Child Protection Officer NGO Jobs – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:     Child Protection Officer
Organisation: Finn
Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: Uganda
About FCA:
Finn Church Aid is
Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest
organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a
member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and
humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid organisations.
Finn Church Aid is committed to continue working until people in need of
assistance can make their own living and fulfill their basic needs. Finn Church
Aid also campaigns for dignity and justice.
Job Summary:  The Child Protection Officer will ensure
quality implementation of the Child protection activities in synergy with the
larger protection and community services components which constitute the
overall FCA programme in Kyaka II. The CP Officer is also responsible for
representing FCA in any relevant field based Child protection meetings with
stakeholders and otherwise as needed. In addition, He/she is also tasked with
providing technical assistance and guidance to mainstream protection across all
the community based mechanisms at the field level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement the FCA child protection/safeguarding policy and
  • Encourage good practice by promoting the child protection policy and
  • Raise awareness of the Code of Conduct for working with children to
    parents, carers, adults and children.
  • Challenge behaviour which breaches the Code of Conduct.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of child protection by
    liaising with the other child protection actors, attending relevant
    training or events
  • Establish and maintain contact with local statutory agencies
    including the police and social services.
  • Respond appropriately to disclosures which relate to the well-being
    of the child.
  • Maintain confidential records of reported cases and action taken.
  • Ensure that all the CP approaches and tools are developed in synergy
    with the overall FCA’s national based protection initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment
    of situation and risks related to children.
  • Assist in organizing and delivering protection trainings and
    promoting the refugee laws on the rights of children.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Child Protection
    Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Child
    protection/development, social sciences, development studies, Guidance and
    counselling or relevant fields.
  • At least four years of working experience
  • Professional training in child protection is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed
application letter and resume to: stating the vacancy
job title in the subject line. Alternatively, “applications can be hand
delivered at FCA Kampala office using the address below. Ensure to indicate the
job applied tor on the left hand comer of the envelope. Please do not attach
academic papers it you send by email.
Address to:
Finn Church Aid
Plot 1495, Roche
Close – Muyenga, Off Tank Hill Road
P.O Box 21826,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 18th January 2019
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