Child Protection Assistant

Job Ref No CPAJAN202 | Published on Jan 04, 2021 02:00 PM

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Duty Station:

 Kikuube/Kyangwali, UG

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Salary Scale:

 Not Specified


 Jan 10, 2021 11:55 PM

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Age Limit:

 Not Specified


The Child Protection Assistant will be responsible for monitoring the welfare of Un Accompanied Minors (UAMs) / Separated Children (SC) and other children at risk by carrying out home visits and following up and document cases with different stake holders and providing psychosocial support to UAMS/SC and other children at risk.  The purpose of this post is to provide day to day management of prevention activities and other related activities in Kyangwali Refugee settlement under the supervision of the Child Protection officer.


The Child Protection Assistant will underatake  Child Protection prevention and response related activities that may include among others; training, awareness raising, forums with opinion leaders and Focus group discussions etc.  Work and liaise closely with Child Protection Officer, Lead case workers on documentation of program activities as per the donor requirements.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct case management services for vulnerable children at risk. These will include cases of abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence especially UASC and other children at risk.
  • Identify and document vulnerable children.
  • Conduct assessments basically BIDs and BIAs for vulnerable children.
  • Direct service provision basically through material support.
  • Conduct referrals and follow ups for children at risk.
  • Support the child protection case workers in terms of capacity building and technical guidance.
  • Conduct alternative care placements for the UAMs and assess their needs.
  • Identify potential caregivers’ e.g. foster families for placement of UAMs and SC using stipulated procedures throughout the project lifespan.
  • Sensitize the parents/caregivers on their roles and responsibilities on early child development & protection throughout the project lifespan.
  • Conduct home visits to foster care homes and assess needs, ascertain the living conditions of the UAMs/SC and provide ongoing support to families, foster and alternative care systems.
  • Facilitate foster parents trainings on Child rights and general protection.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support child protection case workers and child protection community structures, mentoring through technical back-stopping and to train duty bearers throughout the project lifespan.
  • Conduct child protection training for CPCWs, CPCs among other community structures.
  • Assist the protection team in organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the refugee law on the rights of children.
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection related projects and interventions.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks
  • Identify and strengthen community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
  • Facilitate formation of support groups to enhance community engagement & ownership on Child Protection prevention work.
  • Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as Child Protection inter-agency Coordination meetings.
  • Work in close collaboration with the response team to ensure ongoing needs of children and girls are being met in the prevention related activities.
  • Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psycho-social service providers
  • In collaboration with other partners, design prevention activities/interventions within the refugee and host community.
  • Participate in conducting trainings for partners on relevant organizational development areas and support peer learning between ALIGHT and other partner agencies.
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports.
  • Perform any other duties assigned to you.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Adult and Community Education and Development studies.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working on Child Protection issues with an INGO.
  • Fluency in Swahili and ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid license (Class A) is an added advantage. 

Others/Extra Details

Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.: Any form of canvassing in the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

"By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that ALIGHT is committed to ensure compliance of its code of conduct by staff and any other persons working on behalf of ALIGHT  with zero tolerance to GBV acts and Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. ALIGHT requires its staff and any other person working on behalf of ALIGHT to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse and any nature of exploitation. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding related topics."

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