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Job Title:         Child Protection Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Child Protection Officer

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary: The Child Protection Assistant will provide day to day management of prevention activities and other related activities in Rhino camp under the supervision of the Child Protection officer. You will undertake all Child Protection prevention and response related activities that may include among others; training, awareness raising, forums with opinion leaders and Focus group discussions etc. You work and liaise closely with Child Protection Officer, Lead case workers on documentation of program activities as per the donor requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the field level in close cooperation with the Child Protection officer and the protection and community services coordinator
  • Responsible for representing DRC in any relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as needed
  • Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations
  • Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house coordination meetings
  • Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the camp level, to ensure that survivors receive quality services and support both at the agency levels.
  • Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as Child Protection inter-agency Coordination meetings.
  • Work in close collaboration with the response team to ensure ongoing needs of children and girls are being met in the prevention related activities.
  • Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psycho-social service providers
  • Work in close collaboration with other partners, design prevention activities/interventions within the refugee and host community.
  • Participate in conducting trainings for partners on relevant organizational development areas and support peer learning between DRC and other partner agencies.
Project development, implementation and reporting
  • Conduct case management services for vulnerable children at risk. These will include cases of abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence especially UASC and other children at risk.
  • Identification and documentation of vulnerable children.
  • Conduct assessments basically BIDs and BIAs for vulnerable children.
  • Direct service provision basically through material support.
  • Conduct referrals and follow ups for children at risk.
  • Support the child protection case workers in terms of capacity building and technical guidance.
  • To conduct alternative care placements for the UAMs and assess their needs.
  • Identify potential caregivers’ e.g. foster families for placement of UAMs and SC using stipulated procedures throughout the project lifespan.
  • Sensitize the parents/caregivers on their roles and responsibilities on early child development & protection throughout the project lifespan.
  • Conduct home visits to foster care homes and assess needs, ascertain the living conditions of the UAMs/SC and provide ongoing support to families, foster and alternative care systems.
  • Facilitate foster parents trainings on Child rights and general protection.
  • To conduct daily field visits to support child protection case workers and child protection community structures, mentoring through technical back-stopping and to train duty bearers throughout the project lifespan.
  • Conduct child protection training for CPCWs, CPCs among other community structures.
  • Assist the protection team in organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the refugee law on the rights of children.
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection related projects and interventions.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks
  • Identify and strengthen community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
  • Facilitate formation of support groups to enhance community engagement & ownership on Child Protection prevention work.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time
Staff development and management:
  • Responsible to manage case workers. Provide technical and programmatic leadership in this thematic area for DRC outreach workers and community based mechanisms in Rhino camp operational area
  • Develop staff performance measurements and targets and appraise them based on the set targets
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staff through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports,
  • Support and guide case workers in providing flash reports on major protection risks and incidents identified.
Logistics / finance:
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movement of staff from and to different clusters
  • Support the community services officer to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Follow-up all DRC / DDG procedures for security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration
  • Responsible for comply with donors and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and interventions in Rhino camp.
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Child Protection Assistant job placement should hold a University degree in social sciences, guidance and counseling or relevant fields.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Professional training in Child Protection.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Child Protection.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness
  • Computer skills.
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

All applications should be sent to clearly indicating position name in the subject line.

Deadline: 19th March 2018

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