Job Title:Manager, Refugee Child Protection
Location: Ethiopia - Addis Ababa
Division: International Operations
Save the Children
The Manager will support Save the Children’s (SCUS) work in child protection as a core response to the Somali refugee crisis in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. In all 5 camps, serving 150,000 refugees, UNHCR and the Government refugee agency ARRA have designated SCUS as the technical lead on child protection programming, which currently includes family tracing and reunification, foster care, Child Friendly Spaces, the identification and support to unaccompanied minors and extremely vulnerable children. The position will promote continued development of a child protection strategy, ensure the strengthening of programs in each camp and support continued staff development. Effective systems are urgently needed in all the five camps to ensure that all vulnerable children are consistently identified, appropriately cared for and/or referred to existing services for health care, feeding, nutrition and SGBV.
Provide strategic guidance to the refugee child protection program for Save the Children US (SCUS), revise the child protection strategy and ensure ownership at both Dollo Ado and Addis levels.
Provide technical support to staff in Dollo Ado camps to build their capacity and confidence to provide quality child protection for refugee children in a comprehensive/holistic manner.
Manage all aspects of the Refugee child protection program including programmatic components, staff, budgets, and resources.
Collaborate and coordinate with other child protection and refugee camp stakeholders to ensure continued SCUS presence and effectiveness of programming, relevant stakeholders include the Ethiopian Administration for Refugees and Returnees (ARRA), UNHCR, UNICEF and protection cluster partners.
Represent SCUS at all relevant meetings in Dollo Ado.
Develop concept notes and support proposal development as needed to ensure the objectives in the child protection strategy are supported and the program continues to grow.
Work closely with the Education & Child Protection Coordinator based in Addis Ababa.
Work closely with other sectors to explore greater linkages between Child Protection, Education, ECCD, Nutrition and Health.
Develop child protection implementation strategies to ensure that there is standard and acceptable program implementation in the refugee camps.
Masters or advanced degree in or related to child protection (child development, social work, education, psychology, sociology, child protection).
Minimum five years relevant field experience in emergency or post-emergency settings, refugee setting experience is preferable.
Technical experience and knowledge in the area of Child Protection in Emergencies required, including leading response plan, implementation and monitoring.
Strong writing and editing skills, including experience developing proposals and other resource materials.
Demonstrated ability to work with a large team of national staff at different levels.
Strong documentation and information management skills.
Good analytical, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
An ability to live and work in a remote and difficult living/working environment.
Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize work under pressure.
Full-Time Temporary for 6 months
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In 2010, we improved the lives of over 64 million children in need in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to reach more than 74 million children annually by the year 2012. Join our dedicated and diverse staff committed to improving the well-being of children.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more.
We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.Fluency in written and spoken English
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
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