War Child Regional Advisor Child Protection Africa Jobs in Uganda
War Child Regional Advisor Child Protection Africa Jobs in Uganda
*“**an experienced (French-speaking) Child Protection professional with solid technical expertise, passion for quality programming and capacity building”*
War Child’s child protection programming focuses on prevention and response to abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation of children whose lives are affected by conflict. Our work with individual children utilises a ‘case management’ approach to ensure children receive the appropriate and targeted support they need. We also work with communities to help establish community-owned structures that serve to uphold the safety of children and young people. In Africa War Child has programs in Burundi, Chad, DR Congo, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, with our offices located in Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan and Uganda.
The Regional Child Protection (CP) Advisor plays a key role in strengthening War Child regional child protection capacity in general, with focus on War Child’s core intervention programming (case management and community-based child protection), through technical assistance, strategic and programmatic support, coordination, competency building (training/mentoring/coaching), and surge capacity for emergencies.
The main objectives of Regional CP Advisor role are to provide technical support and quality assurance, to ensure cross-country learning and best practices sharing as well as coordinate, represent and carry out fundraising among partners and other stakeholders, including Government counterparts.
The Regional CP Advisor works closely together with the Regional teams in Africa, Program Quality team, Research & Development (R&D) team and Program, Partnerships and Grants team at the Amsterdam office of War Child.
The Regional CP Advisor reports directly to WCH’s Regional Representative Africa. This role includes travel to War Child’s Country Offices in the Regional, its affiliates and HO when required (once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted).
The Regional CP Advisor is based in Kampala, Uganda. Strong preference will be given to local candidates. Please note that fluent French is an absolute requirement for a successful candidate.
Ensure that country programs have sufficient resources and expertise at hand to build capacity, monitor, quality-assure, capture evidence and learning, and develop further in their ability to provide quality and evidence-based interventions
Be a focal point in the Africa Region for providing long-lasting capacity and competency building
Coordinate regional HR linked to the quality implementation of key CP approaches, methodologies and strategies
Guide CP inputs into country strategies, policies and guidance
Deploy and be available for CP in Emergency for War Child in the region supporting Country CP teams in conducting assessments and deliver quality CP response
Build competence of Country offices in the region including partners in CP thematic areas
Contribute to the global thematic development work and advocacy in War Child’s CP priority areas and core interventions
Ensure that CP M&E standards are adhered to in countries in line with CPMS, War Child’s M&E framework and other relevant tools
Provide training materials and conduct training and capacity building for implementation of relevant PlayMatters content
Provide opportunities for cross-country CP knowledge acquisition, capacity and competency development (incl. areas of community-based child protection and case management)
Gather lessons learnt from Countries CP programs, including documentation and dissemination of new knowledge and ensure that lessons learnt are shared for effective CP programming
Ensure synergies and shared learning of thematic program work between Countries and from local to international level
Share and disseminate relevant CP material among countries
Attend and contribute to coordination initiatives for CP in the region, and contribute to the development of regional initiatives focused on CP
Represent War Child in relevant regional CP technical fora, including relevant regional CP donor meetings as required.
Coordinate with other regional CP organizations and stakeholders
Support efforts to fundraise to expand CP programs in the region, based on evidence gathered, monitored and analyzed in countries
Coordinate with War Child’s CP R&D Department to share lessons learned and follow up on development of CP core interventions.
Master degree or Post Graduate diploma in Child Protection, Social Sciences or Social Development
Minimum 5 years (I) NGO work in developing countries / conflict areas, preferably with children-related programs
Minimum 3 years in staff capacity building and experience in providing trainings
Specialist knowledge of current principles and practices of child protection programming with children in (post)conflict areas, incl. Child Safeguarding, is an absolute ‘must have’
Extensive and progressive experience working in child protection programming in the Africa region
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative Monitoring & Evaluation tools
Good communicator, willing to share knowledge and experience
Strong project management experience
Strong creative and interactive training skills and understanding of (learning/capacity strengthening) needs
Full professional proficiency (writing and speaking) of both English and French languages (please note that part of the interview will be held in French).
Knowledge of East Africa context as related to children’s development and wellbeing
Strong supervision, coaching and communication skills
Able to quickly identify needs / gaps and work towards solutions.
Good facilitation skills & intercultural sensitivity
Excellent coordination and teamwork skills, result-oriented mentality
Willingness and ability to travel
Fully support War Child’s mandate and mission
Full-time role based in Kampala.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; War Child Regional Advisor Child Protection Africa Jobs in Uganda
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