive awareness of the PEAS Child Protection policy.
                    
Provide
expert advise on Child Protection practices to PEAS, including identifying,
evaluating and, where relevant, adopting new evidence and approaches in the
sector.
                    
Be the
PEAS Uganda Country Child Protection lead person for external engagements on CP
including representation where necessary. Strengthen reporting and response
mechanisms at all levels
                    
Ensure
all CP incidents are reported to the Head of Quality Assurance, Country
Director and PEAS UK CP focal point in a timely and appropriate manner
                    
Establish
clear mechanisms at school, region and country office for monitoring,
evaluating and reporting on Child Protection throughout PEAS offices and
schools in Uganda.
                    
Co-ordinate
timely and effective response to Child Protection reports / concerns working
collaboratively with regional teams and relevant district and national
authorities.
                    
Undertake
effective investigations of significant CP incidents or oversee investigations
by regional staff
                    
Oversee
the accurate and confidential record keeping of CP incident reports across all
of PEAS. Be the inclusion champion at PEAS, identifying vulnerable groups and
driving their enrolment, retention and results
                    
Advise
PEAS Education staff in the area of inclusive education, particularly for
‘at-risk’ groups and girls.
                    
Design
and lead the training of PEAS staff on priority groups for inclusion, e.g.
gender-responsive pedagogy
                    
Interrogate
PEAS’ data with the lens of inclusion and equity, and advice staff on
interventions to help PEAS reach strategic goals for inclusion and equity
                    
Support
regional teams to drive a culture of equality and nondiscrimination across PEAS
schools
                    
Champion
child participation in programme design



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate must hold a degree level qualification (Social Sciences,
Education and Gender)
                    
Experience
working in a Child Protection related role in schools, government or
development sector (at an organizational level or across a range of
departments)
                    
Experience
and knowledge of child rights, psychosocial and gender issues
                    
Experience
in designing and delivering training and capacity building.
                    
Experience
of dealing with cases of child abuse, using a professionally and ethically
sound approach
                    
Experience
working with complex stakeholder groups in rural communities in Uganda Desired
                    
Postgraduate
training or relevant certificate in Child Protection, Gender or Child Rights
related field
                    
Experience
in implementing projects designed to reduce the risk of child abuse or
discrimination
                    
Experience
writing reports on culturally sensitive, preferably Child Protection related
topics for audiences in the UK and US
                    
Passionate
about the need to keep children safe and to include children in decision
making.
                    
Passionate
about the need to reduce all kinds of discrimination in society.
                    
Strong
English writing and MS Office skills
                    
Strong
interpersonal skills, able to represent the child sensitively and manage
multiple conflicting stakeholders
                    
Strong
results orientation, with the ability to monitor performance and progress
against set objectives.
                    
Able to
gain commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and
providing support.
                    
Strong
personal drive and motivation.
                    
Show
commitment to the PEAS values.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below. Please submit your
CV with 3 professional referees
Deadline: 6th May 2019
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