Fresher Child Protection Assistant NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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
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
  • Responsible for representing DRC in any
    relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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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