Job Title: 3 Child Protection Assistants – ALIGHT Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: ALIGHT Uganda
Duty Station: Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Oruchinga Offices
Reports to: Child Protection Officer
Alight Uganda Profile
ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.
Reporting to the Child Protection Officer, the Child Protection Assistant will be will be responsible for monitoring the welfare of Un Accompanied Minors (UAMs) / Separated Children (SC) and other children at risk by carrying out home visits and following up and document cases with different stake holders and providing psychosocial support to UAMS/SC and other children at risk. The purpose of this position is to provide day to day management of prevention activities and other related activities in in the Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Oruchinga Offices under the supervision of the Child Protection officer and the Team Leader for Oruchinga respectively.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Ensure CP Case Management targets assigned are strictly followed by providing on job mentoring to case workers to achieve targets.
- Review all cases of assigned case workers and ensure all cases are completed with quality before uploading in Prog V4 and hard files
- Conduct case supervision for all assigned case workers and ensure quality case management services as per SOPs.
- Initiate and participate in case conferences along with CP Officer
- Ensure all case plans are assisted with required support (Direct service provision e.g material support, referral to other service providers)
- Support the child protection case workers in terms of capacity building and technical guidance.
- Provide technical guidance to conduct alternative care placements for the UAMs and assess their needs.
- Identify potential caregivers’ e.g. foster families for placement of UAMs and SC 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 parents trainings on Child rights and general protection.
- Conduct daily field visits to support child protection case workers and child protection community structures, mentoring through technical back-stopping and to train duty bearers throughout the project lifespan.
- Conduct child protection training for RWCs, CPCs among other community structures.
- 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.
- 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 ALIGHT and other partner agencies.
- Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Adult and Community Education and Development studies.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working on Child Protection issues with an INGO.
- Fluency in Swahili and ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid license (Class A) is an added advantage.
How To Apply for ALIGHT Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should apply through the link below.
Deadline: 15th October 2021
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