Plan International Project Officer - Child Protection - BNO Project Jobs in Uganda

Plan International Project Officer - Child Protection - BNO Project Jobs in Uganda


The Organisation

  • Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

  • We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

  • Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

  • We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

  • We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

    Role Purpose

  • Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

  • We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives.

  • We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

    Dimensions of the Role

    The Project Officer role contributes to

  • Building protective environments for refugee and host communities in which children and adolescents affected by the crisis thrive, safe from all forms of violence, including SGBV as well as have access to appropriate age and gender responsive protective services.

  • Ensure capacity of institutional and community-based child protection mechanisms to identify, prevent and respond to child protection risks (in particular SGBV) is strengthened in both refugee settlements and host communities

  • Ensure Children and adolescents in refugee settlements and host communities have access to information and services to build their self-protection capacity and resilience against any form of violence, particularly SGBV

    Accountabilities

  • Provide technical guidance and specialized child protection expertise for implementation the child protection activities under this project.

  • Support in developing and implementing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual project work plans, project activities and budgets in line with the approved BNO-BCRP project proposal, work plans and budgets.

  • Prepare and submit to CPiE Cordinator, high quality activity, weekly, quarterly and annual narrative reports for all completed activities.

  • Coordinate effectively with other project officers and other staffs implementing similar projects in PIU West Nile Area to leverage efforts, build synergy, team work and deliver high quality project results

  • Support tracking, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and reporting of project outputs, outcomes, impact or results and changes in close collaboration with CPiE Coordinator and Project Manager.

  • Support effective project budget utilization, management and monitoring for activities directly implemented by Plan staff and partners and ensure 100% project performance target on monthly and quarterly basis.

  • Support timely accountability for funds used to implement project in line with Plan international accounting policies and procedures and donor requirements.

  • Assist in effective management of project resources including procurements in accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.

  • Support with representation in child protection sector working group meeting (CPSWG) meetings with UNHCR other stakeholders at settlement and district level in close consultation with the CPiE Coordinator and Project manager.

  • Performs additional duties as per the request of the CPiE Coordinator, Project Manager and Emergency Response Manager.

    Key relationships

    Internally

  • This position reports to the CPiE Coordinator, BNO – BCRP Project

  • The position work in close consultation and coordination with CPiE Coordinator and Project manager BNO – BCRP Project.

  • The Project Officer Child Protection is a key member of the Child Protection Thematic area supported by National Program Manager Child Protection based
    at Country Office.

    Externally

  • The Project Officer Child protection will work in close collaboration with Child Protection stakeholders at settlement, host community, district and sub-district levels, and community levels.

  • He/she will specifically maintain regular day to day working relationships with community based child protection structures established under this project, maintain coordination and collaboration with all Child Protection stakeholders at district, sub county settlement and community level.

    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Child Development, Child Protection, Development Studies, Social Sciences or any relevant field with wide demonstrated relevant experience in managing child protection in emergency programs.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in promoting CPiE programming

  • Experience and skills in the use of participatory approaches and rights-based programming.

  • At least 3 years professional experience in implementing CPiE programs in humanitarian context.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in networking with other development partners in the field.

  • Good oral and written communication in English and local language where assigned

  • Good knowledge of ICT.

  • Plan International’s Values in Practice
    We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

    We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

    We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children

    Children and Young people safeguarding Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff)

  • Adhere to the children and young people safeguarding policy and Code of Conduct

  • Desist from all forms of child abuses including sexual, emotional, physical and or neglect.

  • Desist from behaviour that paces children at risk of harm, exploitation or abuse

  • Responsible for implementation of the children and young people safeguarding policy standards and Code of Conduct as they apply to area of responsibility.

  • Ensure that all Plan International partners, visitors and associates in his/her area of responsibility are provided with, are made aware off and have signed and returned a copy of the children and young people safeguarding policy and Code of Conduct.

  • Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.

  • Report all child safeguarding concerns that have come to his or her knowledge within 12 hours using the approved reporting and responding procedures.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Project Officer - Child Protection - BNO Project Jobs in Uganda

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