Fresher Child Protection Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Child
Protection Assistant

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to:  Child
Protection 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 Assistant is responsible
for timely field level implementation, monitoring and documentation of children
activities ran through Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) and Peace clubs. The Child
Protection Assistant is responsible for data management, capacity building of
community structures, mobilization of community members for community
engagement, conduct awareness raising sessions on child protection with
community child protection committees and children/youth in targeted
localities. She/he will represent the project in all appropriate community
meetings deemed necessary for reaching project goals.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Management:

·       
Motivate
and ensure teamwork among caseworkers and volunteers for greater ministry
impact, in the community.

·       
Support
community systems, children groups and stakeholders in advocating for child
protection, participation, and psychosocial care within the CFS.

·       
Facilitate
the integration of social protection activities with within the refugee
settlements and host communities

·       
Handle
visitors including donors, support office and national office staff,
stakeholders, in line with the child protection policy and behavioral protocol.

·       
Work closely
with children and communities to design and deliver psychosocial support
activities including recreational, creative, cultural and social activities for
children in their communities and at the child friendly spaces according to the
agreed plan of action.

·       
Provide
information for projects design, implementation, monitoring and reporting

·       
Mobilize
community meetings with children and key stakeholders at community, sub county
and district levels.

·       
Support
children, community systems, animators with knowledge on referral pathway to
facilitate identification, documentation, creation of bio-database, placements,
monitoring tracing and follow-up of psychosocial case management

·       
Facilitate
case management, and data collection in line with the required and approved
standards

·       
Collect
and compile statistical data and information regarding caregivers, community
members and children participation in activities at the CFS and peace clubs.

·       
Monitor
CFS implementation as per the global minimum children in emergencies protection
standards.

·       
Facilitate
community to establish systems aimed at strengthening community capacity in
responding to SBGV and child abuse cases in the refugee settlements.

·       
Mobilizes
communities to identify children with disabilities and model families for the
project’s implementation.

·       
Facilitate
progress of activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and
accountability based on LEAP framework, the IASC and WVI standards.

·       
Develop
regular monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports.

·       
Prepare
detailed implementation plans based on approved and funded proposals and submit
to social protection coordinator for approval

Technical and
Capacity Building

·       
Mentor
and build the capacity of children, community caregivers, animators, community
structures in child protection, positive parenting, peaceful coexistence and
the learning framework using approved approached and models.

·       
Support
communities, community structures, animators, partners and children in
maintaining the minimum standards for child participation, psychosocial care,
and early child hood development and Peace Building.

·       
Develop
tools to manage data and information collection and analysis in establishing
and maintaining a Monitoring and Evaluation adherences

·       
Document
impact and success stories evidenced with quality pictures to share milestone
with staff, partners and donors

·       
Facilitate
the CFS and peace building community volunteer in data confidentiality and
management system

·       
Data
cleaning, follow-ups and feedback from the CFSs so as they enter it in the
information management system.

·       
Regular
updates and monitoring of the CFSs to ensure technical support is given in
regard to play equipment and materials as per the global minimum standards.

·       
Facilitate
communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community
ownership, peaceful coexistence and sustainability.

·       
Facilitate
advocacy forums led by children on issues affecting them. The forums are aimed
at awareness creation and sensitization of communities’ psychosocial
operations.

·       
Establish
appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the Counties and district level

Financial
Management Budget control and Monitoring

·       
Prepare
concepts notes, project activity budgets, expenditure, and preparation of
activity quarterly financial and narrative reports as per the grant guidelines
and submit them within the agreed timeframes.

·       
Preparation
of payment, advance and purchase requests in provision for appropriate project
transactions in line with approved M&E documents.

·       
File all
accountability and attendance lists in line with audit requirements.

Partnership,
Networking & Advocacy:

·       
Conduct
monthly parents meeting to share the achievements of children

·       
Together
with CPiF and CPiE Coordinator, create awareness raising messages (IEC) for
parents about child protection, childcare and psychosocial impact on parents
and children.

·       
Document
success story of life changing of children.

·       
Document
any feedback provided by parents or children about children activities, and
take actions to improve or feed into programming

·       
Establish
and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding
project activities to ensure and promote a coordinated approach to project
implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and to
keep the Response Manager informed

·       
Share
relevant information on child protection to support advocacy initiatives

·       
Establish
appropriate contacts with local counterparts at district level and community
level

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Child Protection Assistant job must
hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social
Administration (SWASA), Community psychology, Development studies, education or
related fields

·       
Two years
of experience in working with refugees, peace building basic education and
nutrition

·       
Should
have strong collaboration and networking skills

·       
Excellent
writing and documentation skill.

·       
Past
exposure and experience with community, stakeholders, children work and
coordination.

·       
Very
strong communication skills

·       
Strong
interpersonal relationship and team building back ground

·       
Excellent
analytical, documentation, problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation
skills

·       
Possess
the ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local
organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive collaboration and
relationship.

·       
Cross-cultural
sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

·       
Ability
to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts,
psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with
limited resources

·       
Ability
to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is a
requirement

·       
Commitment
to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement

·       
Ability
to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural
context.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 21st August 2020

 

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