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

Job Title:  Child Protection Assistant    

Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station: Parolinya Refugee Settlement, Uganda

Reports to: Child Safeguarding/Protection Officer


About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest international aid organization with operations in 12 countries and more than 70 years of experience in humanitarian and long-term development work. FCA specialises in supporting local communities in three priority areas: Right to Quality Education, Right to Livelihood, and Right to Peace. We work with the most vulnerable people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our vision is a world of just and resilient societies. With anticipated funding from the European Union/ECHO. FCA Uganda is now looking for competent persons to fill the following positions for the; TOGETHER consortium’s Education in Emergencies (EiE) project.


Job Summary:   The Child Protection Assistant will take direct implementation of child protection and safeguarding principles (Awareness, prevention, responding, and reporting) and interventions in FCA-supported schools. She or he will work closely with school structures including school administrations, learners, and PTA/SMC in fostering a safe learning environment and adherence to FCA’s safeguarding standards and policies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement child protection and child safeguarding activities in the settlement.
  • Ensure child participation in schools by working with learners to identify and map out potential risks and develop measures to eliminate the risks.
  • Conduct awareness sessions and empower the school-based child protection structure with information on child protection, children’s rights, and child safeguarding
  • Work with school structures and leadership in developing school-based safeguarding guidelines
  • In close collaboration with learners and focal child protection teachers, develop school-level safeguarding IEC materials to reinforce FCA’s culture and serve as a continual reminder of FCA’s commitment to safeguarding
  • Support school leadership to develop safeguarding guidelines to prevent safeguarding risks in schools
  • Conduct daily monitoring of the school using appropriate tools using a child protection/safeguarding lens.
  • Conduct feedback sessions and enhance information-sharing with learners on safeguarding issues, risk, prevention, and reporting mechanisms
  • Ensure timely identification, reporting, and responding to child safeguarding issues
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to prevent and respond to child protection issues in schools and strengthen referral mechanisms and case management processes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanity courses, protection, education and law
  • At least 2 years of working experience in Child Protection or training in an INGO.
  • Experience in child protection/ safeguarding practice in a humanitarian setting
  • Experience in facilitating children’s activities
  • Knowledge of Child protection minimum standards


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact, addressed to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office. P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Roche Close – Off Tank Hill Rd, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda. Email applications should be in one file attachment (MS Word or PDF) mentioning the position title in the subject to


Please do not attach academic documents when you apply online.


Deadline: 2nd April 2024.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Finn Church Aid is committed to keeping children safe at all levels of its program operations, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from all forms of abuses. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards, adherence to Child Safeguarding Policy including background checks”.


NOTE: FCA does not charge any fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


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Date Posted 2024-03-19
Valid Through 2024-04-02
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Finn Church AID (FCA)
Job Location Palorinya, Palorinya, Palorinya, 0256, Uganda

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