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The child protection officer under the direct guidance of the SNaP project manager is responsible for the implementation and supervision of the social norms and participation (SNaP) project activities in Marodijeeh and Togdheer regions of Somaliland.
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the area of Human Rights, social work, law or related fields.
- At least 2 years relevant work experience in protection project implementation (GBV/ CEFM, Psychosocial support , youth programmes or related fields.
- Good technical understanding social norms, GBV and community-based approaches
- An understanding of the needs and rights of children, particularly those who have been in conflict/contact with the law, separated children and children who are at risk of abuse or exploitation.
- Verbal fluency in English and Somali.
- Good written language skills and the ability to write clear and well-structured reports.
- Computer literate
- At least two years’ programme experience in child protection/development or in another relevant area of development/emergency/relief work.
- Experience of working with participatory methodologies, preferably involving children.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member within a collaborative framework.
- The ability to work independently and use own initiative.
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
- Ability to plan and organise work, cope with pressure and prioritise competing demands on time.
- The ability to represent the organisation and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO’s and community representatives
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
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