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Job Description:

The Opportunity UNICEF/ KOICA : Child protection Project Manager in SNNPR kembata Zone Doyogena woreda and Medawelabu in Oromia regional State.

Role Purposes :

Child Protection Project Manager will coordinate and manage over all responsibilities of the project implementation, monitoring and reporting of all project activities in SNNPR kembata Zone Doyogena woreda and Meda welabu in Oromia regional State. The child protection Manager will lead and coordinate project team to ensure proper and timely beneficiary identification, project monitoring, assessments and will provide progress updates on monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Child Protection Manager will also involve in budget management. The project Manager will work on development of monitoring plan with MEAL department, PDQ team and partners and assess progress on quarterly basis. He/she will provide project progress reports as per the donor requirement as well as whenever needed by the area office, country office or the donor, to keep the donor informed on implementation progress. The Child Protection Manager will also have supervisory role in the project management.

Child Protection manager will closely work with Women and Children Affairs, Labor and social Affairs, education office and other relevant government offices and stakeholders at regional, Zone and woreda level to jointly implement, monitor and support coordination.


Program management

  • Coordinates and supervise the implementation of child protection project
  • Prepare regular progress reports of the project as required to immediate supervisor, field office manager in compliance to rules and guidelines of donor and SCI.
  • Provide feedback and share lessons learned from project implementations
  • Supports project team and government partners to ensure feasible detailed implementation plan is developed and implemented.
  • Serve as the budget holder for the Child protection project under responsibility
  • Ensures that appropriate technical back up is given to projects towards smooth implementation of project.
  • Ensures the quality, relevance and integrated nature of programs in the project.

Budget Management/ Budget Holding Responsibilities

  • Ensure that budget for the assigned projects accurately reflect anticipated costs of planned work at all times.
  • Ensure that the  budget is entered into Agresso (Financial Management System), and mapped to the budget coding (account, Cost centre, Projects, DRC and DEA) within ONE month of the award being activated.
  • Ensure effective and efficient utilization of project budget and other resources for intended purpose; follow up on budget utilization and project expenditure as needed
  • Ensure that partner finance planning and reports are in line with the project agreement and requirements from donors and governments
  • Ensure the financial records relating to the assigned  projects budget /s are accurate and in line with policies and procedures set out in the Finance Manual
  • Ensure expenditure is authorized in accordance with the budget authorization procedures within the scheme of delegation (SoD)
  • Monitor, analyse and report significant variances between budget and actual expenditure
  • Ensure to get prior approval from the Member (and/or donor) for incurring costs on any individual budget line which are more than budget line flexibility as per Fund Summary and review with Awards Unit for variations above  the flexibility level of the costs budgeted for that line item.
  • Prepare programmatic and financial reports for SCI Members, government and Save the Children as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted to the Grants Liaison Unit in a timely manner.  Be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations for Donors and the SCI members.
  • In consultation with the award unit, highlight and prepare documentation for any project modifications, amendments or extensions which require donor and/or Government consent and approval. Ensure such changes are made in close consultation with the Program Director, Award and Finance staff and all relevant project staff.
  • Manage finalization of donor reports, including review and verification of financial reports and confirmation of accuracy and consistency between narrative and financial reports.
  • Facilitates communication and interaction between partners and the SCI Grant Compliance and Reporting Analysts

Staff management

  • Motivate staff under his/her supervision and build team spirit for effective working relationships
  • Ensure that staff under supervision properly plan and organize their tasks (e.g. through monthly, quarterly and annual work plans).
  • Ensure that job objectives are set and performances are evaluated timely, with the required quality for supervisees, hold one-to-one meeting, and produce team report.
  • Accountable for quality deliverables of the team through the provision of appropriate support
  • Hold periodic meeting for regular update and addressing of issues.
  • Facilitate and support the staff development under his/her supervision, including nurturing and coaching on specific issues.

Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance

  • Monitor and systematically document project results
  • Assist and facilitate regularly scheduled reviews of projects with project team, government partners and stakeholders

Stakeholders and partners’ management

  • Foster collaborative environment and team spirit among government and non-government stakeholders
  • Liaises with and creates conducive working relationship between SCI and stakeholders in targeted areas.
  • Closely work with government agencies, and stakeholders in the course of project planning and implementation, and to develop their capacity for quality project implementation as well as reporting (based on needs /gap assessment)
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits of the project, government, and partners at the project sites and prepare reports for documentation and follow-up actions
  • Closely work with stakeholders in the preparation of periodic and project completion reports


  • Represent the SCI in the sub-national child protection forums/meetings on areas related to the project, as required.
  • In cooperation with Immediate Supervisor and PDQ Learning and Knowledge Management, ensure proper documentation of experiences and lessons learned from projects under supervision.
  • In cooperation with communications team, provide information and inputs to be used for SCI Child Protection information and communication materials.
  • Provides inputs to the as requested through conducting quick needs assessments and general information related to CP in the area to inform new program development.
  • Provide the necessary capacity building support for SCI staffs under his/her supervision.
  • Performs other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Job Requirements:


  • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in an area of Social Work, Sociology, Social Psychology, law or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment, with experience in community based child protection project managment experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of community based child protection mechanisms, national protection systems, and technical knowledge on child protection monitoring and evaluation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Good experience in planning, coordinating and implementing work activities
  • Good knowledge and experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Very good skill in report writing
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Child rights programming and Rights based approach to development;
  • Partnership and partnership management.
  • Capacity building and civil society development.
  • Facilitation and communication skills, etc.
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult environments
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her team, 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
  • Assists in the processing of advance requests and follow on the retirement of such advances.


  • Strong training skill
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexibility in working long hours and ability to work with incoming surge teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies
Job Category:
Development and Project Management
Development and Project Management
Full time
Full time
Hawassa, Sidama
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