Community Wellbeing Initiative/Child Protection Officer

International Rescue Committee - IRC

Posted 3 days ago

Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness(Management/Development/Consultancy/Plan), Social Sciences and Community(Food Security/Livelihoods)
Job LevelMid Level(3+4)
DeadlineAug 1 2021

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Summary Statement of responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the CP/CWI manager, the CWI/CP Officer will supervise, coordinate and manage the CWI/CP program in a professional manner. She /he will demonstrate technical capability and assist the CWI/CP staff to make sure the program is holistic, upholding according to standards, procedures, and principles of CP/GBV. She/he will coordinate the various services available in the IDP site.

Specific Responsibilities:

Program Planning Development and Implementation

  • Monitor the emergency situations in Konso and Alle
  • Lead the CP/GBV team including day to day management (determining where and when to go).
  • Provide technical support to staff to initiate the emergency project activities in SNNPR, Konso and Alle zone.
  • Conduct regular field visits to targeted IDP sites and initiate discussions with the relevant government actors and community leaders on the selection criteria of clients and strategies for distribution.
  • Conduct needs assessment and or consult with women and children to determine their most urgent needs and identify whether we may be able to meet these needs.
  • Support the overall budget management including budget planning and budget utilization using IRC tools.
  • Actively participate in protection coordination meetings and raise protection concerns of women and children at the field level.
  • Participate in the write-up of the project report and post-distribution assessments.
  • Ensure a coordinated and holistic approach to address issues concerning vulnerable and at-risk children including Unaccompanied/Separated children living in the IDP sites.
  • In collaboration with the staff hold community awareness raising campaigns and trainings on child protection and GBV concerns.
  • Support the team in ensuring the availability of accurate, complete, and up-to-date information required for advocacy, effective Child Protection GBV program design, implementation, lesson learned, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Shall take any additional responsibilities as requested by supervisors.
  •  a positive team spirit to encourage innovative and quality programming.
  • Initiate/ Participate in periodic program review meetings with partners and community members.
  • Support the CWI/CP team in ensuring the availability of accurate, complete, and up-to-date information required for effective Child Protection program implementation, follow-up, review, and M&E.
  • Regularly review and give feedback on the CWI/CP program information management system and follow-up and report on the progress.
  • Prepares monthly progress, quarterly and annual implementation and donor reports.

Job Requirement

  • First degree with 2 years of experience in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science related field. Or diploma with 5 years of experience. 1 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.                                                                              
  • NGO experience in CP and CWI is a plus.
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring.
  • Confirmed experience in developing competency-based training modules!
  • Good understanding of CP program approaches and practice.
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  • Experience in working with harmed and at-risk children in NGO working system

Skills Required: 

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Computer literate (ability to use MS office, word, excel, and outlook email applications very well)
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website: 



Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of  your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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