Child protection officer

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid

Job Summary

The role involves working directly with vulnerable children who are at risk of harm or abuse, as well as working with their families and carers, to introduce measures to improve family behavior and protect children.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Based in Nakivale – Isingiro Uganda


Closing date: 18 Jan 2019

About HIJRA:

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international 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 Protection, WASH, Health, Education and Livelihoods programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years. HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program for refugees in Kyangwali, Nakivale settlement and Oruchinga refugee settlements. HIJRA, in order to expand the program team, is now seeking for a qualified person willing to offer Humanitarian services in the position of Child Protection Officer to be based in Nakivale – Isingiro District.

Job Summary:

The Child Protection Officer is responsible for leading a small team in identifying, assessing, and managing cases of children at risk. The role involves working directly with vulnerable children who are at risk of harm or abuse, as well as working with their families and carers, to introduce measures to improve family behavior and protect children.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the Protection Manager.

Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Protection Manager, the Child Protection Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Provide technical guidance and direction for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed child protection interventions

  2. Lead a small team to ensure protection of children from all forms of abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect working closely with children, their families and communities.

  3. Ensure proper child protection case management including information management.

  4. Implement Child Protection policies, BID and BIA procedures, and existing SOPs (including fraud prevention SOPs)

  5. Ensure that BID reports are in compliance with UNHCR protection principles as well as best international practice and organize BID Panels.

  6. Prepare quality and timely child protection reports on a weekly, monthly and Quarterly basis

  7. Promote meaningful child participation throughout the project.

Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

* Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related field.

* At least 3 years of work experience in the same field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.

* Strong experience working with children including interviewing and communicating with children

* Strong organizational and supervisory skills with excellent reporting & writing skills.

* Strong interpersonal skill and communication skills.

* An excellent command of verbal and written English.

* Good knowledge of Ms-Word and Ms-Excel.

HOW TO APPLY:

Application Process: Qualified Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.

Applications, addressed to the:

Country Program Manager

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA)

P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda

Should be sent by email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read Child Protection Officer.

Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 18th January, 2019. Only successful applicants will be contacted. For more information regarding the organization please visit our website www.hijra.or.ke. HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.

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