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Child Protection Coordinator Full-time Job

2023-01-17 13:58   Social science and community   Semera   56 views
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Job Description

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

ROLE PURPOSE:  The jobholder will be responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the child protection interventions. Working closely with the woreda BoWCA experts and SCI project managers, 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 plan and working closely with the programme Manager and partners. He/she will provide project progress reports to the project Manager in the field office as per the government, SCI and donor requirement.  In consultation with the project Manager, the jobholder will represent the project at 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.



Reports to: Project Manager - Child Protection



Staff directly reporting to this post: No


Programme management 

  • Work closely with the national program manager in the development of IA-GEP project plans including the work plan, procurement plan and phased budget management.
  • Support the project managers and coordinate the preparation and compilation of annual plans and budgets, as well as quarterly and annual reports for the IA-GEP
  • Work with Woreda based Project officers and partners in the preparation of annual program operation plans and supports them in periodic reviews of the program operation plans as deemed essential 
  • Ensure effective and efficient utilization of project budget under responsibility for intended purpose;
  • Ensure that partner finance planning and reports are in line with the project agreement and requirements from donors and governments
  • Support the project manager in finalisation of donor reports, including review and verification of financial reports and confirmation of accuracy and consistency between narrative and financial reports.
  • Regularly follow-up and monitor the IA-GEP in Afar region to ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project  
  • Ensure the proper use of monitoring and evaluation systems put in place
  • Identify critical issues in the implementation of IA-GEP in Afar and in consultation with the national program Manager and Project manager take the necessary actions to address problems and constraints
  • Monitor outcomes and compile challenges and ensure proper documentation of best practices and lessons learned in the IA-GEP implementation 
  • Initiate and facilitate changes and improvements on implementation approaches and strategies for the IA-GEP
  • 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
  • Participate in the program proposal process including new program/project development, possible revision and amendment as necessary
  • Prepare regular progress reports of the project as required by the national program manager, child protection programme managers and donors, in compliance to rules and guidelines of donor and SCI
  • Provide feedback and share lessons learned from project implementations and financial reports

·       In consultation and coordination with the program manager and communications and campaigns team, support the development of child protection related communication materials and briefs as necessary

  • Closely work with the PDQ Child Protection team to assure implementation quality; to mainstream/integrate CP
  • Support project proposal/concept note development opportunities in your sector, inputting into design

·       Liaises with the relevant sector offices at the location as it relates to the projects under supervision;


Budget management

·       Support the child protection manager in coordination, preparation and compilation of annual plans and budgets, as well as quarterly and annual reports for the IA-GEP;

·       Prepare annual program operation plans and conduct periodic reviews of the program operation plan;

·       Ensure effective and efficient utilization of project budget under responsibility for intended purpose;

·       Support the child protection manager in coordination and finalisation of donor reports, including review and verification of financial reports and confirmation of accuracy and consistency between narrative and financial reports.


Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance

·       Continuous Monitoring to operation woredas, and systematically document project results jointly woreda based officers and MEAL officer;

·       Plan and facilitate regularly scheduled reviews of projects with partners and stakeholders;

·       Facilitate project baseline study and terminal evaluation through participatory process, and working closely with partners;


Partner management

·       Foster collaborative environment and team spirit among civil society and government partners;

·       Closely work with gov’t stakeholders in the course of project planning and implementation, and to develop their capacity for quality project implementation (based on needs /gap assessment);

·       Conduct regular monitoring visits, support partners at the project sites and prepare reports for documentation and follow-up actions;

·       Closely work with partners in the preparation of periodic and project completion reports.


Humanitarian response

·       Support activities to improve child protection organizational readiness to respond to emergencies in line with global SCI humanitarian goals and benchmarks

·       Be familiar with, adhere to and implement the procedures and processes detailed in the Rules and Principles for humanitarian response

·       As needed, and in consultation with the program manager and sector head, mount appropriate and timely response to emergencies, consistent with established benchmarks, plans and organizational policies and in close cooperation with incoming surge teams



·       Represents the Child Protection ‘sector’ within the location as necessary, in the sub-national child protection forums/meetings on areas related to the project, and upon delegation

·       In cooperation with PDQ Learning and Knowledge Management, ensure proper documentation of experiences and lessons learned from projects under supervision

·       In cooperation with communications team, provide information and inputs to be used for SCI Child Protection information and communication materials

·       Engage in any other FGM project related activities that are deemed necessary by the national program manager.


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 development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


·       Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

·       Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·       Future orientated, thinks strategically


·       Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their 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




Job Requirements


  • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in an area of social science or equivalent
  • Recommended a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment, preferably with experience in community based child protection project coordination experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of national protection systems, 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 in partners management and capacity building
  • Experience of working successfully with senior managers in other parts of own organization or partner organizations to deliver major change
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
  • Experience of managing and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, and of strengthening implementation of financial control processes
  • Solid budgeting skills and knowledge of key donor regulations
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • 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 Amharic language required
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

How to Apply

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. 

Use the below link 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.


Jan 27, 2023

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