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Child Protection Officer needed at Save the Children, May 16 2022



Child Protection Officer


Organization: Save the Children

Position: Child Protection Officer

Location: Woldiya

Employment: Fixed Term (Contract)

Deadline: May 20, 2022




Job description


Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. It is a dual mandate organization and focuses on development and emergency response. We are currently working in 120 countries around the world touching the lives of 125 million children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children in North Eastern Ethiopia working for the past 30 years in humanitarian and development projects and help the needy community. Following the Northern Ethiopia conflict, save the children plan to implement humanitarian projects by funds got from Global affairs of Canada. The project focus on Nutrition, WASH and Protection thematic and will implement in two Woredas of North Wollo (Raya Kobo and Habru).

The Child Protection Officer has responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of Child Protection in emergencies strategies and activities for the Amhara conflict response. The CP Officer will be responsible for coordinating the work of and providing guidance to the Community CP Workers. The post-holder will report to the Child protection Coordinator with technical relationship with CP Specialist.

The role will ensure unaccompanied and separated children and other vulnerable children including SGBV survivors access appropriate services. Also as CP officer you will support psychosocial wellbeing of children and their families, including Psychological First Aid affected by the Amhara conflict.


Reports to: CP Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: None

Budget Responsibilities: None


Key Accountabilities

•    Manage and support the individual case management process including identification, documentation and referrals.
•    Provide problem solving solutions to community workers.
•    Coordinate with other agencies relating to interagency Child Protection and psycho social issues arising within the response region.
•    Liaise with local authority leadership regarding Child Protection and psycho social issues to be addressed at community level.
•    Facilitate regular meetings with local community leaders (zone leaders) regarding community based child protection and psycho social  interventions and actions;
•    Facilitate participatory analysis and planning at Woreda levels to identify and prioritise risks posed to children;
•    Provide CP community  Workers with technical support regarding complex cases or specific technical difficulties
•    In collaboration with relevant stakeholders, define implementation modalities of cash assistance (identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution, monitoring, etc.)
•    Conduct identification, assessment, selection of HH at risks
•     Organize and facilitate trainings on different child protection topics including PFA, child protection concepts, alternative care arrangement etc.
•    Contribute to the design of an overall programme contingency plan.
•    Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on CP activities and input into regular situation reports.
•    Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection and psycho social support are raised and addressed.
•    Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to Child Protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
•    Responsible for the overall project implementation.
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•    A good communication skill with fluency in written and spoken English;
•    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology / Health related fields with 2 years’ work experience in child protection work in development-related organisations; experience in refuge operation is advantage.
•    Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
•    Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
•    Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
•    Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
•    Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
•    Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy
•    Knowledge of internally displaced persons operations; knowledge of the area is an added advantage;
•    Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions;
•    Experience in working in an insecure environment
•    Knowledge of the Amhara region socio-culture and local language where the post is located


•    SC Values are: Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following competencies on an ongoing basis.
•    Leading Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
•    Thinking Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
•    Engaging
•    Working effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
•    Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others

Location: Raya Kobo and Habru woredas

Number of positions: One

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
•    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
•    All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
•    Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

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Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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