16 May 2017

Fresher Best Interest Assessments & Determinations (BID/BIA) Assistant Jobs - Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Organisation: Action Africa Help International (AAH)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Child Protection Officer

About US:
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 Best Interest Assessments & Determinations (BID/BIA) Assistant will conduct assessments on children and other child protection related activities while ensuring compliance with relevant child protection standards including child participation in line with AAH and donor guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will identify children at heightened risk and effect appropriate intervention including alternative care arrangements, birth registration etc.;
  • Follow-up and monitor individual case status and progressively ensure compliance with the comprehensive child protection strategy;
  • Coordinate and carry out all best interest assessments and determinations (BIA and
  • BID) process in line with best child protection practice and defined donor and AAH guidelines;
  • The incumbent will ensure the implementation of decisions relating to refugee children made by the BID and
  • Psychosocial panels;
  • Maintain up-to-date individual case files, date and information relating to refugee child protection and progressively generate appropriate periodic reports on trends and activities in line with donor and AAH reporting guidelines;
  • Provide support to community child protection caseworkers in the tracking of individual cases, updating status, and updating child protection database;
  • work closely with and support partners in refugee child protection through activities such as capacity building, and inform and participate in relevant network and coordination forums;
  • Performs other duties as required by your supervisor.

Key Result Areas:
  • Best interest assessments and determinations (BIA and BID) conducted.
  • Up-to-date individual case files, date and information relating to refugee child protection.
  • Periodic reports on trends and activities in line with donor and AAH reporting guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Best Interest Assessments & Determinations (BID/BIA) Assistant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Counselling and Guidance or any other relevant field.
  • Possession of a Certificate in Child protection will be of added advantage.
  • At least two years’ work experience, including at least 1 year conducting assessments on children, preferably with an NGO. Experience working in the field of refugee protection and assistance an added advantage
  • Broad knowledge of human rights doctrine, child rights and/or extensive field experience in working with refugees.
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili, Knowledge of French a plus
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in MS Office
  • Good knowledge of human rights doctrine, refugee law, child rights and protection;
  • Strong research, capacity building, analytical and report writing skills;
  • Good data handling skills and previous exposure to database a plus;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid riders’ license will be an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications (together with an updated CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contacts, a letter from an Area local Council Representative and address them to;

Senior Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda;
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Applications can be hand delivered to the district offices and the nearest Action Africa Help Offices

E-mail to: recruitug@actionafricahelp.org. (Please indicate the role  you are applying for in the subject line of your application.)

Deadline: 19th May 2017


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