Child Protection Officer – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia

Posted on: Monday Mar 4 , 4:08 PM , 2019
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Job/Task Description

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title Child Protection Officer
Code SCI/HFO/017/19
Place of Work South Omo Zone, Hammer, Dasenech and Gnangatom Woreda
Program/Unit New
Monthly Salary in ETB As per the scale of the organization
No. of Positions 03
Length of Contract One Year



Under the guidance and technical support of the CP Project Coordinator, and Field Office manager, CP project officer is responsible for working closely with community and government stakeholders. S/he is responsible for the effective, efficient and quality implementation of child protection projects at Woreda level by engaging community, government and other stakeholders. S/he works in establishing/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children from HTP and other child protection risks. Also engages in reunification, best interest determination panel and other support activities to respond to the children problems. 


Reports to: CP Project Coordinator 


Staff directly reporting to this post: Social workers



Program Management

·         Assists the CP Project Coordinator in overseeing the planning, budgeting and implementation of CP projects.

·         Establish/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children.

·         Identifies community based child protection mechanisms capacity gaps and participates in building their capacity.

·         Facilitate and lead community awareness raising and sensitization programs to promote positive values of the society towards children.

·         Facilitate and lead the economic empowerment of families and their children.

·         Facilitate and provide trainings, workshops for community members, and other stakeholders.

·         Lead and facilitate best interest determination (BID) panel to guarantee best interest of the children.

·         Conduct family tracing and reunification for Mingi declared/only for Hammer/ and other children.

·         Assist the CP Project Coordinator in establishing/strengthening referral linkages.

·         Facilitate multi sectorial linkages at Woreda level to prevent, protect and respond to child protection risks.

·         Identify, register and refer abused and exploited children for child protection services.

·         Work as a case manager or case management focal person at Woreda level.

·         Promote and improve quality service delivery to fulfil children’s right based on SCI vision, mission and values.

·         Work closely with Hamer/Dassenech/Nyangatom Woreda relevant government offices and community based child protection structures

·         Assists the CP Project Coordinator in the preparation and compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports and for other SCI and donor compliances and requirements.

·         Document best practices of the project activities and share with relevant agencies.

Performs other related activities as assigned by his immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • Degree/Diploma in the field Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or relevant Social Sciences, Community development, or equivalent
  • Relevant work experience of 2 years for Degree holders and 4 years for Diploma holders is required
  • Previous working experience in child protection in general and community based child protection mechanism, case management, community mobilization, psychosocial support; reunification/reintegration in particular is preferable.
  •  Experience in working with multicultural team and complex projects
  • Computer literacy in all the Microsoft office applications, and internet literacy are required
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English, writing and speaking
  • Knowledge of native Language-Hammer, Dassenech and Nyangatom is an asset.

Commitment to Save the Children values

How to Apply

Deadline: March 11, 2019

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through   on or before March 11, 2019 

a.   A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.   A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.   A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

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