Child Protection Coordinator at Save the Children



Program Management:

§  Coordinate and supervise all activities, resources and assets for project under supervision

§  Supports project team and government partners to ensure feasible detailed implementation plan is developed and implemented

§  Identify critical issues in the implementation of projects and take the necessary actions to address problems and constraints

§  Facilitate and ensure the involvement of children as primary stakeholders in all project work

§  Ensures that appropriate technical back up is given to projects towards smooth implementation of project

§  Prepare periodic reports on the implementation of project activities as per the requirements of SCI and specific project donors

§  Ensure that strategies for phasing out are taken care of during implementation

§  Conducts quarterly quality monitoring together with the MEAL team

§  Provide feedback and share lessons learned from project implementations

§  Serve as the sub-budget holder for the project under responsibility

Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance

§  Coordinate and work closely with the Senior project manager, Partner, MEAL unit and technical specialists to ensure timely implementation of project activities

§  Working closely with MEAL Unit and MEAL Officer, design results based monitoring and evaluation process for projects under supervision

§  Monitor and systematically document project results; ensure proper documentation of experiences and lessons learned from projects under supervision

§  Assist and facilitate regularly scheduled reviews of projects with project team, government partners and stakeholders

§  Ensure a quarterly review is conducted to monitor progress and where appropriate take corrective measures.

§  Plan and facilitate regularly scheduled reviews of projects with partners and stakeholders

§  Facilitate baseline, mid-term and terminal evaluation of projects through participatory process

§  Conducts quarterly project quality assessment in line with project quality benchmark


Budget Management/ Budget Holding Responsibility

§  Manage budgets, including phasing of budgets as per work plans, monthly review of spend reports, identification of errors and required re-classes

§  Ensure effective and efficient utilization of project budget and other resources for intended purpose; follow up on budget utilization and project expenditure in Afar region

§  Ensure that budget for the assigned projects accurately reflect anticipated costs of planned work at all times.


Stakeholders’ and Partners’ management

§  Closely work with stakeholder/partner organizations in the course of project planning and implementation

§  Liaises with and creates conducive working relationship between SCI and stakeholders in targeted area

§  Conduct regular monitoring visits, support stakeholders at the project sites and prepare reports for documentation and follow-up actions

§  Closely work with stakeholders in the preparation of periodic and project completion reports


External representation

§  Participate in relevant Save the Children’s sub-national meetings/forums on areas related to the project, as required.

§  Build and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders including relevant Government Line Ministries and departments, local donor’s office, and other INGOs.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor degree in an area of sociology, social work, social development or equivalent
  • Recommended a minimum of five years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment, preferably with n community based child protection programme management experience
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of working successfully with senior managers in other parts of own organization or partner organizations to deliver major change
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
  • Experience of managing and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, and of strengthening implementation of financial control processes
  • Solid budgeting skills and knowledge of key donor regulations
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Good experience in planning, coordinating and implementing work activities
  • Good knowledge and experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Very good skill in report writing
  • Fluency in local language is advantageous
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values


More Information

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