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Posted on 30 Apr, 2022
Closing on 15 May, 2022

Job Description

Child Protection Officer - Job Description  



Contract Type: 

6 Months 

Place of Work: 


Reports to: 

Programs Manager





About us 

War Child, the charity for children affected by war. We are the only specialist charity for children in  conflict, delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, the  Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Yemen. We understand children’s  needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution - from supporting Syrian children  to access education to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and upholding the  rights of children caught up in juvenile justice in Afghanistan. We look forward to a world in which the  lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the  collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child,  governments, and key decision-makers. 

WAR CHILD UK has established a mission in Yemen in 2016, initially starting its programming with the implementation of projects for the provision of food assistance to ensure children have access to  food and are able to meet their basic nutritional needs. WAR CHILD UK - YEMEN later expanded its  programming to include education and protection integrated activities. Today, WCUK – YEMEN has  two registered offices in Sana’a and Aden governorates and continues to work with local partners and  stakeholders across the country to support and improve children’s wellbeing to ensure they can access  relevant protection services, education and livelihoods opportunities. 

Key Areas of Accountability:  

Child protection officer is responsible for leading and managing the child protection  intervention in the targeted areas. He/she will also be responsible for all the activities in the  IDP sites of the two intervention districts. He / She will ensure the technical quality of 

implementation and will ensure that minimum standards are met. He/ She will be also  responsible for liaising and coordinating with the local authorities.  


1. Coordinate with authorities at governorate and districts level.  

2. Attend the Protection sub-national cluster and the CP AoR meetings. 

3. Coordinate with International and national actors at governorate and fields level. 4. Establishment of a suitable referral system in the district with other actors.  

Line Management:  

1.The officer will be responsible managing the child protection assistance, social workers, shared  space cleaner and the data entry.  

Child Protection and Project management:  

1. Uses inter-agency standards, guidelines, technical support, resources and coordination groups  to inform and promote quality implementation of CP activities 

2. Follow up on establishment of community based child protection committees and ensure they  get the required trainings as proposed in the project at the two districts level. 3. Follow up, manage and facilitate the training of social workers (case management, referral  pathways …etc.) as proposed in the project proposal.  

4. Follow up and ensure proper registrations and verification of cash for protection cases 5. Oversee and follow up on cases managed by the child protection assistants and social workers 6. Ensure that all staff have been trained in inclusion and ToT on the community-led PSS/CP  

initiatives before rolling out training to community members on the modality. 7. Monitor program implementation against the established indicators detailed in the projects  Logical Framework and detailed implementation plans. 

8. Manage and facilitate the consultation workshop for the community (for the micro grant  activities…etc.) as proposed in the project proposal. 

9. Manage and facilitate the capacity building for the community (for the micro grant  activities…etc.) as proposed in the project proposal. 

10. Support and facilitate the selection and implementation of micro projects, including providing  micro grant, technical support and reporting. 

11. Makes frequent monitoring visits to follow up on the quality of activity implementation,  identify opportunities, constraints and adjustments needed.  

12. Monitors the quality, outputs and outcomes of child protection activities, in coordination with  the MEAL team 

13. Engages in coordination with actors in the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action  coordination mechanism or other working group. 

14. Participates in national child protection meetings with regional and global colleagues. 15. Communicates with colleagues, partners, stakeholders and affected populations with  transparency, empathy, respect and integrity. 


16. Submit high quality monthly narrative and quantitative reports to line manager  17. Contribute to donor mid-term and final report 

18. Case studies collection  

Job Requirements 

1. Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Management, Social Sciences, International  Development or other relevant field. 

2. A minimum of 3 years work in child protection or other child/adolescent related  programming. 

3. Experience working in case management and referral.

4. Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic required, including report  development, writing and editing. 

5. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work  independently and cooperatively with team members 

6. Flexibility and ability to work independently and in a team. 

7. Willingness to work in Ibb governorate and its districts. 

8. Committed to implementing programmes that involve children at all levels of  implementation. 

9. Strong planning and coordination skills. 

Important Information 

  • ∙ War Child UK is an equal opportunity employer. 
  • ∙ War Child UK does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. ∙ As this role is a National position, all candidates are required to be Yemeni nationals. ∙ Female with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. 
  • ∙ Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted. 

Our benefits  

  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • 30 annual leave per year 
  • Investment in training and development 
  • Transportation and Appearance Allowance 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • 1-1 wellbeing consultations with trained counselors 
  • Social Security Contribution 
  • Enhanced Leave Policy 
  • Eid Bonus 

Child safeguarding and Adults at Risk 

Our work with children and at-risk adults to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are  committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all areas of our work. We have zero tolerance for any behaviours and practices that puts children and/or vulnerable adults at risk of abuse  and/or harm. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child  Safeguarding policy, Adults at Risk Policy, anti-bribery policy, code of conduct, and other War Child’s  

policies. You can find the Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk policy here: 


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