Fresher Child Protection Assistant UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Child
Protection Assistant

Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Funding Source: UNHCR

Duty Station: 

Reports to: Child
Protection Officer

About US:

Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection
programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.

About UNHCR Project:

HIJRA with funding
from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees
in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement
(Hoima District).

Job Summary:  The Child Protection Assistant will 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: The Child Protection Assistant will be
responsible for the following duties:

  • Undertake child protection case management for Unaccompanied,
    separated and children at risk including assessments, monitoring
    outstanding cases.
  • Support child protection committees to identify and refer child
    protection cases and work with communities to strengthen community based
    child protection
  • Support psychosocial activities for improved wellbeing of children
    and access to children’s right to play
  • Conduct BIA/BID assessments for children at risk
  • Conduct follow up visits of UASC and children at risk
  • Identify vulnerable individuals in accordance with HIJRA 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 Child Protection Officer on
    progress, lessons learned, achievements, gaps, issues and problems.
  • Contribute to the preparation of weekly/monthly plans and reports on
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
    (HIJRA) Child Protection Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related field.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in the same field of
    development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Strong knowledge of Child Friendly interview techniques and communicating
    with children
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills with excellent
    reporting & writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Good knowledge word and excel.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter and
Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts of three referees
including your current/most recent employer.

Application should
be addressed to the:

Country Program

Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),

P.O. Box 37703,
Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:
The subject line should read: “Position Title”

NB:  Please note that interviews will be
done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions. Those who
previously applied need not to re-apply.

Deadline: 28th August 2019

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