Job Purpose and Scope:

The Child Protection Officer will provide technical and administrative support for child protection and Safeguarding programs and activities at his or her duty station.

He/ she will support the Programs unit during planning, implementing and reporting on Child Safeguarding activities for WIU Staff and other key stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Child Protection Assistant will perform the following functionsPrepare training plans and appropriate content for Child Protection Training and sensitization activities

Conduct, participate in and report on Child Safeguarding Trainings conducted at the location Participate in the development of child safeguarding data tracking and reporting tools for use across areas of WIU operations

Conduct Child Protection and Safeguarding training and sensitization sessions for WIU Staff, beneficiaries

Prepare and consolidate comprehensive training reports for submission to the Human Resource Department

Maintain an up to date log of Child Safeguarding activities conducted weekly and beneficiaries of trainings/ sensitization sessions

Provide technical support for the review, update and implementation of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Referral Pathways mechanisms for handling Protection cases that arise at locations

Coordinate the follow up of and documentation of referred protection cases, ensuring
comprehensive conclusion of the reported cases, regular updates to Child Safeguarding Officer and feedback by Protection Partners

Visit schools regularly and strengthen Safeguarding clubs and referral pathways in the School system

Identify Safeguarding risks and provide prompt advice on mitigation or strengthening of systems to resolve issues arising

Liaise with relevant stakeholders and sustain working relationships in order to provide technical assistance in terms of capacity building and knowledge sharing in Child Protection and Safeguarding

Participate in inter-agency child protection working groups, workshops, seminars, Community meetings and partner meetings at your location on behalf of Windle International Uganda

Maintain accurate, confidential and up to date documentation on all cases of safeguarding and child protection. Participate in budgeting activities, ensuring inclusion of Safeguarding items and activities for the protection of beneficiaries and PoCs

Required Skills and Experience:

1. A University Degree in Human rights, Child psychology, sociology, international law, Social Work and Social development or other social science field is required.

2. Postgraduate award of Certification in Children’s Rights, Protection or any related field is an added advantage

3. A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development, planning and
management in child protection and/other related areas at a reputable NGO or INGO is required;

4. Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset;

5. Demonstrated experience of working on child protection and policy reforms and capacity building is required.

6. Relevant experience in legal drafting and knowledge in legislative reform and international law pertaining to children is required.

7. Must have no history of violation of child protection or Children’s rights or any form of Sexual Exploitation