Child Protection Facilitator

World Vision , Yumbe, Uganda

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st August, 2020


Job Description

Purpose of the position:

The Child Protection Facilitator is responsible for timely grass root project field implementation, monitoring and documentation of children activities run through Child Friendly Spaces, Case Management, psychosocial support and peace building project guided by WV Uganda policies. The Child Protection Facilitator will also be responsible for data management, capacity building, mobilization and building capacity of community based structures and awareness raising sessions on child protection with community Child Protection Committee (CPC) members. He/She will also manage and ensure there is great level or partnership and networking with the District leadership, UNHCR, OPM and other partners.

Major Responsibilities:

Management:

  • Motivate and ensure teamwork among child protection Assistants and volunteers for greater ministry impact in the community
  • Work in liaison with and provide the necessary advice and support to stakeholders in the participation , psychosocial and peace building project as well as the CFSs and ECD programmes in all matters pertaining to effective management and implementation
  • Take full responsibility in the implementation of CFSs, ECDs and participation, psychosocial and peace building project in refugee operations according to the agreed plan of action
  • Actively coordinate project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Coordinate with all agencies working in child protection and the Office of the Prime Minister in the camp to ensure compliance to inter agency and World Vision International standards for implementing child protection in emergencies (CiE) as well as peace building activities.
  • Organize meetings with key stakeholders in Yumbe to influence policies, planning and practice in line with the outcomes of the advocacy events
  • Implement and monitor project activities towards realization of project outputs in a timely and effective manner
  • Monitor progress of activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on LEAP framework, the IASC and WVI standards
  • Actively participate in program design process specifically in assessments and generating community priority needs in participation, psychosocial and peace building
  • Develop regular monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports
  • Prepare detailed implementation plans based on approved and funded proposals and submit to Response Manager for approval

Technical and capacity building

  • Enhance and train partners, teachers and children in child protection, psychosocial support and peace building using the ECaP model guidelines
  • Support other response staff to implement project activities that adhere to the Do-Assure-Don’t-Do Frame work recommended for peace building and conflict sensitivity
  • Maintain standards for child participation, psychosocial and peace building and conflict sensitivity and ensure that response staff, partner agencies and recipient communities understand, accept and adhere to these standards
  • Support the Child protection Coordinator and M&E Assistant in establishing and maintaining a monitoring and evaluation system
  • Ensure that technical information pertinent to the project is obtained, documented and disseminated to staff as required
  • Support the child protection coordinator in identifying potential peace building, participation and psychosocial priorities and projects in the assigned geographical area
  • Work towards integrating peace building and conflict sensitivity into child protection, Education, GFA and Nutrition and ensure mainstreaming in all other project initiatives

Community mobilization and sensitization

  • Assist communities identify their priorities, opportunities and resources for effective peace building, participation and psychosocial project implementation
  • Facilitate communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community ownership and sustainability of child protection, psychosocial support and peace building programs.
  • Facilitate awareness creation and sensitization of communities in child protection, participation , psychosocial support and peace building
  • Enhance synergies within the communities to achieve integration and attainment of regional objectives
  • Actively facilitate identification and capacity building of leadership and community based organizations in peace building, participation and psychosocial matters

Partnership, Networking & Advocacy

  • Represent WV Uganda program in child protection, peace building, participation and psychosocial forums at the field level and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations
  • Establish and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding project activities to ensure and promote a coordinated approach to project implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and to keep the Response Manager informed
  • Develop a network of information gathering relevant to child protection, peace building, participation and psychosocial operations
  • Establish appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the sub counties and district level
  • UN specialist engagement in our program implementation

Financial management budget control and monitoring

  • Work with the child protection coordinator and Finance officer in preparation of budgets, financial projections, expenditure monitoring and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and narrative reports and submit them within the agreed timeframe to appropriate people
  • Support preparation of requisitions for appropriate project supplies in line with approved DIPs from time to time
  • Ensure LDRs are signed and submitted by staffs in time

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration (SWASA), Psychology, education and other related area
  • A minimum of 2 to 3 years’ field experience working with communities and/or child protection programming especially in emergency programs.
  • 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.

Source:https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/uganda/child-development/child-protection-facilitator-west-nile-uganda/15112


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