Child Protection Officer

IRC, Jijiga, Ethiopia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th October, 2020

Job Description


Under the supervision of the CYPD Manager of the area, with technical support from the child protection technical unit of Addis Ababa, the Child Protection Officer of Afdem IDP site will supervise, coordinate and run child protection (CP) prevention and response program in a professional manner. She /he will demonstrate technical capability and support the CP staff (volunteers/ community facilitators) to ensure the program is according to standards, procedures and principles of child protection. She /he will coordinate the child protection interventions with the various services available in the camp.


Program Planning Development and Implementation

  • The child protection officer is responsible for the establishment /strengthening of community base child protection mechanisms and respond to the needs of children in Afdem IDP sites
  • Ensure child protection situational assessments, data collection, compiling and analyzing are to the required standard.
  • Facilitate and participate in the development of service mapping and CP referral pathway to ensure a coordinated and quality response services for UASC and other at-risk children.
  • Takes primary responsibility in conducting community mass awareness raising, mini campaign /outreach activities and equip the community base structures with knowledge and skills of prevention and support for children against risk and harm.
  • Ensure well-coordinated and broad approach to address needs of Unaccompanied / Separated children and youth living in the camp.
  • Carry out standardized psychosocial support educational and recreational activities at the temporary Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS) according to schedule.
  • Take a lead and support the community-based associations in establishing /strengthening family based appropriate care arrangement and protection mechanisms, including follow-up of the case management process.
  • Provide training for CP staff (volunteers, community facilitating), implementing partners, care giver /families, teachers and the community and opinion leaders including children based on IRC’s training toolkits.
  • Ensure identified and registered children are supervised follow-up and receive appropriate support (including materials support) and services according to the needs of children.
  • Responsible for crafting of activity and budget planning, implementation, follow-up and monitoring of the child protection program in line with organizational and donors’ guidelines, requirements and ensure the accurate utilization and tracking of budget and materials allocated to the program.


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