Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist – WNRR NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:  Child Protection in Emergencies
Specialist – WNRR

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to: 
Technical Lead – Child Protection

Duty Station: 

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 in Emergencies
Specialist – WNRR is mainly responsible for the development of a CPiE strategy
for WNRR consistent with the intervention areas, organization strategy and the
overall WNRR child protection plan; coordinate the implementation, monitoring
and assessment of the projects carried out; write donor reports and strengthen
the child protection skills for WNRR teams and local stakeholders. The Child
Protection in Emergencies Specialist will coordinate sector technical
leadership and management in project proposal design, implementation,
monitoring, evaluation and documentation for multiple CPiE projects for the
West Nile Refugee Response (WNRR). S/he will identify capacity gaps and
training opportunities for response staff in the protection space, including on
internal child protection policies and procedures and serve as the Safeguarding
focal point for the response. The CPiE Specialist will represent WV in
inter-agency forums and lead in advocacy and research related to child
protection in emergencies at WNRR level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Development & Technical Support:
Design and carry out work in line with the action plan, the
organization’s strategy and the general CPiE sector plan

  • Develop the CPiE strategy in line with the organizational strategy
    and technical programme; international humanitarian principles and
    standards for child protection
  • Ensure the strategy is contextualized, relevant and appropriate at
    all times by analyzing the environment, especially social and society-wide
  • Design interventions and/or ensure the application of strategies
    that prevent and respond to relevant child protection risks and concerns
  • Provide leadership for timely and appropriate design, planning,
    implementation and delivery of CPiE sector activities.
  • Assist with reporting on current WNRR Plan
  • Ensure child protection is included in assessments to identify
    robust CPiE responses.
  • Lead sector-specific assessments as required to inform programming.
  • Propose and promote methods to integrate and mainstream child
    protection in the different humanitarian sectors

Project Staff
Management and development:

Strengthen technical skills related to child protection in teams and local

  • Assess and identify learning and capacity needs of WNRR staff and
    partners and plan training program /calendar to address needs in
    consultation with the P&C and the National Sector Lead. Utilize
    inter-agency capacity building opportunities, as well as WV-internal
    resources applying relevant techniques, Provide opportunities for capacity
    building to the CPiE team to ensure proper technical, managerial and
    personal development
  • Design, adapt existing training materials and other tools, deliver
    and evaluate child protection training sessions on child participation,
    child rights and other technical content for local teams, communities and
    partners based on identified needs
  • Monitor the application of the learning outcomes transmitted
    (included values, principles, knowledge and professional methods), and
    address potential barriers to taking up these values and positively
    influence standards and behaviors.
  • Provide technical support to teams and partners for/when implementing
    child protection activities
  • Support set objectives, perform timely performance assessment
    reviews and mentor child protection teams to effectively achieve set
  • Organize and run periodic team meetings/briefings/debriefings for
    the core (CPIE) team and assist team members to effectively organize their
    workload, achieving their goals, share lessons learned, experiences,
    observations, obstacles and review and update the projects’ plans of
  • Know grant/donors regulations, compliance issues and build the
    capacity of teams in this respect.
  • Ensure staff compliance with World Visions policies and CPiE/CPMS
  • Ensure appropriate reporting that meets WV expectations and donor
  • Safeguarding: Preventing, reporting, and responding to harm or abuse
    of children and beneficiaries by WV staff and affiliates in the WNRR
  • Ensuring WNRR is a Child Safe by serving as a Safeguarding focal
    point, leading on WVU Safeguarding Policy and SPIPP implementation,
    orientation and refresher training to all new and current staff
  • Ensuring compliance to Safeguarding standards and PSEA policies
    among all staff and affiliates in the response.
  • Position will also be focal point for referring and reporting cases
    of abuse in the Ethics Point and facilitating case management, annual CP
    update Reporting, and training all new staff and affiliates on CP Policy.
  • Ensure that the codes of conduct/behavior protocols and other
    internal safeguarding standards are consistently adapted, understood, and
  • Signal child safeguarding concerns and take immediate corrective


  • In liaison with Grants Acquisition and Management unit, Area
    leadership, provide technical leadership to respond to new CPiE grant
  • Ensure that CP programme learning from assessment, evaluations and
    research is included into new designs.
  • Provide leadership for strong liaison and communication with
    partners, community leaders, and other CPiE platforms.
  • Technically lead CPiE components during drafting of new proposals,
    ensuring matching with program objectives and response strategy.

Quality CPiE
Program Implementation and Sustainability

  • Evaluate CPiE projects’ budgets, funding, expenditures and
    accomplishments of objectives.
  • Ensure technical quality of project progress reports, and other
    information as required, for the support offices and donors.
  • Work with CPiE coordinators to ensure high standards of
    accountability for technical aspects of CPiE-linked projects
  • Coordinate/work with the M&E Team to monitor/evaluate the
    progress of projects, systems and to ensure that projects provide
    responses on all audit reports and findings.
  • Review tools used by M&E team for CP projects so that they are
    technically sound measuring the CPiE interventions conducted.
  • Participate and review projects evaluations in close coordination
    with the internal and/or external evaluators.
  • Work closely with the Project Managers, Finance team to effectively
    and efficiently manage CPiE led-project budgets.

Networking and Partnerships for child protection

  • Manage, coordinate, and actively participate with local partners and
    NGOs, UN agencies and different donors and community representatives and
    stakeholders in Inter-Agency engagements/Working Groups i.e. Child
    Protection, GBV, MHPSS
  • Identify partners and stakeholders present and analyze their child
    protection activities and opportunities for collaboration
  • Involve the government and community based mechanisms/groups in
    supporting CPiE projects
  • Develop operational networks and partnerships in order to strengthen
    implementation of child protection projects
  • Prepare, perform and evaluate the child protection advocacy actions
    with partners and promote collaborative work to pursue common goals in
    child protection
  • Lead and/or suggest multi-stakeholder consultations/discussions to
    agree ways to report and address gaps in accountability upholding
    children’s rights

Safety and Security

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any
    incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.
  • Monitor the team’s safety and mental health
  • Ensure that safety rules are followed by team members
  • Implement measures to ensure that the team keeps confidential
    information and sensitive documents securely.
  • Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Responsibilities and context analysis
    for Child protection
  • Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that
    necessary preparedness measures have been implemented.
  • Collaborate in the analysis of: the geopolitical, humanitarian,
    security, socio-economic, cultural and law/protection situation in the
    intervention area advocate for and promote the use of specific technical
    tools for situation analysis, assessment (such as the CPRA)
  • Identify and monitor the main issues and trends in the intervention
  • Research and get involved in analyzing the judicial, legal and
    common law context

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Vision Child Protection in Emergencies
    Specialist – WNRR job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in relative field, Master’s degree an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in Child Protection in Emergency –
    led work, with significant experience in integrating children’s issues
    across sectors.
  • Working knowledge of Child Protection programming. Knowledge of the
    Minimum Child Protection Standards in Humanitarian Action; Inter-Agency
    Guideline on Case management, Coordination, Mental Health &
    Psycho-social Support) and experience in active participation on key coordination
  • Specialized in case management, children separated from their
    families, psychosocial support work in CFS, child labour, gender-based
  • Holistic understanding of child wellbeing recognizing the physical,
    spiritual and psychosocial wellbeing of children.
  • Familiarity with child exploitation issues emergency relief, UN CRC
    and experience in the field of child protection.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and collaboration
    skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Independent and creative with strong sense of priorities and
    organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral / written).
  • Understanding of project timelines, budgets and deliverables.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, integrity and ethics
  • Ability to lead/contribute to multi or single sector assessments
    from CPiE perspective and inform program design based on assessment
    results and analysis
  • Proficiency in using computer software tools to perform assigned
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational

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: 5th July 2019

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