HaC Child Protection Officer Jobs in South Sudan

HaC Child Protection Officer Jobs in South Sudan

  • Help a Child is a Christian International NGO founded in 1968 specialized in Protection, FSL, and Peacebuilding with its headquarters in the Netherlands. Help a Child’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of children, their parents, and their communities living in poverty and crisis around the world and South Sudan specifically.

  • Help a Child has been operating in South Sudan for more than 10 years but it finally established its office in the country in 2018. The country office of Help a Child is based in Juba with one field office in Wau with wider operational areas covering, Pibor, Warrap, Western Bahar El Ghazal, and the Central Equatoria States.

  • Help a Child is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Child Protection Officer to based in Pibor .*

    Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the entire project implementation processes with the support of the colleagues in the field office in Wau

  • Plan and coordinate all project actions with colleagues leading protection, peacebuilding, and income generation components of this project for complementarity

  • Write and submit quality and timely monthly, quarterly and final reports to the Program Manager

  • Facilitate the process of procuring project materials in collaboration with the finance and procurement team at country and field offices.

  • Write project human interest and success stories for the project to be submitted along with reports

  • Build a strong relationship with stakeholders like the local government, NGOs, and UN bodies operating in the project area to enhance coordination and collaboration

  • Participate and facilitate the process of the FSL survey to be conducted by an external consultant in the project area to enable successful completion of the survey exercises.

  • Organize training, mobilization meetings with relevant beneficiaries and stakeholders in Bagari

  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, partners, project beneficiaries, and other stakeholders to strengthen community involvement, and support.

  • Compile activity level data as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.

  • Support MEAL system to ensure accessibility and reliability of the information.

  • Communicate key project information and results with community members, colleagues, and stakeholders.

  • Contribute to reflective conversations on ongoing project interventions.

  • Share insights and perspectives based on observations and interactions with community members, colleagues, and stakeholders.

    Qualification and personal specifications:

  • Preferably a degree in Social Work, Education, Law, Humanitarian Aid, Development Studies or a related field/Social Sciences;

  • Certificate and/or training in (Child) protection and psychosocial support is an advantage;

  • At least 3 years of experience in community peacebuilding and Social work and/or protection work with an INGO;

  • Experience with working with community empowerment strategies; Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities;

  • Good coordination, facilitation, training and mentoring skills;

  • Ability to work with people from different levels of society;

  • Ability to cope with stressful, delicate and possibly unstable situations;

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written in English and the local language;

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, interpersonal and cross cultural sensitivity;

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in MS applications, especially Excel, PowerPoint, MS-Word.

  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management, planning, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and pays attention to details.

  • Ability to identify issues/needs, define solutions, and design innovative actions for
    solving the needs.

  • Able to illustrate good integrity records and actions taken.

  • Good command of English and fluent in any South Sudan or duty station local language (Juba Arabic).

  • Excellent writing skills, budget planning, and budget controls.

  • Full support of the vision, mission, and Christian core values of Help a Child.

  • Observation, active listening, and analytical skills with the ability to make sound judgments.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people.

  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, and results-oriented.

  • He/she has strong experience and good skills in community mobilization and engagement.

  • Open to South Sudanese national only.



  • Maintain generally accepted and social ethical standards in activities that have to do with the position

  • Takes responsibility for own actions.

  • Indicates things that are expected of him/her are not by his or her standards or organizational standards.

  • Sticking to standards and values, even when this could lead to disadvantage, tension, or conflicts.

  • Does what he/she says, keeps promises and appointments.

  • Respects and protects confidential information entrusted to him/her.

  • Informs customers, employees, or the public about the extent to which one may expect problems or setbacks.

  • Does not abuse power or prior knowledge.

  • Provides information on his / her opinion on business ethics, safety, and the environment.


  • Actively contributing to joint results, even when the subject involved is not of immediate personal interest. Sharing information and knowledge with others.

  • Ready to collaborate with other disciplines or organizational units.

  • Appreciate the information and knowledge sharing.

  • Encourages teamwork and enhancement of working relationships.

  • Is willing to make concessions to get a step ahead as a group.

  • Initiates collaboration between different groups to achieve a joint result.

    Customer orientation

  • Investigating the wishes and interests of (internal customers and reacting accordingly. Anticipating the interests of customers. Giving high priority to service preparedness and client satisfaction.

  • Analyzes short and long-term financial needs and gaps of the partners.

  • Proposes the partner that best fits his current and future needs.

  • Discusses (unwise) choices from the partner and makes improvements.

  • Investigates the satisfaction and further needs of the partners after delivery of the services community.


  • Building relationships and networks that prove to be useful in achieving goals. Making effective use of informal networks to get things done.

  • Encourages colleagues and partners to maintain and expand their internal and external contacts, and makes suggestions.

  • Brings internal relationships/networks into contact with external relationships/networks.

  • Asks friends to collaborate in making contacts with potential relationships and/or networks.

  • Uses own network to achieve goals of others.

  • Uses the relationships from the own network to realize the goals of the own organizational unit.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; HaC Child Protection Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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