Child Protection Officer
Pastoralist Concern (PC) is a pastoralist initiated, inspired and led Civil Society Organization (CSO) committed to Ethiopian pastoralist development and founded in 1995. As our people are from pastoralist communities, we know and understand pastoralism and its dynamics not from blue prints but from having lived the life. Our vision is “to see improved and sustainable livelihood of the pastoralist communities of Ethiopia and further realize strong co-operations with neighboring countries’ pastoralist communities.”
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 Pastoralist communities. PC offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Pastoralist Concern (PC) and its partners, has been granted the project which will guarantee access to child protection services sensitive to gender and age, to services in response to Sexual and Gender based Violence and to risk mitigation measures through the coverage of basic needs of the population displaced by the effects of drought and host communities. The child protection officer will oversee the overall day to day Child Protection issues and response interventions, including case management/psychosocial support, community mobilization for Child protection concerns, capacity building and coordination with other sectors and actors in Awber and Wuchale woredas of Somali region.
- Identify, register and verification of affected children
- Engaged on the Distribution of dignity kits for both displaced and host community’s young girls and vulnerable women
- Handle training of SGBV prevention and response, child protection and will facilitate information sessions on available services
- Coordinate with the community, authorities and humanitarian clusters
- Mapping out on existing child protection services and strengthening awareness amongst displaced groups and host communities on referral services
- Strengthening of community mechanisms and spaces for the protection of women, adolescents and girls
- Participate on the Strengthening of the Complaints Mechanism for Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
- Engaging actively on the Production of audiovisual materials on the humanitarian crisis aggravated by the drought
- Actively lead and facilitate training for gender club leaders in eradication of SGBV in schools
- Facilitate Provision of psychosocial support for selected 200 vulnerable children and adolescents
- And any other task as requested by the supervisor
Management Location: Jigjiga field office with frequent travel to AWBER and Wuchale woredas
Career Level: Mid-Level (3-5 years’ experience)
Employment Type: Temporary with possible extension
- MA degree or BA/BSc degree in developmental psychology, health, social work, sociology, gender, legal or other relevant fields from recognized institution
- For MA degree 1-2 years of experience in Child Protection, psychological support, social work, human rights, protection or related areas; and for BA/BSc degree 3 years of experience in the above-mentioned fields is required.
- Strong facilitation skills and experiences in providing trainings and presentation for diverse audience
- Good knowledge and understanding of the pastoral community context
- Positive attitude towards gender equality and strong commitment to support multi-sectoral Child protection response interventions.
- Previous experience or willingness/readiness to live and travel in a hardship environment
- Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English, Somali language is a must.
- Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
- Experience of working with local partners including local authorities
How To Apply:
- Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should submit their document personal or through ethiojobs.
Pastoralist Concern Head Office and all Field Offices
- A complete CV (not more than 3 pages)
- A cover letter (not more than one page)
- 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.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.
In the selection of its staff, Pastoralist Concern is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.
“We strive for pastoralist Development Innovation and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with pastoralist communities are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Policy and Code of Conduct.”
Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.