Job at Save the Children: 6 Positions for Child Protection and Care Officer (Deadline: 01 February 2018)

Job at Save the Children: 6 Positions for Child Protection and Care Officer (Deadline: 01 February 2018)

Job at Save the Children: 6 Positions for Child Protection and Care Officer (Deadline: 01 February 2018)


Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda


Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirty districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 180 staff.

SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced national staff to fill the Child Protection and Care officer positions:

Position:                                         Child Protection and Care Officer

Place of work:                                Gicumbi+Gasabo (1), Rwamagana + Nyarugenge (1)

                                                         Gakenke+Nyabihu (1) + Nyamagabe + Ruhango (1)

                                                         Kirehe+ Ngoma (1) Nyamasheke (1)

Report to:                                       Child Protection and Care Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this:     none

Post:                                                 6

Time Frame:                                    Fixed (6 months)

Tentative start date:                       February 15th 2018

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE: The Project officer is accountable for the implementation of the activities under the strengthening child protection systems project in the assigned districts.


Project implementation

In close collaboration with the CP and child care officer based in same district:

  • Organise and facilitate trainings and meetings of community based child protection workers-Inshuti z’umuryango-(IZU) in collaboration with social workforce in assigned district (s)
  • Accompanying the trained community based child protection workers-Inshuti z’umuryango-(IZU) in conducting home-based counselling and initial psycho-social support to children and their families;
  • Supervise and coach trained community based child protection workers-Inshuti z’umuryango-(IZU) to develop activity plans and monitor their implementation;
  • Produce the mapping of child protection services in the assigned area;
  • Collaborate with local authorities to ensure the smooth implementation of the project;
  • Mentoring IZU as their conduct home visits, child referrals and basic child counselling
  • Contribute to Production and dissemination of IEC materials
  • Organise and implement dissemination sessions of the modules and standardized information cards for specialized CP services, regular home visits, and group sessions with parents and families
  • Organise periodic coordination meetings for community-based child and family protection workers (Iz’U) in collaboration with NCC social workforce in assigned districts
  • Ensure the meaningful participation of children in all steps of project as per Save the Children’s standards
  • Reach out to specialized protection services when children cases require so
  • Mentor the IZU as they report child protection cases;
  • Support the documentation of project activities and exchanges with key partners
  • Perform any other duties related to the project assigned by the line manager

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) support

  • Organise and participate in project evaluation activities including baseline, midline and end line evaluations
  • With the support of the CP & CRG MEAL specialist monitor, document and report the level of implementation of project activities
  • Facilitate programme accountability and feedback gathering and response mechanisms
  • Prepare field monitoring reports
  • Regular collection data on project activities using monitoring tools
  • Ensure that quality, monthly, quarterly and other reports are developed and submitted in accordance with agreed schedules
  • Facilitate programme(s) monitoring activities including monitoring materials distribution to programme beneficiaries
  • Facilitate project learning by examining and documenting programme(s) effectiveness and sharing of learning
  • project monitoring reports are produced and submitted to project coordinator

 Save the Children representation

  • Effectively participate in coordination mechanisms with CP stakeholders in assigned districts;
  • Ensure that Save the Children’s programmes are represented at sector and district level fora

 Logistical support

  •  Prepare monthly procurement plans for the project
  •   Prepare procurement requests for the project
  • Organise for transportation of programme staff and visitors in assigned district(s)

Child Safe Guarding

  • Prepare Child Safe Guarding Risk Assessment for the activities under his/her responsibilities
  •  Carry our Child Safe Guarding monitoring of IZU activities and reporting
  • Report Child Safe Guarding Cases to child safeguarding focal person

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • 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


  • Degree level in psychology, Social Sciences, child rights and protection, education, and any other related field
  • Demonstrable skills and experience (at least two years) in project implementation, preferable having worked with NGO
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Skills in community mobilization
  • Skills in training facilitation

Training in areas of Child Protection and care will be considered as an asset


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to The deadline for receiving applications is February 1st 2018.

                                *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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