Child Protection Project, Regional Coordinator

at Save the Children
Location Jijiga, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 26, 2020
Category Education / Teaching
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


ROLE PURPOSE:  The child protection project regional coordinator will lead the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the Mainstreaming Socio-Emotional Learning/SEL and Parenting Skills Education project activities at the regional level. The Coordinator will coordinate resources to ensure proper and timely delivery of activities and will provide progress updates on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

She/he will closely work with Regional Bureaus of Women, Children and Youth Affairs in Oromia, Somali, and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) Regional States; and relevant Zonal and District Bureaus; UNICEF Implementing Partners in Oromia, Somali and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) Regional States and UNHCR (Protection Cluster Coordinator), UNFPA (GBV Area of Responsibility co-lead) in order to develop and roll out a validated SEL and Parenting Skills Education that can be utilized in humanitarian contexts in Ethiopia. The Project Coordinator will represent SCI at external forums/meetings at the regional level as required in consultation with the line manager.

Reports to: Child Protection Project Manager -Mainstreaming SEL and Parenting Skills Education   Project

Program management 

  • Support the Project Manager based in Addis to conduct review and contextualization of Socioemotional Learning Package- Children’s Resilience Building Program: Psychosocial Support Program for in and out of school Children package for children 10-17.
  • Assist the project manager review and contextualize the Parenting without Violence package for caregivers, diversified caregivers of children aged 0-5, 6-11 and 12-17.
  • Support regional Roll Out of the packages to 180 trainees per package, including frontline facilitators and supervisors
  • Provide on-job coaching to frontline facilitators in his/her respective area of assignment to ensure quality and fidelity of implementation.
  • Participate in joint on-job coaching visits that shall be conducted by SCI and trained partners’ supervisors, using a structured feedback form.
  • Facilitate the collection of baseline information which will allow the implementation of an evaluation at the completion of the intervention, highlighting key outcomes of the partnership and potential/implications for further scale-up.
Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance

  • Monitor and systematically document project results in his/her respective area of assignment;
  • Regularly scheduled reviews of projects with project team, government and/or non-government partners and stakeholders in his/her respective area of assignment;

Stakeholders and partner management

  • Foster collaboration among government and non-government stakeholders in his/her respective area of assignment;
  • Liaise with and creates a conducive working relationship between SCI and key project stakeholders at the regional level
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits of the project and prepare reports for documentation and follow-up actions;
  • Closely work with stakeholders in the preparation of periodic and project completion reports;


  • Represent SCI in forums/meetings on areas related to the project at the regional level;
  • Performs other related activities as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self, SCI and the broader project implementing teams accountable to deliver on their responsibilities and managing resources


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and stakeholders
  • 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

  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Social Work or equivalent;
  • At least 3-year experience in child protection in emergency programing
  • Experience and understanding of Socio-Emotional Learning and Parenting Skill Education
  • Knowledgeable on Save the Children’s Parenting Without Violence (PWV) common approach; Positive Discipline in Every Day Parenting (PDET), REAL (Responsible, Engaged and Loving Fathers) and Child Resilience programs.
  • Demonstrated experience of report writing and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience of conducting training and providing capacity building to partners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision;
  • Computer literate, fluent in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Willingness to have regular travel to project implementation area;
  • Knowledge of working language in the project area is an asset


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