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: 
Reports to: Protection
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 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 as working with
their families and carers, to introduce measures to improve family behavior and
protect children.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the
Protection Manager, the Child Protection Officer will be responsible for the
following duties:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Liaising with community organizations
    that provide support services to families

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related field.
  • Three 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.
  • Excellent 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: “Position Title”
NB:  Please note that interviews will be
done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions. Those who
previously applied need not to re-apply.
Deadline: 28th June 2019
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