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Project Officer – Child Protection US Non-profit Jobs – LWF World Service

 

Job Title:    Project Officer – Child
Protection

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:  Protection
Coordinator

 

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 Officer – Child Protection is
accountable for the professional contribution to project design, planning,
administration, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection project
activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for
enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of
planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with LWF Uganda, and Donor
Guidelines.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Program Planning
and Implementation

·       
Ensure
100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and
that budgets are not under and over spent;

·       
Develop,
implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve
expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and
procurement.

·       
Ensure
that all planned activities such as those for Child Friendly Spaces, Community
based CPC, community awareness raising, and case management are implemented on
time, to quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where
challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the
Protection Advisor and addressed in an appropriate way.

·       
Technically
lead all CP program activities especially and ensure that they are being
implemented within national and international quality standards.

·       
Prepares
periodic project work plans and budgets in conjunction with the section heads,
the Sub Program Manager and Accountant to ensure appropriate utilization of
project resources;

·       
In close
collaboration with the Procurement Unit, develops the project procurement plan.
Based on the procurement plan, requests for/initiates procurement of required
project items/supplies for the assigned sector(s) in line with LWF policies,
guidelines and procedures;

Case Management

·       
Technically
support the identification and documentation of vulnerable children including
separated and unaccompanied minors, violence survivors, children with
disabilities as well as children at risk.

·       
Provide
technical support for community awareness on identification of vulnerable
children, child rights and general child protection.

·       
Conduct
community consultation on alternative care arrangements / foster care of
unaccompanied and separated children.

·       
Refer
cases with specific needs to the competent service providers, follow up and
document referred cases.

·       
Ensure
that follow-up visits are conducted for children in alternative care
arrangements / fostered, quality of activities at the CFS and other
settlement-based activities.

·       
Report
any violation of the child protection Code of Conduct in line with the LWF’s
policies.

·       
Work
with cultural sensitivity and respect the dignity of vulnerable children and
families and members of the host communities at all times.

·       
Conduct
focus group discussions with boys and girls, according to age-groups to
understand the different gender roles and preferences of activities to inform
interventions.

·       
Conduct
focus group discussions with beneficiaries (parents and children) on the
delivery of activities.

Community
Engagement

·       
Liaises
and consults regularly with the relevant local authorities, community leaders,
civil society/non-governmental organizations, collaborating/implementing
partners and other stakeholders where appropriate, in conjunction with the Team
Leader, in relation to the planning, designing and implementation of all the
community-based project activities;

·       
Coordinates
closely with the beneficiaries and local community leaders to ensure efficient
execution of project activities and optimum utilization of project items and/or
ideas provided within the approved budget, and for planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of project activities;

·       
Carry
out periodic community dialogues on child protection

·       
Support
for children’s clubs to create awareness and carry out Child Protection
awareness campaigns.

Staff Supervision
and Mentorship

·       
Coordinates
and supervises the Project Assistants, Child Counsellors under the project in
the overall planning, management, implementation and monitoring of activities
and takes appropriate action to ensure efficient and effective performance;

Monitoring and
Reporting

·       
Ensure
that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check
data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Protection Advisor.

·       
Document
and share promising child protection practices.

·       
Monitor
the work of CP Community Based Structures and protection issues for boys and
girls.

·       
Prepares
periodic project work plans and budgets in conjunction with the section heads,
the Sub Program Manager and Accountant to ensure appropriate utilization of
project resources;

·       
Keep
records of all activities including project assets under custody/use,
beneficiary list, partner list, assets or inputs provided, activity and
monitoring reports, lists of beneficiaries from the project, etc;

·       
Prepares
and submits quality and timely monthly, quarterly and final narrative reports
as required.

·       
In
collaboration with the PMER unit, lead in development of Tools and ensure
effective deployment and use of the Survey CTO.

·       
Develop
activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and
report on activity and budget management;

Coordination and
networking

·       
Represent
LWF in district coordination meetings in the child protection working group

·       
Network
with INGOs, NGOs, the UN, and local government authorities to create awareness
of the project activities and plan joint activities/events whenever possible.

·       
Undertaking
any other related tasks, or other responsibilities as may be assigned by your
supervisor.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the LWF Uganda Project Officer – Child Protection job
placement should hold a University Degree in Social Work, Development Studies,
Law, Community Psychology or a related field;

·       
Post-graduate
qualification in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage

·       
At least
three years’ experience in a similar position;

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

·       
Ability
to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;

·       
Ability
to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible and make decisions
independently.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit an updated CV and Application
letter in Pdf format and not more that 3mb, 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: 12th March 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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