Child Protection Program

Full Time

Save the Children

Job Description

The Opportunity

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: (Child Protection Project Coordinator)

  • Work closely with program manager in the development of project plans including the work plan, procurement plan and phased budget management.
  • Support the project managers and coordinate the preparation and compilation of annual plans and budgets, as well as quarterly and annual reports .
  • Work with Woreda based Project officers and partners in the preparation of annual program operation plans and supports them in periodic reviews of the program operation plans as deemed essential
  • Ensure effective and efficient utilization of project budget under responsibility for intended purpose;
  • Ensure that partner finance planning and reports are in line with the project agreement and requirements from donors and governments
  • Support the project manager in finalisation of donor reports, including review and verification of financial reports and confirmation of accuracy and consistency between narrative and financial reports.
  • Regularly follow-up and monitor to ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project
  • Ensure the proper use of monitoring and evaluation systems put in place
  • Identify critical issues in the implementation of in consultation with the national program Manager and Project manager take the necessary actions to address problems and constraints
  • Monitor outcomes and compile challenges and ensure proper documentation of best practices and lessons learned in the implementation
  • Initiate and facilitate changes and improvements on implementation approaches and strategies
  • Ensure that strategies for phasing out are taken care of during implementation
  • Facilitate and ensure the involvement of children as primary stakeholders in all programme work
  • Participate in the program proposal process including new program/project development, possible revision and amendment as necessary
  • Prepare regular progress reports of the project as required by the national program manager, child protection programme managers and donors, in compliance to rules and guidelines of donor and SCI
  • Provide feedback and share lessons learned from project implementations and financial reports
  • In consultation and coordination with the program manager and communications and campaigns team, support the development of child protection related communication materials and briefs as necessary
  • Liaises with the relevant sector offices at the location as it relates to the projects under supervision;
  • Closely work with the PDQ Child Protection team to assure implementation quality; to mainstream/integrate CP
  • Support project proposal/concept note development opportunities in your sector, inputting into design

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in an area of social science or equivalent
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment, preferably with experience in community-based child protection project coordination experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of national protection systems, and technical knowledge on child protection monitoring and evaluation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience in partners management and capacity building
  • Experience of working successfully with senior managers in other parts of own organization or partner organizations to deliver major change
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
  • Experience of managing and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, and of strengthening implementation of financial control processes
  • Solid budgeting skills and knowledge of key donor regulations
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in Amharic language required
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

How to Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

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