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Social Worker- Child Protection – Hudet & Moyale, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia

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Job Description

Social Worker- Child Protection  (2100052S)
 External advert.

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health & Nutrition

LOCATION: Hudet & Moyale

Position: Social Worker –Child Protection  

POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer, the Child Protection Social worker, will follow up the activity of community outreach workers and coordinates the implementation of the Child Protection program in the IDP camp. Spend the working day at the Child Friendly Spaces and will have some outreach activities in the camp, while following up cases in need of Psycho Social Support, family interventions and community based activities. It is expected that the social worker takes the lead in the overall CFS activities, including the Psycho-social work, case management and child-friendly activities / games. The Social worker are there to supervise/ coach the volunteers and ensure that all activities are in line with Save the Children’s goals and policies. This means active participation and interaction in child-friendly activities together with the Children, as well as the volunteers and the rest of the staff. The Supervisor shall follow up plans, administer, monitor and evaluate the activities being implemented by the Child Protection team in the CFC, in a manner consistent with SCI programming principle and the mission’s program focus and strategy.

Key accountabilities


  • Be a role model for the rest of the Staff and Volunteers in active involvement/ interaction with children in play and all our CP activities. This means to spend as much time as possible in the Child Friendly Centres to inspire the staff and volunteers by showing all children respect, care and commitment in the way we are treating them.   
  • Take a leading role in inspiring and empowering the team in all practical tasks regarding the Child protection program.


  • Participate in the direct interaction with the children at the Child friendly Center, this means to ensure that all the children have access to structured activities of high quality, all the time they spend in our Child friendly Centers.
  • Focus on play and active participation in activities that give children rest and learning. Sports and cultural activities are part of this activity. If one sees that our staffor our volunteers do not follow the guidelines for learning through play and recreation, it is the task supervisors to intervene and supervise
  • Ensure that all children who arrive in our CFC is properly registered and have safe care as long as they stay there.
  • Ensure that CFS is properly staffed throughout opening hours. Supervisor is required to register the correct attendance and absence for our volunteers and the rest of the staff. Supervisor will report absence/ delayed attendance to line manager.
  • Make sure that there is absolutely zero tolerance for corporal punishment or aggression from our volunteers, guards or other staff. If this occurs, the Supervisor must immediately reprimand the person and provide a written report to the CP officer, who is obliged to take necessary steps. Supervisor shall also ensure that ourzero tolerance for all forms of physical punishment / aggression, motorized vehicles, tobacco or consumption of chat at our CFS, is made ​​known to all who arecommitted by Save the Children. All such cases shall be immediately reported to the CP officer

  Monitoring /evaluation

  •  Present weekly/monthly and quarterly project status report to CP officer, which will include activity progress, and highlight any areas which need special management attention.
  • Undertake site supervision to review status of project implementation and to advice or any corrective action that needs to be taken.

Any other duties as assigned by the line manager and/or the SCI management


Qualifications and certifications:

  • Diploma in social work, child care or related degree is preferable.


Preferred working experience related to child protection or child care minimum 1 years’ experience.

Skills/Ability required:

  • Good organizational, communication and writing skills.
  • Good human relation skills. 
  • The Supervisor must have the ability to participate in direct interaction with children by taking an active role during play and other activities.
  • All of our CP staff must demonstrate an open and inclusive attitude, commitment to the importance of protecting children and manage to work under pressure and appreciate challenges. Good teamwork skills are a must.
  • Respect of Save the Children rules, policies and code of conduct


  • Knowledge of the area and region where the post is located.

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 www.savethechildren.net/careers

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.

Date of issue:    September ,2021                                                                                            Author:

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Closing Date : Sep 19, 2021



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