Child Protection Coordinator At Save the Children

Child Protection Coordinator National Contract: (Akobo West – Walgak)

Under the supervision and technical support of the Chid Protection/Case Management Officer, the Child Protection Case Worker will give support in identifying, documenting and responding to child protection cases of vulnerable and at risk children to access basic services and receive other support as required. The case worker will monitor, conduct case by case follow ups and facilitate the alternative care and reunification process of unaccompanied and separated children. He/she will take lead in identification of cases for children with protection concerns using the national Case Management forms. Work closely with the BHA Program Manager to ensure the quality implementation of Child Protection activities in the field. Lead on case management activities and be superviser in the designated field sites, with support from assistant case management officers and case workers, including coordinating and sharing data with other field sites using the new Case Management SOPs, annexes, forms and handbook. Support recruitment and training of community volunteers (CFS facilitators) to provide psychosocial support activities. Set up/strenghen Child Protection Networks, including training and awareness raising activities of key child protection issues in their communities and linking children to available services. Set up/support and monitor Child Protection Help Desks to identify, support and refer children with protection concerns.


  • University degree in social sciences or relevant experience in social work, community development and working with children in Child Protection programme
  • 3 years sectoral experience in Child Protection
  • Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English and experience in report writing
  • Ability to communicate and engage with children
  • Fluent in a local language and or Juba Arabic


  • Previous work with children required, preferably in a social work or educational setting.
  • Good understanding of community politics and traditional networks
  • Experience in interview techniques (child friendly)
  • Previous experience working in Akobo County
  • Be both self-reliant and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Be able to work in challenging environment i.e. walk substantial distances
  • Ability to represent SC in South Sudan Child Protection policies and approach
  • Ability to work through line management and also under limited/distance supervision
  • Gender awareness and sensitivity
  • Understanding of issues of confidentiality
  • High degree of initiative and responsibility
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate as child focused agency and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Experience in community facilitation and mobilization
  • Good understanding of community politics and traditional networks in program location.
  • Excellent technical understanding of child protection and community based approaches.
  • Good computer knowledge and skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to priorities tasks
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and in a team
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to operate in extremely harsh living and working environment
  • Gender awareness and sensitivity
  • Understanding of issues of confidentiality
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Contract Duration: One Year

Location: South Sudan, Juba Office with regular field Travel.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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