Position Title: Senior Child Protection Officer

Activation Date: 18 October, 2021   Announced Date: 18 October, 2021   Expire Date: 31 October, 2021

Job Location: Nangarhar
Nationality: National
Category: Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As Per Organization Salary scale
Vacancy Number: 210007O1
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Jalalabad
Organization: Save the Children
Years of Experience: More than 3 years experience in work focusing on children’s rights and protection issues
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male/Female
Education: A relevant degree in education, psychology, social sciences or a closely related field
Close date: 2021-10-31

About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI - Afghanistan

 Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers


Job Description:

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed”

ROLE PURPOSE: The Child Protection Senior Officer is responsible for coordinating and managing DANIDA Hum project which is going to be implemented in Kundoz/Nengarhar Province. And she/he is responsible to establish and maintain a good relation with all stakeholders in targeted province and its districts, overseeing implementation of MHPSS activities and service provision for vulnerable and at-risk children, adolescents and families the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Accountabilities


  • Provide practical technical follow up and monitoring to all training and workshops conducted to ensure the sustainability and impacts of the activities.
  • In coordination with the partner and the MHPSS TA, develop new training modules and manuals on child rights issues, safe identification and referrals, and community work skills.
  • Ensure training for all Save the Children staff on Child Protection and child safeguarding policy, the Code of Conduct is implemented, and that staff complete all mandatory trainings on time.
  • Compile and generate the training reports conducted in provinces.
  • Day to day management of the project with full coordination with SCI country office and Nangarhar/Kunduz office
  • Regular coordination with the training partner to ensure high quality of learning and skill building for psychosocial counsellors, and to support mentoring and on-the-job training throughout the duration of the training program.
  • Regular coordination across SC programs and thematic areas, ensuring high level of integration and collaboration when need and where possible.
  • Support the development of partnerships between adults and children, enabling girls and boys participation in governance structures (e.g. shura, CPAN, and Save the children program and policy developments).
  • Assist in translation of key training material which currently in English into Pashtu/Dari (e.g. child rights, social work coaching and )
  • Work closely with the Save the Children program teams, including other sectors, to adapt or develop applicable materials on child rights, child protection, participation, health education, environmental protection, psychosocial (MHPSS) etc. that are suitable for the local context and culture.
  • Document, evaluate and share experiences and lessons learnt for purposes of institutional learning
  • Work closely with the Save the children program teams to inform policy developments on child rights, protection and participation.
  • Ensuring high quality service are provided through CFS, schools in targeted communities
  • Working with project team to provide PSS to the effected children/population.
  • Provide consistent supervision and technical support for case management and facilitation of group sessions.
  • Any other relevant task assigned by line manager and technical team




  • Ensure personal commitment in building constructive working relationship with partners based on SCI partnership principles spelled out in Theory of Change
  • Coordinate with partners on issues of accountability (reporting) as per SCI and back donors’ requirement
  • Ensure any new requirement of SCI is shared with partners in coordination with partnership unit




  • Ensure that all projects are equipped with MEAL systems like quality benchmarks, billboards, posters to exhibit MEAL messages for activities 
  • Ensure action plans from quality monitoring and accountability systems are generated and implemented in timely manner collaboration with MEAL team
  • Report project outputs against M&E Plan 
  • Ensure that data and information is available for projects at the field as per the M&E Plan 


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 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 their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Job Requirements:


  • A relevant degree in education, psychology, social sciences or a closely related field;


  • Essential
  • More than 3 years experience in work focusing on children’s rights and protection issues.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Good working knowledge (spoken and written) of English and  Pashtu/Dari  Language.
  • Skills in report writing.
  • Experience in conducting training
  • Ability to manage a project
  • A relevant degree in education, psychology, social sciences or a closely related field;
  • Extensive experience as a trainer using participatory methodology.
  • Experience in undertaking training needs assessment
  • Experience in developing training materials
  • Knowledge of child rights, child protection and child participation and case management or counselling
  • Proven competence in using participatory/interactive methods in working with children in difficult circumstances;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a  team;
  • A willingness to work as part of a team in a complex and sometimes insecure environment.
  • A preparedness to work in uncertain security environments.
  • Computer literate (word processing, spreadsheets, email).
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and goals of SC.
  • Commitment to SC Child Protection Policy
  • Experience in working with an International organization for at least 2 years;
  • Good sense of humour and flexibility


  • Experience of translating materials from English to Pashtu and Dari
  • Experience in MHPSS, child participation and community participation
  • Familiar with other computer program (Ms. Access, Photoshop etc)

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Compliance policies: Child Safeguarding and Code of Conduct; Anti-Bribery and Fraud

The post holder is required to comply with these key policies, and other organisational policies and procedures, at all times.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.



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