Protection Officer – Child Protection NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

 

Job Title:    Protection Officer – Child
Protection

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 Child Protection Officer’s primary
function is to ensure quality implementation of the Child protection thematic
area in synergy with the larger protection and community services components,
which constitute the overall DRC program in Imvepi and Rhino camp.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordination

·       
Responsible
to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the field level in close
cooperation with the 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 camp
level, to ensure that survivors receive quality services and support both.

·       
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 psychosocial 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

·       
Under
the supervision of the Protection Team leader, contribute to the writing
concept papers and proposal development on the CP thematic areas of protection.
Also, identify CP gaps and vulnerabilities with a view to generating ideas for
future projects with strong impact for the beneficiaries.

·       
Support
the protection assessment and ongoing risks analysis in order to design
adequate responses.

·       
Provision
of technical support to staff members in linking DRC CP prevention and response
to relevant protection standards, best practices and policy documents ensuring
a rights-based approach program framework.

·       
Under
the supervision of the Protection Coordinator, ensure that all the CP
protection approaches and tools are developed in synergy with the overall DRC’s
national based protection initiatives.

·       
Make
sure that all the protection projects adhere to the highest CP standards and
principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.

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

·       
In
collaboration with the Protection Team Leader, proactively contribute to
quality and timely weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

·       
Ensure
daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection-
related projects and interventions.

·       
Assist
in organizing and delivering Child Protection trainings and promoting the
refugee laws on the rights of children.

·       
Maintain
close contacts with local authorities and RWCs in the refugee settlement;
intervene as and when necessary to protect children.

·       
Support
systems and operational procedures of out of home care programs including
support systems for foster parents, caregivers, and families.

·       
Support
innovative problem solving and strategy development to address complex issues
relating to the safety and wellbeing of children and their families.

·       
Assess
the knowledge and utilization of health and other services available for the
children.

·       
Work
closely with the other program components to maximize program output and
impact.

·       
Oversee
the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Child protected-
related projects and interventions.

·       
Ensure
updated filing and documentation of child protection cases in line with UNHCR
and DRC standard tools.

·       
In
collaboration with the Rhino Camp Protection Team Leader, proactively
contribute to quality and timely weekly monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Communication/Reporting

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

·       
Liaise
with protection assistants in order to generate flash reports on major Child
Protection risks and incidents.

Logistics / finance

·       
Plan and
coordinate proactively logistics and movements from and to different clusters

·       
Support
the Protection Team Leader 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 comply with donors and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and
procedures

Monitoring and
Evaluation

·       
Actively
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 PoCs.

·       
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 Officer – Child
Protection job placement must hold a University degree in social sciences,
social works and social administration, development studies, guidance and
counselling or any relevant fields.

·       
At least
three (3) years’ 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.

·       
Proficiency
in English (written and spoken) is essential.

·       
Good
communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness

·       
Computer
skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)

·       
Good
self-organization and basic management skills.

·       
Familiarity
with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired

·       
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.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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