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Fresher Protection Assistant – Child Protection NGO Job Opportunities – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

 

Job Title:    Protection Assistant – Child
Protection (Fresher NGO Jobs)

Organization:  Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader Protection

 

About US:

The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

 

Job Summary:  The Protection Assistant – Child Protection
will provide day-to-day management of prevention activities and other related
activities in Rhino camp under the close supervision of Protection Team Leader.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordination

·       
Responsible
to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the field level in close
cooperation with the Child Protection officer and Protection Team leader

·       
Responsible
for representing DRC in any relevant field based thematic meetings with
stakeholders and otherwise as needed

·       
Actively
coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations

·       
Actively
participate in the regular sector meetings and in house coordination meetings

·       
Maintain
and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the zonal
level, to ensure that Children receive quality services and support both at the
agency levels.

·       
Actively
participate in scheduled meetings such as Child Protection inter-agency
Coordination meetings.

·       
Work in
close collaboration with the response team to ensure ongoing needs of children
and girls are being met in the prevention related activities.

·       
Strengthen
existing referral systems and networks of psycho-social service providers

·       
In
collaboration with other partners, design prevention activities/interventions
within the refugee and host community.

·       
Participate
in conducting trainings for partners on relevant organizational development
areas and support peer learning between DRC and other partner agencies.

Project
development, implementation and reporting

·       
Conduct
case management services for vulnerable children at risk. These will include
cases of abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence especially UASC and other
children at risk.

·       
Identification
and documentation of vulnerable children.

·       
Conduct
assessments basically BIDs and BIAs for vulnerable children.

·       
Direct
service provision basically through material support.

·       
Conduct
referrals and follow ups for children at risk.

·       
Support
the child protection case workers in terms of capacity building and technical
guidance.

·       
Conduct
alternative care placements for the Un accompanied Children and assess their
needs.

·       
Identify
potential caregivers’ e.g. foster families for placement of un accompanied and
Separated Children using stipulated procedures throughout the project lifespan.

·       
Sensitize
the parents/caregivers on their roles and responsibilities on early child
development & protection throughout the project lifespan.

·       
Conduct
home visits to foster care homes and assess needs, ascertain the living
conditions of the UAMs/SC and provide ongoing support to families, foster and
alternative care systems.

·       
Facilitate
foster parent’s trainings on Child rights and general protection.

·       
Conduct
daily field visits to support child protection caseworkers and child protection
community structures, mentoring through technical backstopping and to train
duty bearers throughout the project lifespan.

·       
Conduct
child protection training for CPCWs, CPCs among other community structures.

·       
Assist
the protection team in organizing and delivering protection trainings and
promoting the refugee law on the rights of children.

·       
Contribute
to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child
protection related projects and interventions.

·       
Contribute
to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and
risks

·       
Identify
and strengthen community structures through engaging community leaders, camp
management and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate
support at the community level.

·       
Facilitate
formation of support groups to enhance community engagement & ownership on
Child Protection prevention work.

·       
Any
other tasks as may be assigned from time to time

Staff development
and management

·       
Provide
technical and programmatic leadership in this thematic area for DRC outreach
workers and community based mechanisms in Rhino camp operational area

·       
Develop
staff performance measurements and targets and appraise them based on the set
targets

·       
Conduct
daily field visits to support field staff through technical back stopping and
to train duty bearers

·       
Uphold
DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability

Communication/Reporting

·       
Proactively
contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports,

·       
Support
and guide case workers in providing flash reports on major protection risks and
incidents identified.

Logistics / finance

·       
Plan and
coordinate proactively logistics and movement of staff from and to different
villages

·       
Support
the Child Protection Officer to monitor financial commitments and expenditures
against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.

·       
Follow-up
all DRC / DDG procedures for security, Finance, Logistics, HR and
Administration

·       
Responsible
for complying with donors and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy
and procedures

Monitoring and
Evaluation

·       
Contribute
to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and
interventions in Rhino camp.

·       
Identify,
document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation
of project’s action points

·       
Assist
in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected
communities

·       
Participate
in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results.

Additional tasks

·       
On
request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in
order to allow the organization to function optimally.

·       
Adhere
to DRC’s code of conduct

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection Assistant – Child
Protection job placement must hold a University degree in Social Sciences,
Social Works and Social Administration, Guidance and Counseling or relevant
fields.

·       
One year
of experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection
programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.

·       
Professional
training in Child Protection.

·       
Experience
in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Child
Protection.

·       
Experience
of working with UN or Non
Governmental
organizations.

·       
Languages:
Knowledge of the local
languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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