Youth and Protection Officer

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2022
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Responsible to ensure implementation of child protection activities designed to prevent and respond to child protection risks/concerns affecting crisis impacted children and adolescents in target locations. S/he will coordinate project activities and make sure that the project is implemented as per agreed upon plans. The job holder is expected to provide guidance, mentoring, and coaching to enhance the quality of child protection case management and provision of psychosocial support services.


    • Responsible for planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring of the program in line with organizational and donors’ guidelines, policy, and procedures and writing donor report
    • Follow-up, monitor and supervise the implementation of program activities based on the work plan, spending plan and ensure the proper utilization and tracking of budgets and resources/materials allocated to the project
    • Undertake and ensure situational assessments, data collection, compiling and analyzing as per the required standard
    • Responsible for the implementation and follow-up of child protection activities and programs including development/update of relevant strategies, standard operations and procedures and referral pathways, case management mechanisms, psychosocial support interventions and community-based support for at-risk children including unaccompanied/separated children and adolescents
    • Ensure that there is a functioning child protection coordination mechanism/platform in project areas that addresses the needs of child survivors and at-risk children
    • Support program staff in the design and implementation of effective community mobilization and awareness raising strategies
    • Maintain standard, design, and undertake diversified psychosocial support activities at child friendly spaces
    • Strengthen protection mechanisms through mobilizing and involving the community in reducing risks
    • Work with the community and caregivers /parents through undertaking a positive parenting skill and ensure a positive parents and child communication skills
    • Prepare quality reports of project activities on regular basis and share with relevant actors
    • Develop and maintain skillful and effective communication and working relationships with relevant partners including children, families, community leaders, government stakeholders and other implementing partners
    • Represent the program in all partner meetings and communicate the outcomes
    • Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of CP project implementation and follow up on agreed points
    • Remain alert and responsive to any safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding Policy


        • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Law, Community Development or other related fields of social science studies
        • Minimum 3 years’ experience in implementing child protection projects and clear understanding of child protection technical areas such as case management
        • Experience organizing and facilitating trainings on key child protection topics for a range of target groups
        • Good understanding of Child Protection program approaches and practices
        • Experience in community mobilization and conducting outreach activities
        • Strong and proven ability in report writing, in English.
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as social media platforms.
        • Excellent interpersonal skills, presentation, and effective communication with a variety of stakeholders
        • Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision
        • Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in dialogue, peace building and conflict transformationApplication Deadline: 18 November 2022 As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus.Seuls les candidats invités à un entretien seront contactés. Pas d'appels téléphoniques s'il vous plaît. Veuillez consulter notre site Web pour tous les détails de notre mission.Tous les employés de Search doivent adhérer aux valeurs de Search : Collaboration- Audace - Ténacité - Empathie - Résultats. Conformément à ces valeurs, Search fait respecter le code de conduite et les politiques connexes sur la lutte contre le harcèlement au travail, la protection contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection des enfants, les conflits d'intérêts et la lutte contre la fraude. Search s'engage à préserver les intérêts, les droits et le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes vulnérables avec lesquels elle est en contact et à mener ses programmes et ses opérations d'une manière qui soit sûre pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes vulnérables.Search for Common Ground ne fait pas et ne doit pas faire de discrimination fondée sur la race, la couleur, la religion (croyance), le sexe, l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale (ascendance), le handicap, l'état matrimonial, l'orientation sexuelle ou le statut militaire, dans aucune de ses activités ou opérations.Consultez notre code de conduite ici et notre politique de confidentialité ici.

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