Child Protection Coordinator (2 positions)

Social Sciences and Community
Mekele/Axum, Tigray 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description


The Child Protection Coordinator, under direct supervision of Field Operation Manager with technical lead of CPiE specialist, is responsible for overall delivery and management Tigray response Child Protection programme, to be implemented under Tigray region for the conflict crisis. 

The overall aim of the Child Protection Coordinator will be to assess, design and guide staff to initiate interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect and psycho social distress due to impact of the conflict. The Child Protection Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide protection to children based on Save the Children’s emergency responses minimum standards. The Child Protection Coordinator will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, project planning, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement, usually at a regional or sub-national level. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing programme staff and partners’ staff as well.

The position holder will work in close partnership and coordination with CP stakeholders, sub cluster coordination BOWYCA, sectors and other local government stakeholders within the targeted locations.

The position holder is also expected to work very closely with the FO’s and CPiE Specialist.



·       Lead child protection assessments using SC and the Inter-agency tools. Coordinate with other SC thematic areas, Child Protection sub cluster, MCYA and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.

·       With support from the lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan and master budget. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:

§  Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families.

§  Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System

§  Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV)

§  Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to harm

§  Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking due to the conflict

§  Integration of child protection in to other core sectors

·       With support from the lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, support fundraising for child protection, including contributing to the development of high quality concept notes and proposals.

·       Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).

·       With support from the lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.

·       With support from the lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, with the HR team, identify technical staffing needs for emergency programme, and support rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.

·       With support from the lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.

·       With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for the child protection project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection field staff in carrying out the work. Where possible, use the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.

·       With support from the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.

·       Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

·       Ensure the integration and harmonization of programme team with other field office program and support staffs.

·       Conduct regular project team staff meeting

·       Working with CP officers and CPiE specialist prepare monthly budget forecasts, payment schedules, procurement plan and work terms of references in line with SCI working documents.

·       Carry out additional tasks as required


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


§  Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

§  Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


§  Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team), takes responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourages others to do the same

§  Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

§  Future orientated, thinks strategically


§  Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

§  Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

§  Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


§  Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

§  Willing to take disciplined risks


§  Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Job Requirements

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

§  Advanced degree in psychology, social work or child protection related field with a minimum of 5 years related work experience in the area of Child Protection. Experience in child protection in emergencies is an added value. 

§  Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels – federal to district.  This includes technical support, capacity-building and coordination.

§  Excellent understanding of Child Protection issues in Ethiopia at both field and policy levels in general and excellent understanding of child protection in emergencies in particular.

§  Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realising children’s rights in Ethiopia more specific Tigray conflict, in relation to thematic area.

§  Experience in managing Child Protection projects in emergency conflict context

§  Strong data collection, analysis and report writing skills.

§  Demonstrable experience in M&E

§  Good presentation, training and facilitation skills

§  Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload

§  Good spoken and written English,

§  Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)

§  Commitment to Save the Children child protection policies

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Tigray/Axum. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organizatio n
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 realize 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

Application Information:

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.

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link:

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