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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Senior Child Protection Officer Job at PEAS - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Child Protection Officer
[ Type: FULL_TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]
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Deadline of this Job:
than 06th May 2019 at 5pm EAT  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Date Posted: 22nd April 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Currency: UGX , Value: 2000000 , Minimum: 1400000 , Maximum: 6000000 , Period: MONTH

PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) is a UK based charity/social enterprise with a mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’. PEAS establishes and operates lowcost secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia in areas where access to quality secondary education is limited due to cost and geographical barriers. PEAS’ interventions are built upon 3 pillars of education impact; Access, Quality and Sustainability. Since opening its first schools in 2008, the PEAS network has grown to 31 schools, and we are currently educating over 16,000 students. PEAS Uganda has about 50 staff at the Country Office and over 900 staff working in the network schools.
PEAS Uganda is seeking to fill the following vacancy:
Job Title: Senior Child Protection Officer (1 Position)
Reporting to: Head of Quality
Job Summary:
The role holder ensures that best practices in Child Protection and Participation are operationalized across PEAS Uganda network and Child Protection concerns are appropriately reported, recorded and responded to. This person will also build and share specialist knowledge on Child Protection & Participation, Safeguarding, inclusive education and ensuring gender equity. They will work closely with others on Child Protection, and also on identifying vulnerable groups within the PEAS network, monitoring their inclusion and promoting interventions for better inclusion and equity..

  Key Responsibilities of the role:
Promote awareness of best practices in child protection to drive compliance
• Lead on the implementation of and compliance with child protection policy and all related policies at country, regional and school levels.
• Design and implement community, staff and student sensitization programs across PEAS schools and offices to drive awareness of the PEAS Child Protection policy.
• Provide expert advise on Child Protection practices to PEAS, including identifying, evaluating and, where relevant, adopting new evidence and approaches in the sector.
• Be the PEAS Uganda Country Child Protection lead person for external engagements on CP including representation where necessary. Strengthen reporting and response mechanisms at all levels
• Ensure all CP incidents are reported to the Head of Quality Assurance, Country Director and PEAS UK CP focal point in a timely and appropriate manner
• Establish clear mechanisms at school, region and country office for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on Child Protection throughout PEAS offices and schools in Uganda.
• Co-ordinate timely and effective response to Child Protection reports / concerns working collaboratively with regional teams and relevant district and national authorities.
• Undertake effective investigations of significant CP incidents or oversee investigations by regional staff
• Oversee the accurate and confidential record keeping of CP incident reports across all of PEAS. Be the inclusion champion at PEAS, identifying vulnerable groups and driving their enrolment, retention and results
• Advise PEAS Education staff in the area of inclusive education, particularly for ‘at-risk’ groups and girls.
• Design and lead the training of PEAS staff on priority groups for inclusion, e.g. gender-responsive pedagogy
• Interrogate PEAS’ data with the lens of inclusion and equity, and advice staff on interventions to help PEAS reach strategic goals for inclusion and equity
• Support regional teams to drive a culture of equality and nondiscrimination across PEAS schools
• Champion child participation in programme design

Job Skills: Not Specified

Person Specification
Experience and qualifications
• Educated to a degree level (Social Sciences, Education and Gender)
• Experience working in a Child Protection related role in schools, government or development sector (at an organizational level or across a range of departments)
• Experience and knowledge of child rights, psychosocial and gender issues
• Experience in designing and delivering training and capacity building.
• Experience of dealing with cases of child abuse, using a professionally and ethically sound approach
• Experience working with complex stakeholder groups in rural communities in Uganda Desired
• Postgraduate training or relevant certificate in Child Protection, Gender or Child Rights relealtded fi
• Experience in implementing projects designed to reduce the risk of child abuse or discrimination
• Experience writing reports on culturally sensitive, preferably Child Protection related topics for audiences in the UK and US
• Skills and personal attributes:
• Passionate about the need to keep children safe and to include children in decision making.
• Passionate about the need to reduce all kinds of discrimination in society.
• Strong English writing and MS Office skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, able to represent the child sensitively and manage multiple conflicting stakeholders
• Strong results orientation, with the ability to monitor performance and progress against set objectives.
• Able to gain commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and providing support.
• Strong personal drive and motivation.
• A commitment to the PEAS values.

Job Education Requirements: Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 3 Years

Job application procedure
  Suitable and qualified candidates should follow this link: to fill the application form and to submit their CV with 3 professional referees. Closing date for applications not later than 06th May 2019 at 5pm EAT. PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. PEAS is committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children.
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