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Child Protection in Emergencies Officer Job in Ethiopia

Oromia, Ethiopia LonAdd Consultancy Plc

Urgent Vacancy Announcement

LonAdd HR Consultancy Plc (, Recruitment& Outsourcing Company will be working on behalf of a client in the recruitment process of suitable & knowledgeable candidate, as per our clients specific requirements stated below:

Number required: 3 (three)

Location - TBD in Oromia region, with regular travel to woredas and IDP sites.

Duration – 11 months

Start date: ASAP


Provide child protection in emergencies technical support and facilitate the process to ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent and effective preparedness and response by the zonal and woreda level CP and GBV coordination mechanisms.


Specific Tasks

Under the guidance and supervision of the Child Protection Specialist in CLIENT Oromia FO, and in close consultation and cooperation with the Child Protection in Emergencies Consultant, the Child Protection in Emergencies Officer is responsible for the following key areas in the assigned zones and woredas:

CLIENT Child Protection in Emergencies Response Programme:

  • Develop and submit a work plan for the consultancy period.
  • Provide technical and management support for the implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection in emergency programmes, child protection component of the CLIENT regional emergency response plan and ensuring that the following interventions included in the  child protection priority focus areas are implemented, monitored and managed in a timely and effective manner.
  • CLIENT emergency response plan: Provide technical support to zones and woredas to implement the emergency child protection response plan. This includes ensuring that the efforts are aligned with existing BoWCA mechanisms and services to strengthen the sustainability of efforts.
  • Capacity Building: Based on needs assessment, support and facilitate capacity building of BoWCA and front line workers on violence, referral pathways, case management, community based child protection systems, community mobilization,  integration of child protection into other programmes (multi sectoral programming);  and psychosocial support as per capacity building plans. Monitor and report on results of capacity building efforts.
  • Provide technical support for the adherence of BoWCA to relevant CPiE standards, including the Minimum Standards for CP in Humanitarian Action (2012), the IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV into Humanitarian Interventions (2015), and the SoPs on Child Protection Case management Services in Emergency Response in Ethiopia (2016).
  • Delivery of child protection response services, with a focus on delivery through multi-sectoral platforms (including education, health and nutrition and WASH).
  • Support the provision of psychological first aid and psychosocial support services with a focus on a package of services extending from safe spaces into the community coping mechanisms, also with a focus on psychological first aid.
  • Child Protection in Emergencies situation and response monitoring and reporting including regular Situation Reports: Regularly collect, analyse and report against the zonal and woreda level child protection including gender based violence situation and response and submit weekly updates. .
  • Reports: Ensure accurate and timely reporting requirements from zones and woredas are met (as per the established format) and systematic coordination of appropriate responses on child protection in emergency operational response plan, with other relevant sectors, especially health, nutrition, education and WASH.

CP GBV coordination at zonal and woreda levels:

  • Provide support for the zonal and woreda level BoWCA led coordination mechanisms for effective implementation of emergency child protection interventions at zone, woreda and site level.
  • Participate in the zonal and woreda level child protection and IDP emergency response related meetings and share minutes of such meetings with CLIENT Oromia FO.
  • Support the zonal and woreda level information management including collecting, analysing, and reporting of child protection in emergencies situation and response interventions.
  • Monitor the coverage and complementarity of zonal and woreda level child protection activities and recommend for corrective actions to be taken in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to and facilitate the mainstreaming of child protection in other coordination mechanisms and sectors through information exchange and joint mapping.
  • Support to strengthen the birth registration programme coverage to make sure that children born in IDPs sites are registered and certified and reporting on results.
  • Undertake other relevant tasks as directed by her/ his supervisor and assist with other duties in support of the CLIENT Child Protection programmes in Oromia FO.

Expected Deliverables

DateDeliverableWithin 30 daysSubmit a work plan for the whole consultancy period.MonthlyProvide a technical review of the status of implementation (achievements and gaps) of CLIENT supported Child Protection in Emergencies response at zonal and woreda levels.MonthlyUndertake a rapid needs assessment of capacity of BoWCA at zone and woreda levels for protection in IDP emergency zones and woredas and develop and submit capacity building action plan.25th of every monthSupport BoWCA at zonal and woreda levels to contribute for the monthly 5Ws report and share analytical / explanatory text for monthly dashboard figures to CLIENT Oromia FO.WeeklyPrepare and share the child protection situation update with CLIENT Oromia FO, Child Protection Unit as per agreed format.Monthly (as per the zonal and woreda level schedule)Support and / coordinate the monthly CP GBV meetings in IDP emergency zones and woredas, and share meeting minutes with regional sub-cluster within 3 days of meeting.Bi-monthly (every 2 months)Work with the CPiE Consultant for CLIENT Oromia FO to update a Child Protection gaps and challenges matrix for target zones and woredas.MonthlyEnsure that CPiE including GBV response interventions and results are aligned with the child protection minimum standards and other frameworks as outlined in the list of tasks. Submit report on actions taken.MonthlyRegular visits to emergency affected woredas and IDP sites in the targeted zones and provide updates to the FO and the regional sub cluster. (60% of sites to be visited in a month).OtherOther tasks related to the dynamic humanitarian situation as requested by the supervisor.

  • The consultant will send monthly reports to her /his supervisor based on agreed deliverables and submit a final written report.

Expected background, Experience and Competencies

Background and Experience

  • University degree at an advanced level in the field of Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Community Development and related.
  • Extensive work experience relevant to CP in both development and emergencies may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications for an advanced level;
  • At least 2 years progressively responsible humanitarian and development work experience in child protection and gender based violence including in emergencies with UN Agencies and/or INGOs.
  • Previous experience in child protection program coordination.
  • Familiarity and experience working with government counterparts
  • Strong knowledge and experience in establishing coordination architecture especially at zone and woreda levels.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and Afaan Oromo required.


To be successful, the candidate should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Communication (level II)
  • Working with People (level II)
  • Drive for results (level I)
  • Relating and networking (level I)
  • Applying technical expertise (level II)
  • Creating and innovating (level I)

To apply send your CVs to: by putting ‘Application for Child Protection in Emergencies Officer’ in the subject box.

Candidates selected should be available immediately.

Application deadline: August 17/2018

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