Child Protection Project Officer at Save the Children

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: (Child Protection Project Officer)

  • Assists the Project Manager in overseeing the planning, budgeting and implementation of CP project CP interventions.
  • 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.
  • Assist 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 Woreda relevant government offices and community based child protection structures
  • Assists the CP Project Manager 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

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor Degree in an area of social science, health and other developmental field or equivalent
  • Recommended a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an NGO environment, preferably with experience in community based child protection project
  • Knowledge and understanding of national Child wellbeing  systems, and technical knowledge on child wellbeing  monitoring and evaluation
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Good knowledge of the regional context  of assignment and prior experience in working with pastoralist communities
  • Strong results orientation and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
  • Experience of facilitating  and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, s
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Fluency in  Afar Affe  is Mandatory,
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

·       Proven team work experience


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