Child Protection Officer

Category:
Social Sciences and Community
Location:
Haro Limu, Oromia 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:
As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Under the guidance and technical support of the CP Project Coordinator, and Field Office manager, CP project officer is responsible for working closely with community and government stakeholders. S/he is responsible for the effective, efficient and quality implementation of child protection projects at Woreda level by engaging community, government and other stakeholders. S/he works in establishing/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children from HTP and other child protection risks. Also engages in reunification, best interest determination panel and other support activities to respond to the children problems.  

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Management

·         Assists the CP Project Coordinator in overseeing the planning, budgeting and implementation of CP projects.

·         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. 

·         Conduct family tracing and reunification for separated, unaccompanied and other children.  

·         Assist the CP Project Coordinator in 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 Haru Limu and Sasiga Woreda relevant government offices and community based child protection structures

·         Assists the CP Project Coordinator 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.

·         Performs other related activities as assigned by his immediate supervisor.

 

Job Requirements

  • Degree/Diploma in the field Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or relevant Social Sciences, Community development, or equivalent
  • Relevant work experience of 2 years for Degree holders and 4 years for Diploma holders is required
  • Previous working experience in child protection in general and community based child protection mechanism, case management, community mobilization, psychosocial support; reunification/reintegration in particular is preferable.
  •  Experience in working with multicultural team and complex projects
  • Computer literacy in all the Microsoft office applications, and internet literacy are required
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English, writing and speaking
  • Knowledge of native language of Afaan Oromo is an asset.

Commitment to Save the Children

COMPETENCIES 

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 ongoing bases.

Applying technical and professional expertise : Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

·         Engaging (align with Collaboration, Creativity,  

·         Networking : Builds and use sustainable relationship to support the work of save the children

·         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.

 

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. 

  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

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 https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/in/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en# and Apply.

 

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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