Child Protection Assistant International NGO Jobs – Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI)

Job Title:        Child Protection Assistant
Organisation: Care
and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI)
Duty Station: 
Reference Number:
Reports to: Protection
About US:
Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) is a not-for-profit;
non-partisan organization limited by guarantee and registered by the Uganda NGO Board/Bureau as a national non-government focusing on protection and assistance
in complex emergencies, local context durable solutions for forced migrants,
early warning alerts through research and advocacy and a national response
surge capacity for emergencies. CAFOMI aims to ensure that forced migrants
(refugees) live a dignified life to internationally acceptable standards and
positively contributing to the development of their host communities through
professionalism, commitment, transparency, accountability, teamwork,
participation, partnerships, respect, integrity, multiculturalism, continuous
learning and development. CAFOMI, through a tripartite agreement with UNHCR and
Government of Uganda (OPM) was selected to implement emergency response and
mixed solutions activities in 2018 in the refugee hosting districts of
Bundibugyo, Isingiro, and Kisoro.
Job Summary:  The Child Protection Assistant will mainly
support activities aimed at ensuring that durable solutions are sought and
provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Undertake site and field visits to ensure child
protection recreational activities are implemented according to minimum
standards and agreement between partners and CAFOMI.
Actively contribute to the identification of the
most vulnerable individuals and people with special needs according to CAFOMI
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 CAFOMI 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.
Provide regular feedback to the Protection
Officer on progress, lessons learned, achievements, gaps, issues and problems.
Actively contribute to the preparation of
weekly/monthly plans and reports on activities.
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by
the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related field.
Three years of work experience in the same field
of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
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.
Excellent interpersonal skill and communication
Computer literacy i.e. Good knowledge word and
Excellent command of verbal and written English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications with an application letter, updated CV including telephone
and Email contacts of three professional referees with the most recent
employer. Please do not attach academic credentials as these will be availed
for the shortlisted candidates.
Send to:
Human Resource Department,
Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI),
P.O. Box 7785 Kampala. Uganda.
Email to: (Please clearly indicate position
title and reference number as the subject of the Email)
Deadline: 12th March
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