Fresher Project Assistant – Child Protection US NGO Job Placements – Lutheran World Federation

Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Duty
Station:
 
Uganda
Reports
to
: Child Protection Officer
About
US:
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is part of the
Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service (LWF-DWS), an
international humanitarian and development agency. LWF Uganda works to reduce
people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on
their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs.
Job
Summary:
 Under the
guidance of the Project Officer/Child Protection Officer, the project Assistant
is responsible for Prevention and response to child protection concerns and
case management. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project
implementation:
·      
Identify and interview separated children,
unaccompanied children and other children-at-risk for the purpose of preparing
Best interest procedures.
·      
Compile BID reports for submission to the BID Panel
and effecting subsequent implementation of BID panel decisions.
·      
Promotes active community participation through
involving beneficiaries, intermediaries and local leaders in the planning and
implementation process or matters relating to protection of the rights of the
children.
·      
Monitor outstanding individual cases and ensure
timely updates are submitted, to Child protection Officer/Project Officer
·      
Submit CP data for entrance in to excel
sheet/progress V4 and ensure documentation of child protection cases
·      
Conduct basic Counselling to children with
protection concerns and their foster parents/caretakers,
·      
Regularly visits all beneficiary sites where project
activities are undertaken and check on progress as well as Offer support
through verifying existing caseload document challenges on delivery and
utilization of protection inputs as directed by the officer in line with the
international standards
·      
Ensure a strict adherence to the principles of Child
Protection at all times, including respect for confidentiality and a child
centered approach and to act in the best interests of the Child
·      
Identify children requiring more targeted services
or case management and ensure to refer for appropriate Support
·      
Work with the Project Officer to initiate and
coordinate the planning of the project Activities in liaison with other
sectors, and ensure optimum utilization of project resources in conjunction
with the Project Officer
·      
In collaboration with the Project Officer, liaise,
consult and work in partnership and co-operation with stake holders in order to
facilitate project implementation
·      
Collect and tabulate field data on project
activities carried but on a regular basis, and undertake impact assessment
using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance
and impact of the assistance offered.
·      
Regularly visit all project sites where activities
are undertaken, check on progress, offer support and directions in line with
the project objectives and as directed by the project officer
·      
Promote active participation mechanisms and
community-based mechanism and community-based facilitators in-the planning,
implementation and evaluation of the project activities as directed by the
project officer.
·      
Assist the Project Officer to prepare periodical
reports and work plans for Project activities and achievements in line with the
requirements in the project documents.
·      
Carry out delegated responsibilities in the absence
of the project officer; Project Planning
·      
 work with
Project officer in making work plans, procurement plans, for the sector
·      
Work with CP Officer, in proposal development.
Staff
Management:
·      
Participate in recruitment of community-based
facilitator.
·      
Supervision of community-based facilitators
·      
Assist with the provision of or coordinate the
training of community-based facilitators necessary for the delivery of good
quality activities.
Financial
management /-Budget Monitoring & Control
·      
Work with Project Officer to develop accurate annual
budgets and revisions for the sector as required.
·      
Ensure proper documentation for payments to project
officer and finance.
Project
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
·      
Collect and tabulate field data on project
activities carried out on a regular basis, and undertake impact assessment
using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance
and impact of the assistance offered.
·      
Ensure regular monitoring of project activities in
the field
·      
Write monitoring reports
·      
 Undertake
other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal candidate must hold a University Degree in
Social Work, Social Sciences, Development Studies or other relevant field of
study
·      
Proven knowledge and experience in developing and
implementing community mobilization projects.
·      
At least two years’ experience in child protection
work in an NGO especially in conducting BIDs/ BIAs for UASC and other Children
at risk.
·      
Excellent report writing, communication and
analytical skills.
·      
Knowledge of computer (excel and database) is a
requirement
·      
Problem Solving and Decision-Making skills
·      
Ability to inspire and build capacity of community
structures and community-based facilitators
·      
Good interpersonal Skills and excellent negotiation
skills
·      
Excellent English Language (both written and spoken)
·      
information Technology (MS Office and excel)
·      
Ability to work under pressure to meet tight
deadlines
·      
Good team worker with good communication skills
·      
Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain
flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
·      
Ability to work with children.
How
to Apply:
Applications and detailed CV must include email
address and telephone contacts of 3 referees. Hard copies should be submitted
during working days, Monday to Friday (8:00am to 5:00pm) addressed to the
Administrive/HR Officer, LWF Lamwo Sub Program
Please deliver at our Subprogram office in
Lamwo-Palabek Kal.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer,
irrespective of gender, or religious affiliation.
Female candidates possessing the above requirements
are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for
humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the
organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of
beneficiaries, Knowledge of the local Language is a MUST and a VALID Ridding
permit for all the Project Assistant position and valid driver permit for
Driver Position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Deadline:
25th January 2020
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