IRC Child Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
IRC Child Protection Officer Jobs in EthiopiaRequisition ID
: req6466Job Title
: Child Protection OfficerSector
: Child ProtectionEmployment Category
: Fixed TermEmployment Type
: Full-TimeOpen to Expatriates
: Jijiga, EthiopiaJob Descriptionsummary Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the camp manager and the child protection manager and with technical support from the child protection technical team based in Addis Ababa, the Child Protection Officer will be responsible to supervise, coordinate and manage the child protection (CP) program in Kebribeyah refugee camp.
She /he will demonstrate technical capability and support the CP Assistant and refugee social workers to ensure the program is holistic, upholding standards, procedures and principles of child protection. She /he will coordinate the various services available in the camp. Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Planning Development and Implementation: Develop and maintain skillful and effective communication and working relationships with relevant stakeholders including children, families, community leaders and other implementing partners.
Represent the program of the camp in all stakeholder meetings and communicate the outcomes with program staff.
Coordinate, lead and facilitate regular monthly meetings with the community, children and implementing agencies and sectors including preparation of agenda and circulate the minutes of the camp based child protection working groups (coordination body) meetings
In collaboration with the CWI, health and Sanitation staff hold community awareness raising campaigns/ keep fit on child protection concerns
Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of CP program implementation and follow up on agreed points.
Collaborate with other Program Officers to ensure the integration of other (Education and youth and livelihoods) programs and with other sectors specifically CWI, Sanitation, Health and PU
Ensure accountability and collaborate with the Operations Sections to establish and maintain sound internal controls according to financial and supply management requirements.
Mentor and support social workers and develop a positive team spirit to encourage innovative and quality programming.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Initiate/ Participate in periodic program review meetings with partners and community members.
Support the CP team in ensuring the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Child Protection program implementation, follow-up, review, monitoring and evaluation.
Regularly review and give feedback on the child protection program information management system and follow-up and report on the progress of the IA CP IMS.
Prepares weekly and monthly progress, quarterly and annual implementation and donor reports and review budget as required.
Key Working Relationships:
The Child Protection officer will directly report to the Camp Manager and the CP manager and /or the CYPD Manager based in Jigjiga with additional oversight from the Field Coordinator and technically to the Assistant Child Protection Coordinator based in Addis Ababa.
University Degree (Diploma, BA, M), in Social Science, Social Work, health or psychology/Sociology
Female applicants are encouraged
Experience in working with harmed and at risk children in NGO working system
Demonstrated experience in field staff management
Strong language skills in English, and Somali
Good communication skills with children and individuals from a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds.
Strong computer skills, including MS Word and Excel, internet, e-mail.
How to apply:
Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following
address: IRC – Ethiopia, Jijiga field office PO Box 1070
Please include 3 references
Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.
Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.
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 form permanent) and telephone number
Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.
IRC Child Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
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