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This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted February 23, 2021.

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Job Title Child Protection Technical Coordinator
Organisation Alight
Duty Station Uganda
About US
ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee ARC, is an international
nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance
and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011,
Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their
health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners
and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of
refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia
and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is
currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight
provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training,
microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural
disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-
Job Summary Reporting to the Programs Coordinator, the Child Protection
Technical Coordinator will provide overall technical leadership in the
planning, designing, coordination and monitoring the implementation quality
programmes that mainstream Child Protection interventions and mobilizing
resources for his/her technical area in line with Alight’s overall project
goal and objectives. He/she will lead national advocacy efforts, managing
strategic partnerships, guiding technical implementation at field level and
support respective managers in mitigating child protection risks. He / she
will be responsible for developing and implementing the Child Protection
Strategy for Alight Uganda Country Program in line with the international
standards and best practices. He or she will act as the main liaison and Child
Protection technical lead in Alight Uganda Program and ensure internal and
external collaboration with other partners and respective stakeholders in
protection work.
This position is also the main focal point for Child Protection Policy,
liaising with Human Resource department to ensure that staff, partners and
visitors comply with Child Protection policy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Program Development and Management:
Develop and review Child Protection Strategy in line with the Project
documents and align them to set guidelines and standards.
Provide overall leadership in managing and coordinating the implementation
of Child Protection interventions according to the respective projects’
implementation guidelines and Alight standards.
Develops minimum standards and technical frameworks on Child Protection
that can guide Alight Uganda into project design.
Designs high quality concept notes and proposals for resource mobilization
calls on Child Protection issues and ensures that child protection
interventions are informed by and integrated with other strategic technical
areas of GBV/Protection, MHPSS and Livelihood.
Ensure that the Programme Quality Policy and Procedures are followed in
his/her technical area.
Ensure effective donor compliance during project implementation by child
protection staff and partners, including producing high quality and timely
reports on progress.
Support the integration and mainstreaming of Child Protection and Child
Rights in all Alight programming through collaboration with Program sites and
sectoral projects.
Provide technical support for design, implementation and evaluation of
Child Protection programs
Meaningfully engage local partners and community members, particularly
women and girls, in all aspects of design, implementation, and monitoring of
Child Protection Interventions in order to maintain inclusive programs,
contextual relevance, and sustainability.
Prepare budget at national level, advises PMs on budget allocation for
Child Protection programs and monitors timely implementation of budgets.
Produce high quality documentation on Child Protection interventions aiming
at programme modelling, replication and scaling up. Facilitates organisational
learning in the country by developing, collecting and disseminating relevant
internal and external program information on Child Protection.
Capacity Strengthening and Human Resources:
Provide strong and positive leadership to the Child Protection teams in
implementation of the Child protection interventions.
Technical management of staff/teams who are implementing Child Protection
activities, monitoring program quality by technically guiding field
implementation, overseeing budget expenditure, reviewing quarterly reports and
coordinate Child Protection interventions country wide.
Identify learning and training opportunities for staff and work as a mentor
and role model to ensure compliance and understanding of Child Protection
Policy while supporting staff capacity development in child protection
thematic area at different levels.
Standardize Technical Guidelines/Training Materials for the implementation
of the Child Protection Project models.
Develop, facilitate awareness and internalization of the Alight Child
Protection Policy and standards through orientation, training and monitoring
of Alight staff and partners.
Developing capacity building plans and provide training, coaching and
mentorship on Child Protection to country program staff and partners.
Supervise Child Protection case management to ensure client-centered case
management and psychosocial support services in line with international
guidelines through one-on-one supervision, case consultations, observational
exercises, and other regular mentoring and debriefing exercises.
Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance to
promote growth and professional development.
Ensure, technical capacities of field level Child Protection staff are
enhanced in order to meet the requirements of expected project implementation.
Coordination & Advocacy:
Manages and oversee national advocacy efforts in the area of Child
Protection in collaboration with other Technical Coordinators.
Support with technical documentation of evidences from the projects,
develop position papers and write stories of change when required. Ensures
that all projects on Child Protection have advocacy asks that aligned to the
Advocacy Strategy and the SDG influencing plan.
Ensure that Alight’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and
government and represents Alight at national, regional and international level
on matters relating to Child Protection programming and networks within and
outside of Alight.
Establish and manage strategic partnerships with local organizations and
government institutions.
Influence and guide Alight Uganda Senior Management Team to ensure full
compliance with Child Protection Policy.
Represent Alight Uganda Program in all relevant coordination meetings to
advocate for the interest of children.
Act as the main focal point for interactions with donors and partners,
including the UNHCR Protection Team in regards to Child Protection matters.
Work collaboratively with other sectors such as GBV, MHPSS, Livelihoods and
area coordination to ensure safety of children is prioritized across all
activities in project implementation sites.
Strengthen and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant
stakeholders including community members, NGOs, government authorities and UN
agencies in the implementation of Child Protection Interventions.
Participate in coordination meetings at national, cluster and camp and
settlement levels.
Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and
networks with partners and other stakeholders in planning and implementation
of Child Protection activities.
Develop a database of strategic networks and partnerships for advocacy
within the respective project locations / sites and at national level.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:
Lead the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Framework
for the thematic area; develops quality TORs for evaluations, baselines and
Keep tracks, in collaboration with MER team, on the outcomes, indicators,
milestones and targets of Child Protection in the Country Strategy and
consolidates the progress for the Quarterly and Annual Reports.
Evaluate the implementation of Alight child protection activities and draft
recommendations for improved program design and implementation
Disseminate learning as appropriate among Alight staff, partners and other
Monitor the timely implementation, financial management and reporting of
the child protection and in compliance with donor requirements.
Ensure timely submission of all Child Protection program reports, quality
of data and proper archival of information.
Conduct regular meetings with Child Protection staff, other program staff
and community members to assess progress toward Child Protection objectives,
discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.
Maintain updated budget and indicator tracking tools to monitor progress of
Child Protection implementation in Alight Uganda Program.
Perform any other duties assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Master’s degree preferred in Human Rights,
Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Community Psychology,
Development Studies or its equivalent, with professional training on child
rights programming.
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management is an added
At least five years of managerial or technical advisory experience in the
design, implementation and evaluation of Child Protection programmes,
including donor compliance.
Experience in Child Protection and Gender Based Violence programming in the
humanitarian sector and solid knowledge and practical experience in community
based child protection approaches, case management, psychosocial support,
gender based violence and child participation methodologies.
Knowledge of environment and current effective practices of Child
Protection in Uganda, including existing networks, CSOs and government
In-depth knowledge of the development sector and demonstrable knowledge of
Child Protection programming in humanitarian context, especially on
strengthening systems approach.
Proven experience in programme design, developing strategy and being
responsible for technical implementation of the programme setting, including
budget management, monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in
humanitarian contexts.
Ability to identify the main gaps in Child Protection in the given context
to inform a holistic response for children.
Experience working with and or managing variety of donor funded programs as
well as compliance with donor regulations.
Understanding of gender in Child Protection and tackling exclusion.
Demonstrable experience in participatory design, Monitoring, Evaluation and
Research systems approaches to protection, emergency preparedness and relief
Strong people management skills with the ability to effectively lead.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent report writing, research, documentation, and presentation skills.
Self-motivated with excellent management and leadership skills.
Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and
proposal writing
Must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment and have the ability
to maintain performance expectations in the diverse cultural context,
psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with
limited resources.
Possess the ability to work with different partners, local authorities,
local organizations and NGOs.
Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with different
donors and other partner organizations
In-depth understanding of the root causes of Child protection concerns,
related international standards, and child protection prevention and response
Must be emotionally mature.
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