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Are you looking for Management Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Program Officer job at Save the Children International

Kyangwali, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 15, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international, non-government operated organization. It was founded in the UK in 1919, with the goal of helping improve the lives of children worldwide.

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Job Title

Program Officer job at Save the Children International

Job Description

Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?

ROLE PURPOSE:
The Program Officer under the direct supervision of the Case Management Coordinator/Child Protection Coordinator is primarily responsible for conducting all steps of the child protection case management process for an assigned number of individual children vulnerable to violence, abuse, exploitation, neglect and their families in this process. S/he will be based in the settlement as allocated and directly work with other service providers on management of caseload and referrals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Case Management for Individual Children and their Families:

  • The Program Officer will provide quality case management services to children who have experienced or are at risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation or are otherwise vulnerable in line with the eligibility criteria and case prioritization guide.

  • Guide children and their families through the case management process (identification and registration, assessment, case planning, implementation of the case plan, follow-up and review, case closure) as outlined in the Standard Operation Procedures.

  • Provide psycho social support and emotional support to children and families throughout the case management process.

  • Conduct safe referrals to essential services as appropriate, and follow-up to ensure services provided were responsive to the needs identified within the assessment.


Community and Inter-agency Coordination:

  • Liaise with community members, service providers, NGO partners and government stakeholders to identify and safely refer children at risk.

  • Maintain an up-to-date service mapping for your geographical area

  • Participate in inter-agency case conferences (presentation of cases and dissemination of challenges).


Case Management Teamwork:

  • Actively engage in all capacity building opportunities, including formal trainings, shadowing/observation, capacity assessments, etc.

  • Participate in regular case management meetings with the case management team.

  • Prepare for and participate in regular structured individual supervision sessions, identifying challenges and areas for development.

  • Asses and write BID reports for children and recommend for further management

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of Bachelors in Social work, Counseling Psychology, Social Sciences or relevant discipline.

  • Previous work experience in community development or with an NGO (preferably in child protection).

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience working with children.

  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and organizational skills.

  • Excellent command of the local language of the affected population.

  • Strong drive for results and ensuring timely delivery of quality products.

  • Experience managing child protection cases in a sensitive and child friendly manner.

  • Excellent communication and engagement skills with children and their caregivers.

  • Able to empathize with children and families that have been impacted by the humanitarian emergency.

  • Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation.

  • Good understanding of social welfare systems and child protection mechanisms.

  • Excellent community mobilization skills.

  • Ability to work individually and within a team.

  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills.

  • Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.

  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

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How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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