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Child Protection Coordinator

Job Description


  • · 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 authority 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 social  interventions and actions;
  • · Ensure the correct management of Child Protection Information Management System  (CPIMS) CFS monitoring tools  documentation 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


  • Advanced degree in psychology, social work or child protection related field with a minimum of 5 years related work experience in the area of Child Protection. Experience in child protection in emergencies is a benefit. 
  • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels – federal to district.  This includes technical support, capacity building and coordination.
  • Excellent understanding of Child Protection issues in Ethiopia at both field and policy levels in general and excellent understanding of child protection in emergencies in particular.
  • Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realizing children’s rights in Ethiopia more specific Amhara conflict, in relation to thematic area.
  • Experience in managing Child Protection projects in emergency conflict context
  • Strong data collection, analysis and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in M&E
  • Good presentation, training and facilitation skills
  •  Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Good spoken and written English,
  • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)
  • Commitment to Save the Children child protection policies

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.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at  for External  for Internal