IRC Child Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

IRC Child Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Requisition ID: req6466

Job Title: Child Protection Officer

Sector: Child Protection

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Jijiga, Ethiopia

Job Description

summary 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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