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9 Jul 2019

Child Protection officer

Job Description


SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somalia Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has officially been working in Somalia since 1985. SOS is currently working in 134 countries worldwide. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. We also run education and health facilities. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. SOS is currently working in Banadir, Bay and Bakool Regions.

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position of Child Protection Officer.

Job Title:  Child Protection officer (1 Position)

Location: Mogadishu

Job Summary:

The job holder will facilitate the provision of capacity building activities to the project staff and volunteers for them to understand and implement the protection particularly CP activities as planned. While on the hand, the community engagement approach on CP will be the first role to be dealt by the job holder to maximize the uptake of the CP messaging in the community, during which, child protection case management, monitoring and reporting will be realized with the help of the coordination meetings, information sharing and networking of partners responding to child protection issues in the respective district/towns or locations.

Report to: Child Protection Coordinator

Key Area of responsibility:

  • Train volunteers and staff working in the Child Friendly Spaces
  • Carry out periodic community dialogue on child protection
  • Support youth to carry out child protection awareness campaigns
  • Periodic district level CP campaign involving all stakeholders
  • Engage primary schools on child protection issues
  • Guide and support with reporting, referral of child protection incidents
  • Supervise and monitor the activities implemented in the SOS Child Friendly Spaces at the static centers.
  • Produce project reports on monthly and quarterly basis
  • Produce activity reports e.g. training reports.
  • Document case studies, success stories and share promising child protection practices
  • Monitor protection issues for boys and girls and share to the concerned bodies
  • Represent SOS CV in district coordination meetings in the child protection cluster/working group
  • Plan joint activities/events whenever possible to maximize integration and collaboration of other partners

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA)/Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education is an added advantage
  • Technical Training qualifications in protection or peace building will be an added advantage
  • 3 years of experience or more in related job of protection is desirable

Child Safeguarding Policy: SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email

Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date is 16th July 2019.

Competent Female candidates are encourage to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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