Child Protection Specialist

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 16 Jun 2021

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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In view of the dire humanitarian crisis taking place in Tigray, HI Ethiopia, not present in this area, has launched an initial assessment to support the definition of an operational strategy.

This assessment provided many information on the situation, access, opportunities, etc. The main conclusion is that the needs are acute, the response is not sufficient, the donors are positioning themselves, the security situation is manageable following strict protocols and the access - although very restricted - is possible. In this context, HI does have an added value in responding to this humanitarian crisis and should position itself very fast as a stakeholder in this emergency response.

Following this needs assessment, HI designed a global strategic operational framework to address the identified needs with the following pillars:

  • Pillar 1 : Integrated approach between MHPSS, Protection, IHA and Functional & Physical Rehabilitation, to improve access to services and wellbeing of the conflict affected populations including the most vulnerable and persons with specific needs
  • Pillar 2: Contribute to improve access and ensure delivery of assistance to the most vulnerable living in Tigray while limiting the use of logistics negative coping mechanisms.

Considering HI has not current intervention in Ethiopia, HI designed a phased deployment strategy in Tigray with a first focus on the following objectives:

  • Improving the functional & physical rehabilitation, MHPSS, inclusive humanitarian action (IHA) and protection integrated approach to participate to increase both the access to services and wellbeing of conflict affected populations including the most vulnerable and persons with specific needs
  • Improving the access and delivery of assistance to the most vulnerable living in Tigray is ensured and the use of logistics negative coping mechanisms is limited

HI is therefore mobilizing resources to open its program based on this strategy.


Reporting to Tigray Operation Manager and in collaboration with the emergency Project Manager, HQ Protection Specialist and MHPSS HQ Specialist, the Child Protection Field Technical Specialist is in charge to:

-You support the efficient and quality start of emergency activities in Mai Tsibré from a protection technical point of view

-You develop and adapt standard tools for the Child protection activities (case management, Child resilience capacity building program, children safe space etc…)

-You ensure capacity building of national teams and community volunteer (protection officer, caseworkers, youth volunteer) on child protection, PSS for children and case management.

-You ensure internal coordination with relevant colleagues from other departments

-You ensure external coordination and contribute when needed and relevant to the scale-up of the emergency intervention in Tigray.

The intervention in Mai Tisbré covered by the Child Protection Field Technical Specialist will be implemented mostly in two Eritrean refugee camps in the frame of a consortium with DRC and CVT and includes MHPSS, protection and inclusion components.


· You hold at least a bachelor degree in social work or other relevant field

· You have 5 years’ experience in INGO as Child Protection, Protection or GBV Specialist

· You have experience in setting up Child Protection case management services or community based PSS activities for children in emergency settings

· You have proven experience in designing and delivering training on protection mainstreaming and child protection programming

· You master international core standards and guidelines related to Protection

· You demonstrate persistence and tenacity as well as empathy and resilience to stress and uncertainty

· You are audacious with a good reaction capacity


Shire is around 7 hours’ drive from Gonder, which is linked, to Addis by 70 minutes domestic flight. Recurrent movement are to be planned between Shire and Addis because of administrative access constraint during the first months of contract but should be reduced once work permit are secured.

In Tigray, HI planned to have an office/guest house in Shire town to cover operation in Shire town, North western and central Tigray.

Security risk are considered high in Tigray. In Shire town, the security risk related are more limited. HI security framework is currently under development and aim at mitigating identified risks.

Electricity and communication network are limited in Tigray. Communication constraint include phone and internet interruption. Nevertheless, internet remain available in Shire in other aid agencies structure for professional purpose.


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.

· 3 months International contract starting from August 2021

The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:

· Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals

· Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount

· Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution

· Repatriation insurance paid by HI

· Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience

· Perdiem : 472,90 € net/month - paid in the field

· Hardship : 500 € net/month paid with your salary

· Paid leaves : 25 days per year;

· R&R : 5 days every 6 weeks

· Unaccompanied position

· Collective Housing taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country : local package

How to apply:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying !

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


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