Under the direct line management of the Field coordinator, and the child protection technical unit and the CWI/ CP manager the child protection Officer will be responsible for the implementation, follow-up and monitoring of the child protection (CP) prevention and response program in a professional manner. She /he will demonstrate technical capability to support the CP staff (volunteers/ community facilitators) to ensure program implementation is upholding standards, procedures and principles of child protection in Gedeo IDP sites. She /he will coordinate the program interventions and services to address the needs of displaced children.
Program Planning Development and Implementation
- Accountable for the establishment /strengthening of community-based child protection mechanisms.
- 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 vulnerable and at-risk children.
- In collaboration with the CWI team, takes primary responsibility in conducting community mass awareness raising, mini campaign /outreach activities and equip the society-based structures with knowledge and skills of prevention and support for children against risk and harm.
- Ensure well-coordinated and full approach to address needs of vulnerable and at-risk children.
- 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.
- Recruit and train SHLS facilitators on SHLS toolkit and approach with ongoing mentoring support
- Coordinate meetings and orient community leaders, care giver /families, teachers and children regarding the benefits of the SHLS intervention.
- Ensure identified children needing support are referred to appropriate services and receive support.
- In consultation with community member and families develop vulnerability criteria and provide support on need bases.
- Develop activity and budget plans and submit on time.
Program Liaison/ Coordination
- Maintain active working relationships with relevant partners including children, families, community leaders and other government implementing partners.
- Represent the program in all partner meetings and communicate the outcomes with program staff.
- Facilitate regular monthly meetings with the community leaders, children and implementing agencies and sectors including preparation of agenda and circulate the minutes of the child protection working group (coordination body) meetings
- Develop a positive team spirit to encourage innovative and quality programming.
Monitoring and Evaluation.
- Regularly review and provide feedback to the Community wellbeing and child protection manager regarding the implementation status and any challenges of the SHLS activities
- Prepares monthly progress, quarterly and annual implementation reports and review BVA to monitor budget utilization and spending rate.
Ø University Degree in Social Science, Social Work, health or psychology/Sociology with 2 years of meaningful experience for postgraduate, 3 years of meaningful experience for BA degree,
Ø NGO experience is a plus,
Ø Experience in working with harmed and/or at-risk children in an NGO setting is helpful
Ø Supervisory/basic managerial skills.
Ø Technical and report writing skills
Ø Computer literate.
Ø Fluent spoken and written Amharic and English
Ø Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Job City Aleta Wondo, SNNPR