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SCOPE OF ROLE**: The Child Protection Officer working under the guidance of the Child Protection Coordinator and CP/CRG Programme Manager and overall leadership of the Field Manager is responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of the all Child Protection Program activities in Mogadishu
Reports to: Child protection and Child right governance Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post:** 1
Budget Responsibilities: N/A
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.
Qualifications and Experience
- Minimum Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Psychology and Human rights
- Professional trainings capacity on reproductive health and adolescent programming will be an asset.
- An understanding of the needs and rights of children, particularly FGM survivors, and forced and early marriages categories.
- Good understanding on socio-economic impact of FGM on the Somalia society as well as good understanding of the local context of the central regions of Somalia will be an asset.
- Minimum able to speak and write English. High level of knowledge of the Somalia Language is mandatory.
- Good written language skills and the ability to write clear and well-structured reports.
- Computer literate
- Proven record of previous child protection working experience on FGM and early marriage is required for this position.
- At least two years' Programme experience in child protection work.
- Experience of working with participatory methodologies, preferably involving children.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member within a collaborative framework.
- The ability to work independently and use own initiative.
- Ability to plan and organize work, cope with pressure and prioritize competing demands on time.
- The ability to represent the organization and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO's and community representatives.
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Application will be close on 19th July 2020.
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
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