Senior Child Protection Specialist NGO Job Careers – World Vision International
Job Title: Senior Child Protection Specialist
Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Quality Director
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Senior Child Protection Specialist will provide overall strategic leadership in the Child Protection sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda. The jobholder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in Child Protection programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda. The jobholder will be responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of World Vision Uganda’s Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Child Protection programming
- Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Child Protection programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:
- Lead ongoing design processes related to all Child Protection programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.
- Keenly monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.
- Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.
- Support effective implementation of Child Protection programmes and projects through:
- Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.
- Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.
Networking and Collaboration
- Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development:
- Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora
- Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.
- Child protection sector national level advocacy
Engage in national level advocacy:
- Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.
- Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.
- Act as spokesperson for WVU on Child Protection issues, as required.
- Safe guarding policy
- Accountable for effective implementation of WVU’s Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy.
Team management: Provide effective management to child protection technical team.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the World Vision Senior Child Protection Specialist job placement should preferably hold a Post-graduate degree in development studies, social work or other relevant field is a requirement.
- Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in the field of child protection and/or child rights advocacy.
- At least five years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in Child Protection sector.
- Previous experience with relevant technical models such as WV’s Child Protection & Advocacy model or INSPIRE approaches.
- Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.
- Good track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.
- Experience in working with gender-based violence issues a strong advantage.
- Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.
- Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
- Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
- Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.
- Proven facilitation skills.
- Good team player.
- Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
- The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 20th January 2019
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