Child Protection Team Leader

Norwegian Refugee Council, Ethiopia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
23rd January, 2019

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The purpose of the child Protection Team Leader position is to implement delegated Child Protection project portfolio. The Child Protection Team Leader will be responsible for the coordination, supervision and support of Family-based care arrangement, Case management works, Psychosocial support, feeding Programme; and work closely Case Management Officer and Child Protection Officers ensuring good delivery of the Child Protection activities in the area of intervention.

Job description

  • Work closely with Child Protection Officer, refugee incentive workers, refugee communities, children, ARRA, UNHCR and LUMOS for the promotion of family-based care arrangements including Family Tracing and Reunification activities.
  • Liaise with governmental officials-ARRA, UNHCR, camp structures and other international organizations on NRC’s child protection and other Programmes behalf at the camp level.
  • Assist the Child Protection Coordinator in designing of Child Protection Programme and overall management of child protection Programmeme, including planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, supervise and coordinate all child protection staff.
  • Supervise delivery of feeding support and material distribution for children is accordance with agreed standards.
  • Ensuring community participation and consultation of community structures-RCC, Child welfare committee, child right clubs in each steps of the Programme.
  • Supervise work is completed in accordance with Case Management Principles and the Practical Guidance Document and new National SOPs.
  • Supervise management of Child Protection Information Management Systems, Psychosocial/CFS, and community outreach awareness raising activities in the camps in accordance with setting standards.
  • Collaborate with relevant partners to develop and maintain CP referral mechanism and work with NRC Programmes to develop Programme synergy at camp level
  • Assist development of training materials for child protection and facilitate training and facilitate the dissemination of awareness information to refugees and engage with refugee and camp structures and group;
  • Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partners in the field/camps and contribute to relevant coordination mechanisms.
  • Assist Programme Officers develop weekly and monthly plan for and compliance to weekly, monthly and other required report of activities
  • Participate in the development of lessons learned and best practices in child protection and other Programmes.
  • Ensure that all relevant financial documentation is completed accurately as required by NRC’s finance policy and procedure for incentive and other field level payments.
  • Ensure all materials distribution for children/beneficiaries supported with distribution lists and report to Child Protection Coordinator at monthly base.
  • Highlight any challenges or constraints to Child Protection Coordinator to address timely.
  • Compile and submit all required reports and updates to the Programme Coordinator and other concerned bodies with agreed quality and time line.
  • Provide technical support to case management and child protection officers in the delivery of the activities
  • Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance.
  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff


  • University degree in relevant areas- psychology, social work, Sociology & etc. and minimum five or more years work experience in managing child protection Programme preferably in refugee/IDP settings.
  • Experience from working as a Child Protection Team Leader/Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Education field: Sociology

Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own manager skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the Amharic and Tigrigna local language mandatory
  • Knowledge of the context in operation.

Language: English


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