Child Safeguarding Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

 Child Safeguarding Officer
Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Project
About US:
Finn Church Aid
(FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 14
countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people,
regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political
convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are
guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.
Job Summary:  The Child Safeguarding Officer is responsible
for overseeing a Child-safe programming in Kyaka II refugee settlement. S/he
has a critical position to ensure that all FCA staff and teachers are aware of
and trained in Child Safeguarding procedures. The position will support the
implementation of a Safe Programming approach throughout the project management
cycle, from mitigation and risk management, to identification and investigation
of cases and appropriate action and follow-up. This position involves direct
contact with girls & boys and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once
a week or more) or intensively (e.g. ten days in one month or more or
overnight) because of the nature of work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Risk Assessment:
a risk assessment to identify risks to children’s safety and protection in the
education programme
with partners to develop a coordinated and collaborative mitigation plan to the
identify risks
that measures are in place that prevent and mitigate risk that staff or
activities would inflict any form of violence, neglect, exploitation, abuse or
sexual harm to children
actively on risk assessment of FCA interventions to ensure we do not expose
children to further risk and harm
field activities and assess whether Child Safeguarding measures are in place in
accordance with the established policies and plans. Document factors around the
gaps or failures and the necessary achievements
with and follow-up with schools and program staff to ensure that identified
risks and gaps are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner
concerns regarding failure to mitigate Child Safeguarding risks to the FCA
focal person for Safeguarding and Country Director
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
Capacity Building
and Training:
Work in
close liaison with the child protection and Psychosocial officers, train
project staff and school stakeholders on child safeguarding policy and
mechanism and support adherence to the Teachers’ Code of Conduct.
and support staff and schools to improve Child Safeguarding practice and
on-going refresher training and on job coaching of field staff as appropriate;
ensure that all staff know CS policy and procedures and actively implement
Investigation and
that cases of Child Safeguarding are reported, investigated and responded to
appropriately and in line with the policy
the response and rehabilitation actions in a systematic and consistent way in
relation to achievements, as well as success stories and good practices
proper record keeping, maintenance and control of child safeguarding reports
and other key information
follow up and investigations of Child Safeguarding incidents
model high levels of professional safeguarding behavior

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Child Safeguarding Officer job
opportunity should have four years’ experience working in safeguarding or child
protection. A certificate in child protection will be an added advantage or any
training in Child protection
of two years’ experience working directly with children and youth
skills in listening, counselling and negotiation
experience working in development and humanitarian settings (minimum 3 years)
planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a
substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
sensitive approach to advising and mentoring staff and to dealing with critical
developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary
developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
negotiation and coaching
literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must
time management and planning capacity
written and spoken English language skill
experience working in conflict, humanitarian, post-conflict and/or refugee
response settings Desirable
understanding and proficiency in the field of people Management and ability to
work under minimum supervision.
understanding of national legal requirements relating to HR, including labor
laws and administrative law especially those legal provisions relating to
children and others
understanding of employment related statutory requirements, organizational
policies, systems and procedures formulation and management.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not
more than 5 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact
with copies of academic papers addressed to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,
Finn Church AID,
Uganda Country Office,
P.O. Box 21826
Kampala, Tank Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda.
Email applications
should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title
in the subject to
Applications may
also be hand delivered to our office in Kampala.
Deadline: Thursday, 18th June 2020.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women and PWDS are encouraged to
apply. Host and Refugee communities are encouraged to apply

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