Child Protection Assistant UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Child Protection Assistant
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Child
Protection Officer
About US:
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and development
organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards
and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the
Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education,
Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the
region for a period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding from the
UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees in
Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district) and Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district).
Job Summary: The Child
Protection Assistant will support activities aimed at ensuring that durable
solutions are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Child Protection Assistant will be responsible for the following
  • Undertake site and field visits to ensure
    child protection recreational activities are implemented according to
    minimum standards and agreement between partners and HIJRA.
  • Actively contribute to the identification
    of the most vulnerable individuals and people with special needs according
    to HIJRA guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures, who meet the agreed
    vulnerability criteria for the receipt of Cash Assistance, NFI and food
    Assistance and/or Medical assistance. Special attention will be given to
    women at risk.
  • Contribute in conducting needs assessments
    and Focus Group Discussions with the displaced and host community,
    particularly the most vulnerable women and children, to identify common
    protection needs, priorities and existing capacities within the community.
  • Identify vulnerable individuals in
    accordance with HIJRA criteria and inform the Child Protection Officer in
    order that s/he can organize case referral to other service providers
    within the Community Centre or partner NGOs and follow up accordingly.
  • Ensure that all activities are accurately
    documented and filed in the database.
  • Send regular feedback to the Child
    Protection Officer on progress, lessons learned, achievements, gaps,
    issues and problems.
  • Contribute to the preparation of
    weekly/monthly plans and reports on activities.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by the Line Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the HIJRA
    Child Protection Assistant job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related
  • A minimum of three years of work
    experience in the same field of development and humanitarian work and
  • Previous experience working with
    vulnerable people including survivors of GBV and victims of child abuse.
  • Strong knowledge of Child Friendly
    interview techniques and communicating with children
  • Familiarity with guidelines on Mental
    Health and Psychosocial Support in emergency settings.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory
    skills with excellent reporting & writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skill and
    communication skills.
  • An excellent command of verbal and written
  • Good knowledge word and excel.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send an application letter and Curriculum Vitae including
telephone and email contacts of three referees including your current/most
recent employer.
Application should be addressed
to the:
Country Program Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala,
Email to:
The subject line should read: “
Child Protection Assistant.”
Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency
of the positions.
Deadline: 3rd March 2018
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