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Child Protection Officer – Jigjiga, Somali Region of Ethiopia

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Job Description

Child Protection Officer  (200007XN)
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Location : Jigjiga 
Child Protection Officer  
Job Summary:

The job holder will be seconded to the regional BoWCA’s and responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the ASRH project in the assigned regional Bureau of Women Children Affairs. Working closely with the regional BoWCAs experts and SCI project coordinator, He/she will be responsible to effectively coordinate, supervise and provide support to the community facilitators in the assigned region and follow-up the implementation of the project under responsibility. The project officer will participate in the preparation of annual plan and working closely with the programme coordinator and partners. He/she will provide project progress reports to the project coordinator in the field office as per the government, SCI and donor requirement.  In consultation with the project coordinator, the job holder will represent the project at regional and Woreda level external forums/meetings in his/her operation region as required. He/she will ensure strong linkage and integration of project activities with the government sector development plan.

Job Specific Roles:
  • Under the guidance of the project coordinator and the process owner at the BoWCA’s, the job holder will facilitate the preparation and compilation of the detail implementation plan (DIP) for each Woreda under responsibility.
  • Coordinator regional project activities with support from the project coordinator
  • Regularly follow-up and monitor the SRH project  implementation in the intervention Woreda and  ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project  
  • Identify critical issues in the implementation of SRH project in the intervention Woreda in consultation with the   project coordinator and take  the necessary actions to address problems and constraints
  • Monitor project performance, plan and facilitate regularly scheduled reviews of projects with partners and stakeholders and ensure proper documentation of best practices and lessons learned in the ASRH project implementation 
  • Facilitate project related assessments  and evaluation through participatory process, and working closely with partner
  • Initiate and facilitate changes and improvements on implementation approaches and strategies for the ASRH project
  • Ensure that strategies for phasing out are taken care of during implementation
  • Facilitate and ensure the involvement of children as primary stakeholders in all programme work
  • Prepare regular progress reports of the project and submit to the BoWCA’s and the project coordinator as per the reporting schedule.
  • Provide feedback and share lessons learned from project implementations and financial reports
  • Liaises with the relevant government sector offices at the location as it relates to the projects under supervision;
  • Plan and submit activities implementation schedule with budget to the field office and ensure that payments are effected timely
  • Handle other activities assigned by the supervisor
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Bachelor Degree in an area of  public health, social science or equivalent
  • Recommended a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an NGO environment, preferably with experience in community based child wellbeing/SRH  project coordination experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of national Child wellbeing  systems, and technical knowledge on child wellbeing  monitoring and evaluation 
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Good knowledge of the regional context  of assignment and prior experience in working with pastoralist communities
  • Strong results orientation and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
  • Experience of facilitating and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, s
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Fluency in  local regional and Amharic language required,
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Proven team work and  team management experience

We offer a competitive package in the context of the role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

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.

Application Information:

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:


 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.

Location : Jijiga

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Closing Date : Jan 19, 2021

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