Humanity & Inclusion (new brand name of Handicap International) Community Protection Officer - Liben Jobs in Ethiopia

Humanity & Inclusion (new brand name of Handicap International) Community Protection Officer - Liben Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The Community Protection Officer (CPO) under the supervision of the Project Manager, will be responsible to provide support to the Para-Social workers (4) in establishing Child Friendly Space (CFS) and Women Friendly Space (WFS), conduct mentoring, and ‘’on-the-job’’ coaching.

  • The CPO will also be responsible to identify Persons with specific needs (PWSNs) and conduct individual assessment based on the needs identified, ensure community mobilization and involvement of Persons with Specific Needs, especially persons with disabilities, organize and conduct small group awareness session on protection related issues (including S.GBV,…) as well as on inclusion and disability, raise awareness on services available and facilitate referral linkage to other service providers, including internal referral.

  • The project implemented in Liben Zone target mainly IDPs and host community with specific needs through an integrated protection response and the provision of protection, PSS and functional rehabilitation services.

  • The Community Protection Officer will be expected to travel with the NRC team to respond to IDPs and host communities protection needs.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Implementation of Community protection activities

  • Contribute to the safe identification of Persons with specific needs (PWSNs) especially persons with disabilities, chronic illness, injured and elderly persons using the agreed identification form;

  • Conduct specific individual assessment of the protection risks for the beneficiaries identified as well as appropriate referral (internal and/or external) of persons with specific needs in a timely and quality manner using the agreed referral form, including follow-up sessions;

  • Conduct small inclusive awareness group session (age, gender and diversity approach) among the community, especially to persons with specific needs identified and their caregivers/family members on protection related topics (including S.GBV), mitigation measures, Rights, disability and inclusion;

  • Support the implementation of Caregivers of PWSNs group discussion in coordination with the rehabilitation officer and PSS officers to strengthen community support groups;

  • Ensure community mobilization and participation through informal group discussion and inform the community about services including HI’s services, activities and how to seek support;

  • Mobilize IDP leaders and community groups (including elderly, women,…) and support the implementation of supportive committees, through a community-based approach;

  • Support the involvement and participation of specific community groups (especially women and girls, persons with disabilities,…) to develop inclusive awareness raising materials using different channels: sketches, drama theater, pictures…;

  • Conduct mapping of actors in Kabeles that are hosting IDPs and covered by the UNOCHA-funded project and update these monthly to strengthen the referral pathways;

  • Contribute to build positive relationships within the community including with community leaders and other external stakeholders through regular discussions to facilitate HI’s acceptance and trust building;

    Data Collection, Storage, Analysis and Sharing

  • Ensure effective and safe documentation of the cases identified (identification forms, assessment forms, referrals forms,…) in line with
    internal standard operating procedures, guidelines and protection principles;

  • Ensure cases are well recorded through the database and other data collection methodologies (beneficiary’s files, …) and share to the Project Manager when required;

  • Ensure additional monitoring tools (attendance sheet, reports,…) are well recorded and stored properly;

  • Adhere to HI’s data protection and confidentiality protocols;

    Networking and Representation

  • Identify and network with external service providers to reinforce referral mechanisms;

  • Support the Senior Protection Officer and Project Manager in continuous mapping of services available in HI’s areas of intervention;

  • Establish and maintain positive and efficient relations with target beneficiaries, community members, and all the other actors operating in the camp;

  • Coordinate regular activities with IDP committees, Kebele authorities, and other partner teams as may be necessary;

    Maintain a high quality of work

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and skills in understanding needed responses to general protection issues of IDPs and host community;

  • Ensure the implemented project meet the quality requirements of HI, partners and the funding agency;

    Responsible for implementing the safeguarding policies at project level

  • Ensure respect and compliance of HI’s policies including Child Protection and Child Safeguarding Policy, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse PSEA policy, Anti-fraud and anti-corruption policy, Code of Conduct;

  • Ensure reporting mechanisms are implemented and accessible for persons with specific needs in the working areas and inform the community accordingly;

  • Report immediately to the Project Manager and Operational coordinator any concern, incident related to child protection, safeguarding and PSEA;

    Job Requirements

    Education & Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Social Work, or Psychology

    Knowledge and Professional Experience required

  • Minimum of 2 years of technical experience on General Protection in humanitarian intervention (protection principles and minimum standards, vulnerabilities, protection risks, …) including on Community-based protection approach and awareness raising in humanitarian settings;

  • Good knowledge of data collection, analysis and reporting;


  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Power Point).

  • Ability to work in remote areas of Liben zone.

  • High degree of confidentiality.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work with teams and develop team spirit.

  • Diligence and attention to detail.

  • Never been convicted, free from khat, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse addictions.

  • Knowledge of working area language (Somali) is Must.

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should fill in the attached application form Job application form updated.docx and submit it with a 1 page motivation letter through ethiojobs or email it at on or before the above mentioned deadline.

  • Please clearly state the position you apply in the subject of your email. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for exam/interview no phone calls please.

  • We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting child protection and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

  • This position involves working with beneficiaries and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks.

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