Social Worker
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
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Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.


Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.


Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title
Social Worker
Place of Work

South omo/Jinka

Child Protection
Monthly Salary in ETB
As per the scale of the organization
No. of Positions
1 (One)

Length of Contract

06 Months



Under the guidance and technical support of the CP Project Officer, and CP project coordinator, Social Worker is responsible for working closely with children, community and government stakeholders. S/he is responsible for provision of effective, efficient and quality psychosocial support, reunification and reintegration services for children at risk of or victims of HTP. He works as a case manager, best interest determination panel and other support activities to respond to the children problems. S/he works in establishing/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children from HTP and other child protection risks. S/he supports child protection officer in implementing child protection projects at woreda level by engaging community, government and other stakeholders.





Program Management
  • Lead and facilitate best interest determination (BID) panel to guarantee best interest of the children. 
  • Conduct family tracing and reunification for Mingi declared and other children at risk or victims of HTP.  
  • Facilitate multi sectorial linkages at Woreda level to prevent, protect and respond to child protection risks. 
  • Identify, register and refer abused and exploited children for child protection services.
  • Work as a case manager or case management focal person at Woreda level.
  • Promote and improve quality service delivery to fulfil children’s right based on SCI vision, mission and values.
  • Lead and facilitate psychosocial support for children at risk or victims of HTP and their families.
  • Facilitate placement of children in foster or kinship care arrangements and regularly follow up situations of children,
  • Facilitate and lead the economic empowerment of families and their children.
  • Assists CP Project Officer in overseeing implementation of CP projects.
  • Support and assist CP Project Officer in establish/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children.
  • Identifies community based child protection mechanisms capacity gaps and participates in building their capacity.
  • Facilitate and lead community awareness raising and sensitization programs to promote positive values of the society towards children. 
  • Facilitate and provide trainings, workshops for community members, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist the CP Project Coordinator in establishing/strengthening referral linkages.
  • Work closely with Hamer/Dassenech/Nyangatom Woreda relevant government offices and community based child protection structures to provide psychosocial support for children.
  • Assists the CP Project Officer in preparation and compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports and for other SCI and donor compliances and requirements.
  • Document best practices of the project activities and share with relevant agencies.
  • Performs other related activities as assigned by his immediate supervisor.
  • Diploma or degree in the field Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or relevant Social Sciences, Community development, Psychiatric Nurse or equivalent
  • 2 years for Diploma & 0-1year for degree relevant experience of child protection works, an NGO environment is preferable
  • Previous working experience in child rights programming and child protection
  • Experience in delivering psychosocial support, reunification/reintegration, and case management.   
  • Computer literacy in all the Microsoft office applications, and internet literacy are required
  • Experience in community based child protection mechanisms
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English, writing and speaking
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through  before or on October 26, 2020.

    1. A CV (not more than 3 pages)
    2. A cover letter (not more than one page)
    3. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicants, if invited for written exam or interview. 


About Save the Children


Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.

Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.

All children deserve better.

We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 120 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.


Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years' experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.


We are a global membership organisation, made up of Save the Children International and 29 national members.

We share one name, one strategy and one ambition for all children to survive, learn and be protected.