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Project Officer, Community-Led Child Protection Project Non-profit Jobs - ChildFund International

Organisation: ChildFund International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
ChildFund International is an international non-profit organization founded over seventy years ago. ChildFund provides help to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.

Job Summary: The Project Officer will support the implementation of Community Led Child Protection project activities on prevention and response to Violence Against Children in Kitgum and Agago district in close collaboration with the LP, district leaders, School authorities, Civil Society Organizations, International partners and Law Enforcement Authorities and other service providers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepares both weekly and monthly work plans and budgets and submits them to the project manager for review.
  • Follows-up the approved plans to ensure the set objectives are met. v Provides guidance to Area team and Federation on issues concerning child protection project implementation.
  • Offers technical support to project community volunteers who are involved in the project implementation.
  • Work closely with the media both print and electronic to ensure that issues of violence against children are highlighted in the media.
  • Document on regular basis project significant stories of change and share with the donor.
  • Readily represents ChildFund in relevant fora and seminars on matters of child protection project interventions
  • Take regular visits to schools, communities and other service providers for purposes of monitoring & evaluating actual implementing of activities.
  • Organizes stakeholder quarterly reviews to reflect on project implementation processes and propose realignments here and there.
  • Offer regular support to the relevant Child Protection project structures i.e. child rights clubs, Youth groups, Women groups, Community groups to ensure their functionality.
  • Work with relevant actors to ensure that survivors of child abuse get immediate and timely psychosocial, medical and legal services.
  • Consults and collaborate at district level with other stakeholders on matters of support in relation to the Community led Child Protection project.
  • Disseminates updates on the Community led Child Protection (CCP) project to the district and sub-county stakeholders in order to make them aware of the progress of the project.
  • Performs any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, or Development Studies, or Project Management and a Post-graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management.
  • At least three years of post qualification experience in a similar position in a development organization.
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience working in a rural setting is an advantage.
  • Previous experience in Child Protection and community based Child protection Mechanism.
  • Previous certificate level training in Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good motorcycle riding skill is required.
  • Excellent administrative, communications, negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of Luo is an added advantage with experience working with children and care givers.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and report writing skills.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of three professional referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The National Director, ChildFund International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda Email: ugandahr@childfund.org OR Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala

Deadline: 5th October, 2016

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