Ended Child Protection Program Officer

The Job

Child Protection Program Officer- Hodeida

Job Purpose:

The Program Officer is responsible for one and / or multi-grants management of CP program including implementation, monitoring and reporting. With support from CP Program Manager/Coordinator, CP Program Officer will lead the direct implementation of CP activities in the field ensuring high quality and related Standards.


Needs Analysis and Program Design:

  • Design and participate in required assessments – both internal and joint external assessments.
  • Contribute to situation analysis and participate actively in developing a child protection strategy.
  • Contribute to proposal development.

Program Implementation:

  • Manage the implementation of high quality program activities in line with CP country program strategies, grant agreements and with relevant SC technical requirements
  • Monitor progress of activities against planned achievements, outcomes and impact; evaluate the continued relevance and appropriateness of the program activities based on community- and child participatory approaches (accountability system)
  • Ensure that the project-specific progress reports and relevant donor reports are timely, of high quality and serve to inform management decisions. This includes internal monthly reports and the humanitarian monthly reports to CPSC activity info reports).
  • Plan and ensure that program activities are efficiently implemented, fully understood and manageable. In case delays or other implementation constraints, make sure these are identified, documented and solutions initiated (as much as possible based on community- & child participatory approaches).
  • Identify and ensure that technical support is available, timely and as required for efficient program delivery for both SC staff, PSS facilitators and civil society partners. This includes alerting requirements of technical support for general need of in-country capacity-building e.g CP TA, CP PM,. In addition it incorporates needs and availability of both internal and external trainings outside country.
  • Limited Management & monitoring /tracking budget lines for projects activities ensuring appropriate spending & timeliness.
  • Responsible for ensuring that  CP projects activities are properly linked with operational need (coordination with logistic unit) and resourced.
  • Provide technical and managerial guidance plus support for efficient implementation at all levels
  • Identify issues that need timely actions and multi-sector coordination within SC or externally, on field level ensure that CP project officer understand and apply this role.
  • Provide necessary technical training and develop appropriate technical guidelines and materials for program manager of civil society partner. In addition provide in-country and regional technical capacity support on specific CP program areas – emergencies and development.
  • Oversee partner activities and ensure that regular monitoring is conducted and financial as well as narrative reports are delivered timely and in accordance with agreed MoU.

People Management:

  • Support recruitment-process and induction of new CP team members
  • Lead, manage and motivate staff under direct line management, ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance based on Performance Review process and Competency Framework.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Attend internal cross-sector meetings, support PM to hold CP meetings and participate in inter-agency humanitarian CPSC meetings (& technical sub-committees), MRM TWG, MRE (& CP PO)  
  • Ensure effective program coordination with relevant stakeholders (Gov., NGOs, INGOs, UN etc)



  • Post graduate education in development or other relevant field (equivalent in professional experience may also be considered) and 2+ years management experience of running complex multi grant programmes, both in emergency and normal circumstances



  • Very strong knowledge and understanding of key technical areas of CP programming, and a working knowledge of the other sectors that include education, livelihoods and health
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options, and follow the strategic directions as guided
  • An in-depth understanding of national development issues in particular in relation to children
  • Previous  experience  of working with a multi-cultural team and  the  adaptability to varied team dynamics
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Writing and spoken English & Arabic
  • Commitment to Save the Children Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy and values
  • Good knowledge of safety standards and legislation related to construction and rehabilitation in Yemen
  • A good team worker willing to learn from others, listen and provide sound technical advice on construction that will benefit children
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with good communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


  • High level of oral and written Language skills in English
  • Experience and knowledge of working and living in relevant contexts NGO/INGO.
How to Apply

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen

All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

Qualified and interested applicants should send their CVs to: Hodeida.jobs@savethechildren.org 

please mention the Job title and Location in the subject of the applicants email.

The deadline for receiving applications is 15/8/2018.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Al Hodaida
  • Posted on: 8 November 2018
  • Deadline: 15 November 2018