3 Protection Assistants – Child protection job at Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council

3 Protection Assistants – Child protection job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 03

Deadline: 31 December 2021

Hiring Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Job Details:

The purpose of this post is to provide day-to-day management of child protection prevention activities and other related activities in Rhino camp under the close supervision of Child Protection Team leader.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordination
• Responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the field level in close cooperation with the Child Protection officer and Child Protection team leader
• Responsible for representing DRC in any relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as needed
• Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations
• Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house coordination meetings
• Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the zonal level, to ensure that Children receive quality services and support both at the agency levels.
• Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as Child Protection inter-agency coordination meetings.
• Work in close collaboration with the response team to ensure ongoing needs of children and girls are being met in the prevention related activities.
• Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psycho-social service providers
• In collaboration with other partners, design prevention activities/interventions within the refugee and host community.
• Participate in conducting trainings for partners on relevant organizational development areas and support peer learning between DRC and other partner agencies.
• Project development, implementation and reporting
• Conduct case management services for vulnerable children at risk. These will include cases of abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence especially UASC and other children at risk.
• Identification and documentation of vulnerable children.
• Conduct assessments basically BIDs and BIAs for vulnerable children.
• Direct service provision through material support to assessed children at risk.
• Ensure all the child protection cases are captured in proGreV4
• Conduct referrals and follow ups for children at risk.
• Support the child protection community based structures in terms of capacity building and technical guidance.
• Conduct alternative care placements for the Un accompanied Children and assess their needs.
• Identify potential caregivers’ e.g. foster families for placement of un accompanied and Separated Children using stipulated procedures throughout the project lifespan.
• Sensitize the parents/caregivers on their roles and responsibilities on early child development & protection throughout the project lifespan.
• Conduct home visits to foster care homes and assess needs, ascertain the living conditions of the UAMs/SC and provide ongoing support to families, foster and alternative care systems.
• Facilitate foster parent’s trainings on Child rights and general protection.
• Conduct daily field visits to support child protection community structures, mentoring through technical backstopping and to train duty bearers throughout the project lifespan.
• Conduct child protection training for Child Right Clubs, peer groups, CPCs among other community structures.
• Assist the protection team in organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the refugee law on the rights of children.
• Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection related projects and interventions.
• Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks
• Identify and strengthen community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
• Facilitate formation of support groups to enhance community engagement & ownership on Child Protection prevention work.
• Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time
• Staff development and management
• Provide technical and programmatic leadership in this thematic area for DRC community based workers in Rhino camp operational area
• Conduct daily field visits to support CPC’s and Community Development workers through technical back stopping.
• Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
• Communication/Reporting
• Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports,
• Provide flash reports on major protection risks and incidents identified.
• Logistics / finance
• Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movement from and to different villages
• Support the Child Protection Officer to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.
• Follow-up all DRC’s procedures for security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration
• Responsible for complying with donors and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and interventions in Rhino camp.
• Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
• Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities
• Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results.
• Additional tasks
• On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
• Adhere to DRC’s code of conduct

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
• Minimum of one (1) year experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
• Professional training in Child Protection.
• Experience in Child protection in Emergencies in line with Refugees operation with wide Child Protection.
• Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
• Experience in riding motorcycle
• Education:
• A University degree in Social Sciences, Social Works and Social Administration, Community Development, Guidance and Counseling or Diploma in relevant fields.
• Languages
• Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugees is an asset.

Application procedure

To apply follow this link https://drc.ngo/about-us/careers/vacancies/position/?p=163106

Date Posted: 2021-12-29