Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer NGO Jobs – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Organization:  Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:   
Uganda
Reports to: Field
Coordinator
About US:
The Norwegian Refugee
Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced
to flee. We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies
and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for
people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP is a global provider of
expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian,
development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the
resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people
and communities. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in
Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced
within their own country.
Job Summary:
The Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer will be responsible for the
implementation of an efficient case management system and planning of all
activities related to awareness on child protection issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Conduct
a risk assessment to identify risks to children’s safety and protection in the
education programme
·       
Work
with partners to develop a coordinated and collaborative mitigation strategy to
the identify risks
·       
Ensure
that measures are in place that prevent and mitigate risk that partner staff or
activities would inflict any form of violence, neglect, exploitation, abuse or
sexual harm to children
·       
Participate
actively on risk assessment to ensure we do not expose children to further risk
and harm
·       
Monitor
field activities and assess whether Child protection and Safeguarding measures
are in place in accordance with the established policies and plans. Document
factors around the gaps or failures and the necessary achievements
·       
Work
with and follow-up with stakeholders to ensure that identified risks and gaps
are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner
·       
Organize
regular meeting with program staff and other stakeholder to review and ensure
the implementation of the safe-programming strategy/checklist
·       
Address
and Report concerns regarding failure to mitigate child protection and
Safeguarding risks to the Field Coordinator and Area Manager.
·       
Submit
technical reports in accordance with the work plan and established deadlines,
while ensuring that all activities are conducted and reported through accurate
and verifiable reporting system
·       
Support
the training, capacity building and mentoring of field staff and awareness
raising of non-staff (contractors and incentive labour) on minimum protection
standards
·       
Coach
and support protection staff and Focal Points in schools, community, and other
stakeholders to improve child protection and Safeguarding practice and
responsiveness
·       
Support
in establishing and strengthening child protection referral systems in schools
and communities. 
·       
Make
sure the reliable reporting mechanisms are in place and known by all
·       
Ensure
consented informed referral to child having suffered abuses
·       
Ensure
that confidentiality and the security of all are maintained in case of
incidents
·       
Advocacy
with stakeholders to enforce child protection and safeguarding during and after
incidents



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Child Protection and
Safeguarding Officer job must have relevant qualifications
·       
At least
three years of experience in child protection related project experience in
humanitarian /recovery context.
·       
Experience
working as Protection or Safeguarding Officer in a humanitarian/recovery
context
·       
Previous
experience working in refugee /complex and volatile contexts
·       
Experience
working in coordination and liaising with external actors
·       
Experience
developing and delivering protection training and good presentation skills in
English
·       
Ability
to multi-task and work with short deadlines
·       
Ability
to work independently and proactively with limited daily support and
supervision
·       
Knowledge
of Uganda protection context
·       
Knowledge
of global protection standards and relevant bodies of international law
·       
Knowledge
of refugee context especially in the West and South Western Uganda
·       
Sound
interpersonal relations skills
·       
Handling
insecure environments
·       
Planning
and delivering results
·       
Working
with people
·       
Analysing
·       
Communicating
with impact and respect
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join NRC in the aforementioned capacity should
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 16th April 2020
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