Child Protection Officer – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Child Protection Officer

Country: Somalia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 11 Dec 2021

Child Protection Officer ( 1 Position) Kismayo– Somali-National only**

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


The Child Protection & Child Rights Governance (CRG) Project Officer’s role will be supporting the implementation of the Improved Child Protection Systems for internally displaced children project aimed at better protecting Vulnerable children and youth in Somalia from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. The CP& CRG project Officer will work closely with the CP & CRG Coordinator and the CP & CRG Program Manager to ensure that project objectives are met and that the Adolescents engaged benefit the most from the project. This should be done according to the guidelines of Save the Children International which aim to strengthen Adolescents as key social players and human beings in their own right

SCOPE OF ROLE: Reports to: Child Protection & Child Rights Governance Project Coordinator

***Staff directly reporting to this post:** none*

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 550 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Gnarowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, we reached more than 2.5 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 65 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.


  • Degree in social work, gender studies, international relations, human rights, development studies or other Social Sciences.
  • Extensive experience as a trainer using participatory methodology.
  • Experience in undertaking training needs assessment
  • Experience in developing training materials
  • Knowledge of child rights child protection and child participation.
  • More than 5 years’ experience in work focusing on children’s rights and protection issues.
  • Proven competence in using participatory/interactive methods in working with children in circumstances.
  • Good communication interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Good working knowledge (spoken and written) of English and Somali Language.
  • Skills in report writing.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • A willingness to work as part of a team in a complex and sometimes insecure environment.
  • A preparedness to work in uncertain security environments.
  • Commitment to the vision mission and goals of SCl.
  • Good sense of humour and flexibility.
  • Experience in child participation and community participation.
  • Computer literate

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Application will close on 11th December, 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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