CPS (ILC) Project Officer

Country: Somalia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 19 Jul 2021

[Project Officer (Child Protection)]

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The child protection officer under the direct guidance of the CP Coordinator/ Manager is responsible for the implementation and supervision of CPS (ILC) project activities in Marodijeex and Sahil regions of Somaliland

Location: Hargeisa


  • Programme Development & Planning
    • Ensure the day to day activity implementation of CPS (ILC) Project activities for Hargeisa, Berbera and at the national strategic level as detailed in the CP thematic programme documents.
    • Ensure that SC and its partners implement project activities in a most efficient, effective and sustainable manner
    • Participate in the drafting of the plan documents and in their dissemination both internally within SC and to external partners.
  • CPS (ILC) Project implementation
    • Work closely with and provide support for local NGO partners of the project and community structures in implementing project activities.
    • Work with CP Coordinator/ Manager and local partners to design appropriate support services to meet the social, legal and psychosocial needs of the vulnerable children identified.
    • Establish links with other NGOs and local actors to develop appropriate referral mechanisms that enhance timely and effective delivery of services for vulnerable children.
    • Facilitate a process for the consultation and involvement of children of different age groups (ensuring equal representation of boys and girls and children from marginalised communities especially the disabled) in all programme activities.
    • Support the awareness raising activities and community mobilization to invite parents, community leaders and children to participate in CPS (ILC) Project activities.
  • Training and mobilization
    • Participate in the development of the training materials and documentation required to deliver the programme.
    1. , Participate in the delivery of technical training for local NGO partners and community structures including children's groups. This will include delivering or facilitating specific sessions or topics and, where appropriate, coordinating a complete workshop.
    1. Provide ongoing technical support and advice, mentoring and coaching to the staff of partner agencies and community based structures in the specialist skills, competencies and methodologies required for the effective delivery of protection services.
  1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

    1. Participate in the monitoring of project activities and the performance of partners, with particular reference to determining the effectiveness of Save the Children's work and the impact in the lives of children. This will include both field visits and the desk analysis of statistical data and documentation.
    2. Participate in internal and external meetings as determined by management in consultation with the post holder.
    3. Ensure that all programme data is properly and regularly collected, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the MEAL and the Coordinator/Manager.
    4. Prepare regular internal and external reports on the specific areas of the programme for which the post holder has direct responsibility.
    5. Contribute to the production of the overall monthly, quarterly and annual reports prepared by the Programme.

  3. Minimum Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in the area of Human Rights, social work, law or related fields.

  4. Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in protection project implementation (GBV/ CEFM, Psychosocial support , youth programmes or related fields.

Good technical understanding social norms, GBV and community-based approaches.

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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.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.

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