Child Protection Officer – ( 5 position ) 94 views

Job Description

Key Accountabilities

·       Manage and support the individual case management process including identification, documentation and referrals.

·       Provide problem solving solutions to community workers.

·       Coordinate with other agencies relating to interagency Child Protection and psycho social  issues arising within the response region.

·       Liaise with local authorithy  leadership regarding Child Protection and psycho social  issues to be addressed at community level.

·       Facilitate regular meetings with local community leaders (zone leaders) regarding community based child protection and psycho socilal  interventions and actions;

·       Ensure the correct management of Child Protection Information Management System  (CPIMS) CFS monitoring tools  documentation at at Woreda level;

·       Facilitate participatory analysis and planning at Woreda levels to identify and prioritise risks posed to children;

·       Provide CP community  Workers with technical support regarding complex cases or specific technical difficulties

·       Responsible for the overall project implementation, works with and supervises the activities of Community based CFS facilitators  at the Child Friendly Spaces

·        Supervise the woreda Child Friendly Space locations by visiting Child Friendly Spaces on a regular basis, ensuring that activities are implemented in an appropriate manner and according to schedule

·       Provide technical capacity to CFS facilitators on basic concepts CPiE, PFA and PSS  to roll out activities based on agreed minimum standards.

·       Ensure accurate attendance is taken at least two times/week and given to Coordinator on Thursdays

·       Ensure that missing children are followed up and that regular meetings occur between CFS and communities

·       Contribute to the design of an overall programme contingency plan.

·       Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on CP activities and input into regular situation reports.

·       Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection  and psycho social support are raised and addressed.

Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to Child Protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies

Job Requirements


  • A good communication skill with fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology / Health related fields with 2 years’ work experience in Child protection work in development-related organisations; experience in refuge operation is advantage.
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy

·       Knowledge of internally displaced persons operations; knowledge of the area is an added advantage;

·       Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions;

·       Experience in working in an insecure environment

·       Knowledge of the TIGRAY region socio-culture and local language where the post is located



  • Very good written and spoken English,
  • Basic understanding of child protection, psycho social  and community based approached
  • Computer knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to prioritize tasks
  • Able to operate in extremely harsh living and working environment


·       Knowledge of the Tigray  region, socio-culture and local language where the post is located as an added advantage

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