Child Protection Coordinator

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

Job Description

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Child Protection  Coordinator   for SNNP Program Area who will be reporting to the Program Area Manager.

Dimensions of the Role

The post holder will report to the lead, child protection at the country office.   The post holder will manage the protection budget at the program unit level.  The post holder will manage approximately of more than 15 million of annual budgets. 

The post holder is responsible for project design, overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall child protection country program activities.  She/he ensures integration as well as smooth teamwork within and across other county programs at the program Unit level.  Key components of the position also include regional advocacy and networking, strategic thematic area planning, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development.


  1.      Project planning, implementation and reporting

  • Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in project design and planning
  • Provide leadership into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; assess the  outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities in the program unit.
  • Oversee project implementation
  • Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholders annual work plans and project plans.
  • Under the Country Lead leadership contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals.
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of financial resources, including review and check project budgets, monitoring expenditures, and implementing cost control measures.
  • Ensure M&E and learning in close collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting and documenting of  project  activities including preparation of quarterly/yearly program progress reports; 
  • Ensure the mainstreaming of CP, Inclusion and DRR in your program area.
  • Provide timely coordination and guidance in the delivery of  child protection  in emergencies  programs
  • Provide leadership in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the child protection policy implementation standards at PU

  2.      Policy Engagement and networking

  • Serve as a principal representative to regional child protection thematic networks and clusters to promote effective program implementation, to create         collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the country program.
  • Establish links and good relationships with relevant government authorities, NGOs, academic and research institutions and the media, in the area of child protection to draw information and knowledge for program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Makes follow up and proper documentation of regional government policies, strategies and plans with respect to education.


3.      Partnership Development and Strengthening

  • Periodically collect information on information about other organisations working within the region to gain institution knowledge of the environment.
  • In support of the regional manager, manage the partnership in a holistic and reciprocal manner.
  • Make it their business to know about the organisation in the region.
  • Seeks opportunities for different kinds of partnership for enhanced quality program implementation.
  • Provide support to partner staff, coaching for results and support to the child protection thematic area team as well as in their individual development and performance management.
  • Facilitates communication and interaction between partners/collaborators and Program Unit finance team. 

Job Requirements

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years relevant experience of which at least two years’ experience with NGOs.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of child protection projects.
  • Demonstrated experience of project cycle management and child centred community development  programming


  • Knowledge of the Child Protection sector
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and problem solving skills.
  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications

How to Apply

The closing date for the application is July 22, 2019 . Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that: 

·         Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and

·         Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·         Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

More information about Plan International can be found on  http://

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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