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Are you looking for Management Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Child Protection in Emergency Officer job at Plan International

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 18, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Plan International started working in Uganda in 1992 to respond to the needs of children affected by a guerilla war in Luwero district.

Since then we have worked alongside communities on many different issues to improve millions of children’s lives.

Our work is aligned with the Global Goals, the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and Uganda’s second National Development Plan. Gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women are at the centre of our work.

Job Title

Child Protection in Emergency Officer job at Plan International

Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessment and Monitoring: Conducting rapid assessments to identify children at risk, vulnerable groups, and specific protection needs within affected communities. Monitoring the situation continuously to understand evolving risks and challenges.

  • Coordination: Collaborating with various stakeholders including government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, and community-based organizations to ensure a coordinated and effective response to child protection needs.

  • Response and Intervention: Designing and implementing child protection interventions tailored to the needs of affected children, such as providing psychosocial support, reunifying separated children with their families, preventing and responding to violence, abuse, and exploitation.


  • Capacity Building: Providing training and capacity-building support to local partners and service providers to enhance their ability to respond to child protection concerns.

  • Advocacy and Policy Development: Advocating for the rights and protection of children in emergency settings, and contributing to the development of policies and guidelines that promote child protection in emergencies.

  • Documentation and Reporting: Documenting cases of child rights violations, maintaining accurate records, and preparing regular reports on child protection activities, challenges, and outcomes for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Community Engagement: Engaging with affected communities to raise awareness about child protection issues, promote child participation, and mobilize community support for child protection initiatives.

CV

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Education: A bachelor's or master's degree in social work, child protection, psychology, international relations, or a related field.

  • Experience: Relevant experience working in child protection, humanitarian assistance, emergency response, or related fields, preferably in diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts.

  • Technical Skills: Knowledge of child protection principles, international human rights standards, and humanitarian principles. Familiarity with child protection in emergencies frameworks and tools is essential.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills to build effective partnerships and engage with diverse stakeholders including children, families, community leaders, and government officials.


  • Cultural Sensitivity: Sensitivity to cultural norms, values, and practices, and the ability to work respectfully and inclusively with diverse communities.

  • Languages: Proficiency in English is often required, and additional language skills relevant to the context of deployment may be beneficial.

  • Adaptability and Resilience: Ability to work under pressure in challenging and dynamic environments, and willingness to travel and work in remote or insecure areas for extended periods.

  • Commitment to Child Rights: A strong commitment to upholding the rights and dignity of children, and a passion for promoting their well-being and protection in emergency situations.

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