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

Job Description

Child Protection Assistant - Job Description 



Contract Type: 

6 Months 

Place of Work: 


Reports to: 

CP Officer





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 assistant 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 intervention district. 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 and relevant stakeholders at the district level.  


1. Coordinate with authorities at district level. 

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

3. Coordinate with International and national actors at field level. 

4. Establishment of a suitable referral system in the district with other actors.  

Line Management:  

1. The assistant will be responsible for supervising social workers, and community based child  protection committees.  

Child Protection and Project management:  

1. Communicates with children and their families with gentleness, sensitivity, respect, clarity, honesty and  inclusion, and with respect to cultural, political, religious and social norms and traditions 2. Ensures satisfactory results while applying principles of ‘do no harm’ and keeping the best interests of  children, their caregivers and communities at heart 

3. Supports the case management process according to inter-agency guidelines and using basic knowledge  of international and national legal frameworks that promote the protection and care of children. 4. Establishment of Community based child protection committees and ensure they get the  required trainings as proposed in the project. 

5. Facilitate the training of social workers (Case management, referral pathways …etc.) as  proposed in the project proposal.  

6. Ensure proper assessments s and verification of cash for protection cases 7. Oversee and follow up on cases managed by social workers and make sure that all cases  have been followed up by social workers and closed upon receiving the required services. 8. Facilitate the consultation workshop for the community (for the micro grant activities…etc.)  as proposed in the project proposal.  

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

10. Facilitate the selection and implementation of micro projects, including providing micro  grant reporting. 


1. Submit high quality monthly narrative and quantitative reports to line manager  2. Contribute to donor mid-term and final report  

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

3. Experience in working in case management and referral pathways. 

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. Excellent communication skills; able to give and receive feedback.

7. Strong skills in communicating with children and youth and commitment to their right to  participation 

8. Strong analysis, planning and coordination skills. 

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

10. Willingness to work in Ibb districts locations 

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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