Child Protection Officer

Semera, Ethiopia Save The Children Ethiopia

Child Protection Officer  - (210003BU)

Child Protection Officer – Accelerating and cementing Change towards the Total abandonment of all forms of FGM and Child marriage (ETH strategic Partnership to End FGM-Phase III plus project (Samera Field Office) 


  • Under the guidance of the project coordinator the job holder will facilitate the preparation and compilation of the detail implementation plan (DIP) for each Woreda under responsibility.
  • Coordinator  project activities with support from the project coordinator
  • Regularly follow-up and monitor the FGM project  implementation in the intervention Woreda and  ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project
  • Identify critical issues in the implementation of FGM project in the intervention Woreda in consultation with the project coordinator and take  the necessary actions to address problems and constraints
  • Monitor project performance, plan and facilitate regularly scheduled reviews of projects with partners and stakeholders and ensure proper documentation of best practices and lessons learned in the FGM project implementation 
  • Facilitate project related assessments  and evaluation through participatory process, and working closely with partner
  • Initiate and facilitate changes and improvements on implementation approaches and strategies for the FGM project
  • Ensure that strategies for phasing out are taken care of during implementation
  • Facilitate and ensure the involvement of children as primary stakeholders in all programme work
  • Prepare regular progress reports MONTHLY, quarterly and annual of the project and submit to the project coordinator as per the reporting schedule.
  • Provide feedback and share lessons learned from project implementations and financial reports
  • Liaises with the relevant government sector offices at the location as it relates to the projects under supervision;
  • Plan and submit activities implementation schedule with budget to the field office and ensure that payments are effected timely
  • Handle other activities assigned by the supervisor

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Bachelor Degree in an area of  public health, social science or equivalent

Recommended a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an NGO environment, preferably with experience in community based child wellbeing/ FGM   project coordination experience

Knowledge and understanding of national Child wellbeing  systems, and technical knowledge on child wellbeing  monitoring and evaluation 

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Good knowledge of the regional context  of assignment and prior experience in working with pastoralist communities

Strong results orientation and ability to work under pressure

Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved

Experience of facilitating  and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness,  

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Fluency in  local regional and Amharic language required,
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Proven team work and  team management experience

 We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

 Please add further detail here as required.  For example: This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.


The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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