Job Title: Project Assistant – Child Protection

Deadline: 01/07/2024

Employment Type: Full-time

Organization: Lutheran World Federation

Location: Adjumani, Uganda

Industry: NGO

About Lutheran World Federation: We are a global communion of churches in the Lutheran tradition, dedicated to humanitarian and development work, advocacy, and fostering a just and peaceful world.

Job Description: The Project Assistant – Child Protection will play a crucial role in providing case management support to at-risk children in Adjumani, Uganda. This position involves identifying, assessing, registering, and documenting cases to ensure the well-being and protection of vulnerable children.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify children with protection concerns in collaboration with community stakeholders.
  • Conduct thorough assessments and registrations of children using the BIP process to determine risks and needs.
  • Develop comprehensive case plans in consultation with children, families, and Community Based Child Protection Committees (CBCPs).
  • Implement case plans through direct services (e.g., psychosocial support, mediation) and referrals to other support services.
  • Monitor and follow up on cases to evaluate progress and address additional needs.
  • Close cases following evaluation criteria and verify children’s presence in settlement systems.

Technical and Capacity Building:

  • Report regularly on case progress using ProGres V4 and maintain confidentiality and data integrity.
  • Support the Case Management Supervisor and Senior Child Protection Officer in system maintenance and updates.
  • Strengthen community capacities through training and feedback sessions on child protection services and referral pathways.
  • Collaborate with community leaders and child protection committees to enhance support for children and families.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or related fields.
  • Experience in child protection case management, particularly with refugee children and communities.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, ProGres V4, and SurveyCTO for information management.
  • Valid Class A driving permit and motorcycle riding ability required.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with negotiation abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, in challenging environments, and as part of a team.

Personal Qualities:

  • Proven ability to work sensitively and effectively with children, demonstrating a clean criminal record.
  • Flexible and adaptable team player with a proactive approach to networking and community engagement.
  • Commitment to adhering to security protocols and ethical standards in humanitarian work.

Application Process: Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to submit their applications including a detailed CV and a cover letter addressing their qualifications and interest in the position to [insert application details]. Please indicate “Project Assistant – Child Protection” in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

This revised listing provides clear instructions on how interested applicants can apply for the position of Project Assistant – Child Protection at Lutheran World Federation in Adjumani, Uganda.

 

 



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