Protection Officer

at GOAL Ethiopia
Location Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 29, 2021
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB




Reference No:  REC/ 053 /21
Job title:           Protection Officer
SNNPR- and Oromia Bale, Gelana,Delomena and Meda Welabu
Reports to:Senior CMAM Programme Officer
Number of Posts3 (Three)
Closing date:July 5, 2021

About GOAL

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS. Currently, we work with pastoralist, agro-pastoral, pastoral dropouts, rural small holder farmers, rural/urban youth and street children to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience in Ethiopia working closely with local communities, local government, donors and other key actors.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.


Job Requirements


The Protection Officer is responsible for coordinating and implementing GOAL’s field-based protection interventions, psychosocial support services and training activities.

The Protection Officer is responsible for the social, psychological and emotional development of Internal Displaced Peoples (IDPs), IDP Returnees and host communities. The position holder works to strengthen the psychosocial protection of Internal Displaced Peoples (IDPs) in particular migrant children (in family or unaccompanied), women, other vulnerable groups through the implementation and dissemination of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and other protocols, under the technical supervision of Senior Protection officer and coordination of Woreda/Zonal level Programme Coordinator. The PSS Officer will be responsible for providing.


Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have:

· BA degree in Psychology, Counseling, sociology or social and minimum of two years’ experience.

· Demonstrated technical expertise in protection sector that include Child Protection,  PSS, GBV etc;

·          Experience in working with women, children, People with Specific Needs;

·          Expertise in Psychosocial support, child protection & GBV protection principles;

Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken (English, Local Language and Amharic)

Desirable key qualities, Skills and Competences:

·  Good organizational skills and capacity to work independently, if necessary and/or   required

·  Strong capacity and experience with planning,organizing and coordination

. Integrity, professionalism and expertise in processing reports, data protection, and   questionnaires.

· Ability to understand the cultural context and local language of a community and use that culture as an input for community mobilization.

Applying Instructions


GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, per-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safe guarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other rules and regulation of the organization. GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.


Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non - returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title needs to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can apply using the following option.

  • Applicants who have access to the internet can directly submit their application to or through

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply! 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process. 


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