Project Officer (Child Protection) – BAHIA Project NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:    Project Officer (Child Protection) – BAHIA Project

Organisation: Plan International

Project Name: Belgium Alliance for Humanitarian International Action (BAHIA) Project

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager BAHIA


About US:

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • He/she is responsible for the delivery of the Child protection component of BAHIA ‘project results in accordance with Plan International’s values and behaviours, including gender transformative outcomes and Safeguarding of all Children.
  • He/she supports the project coordinator in strengthening the community based child protection systems and ensure adequate and quality CP services for children, including case management services, are provided in refugee and host communities
  • Support the project coordinator to ensure effective and safe CP systems that prevent and respond to CP concerns in refugee and host communities are strengthened Strengthening prevention and response to violence against children in school home and community settings.
  • Provide technical guidance and specialized child protection expertise for implementation of the child protection activities under this project.
  • Support in developing and implementing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual project work plans, project activities and budgets.
  • Prepare and submit to the project Manager, high quality activity, weekly, quarterly and annual narrative reports for all completed activities.
  • Coordinate effectively with other project staff the Project Officer Health and WASH and the Project Officer Livelihood to leverage efforts, build synergy, team work and deliver high quality project results
  • Support tracking, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and reporting of project outputs, outcomes, impact or results and changes in close collaboration with Project Manager.
  • Support effective project budget utilization, management and monitoring for activities directly implemented by Plan staff and partners.
  • Support timely accountability for funds used to implement project in line with Plan international accounting policies and procedures and donor requirements.
  • Assist in effective management of project resources including procurements in accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.
  • Support with representation in child protection sector working group meeting (CPSWG) meetings with UNHCR other stakeholders at settlement and district level in close consultation with the Project manager.
  • Assist with project risk management in the implementation of the project to minimise their occurrence and possible effects on the project in line with Plan International Risk Management policy and project risk mitigation measures
  • Ensure compliance with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and guidelines in all project activities
  • Mobilize target community members, children, families and key stakeholders at settlement level and host communities, sub county and district level to participate in BAHIA project activities
  • Organize and directly facilitate trainings sessions and other capacity building initiatives for child protection committees, mentors, children groups, parents/ caregivers, chid protection case management.
  • Support the Project Manager and the PAM WN in developing Concept papers/ proposals for funding opportunities.
  • Performs additional duties as per the request of the Project Manager and PAM Emergency.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Child Development, Child Protection, Development Studies, Social Sciences or any relevant field with wide demonstrated relevant experience in managing child protection in emergency programs.
  • At least three years of professional experience in implementing CPiE programs in humanitarian context.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in promoting CPiE programming
  • Experience and skills in the use of participatory approaches and rights-based programming.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in networking with other development partners in the field.
  • Good communication skills (written & oral) in English and local language where assigned
  • Excellent skills in documentation and report writing
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 27th April 2021


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