Save The Children Social Worker Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Social Worker Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 221351

Category: Social Sciences and Community

Location: Haro Limu/Sasiga, Oromia

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Social Work

Role Purpose:

Under the guidance and technical support of the CP Project Officer, and CP project coordinator, Social Worker is responsible for working closely with children, community and government stakeholders.

S/he is responsible for provision of effective, efficient and quality psychosocial support, reunification and reintegration services for children at risk of or victims of HTP.

He works as a case manager, best interest determination panel and other support activities to respond to the children problems.

She/he works in establishing/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children from HTP and other child protection risks.

S/he supports child protection officer in implementing child protection projects at woreda level by engaging community, government and other stakeholders

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Program Management

  • Lead and facilitate best interest determination (BID) panel to guarantee best interest of the children.

  • Conduct family tracing and reunification for Sasiga and Haro Limu Districts declared/only and other children at risk or victims of HTP.

  • Facilitate multi sectorial linkages at Woreda level to prevent, protect and respond to child protection risks.

  • Identify, register and refer abused and exploited children for child protection services.

  • Work as a case manager or case management focal person at Woreda level.

  • Promote and improve quality service delivery to fulfil children’s right based on SCI vision, mission and values.

  • Lead and facilitate psychosocial support for children at risk or victims of HTP and their families.

  • Facilitate placement of children in foster or kinship care arrangements and regularly follow up situations of children,

  • Facilitate and lead the economic empowerment of families and their children.

  • Assists CP Project Officer in overseeing implementation of CP projects.

  • Support and assist CP Project Officer in establish/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children.

  • Identifies community based child protection mechanisms capacity gaps and participates in building their capacity.

  • Facilitate and lead community awareness raising and sensitization programs to promote positive values of the society towards children.

  • Facilitate and provide trainings, workshops for community members, and other stakeholders.

  • Assist the CP project officer and CP Project Coordinator in establishing/strengthening referral linkages.

  • Work closely with Sasiga & Haro Limu Woredas relevant government offices and community based child protection structures to provide psychosocial support for children.

  • Assists the CP Project Officer in preparation and compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports and for other SCI and donor compliance and requirements.

  • Document best practices of the project activities and share with relevant agencies.

  • Performs other related activities as assigned by his immediate supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in an area of social science, law or equivalent
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment, with experience in community based child protection project coordination experience
  • Experience, Knowledge and understanding of community based child
    protection mechanisms, national protection systems, working Internal
  • Displaced Persons (IDP) related projects, management and technical knowledge on child protection monitoring and evaluation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required and Fluency in Afan Oromo is Advantageous.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values


    SC Values are:

  • Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases.

  • Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

  • Engaging (align with Collaboration, Creativity,

  • Networking: Builds and use sustainable relationship to support the work of save the children

  • Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

    We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

  • We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    How to Apply

    Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at to Apply.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

    Save The Children Social Worker Jobs in Ethiopia

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