Link Community Development Safeguarding Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Link Community Development Safeguarding Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Link Community Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children.

The Safeguarding Senior Programme Officer will support the delivery of Link’s Girls’ Education Challenge ‘STAGES’ project in Ethiopia.

Reporting to the Programme Manager of Link Community Development Ethiopia, the post-holder will work closely with the Programme Manager to ensure Link Ethiopia has and adheres to robust safeguarding procedures, follows safeguarding best practice and the STAGES project is compliant with donor safeguarding requirements.

Child protection and participation, as core elements of Link’s overall safeguarding policy, are integral to the post-holder’s areas of responsibility. Some travel within Ethiopia may be required.


  • Be the Link Ethiopia focal person for Safeguarding and Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection
  • Take action as necessary on revisions to safeguarding guidance and due diligence from the GEC-T Fund Manager; Respond to Fund Manager requests for information and updates on LCDE’s Safeguarding policy
  • Strengthen and develop where necessary robust Safeguarding policies and procedures, including the Child and Vulnerable Adult policy, ensuring it aligns with Ethiopian legislation and donor compliance
  • Ensure a robust Case Management system is in place and fit for purpose, including reporting, referrals and victim support
  • Ensure the Risk Management system is updated and shared with appropriate team members
  • Conduct a thorough service mapping of victim support services in Wolaita Zone and the SNPPR Region
  • Ensure all staff, consultants, partners, contractors and visitors adopt and follow the Link Ethiopia Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct
  • Work closely with LCDE programme team members to ensure that safeguarding
    is considered in all programme activities.
  • Work closely with the Gender Officer in all activities to safeguard girls (and boys) who are particularly vulnerable to abuse, such as children with disabilities
  • Strengthen the Link Ethiopia safeguarding training module and ensure it follows best practice
  • Develop a training plan and train all Link Ethiopian staff on safeguarding best practice
  • Implement existing and new screening procedures for new Link Ethiopia recruits
  • Engage in scheduled revisions of Link Ethiopia Safeguarding and Child and Vulnerable Adult protection policies
  • Ensure that girls (and boys) in project schools understand safeguarding and protection, and that they participate in the development of school level policies or guidelines which seek to protect them from harm, violence or abuse
  • Strengthen GEC-T programming to ensure the active participation of girls (considering particularly marginalised girls including girls with disability) in the design, implementation and evaluation of project activities
  • Play an active role in implementation of Child Protection project activities and provide high quality reports on activity status
  • Make frequent field visits to project areas to monitor implementation of safeguarding/ child and vulnerable adult protection activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staffing or staff training


  • Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. law, child development)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in safeguarding / child protection
  • Knowledge of Government development plans and policies on Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Technical knowledge of safeguarding and child protection in the international development context
  • Field work experience
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills in English and Amharic
  • Strong interpersonal skills

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter, Application Form and Equal Opportunities monitoring form to Link at with the subject line “Safeguarding Senior Programme Officer, STAGES Application”

  • Your cover letter should detail how you meet the required criteria
  • It should also include your available start date and salary expectations

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 12th November, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Link Community Development Safeguarding Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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