Child Protection and Advocacy Officer NGO Job Vacancies – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to:  Community
Development Facilitator
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”
Job Summary:   The Child Protection and Advocacy Officer
will guide and facilitate project implementation, development, monitoring and
child protection advocacy in the Cluster in line with Project plans to ensure
children are protected, cared for and participating in decisions that affect
their lives. Implementation of project interventions should be done in ways
that meet WVU standards and donor requirements for improved and sustained
wellbeing of children; and this should be done through effective engagement,
coordination, supervision and working with project partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
 Facilitate Implementation of Project
interventions in line with approved designs and AOPs/ DIPs
·       Support and guide project scheduled
assessments, evaluations, monitoring and designs.
·       Facilitate development of the project design
documents and AOP/ DIP.
·       Gather and analyze community perspectives,
and prepare annual work plans and cash flows.
·       Write concept papers and proposals for
non-sponsorship fundraising.
·       Monitoring of progress and achievements of
project in the Cluster.
·       Organize community project and resource
mobilization for planned activities
·       Mobilization of communities, local
organizations and institutions for effective project implementation.
·       Mobilize community participation in project
planning, development, implementation and monitoring.
·       Mobilize government institutions and
technical staff in the planning and implementation of project plans.
·       Mobilize grassroots organizations, Faith
Communities and other civil society organizations to ending violence against
Coordination and
capacity building
·       Provide technical guidance and facilitate
capacity building for staff and/or partners in accordance with developed
capacity building plans/strategies.
·       Engage with partners to ensure that the
selection criteria for direct beneficiaries are accorded.
·       Ensure application of standard monitoring and
evaluation tools in project implementation. Organize learning forums involving
local government, CSOs, FBOs, NGOs and other relevant technical personnel.
·       Ensure partners have adequate skills for
effective service delivery.
·       Coordinate with partners and engage with
relevant stakeholders and local authorities in building relationships and
consensus on project interventions.
·       Assess and conduct capacity building for
effective service delivery.
·       Support local government in formulation and
implementation of ordinances and bye-laws on project issues.
·       Organize dialogue engagements between
partners, local government and children
·       Build Project level partnerships, networks
and coalitions with civil society organizations and local government
·       Facilitate networking with local government
institutions and other partners within the Cluster in planning and
implementation of project interventions.
·       Identify and nurture local partnerships with
grassroots civil society organizations, faith institutions and Sub Counties.
·       Build and facilitate the capacity and growth
of community and grassroots organizations.
·       Facilitate growth of strong grassroots
movements on specific advocacy issues to end violence against children
including child sacrifice
·       Build leadership and mobilization capacity of
project committees and facilitate their participation in project interventions.
·       Represent World Vision at project stakeholder
meetings in the district and be a regular advocate on issues of Child Protection
·       Support and facilitate graduated growth of
partnerships and community based organizations
progress, Documentation and Reporting
·       Provide technical guidance to the Project and
Cluster teams in identifying CP areas for research, conducting research and
ensuring documentation of project outcomes/best practices for sharing at the
project/district and national levels.
·       Organize project level forums to assess
progress of implementation of planned activities.
·       Monitor progress of project interventions
against plans within the Cluster.
·       Organize review, reflection and learning
forum for project staff and partners,
Documentation and
sharing of project leanings
·       Provide technical support in the development
of Information, Education, and Communication (I.E.C) materials on child
protection based on project strategic issues and objectives
Child protection
& Advocacy
·       Facilitate child protection advocacy, policy
dialogue and campaign interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence between
engagements with the project and Area Development Programmes (ADPs) and
National levels, in the context of integrated ministry.
·       To be the Focal Point person for child
protection in the Cluster and support Cluster teams to report and comply with
CP standards including effective roll out of CP models and approaches
·       To provide effective technical support to
programmes/projects during design, planning, implementing, monitoring and
evaluation of child protection priorities in line with national office goals
and objectives, Key Result Areas, policy advocacy.
·       Facilitate effective and meaningful
participation of children and youth as agents of change in all project
interventions/process in line with WV Child Participation guidelines
·       Engage with partners to assess and address
the existing child protection related issues in the community.
·       Mobilization of communities, local
organizations, local government and institutions to participate in Child
protection implementation and monitoring.
·       Facilitate proper formation of Child
protection working teams/groups in line with World Vision Uganda Child
Protection and Advocacy systems strengthening approach.
·       Facilitate child protection advocacy
campaigns and engagements to ensure policy implementation and change
·       Support multi-sectoral, Inter-agency networking
and coordination in establishing Child protection prevention, response and
service provision mechanisms/ referral pathways
·       Proper and efficient management and
utilization of Project finances and assets.
·       Project financial and asset resources are managed
and used in line with policy guidelines.
·       Provide accurate and timely variances
explanations on project over and under expenditures
·       Produce quality and timely project reports to
keep track of progress of implementing planned activities within the area of
operation and CP technical program report for the Cluster
·       Produce timely and quality monthly, bi-annual
and annual reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant for the World Vision
Child Protection and Advocacy Officer job must hold a University degree and/or
in Social Science, Social Worker, Development Studies, Education or any
relevant field.
·       Post Graduate Qualification in Human Rights,
Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or law from a recognized
institution is an added advantage
·       A sound understanding of social justice and
Human Rights issues with demonstrated experience in Children’s Protection and
rights advocacy, and networking
·       At least three years’ experience working with
communities Facilitating development
·       At least 3 years of child protection
·       Ability to build capacities of community
child protection structures
·       Skills and experience in local level Advocacy
and Community Mobilization
·       A champion of Networking and Coordination
·       Previous experience with working with
children and Project Partners is an added advantage
·       Familiarity with standards and guidelines for
Child Protection programming and coordination as well as guidance
·       Strong communication (both oral and written)
and documentation skills,
·       Experience of and commitment to working
through systems of community participation and accountability
·       Must be highly reliable and independent.
·       Ability to work with minimal supervision.
·       Ability to ride motorcycle
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 27th March 2020
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