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Job Title:             Child Protection Case Worker
Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Child Protection Facilitator

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Child Protection Case Worker will support case management in the refugee settlement

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify. Screen and register vulnerable children at the reception centre and within the refugee settlement
  • Regular monitoring of all children under alternative care arrangements.
  • Work closely with the community based structures in identifying, reporting and following up on child protection cases
  • Ensure UASCs have access to the basic care relief items, services in the community and interim care.
  • Hold meetings with vulnerable children and their families together with service providers to formulate and implement case by case action plans in providing appropriate services.
  • Ensure all the necessary paper work for case management, interim care and reunifications are completed accurately and stored in the case files
  • Work with children and communities to deliver psychosocial support activities including recreational, creative, cultural and social activities for children in their communities and at the child friendly spaces according to the agreed plan of action.
  • Regularly mobilize communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the projects’ implementation.
  • File all accountability and attendance lists in line with the standard requirements
  • Participate in community sessions with unaccompanied and separated children, interim guardians/caregivers so as to build relationships with communities and children.
  • Work with the Child Protection structures and foster care networks to support in identifying cases, developing community links and to discuss child protection issues within the community including regular meetings with Child protection committees
  • Link the foster families to available services providers in the respective zone
  • Provide child protection information to relevant stakeholders and ensure that consent forms, behavioral protocols, confidentiality forms, foster care agreements among others are signed and on file.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Child Protection Case Worker job opportunity should hold a Diploma in Social Sciences, Community psychology or Education.
  • One year of experience in working with refugees especially children
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 9th February 2018

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