Safeguarding Officer NGO Job Careers – Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP)

 

Job Title:    Safeguarding Officer

Organisation: Joint
Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

Joint Energy and
Environment Projects (JEEP) is an indigenous registered Non-Governmental
Organization in line with the requirements of the NGO Act 2016, located in
Kyanja off Gayaza Road, 7 Miles from Kampala city center in Uganda. The
Organization was founded in 1983 and it has been working directly with local
community groups, individuals, institutions and other organizations to stop
environmental destruction and promote efficient management of natural resources
as its fundamental mission and a core vision for having a Ugandan society with
a ‘’safe environment for a sure future’’.

 

Job Summary:  The Safeguarding Officer is responsible for
supporting the effective operation of child and adult safeguarding services on
a day to day basis in the refugee settlements in Adjumani district. S/he has a
critical position to ensure that all 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 or young people and women intensively (e.g.
fifteen days in one month) because of the nature of work.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Risk Assessment:

·       
Conduct
a risk assessment to identify risks to children’s and women’s safety and protection
in JEEP’s programme.

·       
Work
with partners to develop a coordinated and collaborative mitigation plan to the
identify risks.

·       
Ensure
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 and women.

·       
Participate
actively on risk assessment of JEEP interventions to ensure we do not expose
children, youth and women to further risk and harm.

Monitoring:

·       
Monitor
field activities and assess whether 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 beneficiaries and program staff to ensure that identified
risks and gaps are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner.

·       
Report
concerns regarding failure to mitigate Child, youth and women safeguarding
risks.

·       
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

·       
Closely
follow up on day to day implementation of Environment and Energy Project
activities and take corrective action to achieve key result indicators and goals
as specified in the work plan ie ensure quality of project outputs through
regular supervision and monitoring.

·       
Ensure
that the project beneficiaries i.e. refugees and host communities, are
participating as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of the
project.

·       
Provide
timely, high quality project progress reports both for JEEP internal and donor
requirements.

·       
Collect
lessons learned, best practices, cases studies and support knowledge
management.

·       
Represent
JEEP at camp and zonal level in relevant forums pertaining to safeguarding,
environment and energy and uphold good partnership with District leaders,
stakeholders and local partners according to JEEP principles and core values.

Capacity Building
and Training:

·       
Work in
close liaison with the Head of Programs, train project staff and project
stakeholders on safeguarding policy and mechanism and support adherence to the
organization’s Code of Conduct.

·       
Coach
and support staff and communities to improve Child, youth and women
Safeguarding practice and responsiveness

·       
Deliver
on-going refresher training and on job coaching of organization staff as
appropriate; ensure that all staff know child safeguarding policy and
procedures and actively implement them.

Investigation and
Response:

·       
Ensure
that cases of Child, youth and women Safeguarding are reported, investigated
and responded to appropriately and in line with the policy.

·       
Document
the response and rehabilitation actions in a systematic and consistent way in
relation to achievements, as well as success stories and good practices.

·       
Ensure
proper record keeping, maintenance and control of child, youth and women
safeguarding reports and other key information.

·       
Support
follow up and investigations of Child, youth and women safeguarding incidents.

·       
Role model
high levels of professional safeguarding behavior.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the JEEP Safeguarding Officer job opportunity should hold a
Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

·       
At least
four years’ experience working in safeguarding or child protection related
project experience in humanitarian /recovery context.

·       
A
certificate in child protection will be an added advantage or any training in
Child protection.

·       
Excellent
skills in listening, counselling and negotiation.

·       
Excellent
planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a
substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.

·       
A
sensitive approach to advising and mentoring staff and to dealing with critical
issues.

·       
Highly
developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

·       
Ability
to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

·       
Highly
developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
negotiation and coaching.

·       
Computer
literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

·       
Excellent
time management and planning capacity.

·       
Excellent
written and spoken English language skill.

·       
Demonstrated
understanding and proficiency in the field of people Management and ability to
work under minimum supervision.

·       
Good
understanding of national legal requirements relating to HR, including labor
laws and administrative law especially those legal provisions relating to children
and others.

·       
Good
understanding of employment related statutory requirements, organizational
policies, systems and procedures formulation and management.

·       
Applicants
between 26 – 40 years are mainly requested to apply.

 

NB: TIMELINE
Contract length for the Safeguarding Officer is up to December 2021 with
possibility of extension based on job performance. JEEP offers a salary package
(salary, insurance, and NSSF) in accordance to experience and JEEP HR Manual.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their CV and cover letter addressed to the Human
Resource officer via the email address provided; info@jeepfolkecenter.org  and copy ruthkisa@gmail.com.

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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