2 Fresher Child Protection Officer NGO Job Placements – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Organization: Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
About US:
Finn Church Aid
(FCA) is the largest international aid organization in Finland. FCA operates in
14 countries where the need is most dire. FCA works with the poorest people,
regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political
affiliations. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental
human rights and freedom, implying that FCA operations are guided by equality,
non-discrimination and responsibility.
Job Summary:  The Child Protection Officer is accountable
for the professional contribution to project design, planning, administration,
monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection project activities, data analysis
and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity
building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan,
aligned with country programme strategy and donor requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Program Planning
and Implementation
·       
Develop,
implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve
expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and
procurement.
·       
Conduct
follow up on all project activities to ensure efficiency, timeliness and
program quality.
·       
Ensure
that all planned activities such as those for Community based follow up visits,
community awareness raising, and case management are implemented on time, to
quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where challenges
arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Project Manager
and addressed in an appropriate way.
·       
Technically
lead all CP program activities within the field office and ensure that they are
being implemented within national and international quality standards.
Case Management
·       
Technically
support the identification and documentation vulnerable children including
separated and unaccompanied minors, children who suffered violence, children
with disabilities and children at risk within the education sector.
·       
Provide
technical support for community awareness on identification of vulnerable
children, child rights and general child protection within the learning
environment.
·       
Refer
cases with specific needs to the competent service providers, follow up and
document referred cases.
·       
Ensure
that follow-up visits are conducted for children in alternative care
arrangements / fostered and other settlement based activities.
·       
Report
any violation of the Child safe guarding guidelines in line with the FCA
operation  policies
·       
Work
with cultural sensitivity and respect the dignity of vulnerable children and
families and members of the host communities at all times.
·       
Conduct
focus group discussions with boys and girls, according to age-groups to
understand the different gender roles and preferences of activities to inform
interventions.
·       
Conduct
focus group discussions with beneficiaries (parents and children) on the
delivery of activities
Community
Engagement
·       
Carry
out periodic community dialogue on child protection in the community
·       
Support
youth to carry out child protection awareness campaigns through a range of
activities
·       
Lead and
coordinate formation and strengthening of children’s clubs to create awareness
on child protection
·       
Engage
and support children’s clubs carry out community awareness and CP campaigns
Mentorship and
Coaching
·       
Mentor
Child protection focal points and leaners in schools to ensure that they are
empowered to achieve their performance objectives and program results.
·       
Ensure
that schools mainstream child protection in Education
·       
Build
capacity of FCA staff in of in technical child protection programming.
Monitoring and
Reporting
·       
Ensure
that all child protection project data is properly and regularly collected by
field staff, checked, validated and share with the Project Manager and Area
Manager for inclusive decision making.
·       
Produce
project reports on monthly and quarterly basis.
·       
Produce
activity reports e.g. training reports.
·       
Document
and share best child protection practices.
·       
Monitor
the work of  teachers in the adherence
and mainstreaming of Child protection practices in Schools
·       
Monitor
protection issues for boys and girls.
Coordination and
networking
·       
Represent
FCA in child protection working group meetings at both settlement and zonal
levels
·       
Network
with INGOs, NGOs, the UN, and local government authorities in order to inform
them of the project.
·       
Plan
joint activities/events whenever possible



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Child Protection Officer job must
hold a university degree  in  child protection ,social sciences
,development studies ,guidance and counselling or relevant fields and
professional able to blend social practice with hands-on education and child
protection experience
·       
At least
two to three years’ experience in working with vulnerable communities, basic
needs and distribution programming experience and / or/ advocacy.
·       
Professional
training in Gender based violence in emergency.
·       
Experience
in protection interventions in line with Refugees operations.
·       
Experience
in implementing and monitoring formal and non-formal education projects,
Education in Emergency interventions with linkages to Child Protection.
·       
Proven
experience in community mobilization and awareness- raising.
·       
Experience
with data collection, and report writing.
·       
Basic
understanding of humanitarian approaches and standards.
·       
Experience
in networking and working with local government, international actors and UN
agencies.
·       
Flexible
and capable of working and living in difficult circumstances in a multicultural
context
·       
Strong
integrity and commitment to FCA children’s principles and values including child
safeguarding and protection.
·       
Additional
training in first aid administration is an added advantage
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 Ugaco.hr@kua.fi and your preferred location.
NB:
·       
Women
and PWDS are encouraged to apply.
·       
Host and
Refugee communities are encouraged to apply
Deadline: 2nd August 2020
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