Child Protection and Youth in Emergency Officer

Jobs Vacancy  in Ethiopia: Plan International Ethiopia is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of  Child Protection and Youth in Emergency Officer in Gambella, Ethiopia.

Job Title: Child Protection and Youth in Emergency Officer

(Plan International Ethiopia Job in Ethiopia 2021)

Job in Ethiopia by  Plan International Ethiopia

Job Overview

  • Organization: Plan International Ethiopia
  • Location: Gambella
  • Grade: Senior Level
  •  Years of Experience:  5+
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health Care, Legal, Social Sciences and Community
  • Closing Date: July 24, 2021


The Role Purpose

The post holder is responsible for the deliveries of results in line with pre-agreed program planes and objectives and oversee the implementation of the child protection policy in the PA and contribute towards achieving the country program goal of improved protection mechanisms and community practices against harmful traditional practices and violence against children. Plan International Ethiopia has put in place a child protection policy that all of its staff must adhere to and sign.

The post holder will have a role of utilizing budget that will be allocated to the program area together with other child protection and youth program officers in the emergency response and development programs when necessary.

The position holder will mainly work with volunteer social workers, community structures, and other partner organization representatives and will have a frequent contact with the beneficiary community. S/he will be the sole representative of Plan International at the grass root level where s/he will be assigned to work.

The post holder will be reporting to the line supervisor and will be collecting reports from the community volunteers on his part.

When necessary, the post holder will be responsible to work closely with and share reports with other likeminded agencies working in the area in consultation with the line supervisor.

The role holder is responsible to identify, and respond to the needs of the direct beneficiaries, coordinate and collaborate with fellow staffs, other agencies including government bodies working in the area. 

To provide overall coordination, implementation and reporting of Emergency child protection and Youth (ECP) project of PIE in the intervention areas.

Conduct identification assessment, planning, intervention and follow-up for professional case management in support of vulnerable children.

Responsible to establish standard child friendly spaces (CFS) that can accommodate and ensure socially and culturally relevant services. 

Organize and provide guidance for community structures to provide child protection and youth empowerment programs in the refugee camps ad host communities when necessary.

To implement, monitor & follow up and report all CP/recovery projects in accordance with funding agreement and budget allocation made by Plan International Ethiopia’s Country Office and Program Area’s (PA).

To assess the outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities of Child protection and youth in Emergency and host community programs.

Facilitate child protection and youth project implementation in collaboration with Regional, Zonal and woreda protection offices and provide reports on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to PIE PA and CO and all concerned bodies.

Representing Child protection and youth protection in high profile different protection technical working meeting, cluster, camp level coordination meetings and other technical working group meeting as necessary.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social work, Law, Polotical Science & International Relations, community development or other related field of social science studies.

Strong experience (3yrs) in the child protection sector and technical understanding of CP data management, polices, conventions…etc.Experience of working with vulnerable children, including children outside of parental care

How to Apply

The closing date for the application in July 24, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application using the link provided below:

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.  

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References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.