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Friday, July 13, 2018

Child Protection Officer Job at American Refugee Committee (ARC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Child Protection Officer

Jobs at:
American Refugee Committee (ARC)

Deadline of this Job:
July 20, 2018 at 17:00hrs

Duty Station:
Kyangwali, Uganda

The American Refugee Committee (ARC) works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally. ARC has been operational in Uganda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 130 regular, full time national staff and partners. The overall goal of the Uganda program is to improve the well-being and self-reliance of the displaced refugee populations by ensuring the provision of basic services (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Community Services; SGBV/Protection; Child protection; Mental Health & Psychosocial support), currently in six refugee settlements - Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kyaaka II, Kyagwali, Bidi Bidi and Palabek - in Uganda. ARC is looking for competent, qualified, self-driven and committed individuals to be part of and contribute to accomplishing our ambitious and exciting 2018/2019 programming – several challenging full time positions, across the various refugee settlement sites as well as at the ARC main office – Kampala, Uganda:
Job Title: Child Protection Officer
Reports to: Program Manager
Location: Kyangwali

Job Summary
The Child Protection Officer will be responsible for monitoring the welfare of Un Accompanied Minors (UAMs) / Separated Children (SC) and other children at risk; provide psychosocial support (Child Friendly information and Counseling) to UAMS/SC and other children at risk, and monitor community structures on child protection.

Minimum qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Adult and Community Education and Development studies.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working on Child Protection issues with an INGO; and excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the local population and language is an added advantage
Job application procedure
Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include your most current employer/supervisor - via email to  with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is July 20, 2018 at 17:00hrs. However due to urgency to fill these positions, applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only applications received through the above stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.