Vacancy Name – Specialist, Child Protection

Full Time (Fixed Term)

Kampala, Uganda

Global Operations

Country Management


Serve as a country office resource for the conceptualization, development, and support of the acquisition and technical quality of programs.  Particularly support the implementation and mainstreaming of child protection across all programs in the areas of operation in Uganda. The Technical Specialist will provide technical assistance in all areas of child protection-related programming including, child protection in the school/education environment and promotion of programs that ensure quality education and learning achievement.


  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Support building of capacity and strengthening capabilities or skills of relevant staff in various functions and Local partners through mentoring, training, knowledge/information exchange, experience sharing and on-site technical expertise.
  • Ensure that child protection interventions are informed by strong evidence of research and integrated with other core sectors particularly in education and lifelong learning.
  • Support the implementation of safer school models and strategies to address violence against children in schools
  • Cultivate partnerships for new resources; promote networking, collaboration and engagement with relevant platforms & processes within the national office program initiatives.
  • Provide technical expertise on concept papers, program pipelines and proposals development and ensure child protection alignment
  • Support in development of programme strategy for children and young adolescents with strong child protection lenses and aligned to the organizational programme development and impact approaches.
  • Focus on the organizational strategy by working very closely with the Local Partner staff Managers and other organization staff in a team approach providing relevant, timely and effective support as required.
  • Facilitates maintaining of appropriate and legally sound relationships between country office and other funding institutions based on a risk framework and in a manner that shields organization from direct or indirect liabilities.
  • Supports in intelligence gathering, positioning of CO, rapid response to competitive bids, and general project development and negotiations with donors in support of grants acquisition and management
  • Supports the preparation of high quality programme reports that meet both organizational and donor requirements in a timely manner.
  • Supports and facilitates the operational research process with given consultants and other specialists and promote knowledge management and learning through production and sharing of learning briefs to inform programme effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 7 years’ experience in Child protection programming and systems strengthening with strong exposure and understanding of the local, regional and international context.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development and Knowledge of education sector in Uganda and strong working experience with children and young adolescents
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in serving as a technical specialist in multi-cultural work environments focusing on program development and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, develop and foster relationships internally and externally.
  • Excellent administrative, communications, negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent and interact with donors, government officials, international organizations and NGO representatives.
  • Strong organizational, inter-personal, communication and report writing skills.


Graduate qualifications in humanities, education or other relevant field.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.


Closing date: February 05,2021