Project Officer- BIP Job at Lutheran World Federation ( LWF Uganda)

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BfTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.

For additional information, please see www.lutheranworld.org/WorldService.

The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position;

Job Title: Project Officer- BIP

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Place of Assignment: Adjumani

No; of Positions: One (1)

Reports To: Protection Coordinator

Starting date: ASAP

Duration of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility for extension)

The closing date for applications: 22 October 2021

Job Purpose

The Project officer BIP will provide hands on support to caseworkers, alternative case supervisors in case management, case plan implementation, monitoring and documentation of Unaccompanied & Separated children; support in the generation of quality reports and share data as per the information sharing protocol and assume the responsibilities given in accordance with a well-defined framework of policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Management;

  • Ensure that all case management by supervisees is undertaken in the ProgresV4 system.
  • Ssupport to the compilation and analysis of protection monitoring information for sharing with partners and donors.
  • Supervise case workers to ensure adequate management of cases for children in his/her AoR
  • Liaise with other staff and partners for comprehensive case management of children
  • Coordinate with the SCPO to ensure timely case conferencing for complex cases for timely child protection as well as a coordinated and timely response to risks facing children
  • Generate and submit all standard reports including all weekly reports and statistical data reports to the Senior Child protection Officer.
  • Review case reports and monitoring statistics with the Senior Child Protection Officer; setting for case follow-ups, closure and identifying gaps as appropriate.
  • Analyse and respond to internal reporting requirements and external requests from partners as per the protocol.
  • Manage the CP database ensuring regular archiving and backup of information, data entry/review.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all information relating to child protection case management.

Technical and Capacity Building;

  • Oversees child protection case management in his/her AoR in accordance with the standards and processes for doing individual case management with children at risk
  • Train, coach and mentor child protection case workers to ensure that children receive suitable case management services
  • Responsible for implementation of the best interest principle, review of best interest and Best Interest Determination assessments/reports to inform protection of children at risk
  • Ensure child protection case management using ProGres V4
  • Maintain standards for child participation, including data confidentiality.
  • Ensure that all technical information pertinent to ProGres V4 is obtained, documented and disseminated to staff as required.
  • Establish and liaise closely with UNHCR, OPM and partners agencies regarding documentation of unaccompanied and separated children to ensure and. promote a coordinated approach to case management.

Case management

  • Support in the BID process for durable solutions for the children at risk.
  • Schedule and supervise case management meetings at least every two weeks. Share minutes of case management meetings with team and senior CP management.
  • Conduct weekly supervision meetings with all caseworkers, providing technical advice on cases and psychosocial support to caseworkers. Facilitate peer-to-peer support groups where appropriate.
  • Support individual cases where required and provide regular monitoring of all aspects of case management services.
  • Ensure staff gaps and training needs do not result in gaps in support to individuals in case management, and address such issues with senior management
  • Review staff caseloads to ensure they are manageable and share challenges with Senior Child Protection Officer.
  • Monitor timescales for response, decision-making, placement, follow-up and review of cases.
  • Ensure access to material and further technical support and set eligibility criteria for material and other support.
  • Review and analyse trends in the caseload to inform programming
  • Conduct regular case file audit and check that protocols and principles are respected.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant for the Project Officer BIP job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social work, Social Sciences, Development studies or any related fields; Child protection case management experience; Experience in working with refugee children and communities; Strong communication skills.

Personal qualities

The applicant must have no history of violation of children’s rights; Must be willing to ride a motorcycle and possess a valid riding permit; Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure, enjoys working in the field and previous work in nutrition or health related intervention is an added advantage; Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills; Ability to adhere to set security standards.

LWF/WS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/WS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

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