Child Protection Information Management Officer

Location:  Awbare, Shedder and Kebribeyah, Somali
Salary:  As per the organization
Deadline: Jul 22, 2022

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC established operations in Ethiopia in 2000 and is currently working in seven regions across the country implementing projects in Environmental Health/Water Sanitation and Hygiene (EH/WASH), Early Recovery and Development, Child Protection and Education, Health, Emergency Rapid Response and Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) – women’ protection and empowerment and gender-based violence.

Summary statement of responsibilities:

The Child Protection Information Management Officer is responsible for implementing data collection, compilation, analysis, and storage into the CP IMS in Jigjiga camps. He/she will Collect, organize, store, and generate reports to strengthen case management processes and practices of the CP program that include psychosocial support activities.

Detailed Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Assist the CP team in the assessment of cases of children and update the database and the verification exercise.
  • Carry out case management data Entry into the Child Protection Information management System (CP IMS) database and where relevant, engage in the development of an inter-agency data management system.
  • Attend and feed into case management meetings in all locations where possible
  • Address data management challenges while insuring confidentiality and data security.
  • Ensure standard tools and approaches are established and reviewed on a regular basis
  • Support Case Management Project Officers and Case Workers in all locations to effectively use case management tools and forms, as agreed through the CM Taskforce.
  • Support (the incentive workers),officers, team leaders and social workers in the data collection, verification, and documentation of cases of children and mmentor Case Workers to ensure that good practices are adhered to and that the Inter-Agency Case Management Guidelines are followed
  • Hold regular case conferences and one to one meeting with all Case Workers.
  • Follow-up the preparation and implementation of case plan, referrals and home visit conducted by the social workers is as scheduled.
  • Assist the child protection officer in the preparation of SOP for case management, information sharing, and data protection protocols are inplace.
  • Assist the child protection officer /manager in updating the monthly, and quarterly documentation of caseload and statistics.
  • Ensure that the case files and other relevant documents of UASC and other at risk /vulnerable children are properly handled with care and hold in a safe lockable filing cabinet.
  • Frequently change the passwords of CP IMS database.
  • Adhere and fully abide by the child protection code of conduct.
  • Shall take any additional responsibilities as requested by supervisors.

Job Requirements

  • University Degree in Information Management Technology preferred or any other social science fields
  • Three years of work experience for degree holders and six years of work experience for diploma holder working in child protection, protection information management or related field of work
  • Experience in data management.
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  • Good understanding of CP program practice.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply!
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Amharic, and knowing local language is a plus.

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:



Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible, also email address
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.