Child Protection Assistant

World Vision, Uganda

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th March, 2020

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

The main role of the Child Protection Assistant (CPA) is CFS management with all its integrated programs i.e. ECD & AEP. The CFS is used for psychosocial play therapy. Community strengthening is another key role of the CPA and as well as project activity implementation. In addition; as we focus on peace building, this is another great role. Case management at the CFS for cases that arise and are identified from the child friendly spaces.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Motivate and ensure team work among volunteers for greater ministry and in the community.
  • Integrate Child Protection activities within the refugee settlements and the host communities.
  • Handle visitors including donors, support office, National office staff, stakeholders, in line with children protection policy and behavioral protocol.
  • Work with children and communities to design and deliver psychosocial activities including recreational, creative, cultural and social activities for children in their communities and in the Child Friendly Spaces according to the agreed plan of action
  • Provide information for project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  • Support community systems, children groups and stakeholders in advocating for child protection, participation , psychosocial care within the CFS and ECD
  • Mobilize community for meetings with children and stakeholders at community, sub-county and district level.
  • Support community systems, children groups, CFS Animators, ECD Caregivers with knowledge on referral path ways to facilitate, identify, document, creation of bio-data base, monitoring, tracing and follow up of psychosocial case management.
  • Facilitate case management and data collection in line with the required and approved standards at the Child Friendly Spaces.6
  • Collect and compile statistical data and information regarding community members, children participating in CFS, ECD and Peace Clubs.
  • Monitor CFS implementation as per the global minimum children in emergency protection standards.
  • Mobilize communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for project implementation.
  • Mentor and build the capacity of children, community care givers, animators, community structures in child protection, peaceful coexistence, positive parenting and learning framework using approved approaches and model.
  • Mobilize community for meetings with children and stakeholders at community, sub-county and district level.
  • Facilitate CFS caregivers on data confidentiality and management systems.
  • Represent organization in settlement sector meetings and cluster coordination meetings giving updates and progress of implementation and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations.
  • Develop a network of information gathering relevant to child protection, participation and psychosocial operations.
  • Prepare concept notes, project activity budgets, expenditure, preparation of activity quarterly, financial and narrative reports as per the grant guidelines and submit them within the agreed time frames.
  • Facilitate community to establish systems aimed at strengthening community capacity to respond to SGBV and child abuse cases in refugee settlements.
  • File accountability and attendance lists in line with audit requirements.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Should have at least worked in child friendly spaces or schools, ECD centres, youth centres and any other safe places for children’s interaction.
  • Should have worked in a similar environment for at least 2 years
  • Excellent writing and documentation skill.
  • Past exposure and experience with community, stakeholders, children work and coordination.
  • Very strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal relationship and team building back ground
  • Excellent analytical, documentation, problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Possess the ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive collaboration and relationship.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
  • Ability to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is a requirement
  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement
  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.


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