Child protection Project Officer(Deadline: Sep 19, 2021)

Job Description

Key accountabilities



  • Be a role model for the rest of the Staff in active involvement/ interaction with children in play and all our CP activities. This means to spend as much time as possible in the Child Friendly Centres to inspire the staff and volunteers by showing all children respect, care and commitment in the way we are treating them.
  • Take a leading role in inspiring and empowering the team in all technical and practical tasks regarding the Child protection program.


·       Coordinate CFC activities in cooperation with CP teams.

  • In coordination with Child Protection team members, support regular participatory activities with different groups of children to identify issues affecting children in their communities, and assist the teams in developing appropriate responses.

·       Provide training and orientation for CFS Facilitators on setting up and managing a CFS, on Child Rights, Child Participation, Child Protection (including the Child Protection Policy), and provide on-going support and mentoring to practice these concepts.

·       Compile quantitative and qualitative updated data and reports on weekly and monthly basis.

·       Report general protection issues in the operational areas to the Child Protection officer/coordinator or any next level supervisor.

·       Make sure that there is absolutely zero tolerance for corporal punishment or aggression from our volunteers, guards or other staff. If this occurs, the Supervisor must immediately reprimand the person and provide a written report to the CP officer, who is obliged to take necessary steps. Supervisor 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 made ​​known to all who are committed by Save the Children. All such cases shall be immediately reported to the CP officer


  Monitoring /evaluation


·        Present weekly/monthly and quarterly project status report to CP Coordinator, which will include activity progress, and highlight any areas which need special management attention.

·       Undertake site supervision to review status of project implementation and to advice or any corrective action that needs to be taken.

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


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


·       Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·       Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


·       Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

·       Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·       Future orientated, thinks strategically


·       Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

·       Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·       Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


·       Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·       Willing to take disciplined risks


·       Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Job Requirements


·       Degree in social work, child care or related degree is preferable.

  • Preferred working experience related to child protection or child care
  • Good organizational, communication and writing skills.
  • Good human relation skills.
  • The Supervisor must have the ability to participate in direct interaction with children by taking an active role during play and other activities.
  • All of our CP staff must demonstrate an open and inclusive attitude, commitment to the importance of protecting children and manage to work under pressure and appreciate challenges. Good teamwork skills are a must.

Respect of Save the Children  rules, policies and code of conduct

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