World Vision Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

World Vision Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection.

World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above.

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Purpose of the position:

The project area covers both refugee settlements and hosting communities.

In collaboration with the National Sector lead, the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist is responsible for the development of a CPiE strategy for WNRR consistent with the intervention areas, organization strategy and the overall WNRR child protection plan; coordinate the implementation, monitoring and assessment of the projects carried out; write donor reports and strengthen the child protection skills for WNRR teams and local stakeholders.

The Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist will coordinate sector technical leadership and management in project proposal design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation for multiple CPiE projects for the West Nile Refugee Response (WNRR).

S/he will identify capacity gaps and training opportunities for response staff in the protection space, including on internal child protection policies and procedures and serve as the Safeguarding focal point for the response.

The CPiE Specialist will represent WV in inter-agency forums and lead in advocacy and research related to child protection in emergencies at WNRR level.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Strategy Development & Technical Support: Design and carry out work in line with the action plan, the organization’s strategy and the general CPiE sector plan
  • Develop the CPiE strategy in line with the organizational strategy and technical programme; international humanitarian principles and standards for child protection
  • Ensure the strategy is contextualized, relevant and appropriate at all times by analyzing the environment, especially social and society-wide issues.
  • Design interventions and/or ensure the application of strategies that prevent and respond to relevant child protection risks and concerns
  • Provide leadership for timely and appropriate design, planning, implementation and delivery of CPiE sector activities.
  • Assist with reporting on current WNRR Plan
  • Ensure child protection is included in assessments to identify robust CPiE responses.
  • Lead sector-specific assessments as required to inform programming.
  • Propose and promote methods to integrate and mainstream child protection in the different humanitarian sectors
  • Project Staff Management and development: Strengthen technical skills related to child protection in teams and local stakeholders.
  • Assess and identify learning and capacity needs of WNRR staff and partners and plan training program /calendar to address needs in consultation with the P&C and the National Sector Lead. Utilize inter-agency capacity building opportunities, as well as WV-internal resources applying relevant techniques, Provide opportunities for capacity building to the CPiE team to ensure proper technical, managerial and personal development
  • Design, adapt existing training materials and other tools, deliver and evaluate child protection training sessions on child participation, child rights and other technical content for local teams, communities and partners based on identified needs

  • Bachelor’s degree in relative field, Master’s degree an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Child Protection in Emergency - led work, with significant experience in integrating children’s issues across sectors.
  • Working knowledge of Child Protection programming. Knowledge of the Minimum Child Protection Standards in Humanitarian Action; Inter-Agency Guideline on Case management, Coordination, Mental Health & Psycho-social Support) and experience in active participation on key coordination forums.
  • Specialized in case management, children separated from their families, psychosocial support work in CFS, child labour, gender-based violence.
  • Holistic understanding of child wellbeing recognizing the physical, spiritual and psychosocial wellbeing of children.
  • Familiarity with child exploitation issues emergency relief, UN CRC and experience in the field of child protection.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and collaboration skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Independent and creative with strong sense of priorities and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral / written).
  • Understanding of project timelines, budgets and deliverables.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, integrity and ethics
  • Ability to lead/contribute to multi or single sector assessments from CPiE perspective and inform program design based on assessment results and analysis
  • Proficiency in using computer software tools to perform assigned duties
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

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