Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Ethiopia

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking to fill the role of Child Protection Officer.

IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organisation.


  • Ensure situational assessment, data collection, compilation and analysis are carried out according to required standard
  • Take primary responsibility for the implementation and follow-up of CP programme including development/update of relevant strategies, SOPs and referral pathways, case management, CP IMS, psychosocial support interventions and community-based support for at-risk children including unaccompanied/separated children
  • Ensure well-coordinated programme to address needs and cases concerning unaccompanied/separated children and youths living in IDP sites
  • Support programme staff in the design and implementation of effective community mobilisation and awareness raising strategies
  • Maintain standard, design and undertake diversified psychosocial support activities at the Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS)
  • Facilitate and take a lead in the arrangement (establishment) of family-based care system or appropriate care system and promote community-based protection mechanisms, reunification of UASC with their parents/caregivers and or placement in appropriate alternative care including developing of standard process of support
  • Provide training for CP staff, implementing partners, caregivers/families and opinion leaders
  • Strengthen protection mechanisms through mobilising and involving the community in reducing risks and harm against children
  • Responsible for planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring of programme in line with organisational and donors’ guidelines, policy and procedures
  • Monitor and supervise the implementation of programme activities based on the workplan, spending plan and ensure the proper utilisation and tracking of budget and materials allocated to the programme


  • University degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Health or Psychology/Sociology
  • Two years of relevant experience for first degree holders, one year for postgraduate degree holders, and five years for holders of diploma
  • NGO experience will be a plus
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring
  • Experience in developing modules for competency-based training
  • Good understanding of CP programme approaches and practice
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility
  • Experience in working with harmed and at-risk children in NGO working system

To apply and for more information, click here.

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