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Project Officer, Child Protection (3 Positions) Arua

Posted by Save the Children Private Northern
  • Company: Save the Children
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Bachelor
  • Category: Childcare - Domestic
  • Contract: Undefined
  • Salary: Undefined
JOB DESCRIPTIONAbout usFor over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.Save the Children Uganda Country Office is looking to recruit for the following positions:Project Officer, Child Protection (3 Positions)- Arua, Adjumani and RwamwanjaJob Purpose:Reporting to the Senior Officer, Child Protection, the job holder will provide ongoing, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution of the Emergency child protection activities- ensure those children (and their care givers) refugee settlement regain access to safe living environments and are protected from harmful abuse to rebuild their livelihoods that contributes to their recovery and development.Academic background, Experience & Person Specifications;–  A minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in  Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, Education, Development Studies, Psychology,  Child Development, Child Psychology, Community Psychology,  any  equivalent accrued working experience in a related position–  At least 2 years’ experience in programme development and implementation with an NGO. Relevant experience implementing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating community based child protection projects with NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights.–  Good understanding of child rights issues and child rights instruments.–  Specific familiarity with child rights issues in the NGO world or work.–  Ability to interact with communities; children and adults as well as other stakeholders at sub-county and district levels.–  At least 1 year’s experience in financial, planning and budget management.–  Effective interpersonal  skills – oral and written communication skills–  Facilitation and presentation skills–  Strong documentation and reporting skillsGeneral specifications applicable to all positions above;–  Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.–  Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.–  Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.–  Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.–  Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.–  Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.–  Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.–  Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.–  Excellent time management and planning capacity.–  Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
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