Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Child Protection Facilitator
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 Child Protection Case Workers will be
responsible for overall individual case management of child protection cases
through identifying, documenting and responding to child protection cases of
the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) in the refugee and host communities. The
case worker will conduct individual comprehensive case management follow up and
facilitate the interim care and reunification process of separated or
unaccompanied children in alternative care. The incumbent will mobilize and
sensitize children and communities on key issues affecting children especially
violence against children.
The Child Protection Case Workers will ensure that
activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported according to
agreed project plans. The job holder will work under the direct supervision of
the Child Protection Facilitator. S/He will report according to agreed project
plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Implementation (Case Management)
Conduct Best Interest Assessments for UASC/CR
and other vulnerable children using the appropriate case management tools
(Comprehensive Best Interest Procedure) as the required standards as well as
data sharing protocol.
Regularly document and update children’s case
plans and provide an analytical report as per each individual child for
Ensure that UASC/CR and other Most Vulnerable
Children (MVC) are screened and referred for specialized yet targeted services
including PSS, referral for livelihood support among others.
Provide counselling, psychosocial support
through structured play or mobile play therapy at the safe spaces for play.
Refer Children with psychosocial distress for
further mental health services to other partners providing the required
Work with Child Protection Community Based
Structures such as the Child Protection Committees, Para-social Workers and
other community structures to identify child protection case for further
Together with your supervisor develop Case
Monitoring Plan to enable adequate and timely monitoring to children.
Update the list of children receiving monitoring
on a regular basis and close the cases that are due for closure.
Use ProGres V4 or LMMS to document and update
Support vulnerable children and ensure they have
access to the basic care relief items, services in the community and interim
Ensure all the necessary paper work for case
management, completed accurately and stored in the case files to facilitate
CPIMS data entry.
Work with caregivers working in child protection
and ensure participation in psychosocial support activities.
Community Based Engagements and Advocacy
Hold sessions and consultations with children on
activities to participate in and design monthly CFS time tables with children.
Participate in reflection and dialogue meetings
within the community and mobilize children for peace building activities at the
CFS and within the community
Orient caregivers on child protection policy,
peace building activities (ECaP) model and positive parenting models.
Coordination and Networking
Attend and participate in community meeting,
settlement coordination and working group meetings.
Organize monthly coordination meetings with
community-based child protection structures within your assigned location (zone
Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management
Writes and submits comprehensive weekly progress
reports, and specific activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to
his/her supervisor in a timely manner.
Monthly and quarterly financial reporting,
including realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing
input) narrative and financial project reporting.
Take lead in documentation and sharing of
Impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.
Prepare and submit weekly work plan.
Child and Adult Safeguarding.
Monitor the wellbeing of child and adult
beneficiaries and report any safeguarding incidents in line with child and
adult safeguarding management policy and guidelines.
Work with local leaders to protect children from
child violations and abuses
Sensitize child and adult beneficiaries on
safeguarding, complaint and feedback mechanism.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal applicant for the World Vision Child Protection Case Worker job must hold a Diploma in Social
Sciences, Social Work and Social Development, Development Studies, Education
and any other relevant discipline.
Experience in community engagement activities
with children and adults.
Experience of data collection, collation,
analysis, and report writing
Conversant with the Refugee context in Uganda.
Excellent computer skills, particularly with
Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets
Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature,
responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
Track record demonstrating high integrity,
innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly
Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a
biblical worldview. Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and
mission in an inclusive way.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand
above denominational diversities.
Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily
devotions and weekly Chapel services.
Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal
skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work
and passion for children.
Should poses ridding skills with a valid Riding
The position is field -based within the refugee
The position requires ability and willingness to
travel in the field up to 100% of the time.
How to Apply:
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 4th March 2021