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Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) and Child Protection (CP) Manager

Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Location:  Adama, Oromia
Career Level:  Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:  Full time
Salary:  As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refuguees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.


Under the direct line management of the field coordinator, Community Well-being Initiative (CWI) Coordinator and the Child and Youth Protection and Development (CYPD) Coordinator, the CWI (GBV) and CP Manager will provide program/technical and operational support to the emergency program activities for gender-based violence/child protection) response in Oromia Region. The Manager mentors, supervises, coordinates and manages the team and oversees the project activities in a professional manner. She/he will demonstrate technical capability and support the program team to ensure the program is holistic, upholding according to standards, procedures, and principles of safeguarding and will be responsible to enhance the coordination of basic services and ensure accessibility of services such as SHLS, case management…etc to our clients.


The CWI/CP Manager reports to the field coordinator, and the CWI and CYPD team at Addis.

Specific Responsibilities


  • Monitor the emergency situations in Oromia region and alert Addis CWI and CYPD team to identify intervention areas.
  • Lead the CP/GBV team including day to day management (determining where and when to go).
  • Provide technical support to staff to initiate the emergency project activities in Oromia region.
  • Conduct regular field visits to targeted IDP sites and initiate discussions with the relevant government actors and community leaders on the selection criteria of clients and strategies for distribution.
  • Conduct needs assessment and or consult with women and children to determine their most urgent needs and identify whether we may be able to meet these needs.
  • Lead the overall start-up of CP/GBV project activities and conduct regular monitoring to ensure project activities are implemented timely and effectively.
  • Support in CP/GBV capacity building trainings to IRC and partner staff.
  • Support the overall budget management including budget planning and budget utilization using IRC tools.
  • Actively participate in protection coordination meetings and raise protection concerns of women and children at the field level.
  • Participate in the write-up of the project report and post-distribution assessments.
  • Ensure a coordinated and holistic approach to address issues concerning vulnerable and at-risk children including Unaccompanied/Separated children living in the IDP sites.
  • In collaboration with the staff hold community awareness raising campaigns and trainings on child protection and GBV concerns.
  • Support the team in ensuring the availability of accurate, complete, and up-to-date information required for advocacy, effective Child Protection GBV program design, implementation, lesson learned, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support in the facilitation of IRC Ethiopia’s, government, and donor monitoring visits and project evaluations.
  • Take deployment assignments and organize and lead emergency operations assessment in new locations, assist in hiring field staff, locating warehouse and office, and set up the emergency response in new/intervention areas in the Oromia region.
  • Assist in the preparation of IRC direct intervention proposals and signing of MoU project agreement with relevant regional government Bureaus.
  • Shall take any additional responsibilities as requested by supervisors.
  • Facilitate/conduct case management and psychosocial support (PSS) training to IRC staff and relevant government staff in the intervention areas (Women, Children, and Youth Affairs staff at zonal and woreda levels).
  • Lead/organize events in International Days like African Child Day, Child Labor Day, 16 Days of Activism, etc and use these forums for mass awareness-raising on GBV and CP concerns.
  • Establish alternative care arrangements for UASC through the identification of extended family/and foster families.
  • Support positive parenting skill and SAFE (Support adolescent and their families in emergency) training based on protection training package

Job Requirements

  • MA/MSc or equivalent in psychology, Social Science, Humanities or other related social science field of study with 3 years of relevant experience. 4 years of relevant experience with the first degree BA. With significant psychosocial support and counseling experience and training considered.
  • NGO experience is a plus.

Skills Required

• Proven management skills

• Project management experience

• Proposal and report writing skills

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Female applicants are encouraged to apply!

How to Apply

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






Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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 employment 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 or disability.

Professional Standards: 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 enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

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 on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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