Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency Officer
Organization: Plan International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Child Protection in Emergency Officer will facilitate access to child protection services for South Sudanese refugee children and other vulnerable children and families from the host community as well as day-to-day implementation of child protection interventions in Adjumani Office. The incumbent will mainly be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and providing an oversight technical support to host community based para social workers and community based child protection structures in the delivery of child protection services to refugee girls, boys and host communities in the targeted refugee settlements. The jobholder will provide direction and technical support on all issues related to programming and reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinates, prepares and implements project work plans on a monthly basis in accordance with the project document.
- Builds capacity of community volunteers/incentive workers and community based child protection structures to deliver quality protection and psychosocial services.
- Carries out project monitoring in line with detailed implementation plan.
- Actively participates in external coordination forums, such as Child Protection Working Group and other relevant coordination meetings.
- Works with other humanitarian and government stakeholders like DRC /LWF, Uganda Red Cross Society (URS), UNHCR, UNICEF and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in identifying, tracing and supporting vulnerable children like Unaccompanied Minors (UAMs), Separated Children (SC) and children with disabilities.
- Provides leadership and facilitates teamwork among Community Social Workers and Community based child protection structures in the delivery of protection and psychosocial services for refugee children.
- Facilitates resilience building among South Sudanese children, communities and families
- Organises and facilitates periodic planning and review meetings with community social workers and community based child protection structures.
- Coordinates and participates in assessment and documentation activities at the settlement levels.
- Prepares and submits timely periodic situational, progressive, field based and donor’s reports on child protection interventions.
- Conducts budget tracking and variance analysis to ensure effective budget utilisation
- Actively contributes to documentation and sharing of lessons learned for better knowledge management within the organisation
- Contributes to development of new project concepts and project proposals to fill funding gaps and address emerging challenges
- Promotes and demonstrates Plan International Uganda Child Protection Policy in all his or her work.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the Plan International Child Protection in Emergency Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social works, Education or relevant discipline.
- At least two years of professional humanitarian experience.
- Previous experience in community development or with NGO.
- Prior exposure and experience of implementing and/or managing programmes for children 0-5;
- Previous experience of managing projects, including project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e. preparation of documents and reports for external dissemination).
- Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of organisations and government bodies.
- Prior experience of working with refugee communities
- Demonstrated empathy and positive attitude towards children ages 0-5, their caregivers, and other stakeholders;
- Excellent writing, facilitation, and organisational skills.
- Prior demonstrated results within the UN system or INGO is an asset. .
- Excellent command of the English language.
- Strong drive for results and ensuring timely delivery of quality products.
- Knowledge on Tackling Inequality and Exclusion
- Ability to ride a motorcycle
- Computer literacy i.e. good working knowledge of Microsoft office programmes, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
- Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
- Good communication skills (written and oral).
- Excellent skills in documentation and report writing.
- Excellent negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts.
- Ability to generate and interpret financial reports using excel.
- Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationship
- Broad knowledge and understanding of and commitment to development work emergency and development context, especially Education/ECCD interventions, child rights, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes;
- Demonstrated understanding of the needs of children ages 0-5, their caregivers, teachers, and local stakeholders;
- Sets a strong learning culture in their part of the organisation
- Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
- Aware of impact on others and adjusting own behaviour accordingly
- Fluent with the local language specifically Lugbara
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Ag. Country Human Resources Manager,
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th November 2016.
Deadline: 30th September, 2016
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