World Vision Project Officer – Child Protection Paicho Area Programme Jobs in Uganda
World Vision Project Officer – Child Protection Paicho Area Programme Jobs in Uganda
Background World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection.
Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.
Purpose of the position:
The purpose of this job is to timely and quality implementation of Child Protection (CP) interventions within the cluster/AP. Engagement will be at household, community, village, parish, sub-county and district levels. This role requires the staff to have good communication abilities, networking and collaboration abilities, training abilities for communities especially children.
Program Planning & Implementation
Implementation of the CP program in the cluster/APs shall be the primary responsibility of the Project Officer (PO) – CP. Specifically the officer shall:
Actively participate in planning and budgeting processes for CP interventions in the cluster/APs, including development of Area Operational Plans (AOPs), Detailed Implementation plans (DIPs), Work Breakdown structures, Cash-flows, etc.
Gather, analyze and document community perspectives and needs on different CP issues to inform CP programming.
Routinely identify local CP partners (formal and informal), support and facilitate them in the implementation of planned activities
Support the collection and documentation of impact and success CP stories.
The PO shall ensure that children, parents and members of community CP structures are aware and have capacity to engage on CP matters with the aim of facilitating effective service delivery.
The PO will therefore:
Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified CP issues.
Routinely coach and mentor the community CP structures and other actors including but not limited to faith and cultural institutions, teachers, etc on CP matters.
Liaise with community-based and other CP actors and provide the relevant materials for the betterment of their work
Facilitate growth of strong grassroots movements on specific advocacy issues to end violence against children including child sacrifice
The PO shall engage communities including children, parents, political, cultural and religious leaders, among others. Specifically, he/she will:
Mobilize communities to participate in project planning, development, implementation and monitoring.
Mobilize government institutions and technical staff in the planning and implementation of CP interventions and plans.
Innovatively support communities including RCs and their families to participate and benefit from the CP TP program development.
Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders and other community members) on CP programs issues and facilitate participation in the management of various community CP initiatives.
Follow-up on commitments by local leaders on promotion of protection of all children as well as their general wellbeing.
Mobilize communities to participate in the relevant child days and celebrations such as the Day of the African Child, Day of the Girl Child, 16 days of activism against Gender based violence, among others.
Participate and represent World Vision Uganda in the health sector review meetings both at facility and sub-county level
Networking, Coordination and Collaboration
In networking, coordinating and collaborating with different actors, the PO will PO will:
Facilitate networking with local government institutions and other partners within the Cluster in planning and implementation of CP interventions.
Identify and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations, faith institutions and Sub Counties.
Support local government in formulation and implementation of ordinances and bye-laws on project issues.
Organize dialogue engagements between partners, local government and children
Organize learning forums involving local government, CSOs, FBOs, NGOs and other relevant technical personnel.
Child Protection, Wellbeing, Advocacy and
The PO is responsible for ensuring children are protected and their welfare is great. The PO shall therefore:
Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
Work with local leaders and CP structures to protect children from child violations and abuses
Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.
Facilitate effective and meaningful participation of children as agents of change in all project interventions/processes in line with WV Child Participation guidelines
Engage with partners to assess and address the existing child protection related issues in the community
Mobilize communities, local organizations, local government and institutions to participate in Child protection implementation and monitoring
Ensure the children meaningfully participate in various for a including the child development and participation centres (CDPCs)
Be the point person for any peace interventions in the Clusters/APs
Shall be the point person for safeguarding and advocacy interventions at the AP level
Monitoring & Evaluation
In fulfilling their monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning roles, the PO shall:
Ensure application of standard monitoring and evaluation tools in project implementation.
Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements
Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities
Monitor progress and achievements of the CP TP in the cluster/AP.
Document and share impact stories, lessons and best practices.
Organize project level forums to assess progress of implementation of planned activities.
Monitor progress of project interventions against plans within the Cluster.
Together with the TPO – CP, organize review, reflection and learning forums for staff and partners.
Provide technical support in the development of Information, Education, and Communication (I.E.C) and other learning materials on CP in alignment to the TP.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum of a degree in Social Sciences, Social Worker, Development Studies, Education or any relevant field. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
Post Graduate Qualification in Human Rights, Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or law from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
At least 3 years of child protection programming, preferably in an NGO setting experience in engaging communities and other partners. Experience working with children and partners is an added advantage
A good understanding of social justice and Human Rights issues with demonstrated experience in Child Protection and rights advocacy and networking
Familiarity with standards and guidelines for Child Protection programming and child and adult safeguarding
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Ability to build capacities of community – based structures and other actors.
Good understanding of local government functions.
Skills and experience in networking, collaboration and advocacy at different levels.
Writing, reporting and documentation skills
Effective communicator (both oral and written) and good documentation skills. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s).
Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependability.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to track budget expenditure on a daily basis and develop a cash flow during planning
Must be highly reliable and independent, able to work with minimal or no supervision.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Adapts and able to work under pressure.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Project Officer – Child Protection Paicho Area Programme Jobs in Uganda
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