Child Protection Officer

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Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community, Community Service
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description


The Child Protection Officer is responsible for leading the technical input into Child protection Programs in the districts. This means that he/she is responsible for all the Child Protection program activities at Zone & district level. It is expected that the CP officer ensures good quality in the technical aspects of our program, as well as good quality of our staff, our cooperation with other partners and the refugee community. This means active participation and coordination of activities on our CFC, outreach work in the community and to ensure that our staff and volunteers are technical updated by providing training and coaching. The CP officer shall ensuring Family Tracing and Reunifications (FTR) of Unaccompanied Minor and Separated Children, care arrangement UAMs and other EVSs, psychosocial support for children in need, case management, awareness activities and make sure that the activities at the CFC is child friendly in all means. This includes representing the SC Child Protection team/ program in interagency meetings at district level and internal meetings at Moyale level, as well as working for empowering the existing community structure, the CP Staff and volunteers’ capacity building.


Key accountabilities


  • Actively participate and contribute to Child protection Task force meeting and Child protection committee meeting
  • Coordinate and contribute to community-based child protection system and psychosocial support.
  • Establish of effective community based case management and care arrangement. For UAM and Separated children
  • Building and enriching effective child protection networks at all levels and connecting them as fully as possible through child protection committee and refugee central committee
  • Coordinate Family tracing and reunification activities (identification, interviewing, verification, interim care arrangement and family  reunification ) of UAM/SC in the zone/districts
  • Ensure that child protection interventions are informed by and integrated with other core sectors of education, health, nutrition, food security and livelihoods.
  • In collaboration with program & procurement staffs and purchase the necessary materials and equipments for  Child protection activities
  • Arrange proper referral systems like health issues, Disabilities , GBV  with other IPS to provide the necessary assistance for EVC( Extremely Vulnerable Children) 

Staff Management

  •  Prepare job description and assist R department during recruitment of  CP assistant , supervisors and refugee volunteers
  • Organize proper orientation and pr service training for newly recruited staffs
  • Training for child protection assistants, supervisors and volunteers on child protection  and child right concepts, FTR, Case management, Psychosocial support
  • Strengthening the existing Community structure, Child protection committee  and care givers  through training and awareness raising activities   

·       Ensure that all children who arrive in our CFC are properly registered and have safe care as long as they stay there.

·       Ensure that CFS is properly staffed throughout opening hours. Ensure a system for correct attendance and absence for our volunteers and the rest of the staff. The CP officer is responsible for taking necessary disciplinary action when absence/ delayed attendance is reported.

·       Make sure that there is absolutely zero tolerance for corporal punishment or aggression from our volunteers, guards or other staff, directed to children. If this occurs, the CP officer must immediately reprimand the person and take appropriate disciplinary action. The CP officer shall also ensure that our zero tolerance for all forms of physical punishment / aggression, motorized vehicles, tobacco or consumption of chat at our CFS, is well ??known to all who are committed by Save the Children. All such cases shall be reported to the CP officer who is responsible for taking disciplinary action, and submit a written report to the Program Manager at Moyale level.

Program Management

  • Working for integrating  child protection activities with education and other CFS activities in the camp   

·        Prepare child protection implementation plan and monthly and weekly activity plan.

  • Prepare the necessary format for FTR activities and keep recordings of UAM and Separated  Children in Interagency data base system

Reporting and Monitoring

-       Preparing  weekly updates and monthly reports for the Program Coordinator at camp level, the Program Manager  on a frequent basis on project accomplishments and impact;

-       Developing an effective system of monitoring and evaluation for child protection and psychosocial interventions.

-       Perform any other relevant duties as required by the supervisor.

Any other duties as assigned by the line manager and/or the SCI management

Job Requirements

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Preferred degree  in social work, child care or related from a recognized college/ University
  • Working experience related to child protection or child care, preferred from an NGO/ emergency work
  • Special Training On child protection 
  • Good command in written and spoken English and Somali language.
  • Basic skills in  computer applications
  •  Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and values.
  •  Excellent understanding of child rights programming.
  • Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply


·       Position holder must have good interpersonal skills & excellent team player

·       Knowledge of the local language (Somali language)

  ·       Ø         Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.  The duty station of the position holder will be in ( Moyalle Woreda Dawa Zone Somali Regional State in Ethiopia . This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

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

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 careers

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:

on or before 13 May, 2022

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