2 Fresher Project Assistant – Alternative Care Job Vacancies – LWF World Service

 

Job Title:    Project Assistant –
Alternative Care (2 Fresher Jobs)

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:  Senior
Child Protection Officer

 

About US:

LWF World Service is
the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a
widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20
countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common
quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and
fragmented world.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Assistant – Alternative Care will
provide grassroot support to caseworkers during case management, case plan
implementation, monitoring and documentation of Unaccompanied & Separated
children in alternative care, generate reports in different forms and share
data as per the information sharing protocol and assumes the responsibilities
given under the purpose in accordance with a well-defined framework of policies
and procedures under immediate supervision.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Management;

·       
Oversees
the alternative care processes for children at risk in the settlement ensuring
that it builds on existing systems for the care of children

·       
Coordinates
especially with the case management team to ensure that as needed, children
have access to appropriate alternative care to ensure that they are protected
from violence, exploitation, discrimination, abuse and neglect

·       
Maintain
a detailed updated register of alternative care providers to support timely
placement of children at risk as needed

·       
Monitor
alternative care arrangement closely with case workers to ensure its continued
appropriateness for children

·       
Responsible
for reporting on alternative care for children in the settlement

·       
Manage
the use, maintenance and technical support of alternative care databases,
overseeing data collection, entry and verification.

·       
Generate
and submit all standard reports including all weekly reports and statistical
data reports to the Senior Child protection Officer.

·       
Review
alternative care case reports and monitoring statistics with the Senior Child
Protection Officer; setting for case follow-ups, closure and identifying gaps
as appropriate.

·       
Analyse
and respond to internal and external reporting requests in accordance to LWF
procedures.

·       
Ensure
confidentiality of all information for children and their alternative care
providers

Technical and
Capacity Building;

·       
Undertake
capacity building for staff and community on alternative care

·       
Train
staff and partners in alternative care and child protection.

·       
Support
other response staff on unaccompanied and separated children in relation to
service provision for alternative care within the refugee operation.

·       
Support
the Senior Child Protection officer and M&E Assistant in establishing and
maintaining a Monitoring and Evaluation system relating to alternative care.

·       
Ensure
that all technical information pertinent to alternative care is obtained,
documented and disseminated to staff as required.

·       
Enhance
synergies within the communities to achieve integration and attainment of
regional objectives.

·       
Establish
and liaise closely with partner agencies regarding documentation of
unaccompanied and separated children in alternative care to ensure and promote
a coordinated approach to case management.

Case management

·       
Participate
in weekly supervision meetings with all caseworkers, providing technical advice
on alternative care arrangement and psychosocial support to caseworkers.
Support individual cases where required and provide regular monitoring of all
aspects of case management services.

·       
Ensure
staff gaps and training needs do not result in gaps in support to individuals
in case management, and address such issues with senior management

·       
Review
staff alternative care caseloads to ensure they are manageable and share
challenges with Senior Child Protection Officer.

·       
Monitor
timescales for response, decision-making, placement, follow-up and review of
cases in alternative care.

·       
Ensure
access to material and further technical support and set eligibility criteria
for material and other support.

·       
Review
and analyse trends in the alternative caseload to inform programming

·       
Conduct
regular case file audit and check that protocols and principles are respected.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the LWF World Service Project Assistant – Alternative Care
job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social work, Social Sciences,
Development studies or any related fields.

·       
At least
two years of experience in child protection case management with a specific
focus in alternative care for children.

·       
Must
have a sound track record of working with children (no criminal record).

·       
Experience
in working with Persons of Concern children and communities.

·       
Demonstrate
well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both
verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

·       
Must be
willing to ride a motorcycle and possess a valid riding permit.

·       
Team
player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure, enjoys working in
the field and previous work in nutrition or health related intervention is an
added advantage.

·       
Able to
adhere to set security standards.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit an updated CV and Application
letter giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three)
work related referees only through our recruitment email, recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org

 

Please use the full
job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line

 

Deadline: 3rd February 2021 by 5:00pm

 

NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted

 

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