Jobs at Action Africa Help International – Child Protection Officer Job Opportunity at

Reports to: Gender & Capacity Building Officer
Liaises with: Project Officers, Programme Administration and Support Officer, Finance Officer
Duty Station: Rwamwanja
Job Summary: To manage child and vulnerable adult protection issues within the refugees settlement, in line with   The role and responsibilities of the Child and Vulnerable Adult Officer are detailed below
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         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.
·         Provide 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.
·         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.
·         Monitor and implement actions and recommendations of the best interest assessment/best interest determination in line with child protection requirements.
·         Develop and implement child awareness and promotion campaigns geared towards child protection.

·         A Bachelor’s degree in social science, law, development studies, humanitarian affairs or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
·         Minimum of 3 years (of which at least 2 in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in, human rights, child protection;
·         A certificate in project planning and management or Monitoring and evaluation

Skills and Competencies
·         A good command of both written and spoken English
·         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
·         Commitment to the organizational values
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:
Please check the company website: for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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