Job Title: Child Protection Officer
Organisation: Action Africa Help International (AAH)
Duty Station: Hoima, Uganda
Reports to: Protection Coordinator
In 1996, Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH) and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek to bridge relief to development.
Job Summary: The Child Protection Officer will mainly coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of children of concern, contribute in designing and implementing comprehensive child protection strategies in line with AAH Child Protection Policy and Donor guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Keenly review, assess and update the child protection situation in areas affected by emergency and other relevant circumstances affecting child vulnerability to violence, exploitation and abuse.
- Highlight immediate and medium term child protection issues requiring a response and make recommendations on specific actions required.
- Offer technical guidance and direction to other stakeholders for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed child protection plans including the psychosocial recovery (care) and assistance (legal and social) to vulnerable children and their families.
- Prepare documentation to feed into project proposals and reporting documents including updates of the overall situation of child protection.
- The jobholder will make frequent visits to all affected communities to monitor implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed.
- Organize / facilitate child protection coordination meetings involving government counterparts and other key partners.
- Keenly monitor and implement actions and recommendations of the BIA/BID in line with child protection requirements.
- Develop and implement child awareness and promotion campaigns geared towards child protection.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the Child Protection Officer vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in social science, law, development studies, humanitarian affairs or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
- Possession of a certificate in project planning and management or Monitoring and evaluation
- At least three years’ experience, two of which in the field with progressively responsible exposure in, human rights, child protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation and development, or other related area.
- Computer literacy using relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, Internet etc.
- Ability to organize and facilitate training aimed to building capacity of colleagues and partners.
- Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
- Promotes, practices, and helps others value and respect diversity of gender, culture, opinions, values, perspectives, ideas, skills, expertise, knowledge, and experiences.
- Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances; adaptable and ready to travel with little or short notice.
- Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
- Show commitment to the organizational values
- Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid riders’ licence will be an added advantage.
- Excellent command of both written and spoken English
- Languages: Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara).
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts via E-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to:
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda,
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position applied for and your salary expectations in your application. Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.
Deadline: 23rd June 2016
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