Location: Jinka, Ethiopia

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

The Opportunity (Child Protection Project Officer South Omo Zone Gnangatom Woreda)


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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 Mingi declared/only for Hammer/ 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 Hamer/Dassenech/Nyangatom 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.



  • 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- Nyangatom is an asset.

Commitment to Save the Children values  Skills and Abilities;

  • Familiarity with the culture.
  • Ability to work in stressful conditions, and limited movements.
  •  Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and in a highly results oriented work culture.
  • Knowledge, skill and experience in participatory methods for promoting ownership.
  • Team player who is able to work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.

Commitment to the aims and principles of SC including willingness to abide and enforce the Child Safeguarding Policy. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Commitment to the aims and principles of SC including willingness to abide and enforce the Child Safeguarding Policy. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

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.

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.



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