Finn Church Aid Child Protection Officer Jobs in Uganda

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish NGO in international aid. We work with the most vulnerable people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions.



Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility. FCA is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organizations forming one of the world’s largest aid organizations.

FCA has received funds from various donors to implement projects targeting Congolese and South Sudanese refugees and host community in Yumbe, Parolinya/Obongi, Kamwenge and Kyegegwa Districts.

FCA is now looking for competent persons to fill vacant positions below; Child Protection Officer


Finn Church Aid Child Protection Officer Jobs in Uganda


Responsibilities


  • Implement the FCA child protection policy and procedures.
  • Encourage good practice by promoting and championing the child protection policy and procedures.
  • Monitor and review the child protection policy and procedures to ensure they remain current and fit for purpose.
  • 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 or concerns which relate to the well-being of a child.
  • Maintain confidential records of reported cases and action taken.
  • Ensure that all the CP protection 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.
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensure daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection- related projects and interventions in Bidibidi.
  • Assist in organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the refugee laws on the rights of children.
  • Maintain close contacts
    with local authorities and RWCs in the refugee settlement; intervene as and when necessary to protect children.
  • Support innovative problem solving and strategy development to address complex issues relating to the safety and wellbeing of children and their families.
  • Assess the knowledge and utilization of health and other services available for the children.
  • Oversee the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Child


    Requirements


  • A University degree in Child protection, Social sciences, development studies, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • Minimum of two (3) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and distribution programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Professional training in Gender based violence in emergency.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness
  • Computer skills.
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  • Job Education Requirements: University Degree
  • Job Experience Requirements: 3 years


    How to apply


    All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to hand deliver a completed application letter and CV to the address below. Ensure to indicate the job title applied for on the left hand corner of the envelop.

    Applications can also be delivered at FCA field offices in Adjumani, Moyo, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II, Arua and Yumbe. Finn Church Aid (FCA) – Uganda Program Plot 1495, Roche close - Muyenga, off
    Tank hill Road
    P.O. Box 21826, Kampala- Uganda
    Tel: +256- 392177266


    Deadline for receiving applications is 16th August 2019. FCA will ONLY contact short-listed applicants.

    For more information and job application details, see; Finn Church Aid Child Protection Officer Jobs in Uganda


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