Field Officer (Protection)
|Date Posted||February 2, 2023|
Accounting & Finance
Closing date : February 5, 2023
Conditions of Employment:
Project: Child Protection Assistance for Congolese Refugees in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and its Host Community
Duty Station: AAR Japan Hoima Office and Kikuube
Duration: Mid/Late-February to 15th November with one (1) months probationary period
Housing Allowance Available
Other regulations & benefits: According to Work Regulation of AAR Uganda Office
The Field Officer (Protection) is to work under direct supervision of the Project Officer to implement the day-to-day activities carried out in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement under the project. While being based in the Hoima Office, s/he is responsible to execute the project activities to manage cases of children at risk at assigned schools in the target area. The day-to-day tasks include, but not limited to, activity planning, liaising with the stakeholders, budget and asset monitoring, activity implementation, activity reporting. The Field Officer (Protection) may occasionally have business trips to Kampala and other districts/cities. The position requires hands-on working experience in fields of child protection and education as an aid worker.
Scope of Works:
Identify children at risk in the assigned schools in coordination with the community, including teachers, parents/guardians and fellow students.
Develop an individual support plan for an identified child at risk in coordination with the project stakeholders.
Assist the communities (teachers, parents/guardians etc.) to conduct their day-to-day activities.
Make referral of children at risk to other professionals in the Settlement and/or District.
Organize club/recreational activities to facilitate the well-being of the beneficiaries at the project target schools.
Conduct regular follow-ups and monitoring of the cases identified in coordination with the project stakeholders.
Coordinate with the stakeholders (schools, communities etc.) for the smooth implementation of the project.
Maintain case records appropriately.
Analyze and compile the data from the project’s target areas to follow the trends and situation in the Settlement.
Collect and share any project-relevant information through attending coordination meetings and consultative meetings to represent AAR Japan.
Perform any other duties requested by the supervisors.
More than three (3) years of experience in community development and casework handling (preferably focusing on children at risk) in NGO sector.
More than three (3) years of experience in emergency relief activities in aid organizations.
Experience in implementing projects for child protection and education.
Experience in facilitating workshops, seminars and community engagement.
Experience in working at a refugee settlement or a refugee camp, especially with Congolese refugees, would be advantageous.
Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field (Development Studies, Education, Social Work, Community Based Development, Psychology etc.).
Residing in Uganda and able to station in Hoima.
Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kiswahili, Lunyoro, French and other locally spoken languages would be advantageous.
Excellent MS Office skills (MS Word, MS Excel etc.).