Save The Children Child Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Child Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199374

Category: Health Care, Social Sciences and Community
Location: Gambella, Gambela
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description


Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

Child Protection Officer



Place of Work



Child Protection

Monthly Salary

Based on the Organization Pay Scale

Length of Contract

Indefinite period

Number of Positions


Opening Date


Job Purpose

The Child Protection Officer has responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of Child Protection strategies and activities at the Pugnido Refugee Camp and at the entry points.

The CP Officer will be responsible for coordinating the work of and providing guidance to the Community CP Social Workers. The post-holder will report to the Program Coordinator with technical relationship with CP Specialist.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage and support the individual case management process including identification, documentation and referrals.

  • Provide problem solving solutions to social workers.

  • Coordinate with other agencies relating to interagency Child Protection issues arising at camp level.

  • Liaise with local ARRA leadership regarding Child Protection issues to be addressed at community level.

  • Facilitate regular meetings with local community leaders (zone leaders / block leaders) regarding community based child protection interventions and actions;

  • Ensure the correct management of Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) documentation at camp level;

  • Facilitate participatory analysis and planning at block levels to identify and prioritise risks posed to children;

  • Provide CP social Workers with technical support regarding complex cases or specific technical difficulties

  • Responsible for the overall project implementation, works with and supervises the activities of Community based Incentive Social workers at the Child Friendly Spaces

  • Contribute to the design of
    an overall programme contingency plan.

  • Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on CP activities and input into regular situation reports.

  • Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed.

  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to Child Protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies

    Job Requirements

  • A good communication skill with fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology / Health related fields with 2 years’ work experience in Child protection work in development-related organisations; experience in refuge operation is advantage.
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy

  • Knowledge of refugee operations; knowledge of the area is an added advantage;

  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions;

  • Experience in working in an insecure environment


  • Knowledge of the Gambella region socio-culture and local language where the post is located

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should apply through and/or submit their application to Save the Children Gambella Field Office in person on or before March 02, 2019.

    a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

    b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

    c. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience (if any), technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

    Please Do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    Please Make Sure You State the Code of the Vacancy on the Subject of Your Email.

    For hard copy applicants you can forward your application through Save the Children International Ethiopia Country Office P.O. Box 387; Ethiopia ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be reserved within 10 days of this advertisement.

    In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

    “We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.”

    Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

    Save The Children Child Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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