Company Name:* Save the Children

Posted Date: 2024-04-08

Deadline: 2024-04-15

Job Type: Full time

Salary: N/A

#Social Sciences and Community, Community Service



Job Description

Team / Programme: HR

Location: Gambella


Contract Length: One Year and possibilities of extension

Number of Required: one

Post type Internal/ External

Child Safeguarding Level 3

the responsibilities of the post holder may require to have regular contact or access to children or young people

Role Purpose

Under the direct supervision of Field office and SG Coordinator, the post holder is expected to meet the safeguarding and Gender standard practices in the field Office.

She/he will be responsible to assist projects/programs/ and field offices to ensure compliance are meet through community awareness, capacity building training, conduct project risk assessment and facilitate on the development of friendly materials. She/he will also responsible on assisting to implement safe program activities, establishing local reporting procedures, reporting, data management and share learnings.

This role demands to support for specific project under the field office for both humanitarian and development programs.


Reports to: Field office HR & SG Coordinator

Dimensions: Save the Children works in all regions of Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1900 and current expenditure of approximately $190090+ million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: NA



  • Organizing and facilitate safeguarding (Child, Adult and Harassment) awareness for functions, project staff, partners, volunteers, beneficiaries and other representatives (consultants, construction team, rental derivers, venders) for both humanitarian response and development programs.
  • Facilitate/provide safeguarding induction for new joiners with significant focus of Development and humanitarian response team and conduct ongoing refreshment training for staff, partner’s focal points on child safeguarding and PSEA.
  • Ensure and conduct all projects are risk assessed, develop mitigation strategies and recorded, monitor and update the tracker on regular basis in collaboration with program managers and focal points at field level.
  • Identify project level contact person for beneficiaries and ensure local safeguarding reporting procedure is updated and displayed in project implementation areas.
  • Provide and ensure safeguarding concept and reporting procedure is well understood by beneficiaries, staff, volunteers, partners, and representatives and ensure safeguarding messages are displayed in local language at project level.
  • Conduct periodical assessment/survey with MEAL and project staffs on understanding and practice of safeguarding by beneficiaries, staff, volunteers, partners and representatives and the effectiveness of existing reporting procedures.
  • Follow up on volunteer recruitment process of projects and ensure the proper documentation are kept in the data base/record in collaboration with HR and project manager
  • Conduct focus group discussion with children and adult beneficiaries on safe programing and effective reporting procedure in collaboration with MEAL colligues.
  • Report safeguarding incidents in DATIX system timely and coordinate with the Field Office HR and safeguarding coordinator for the follow up, preliminary data collection, participation on investigation as relevant, coordinate referral mechanism as relevant to AO HR and SG manager.
  • Assess the child participation events, make sure the procedures are followed in collaboration with event organizer.
  • Supervise the project site for safe programing and discuss with the program manager about mitigation plan if there is unsafe.
  • Compile and submit monthly report on safeguarding activities to HR and safeguarding Coordinator at Field office.
  • Facilitate translation of SG and PSEA materials, editing and disseminate messages for various groups and monitor the understanding.
  • Mapping of the specific project budget for safeguarding activities and follow the activities are accomplished on time.
  • Participate on the kickoff meetings, other relevant workshops/trainings facilitated at projects and provide SG and PSEA orientation.
  • Attend in house safeguarding and other relevant online and face to face trainings, webinars, meetings, workshop and put other relevant training/mentoring/couching demand on development plan as appropriate.
  • Take additional assignment when the demand arises by supervisor including external representation.


  • Conduct gender capacity assessment and build staff capacity through trainings and providing job embedded support (coaching, mentoring, experience sharing etc.)
  • Mapping of field office/project budget of Gender activities
  • Assess, identify and address the gender biases affecting women, girls, boys and men differently to have safe and equitable participation and benefit in collaboration with project staff
  • Develop agree on actions to address priority gaps on gender with the field office HR and SG coordinator, and program staffs support and follow up implementation.
  • Involve in facilitating advocacy and campaigning events organized to address gender inequalities and discriminatory perceptions, attitudes and practices
  • Identify, adopt community based behavioural change and positive gender norm development interventions and promote strategies/ approaches ensure men and boys engagement in child safeguarding
  • Assess periodically the progress towards gender integration and transformative result, communicate with project leads
  • Provide leadership in planning, implementation and monitoring of gender focused strategies and interventions.
  • Lead the collection, analysis and utilizationof information from a broad range of sources to ensureeffective integration of gender concerns document best practices of the project in implementing gender and youth components for learning with partners and relevant staff.
  • Facilitate establishment / strengthening of existing gender networks/plat forums for joint and sustained promotion of gender equality.
  • Assist and involve in design and production of Gender SBCC manual (picture flipbooks), audio and video spot messages to be used for advocacy community dialogue/awareness session on behavioural change
  • Participate actively in designing and conducting gender specific and sectoral surveys, assessments, formative and research to ensure consideration of gender dimensions, collection of sex and age disaggregated data, gender responsive data analysis and reporting
  • Support in organizing and facilitating and project level knowledge sharing events
  • Prepare monthly gender related activity report and share to area office HR and SG coordinator

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Gender studies, sociology, social work, Development studies, specific experience of working on gender aspects and other related social science fields and three years proven experience on child protection, education, social work. child safeguarding, gender.
  • Experience on facilitation of training and workshops.
  • Skills in designing and implementing gender integration policy and strategy at different institutional level.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel throughout the focus zone, woredas, kebele and other rural areas as needed.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Ability to travel throughout the focus zone, woredas, kebele and other rural areas as needed.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Experience in conducting assessment, monitoring and report writing.
  • Practical experience on child participation on the intervention of program activities.
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of email, internet, and Microsoft office.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


  • Experience on child safeguarding and PSEA
  • Experience on gender mainstreaming, GBV case management
  • Experience on humanitarian response programs
  • Skill on illustration design and publication
  • Good understanding on national laws and procedures
  • Speaking and writing of the local language

How to Apply

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

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We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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