Child Protection Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Wamo Relief And Rehabilitation Service

Position Overview.

Under the direction of the Case Management and Child Protection Coordinator, the Case Management and child protection Officer is responsible for providing the protection of children by performing duties of Intake, Protection, Child Care and Emergency responses including After Hours as may be required, in accordance with the project guidelines.


Ø Receiving and reviewing referrals and requests for service to determine eligibility to admission in GEP and Safe House.

Ø Interviews sources of service referrals/requests to obtain and record detailed intake information; assessing nature of referral/request and identifying immediacy of intervention required through Best Interest Assessment; and refers ineligible cases to other agencies, as appropriate.

Ø Gathers thorough information and conducts an assessment of the immediate safety of the child/ren at the point of first contact; intervening in risk situations and initiating immediate protection action, as required, which may include moving of children at risk to our Safe House or referring the Individual Cases to other appropriate agencies for protection

Ø Conducts case investigations including reviewing plight history and comparing the same with available information from UNHCR and other agencies, coordinating and conducting forensic interviews, conducting homes visits, and interviewing child

Ø Initiates and facilitates the referral for services provision from other agencies /organizations consistent with the proposed service plan; coordinating service requirements and advocating on behalf of WRRS to ensure the receipt of appropriate and timely service/support

Ø Strictly adhere and implement Safe House SOPs and other regulatory requirements as stipulated within the registration guidelines

Ø Under direction of the case management and child protection coordinator, communicates on daily basis all relevant information.

Ø Participates in consultations and case conference with individual case and other service providers

Ø Under supervision of case management and field protection coordinator,determines the need for and recommends admission of children to GEP and Safe House; coordinating and facilitating admissions by advising the GEP or Safe House .

Ø preparing required admission documents, and providing support to the child during the admission process; providing information and consultation to other project team regarding the individual case information and the specific needs of child who is being admitted to organization programs and ensures proper management of the child file(s) as required

Ø Under guidance of case management and child protection coordinator, Prepares and ensures accurate, thorough and timely recording of case information including case notes, modules, reports, family case histories, correspondence, and legal forms, as required compiles and completes case file documents for transfer of the case or to close the case as will be required from time to time

Ø Provides information and advisory services to each child and members of the community regarding the provisions and requirements.

Ø Participate in maintaining a daily , weekly and monthly Safe House inventory trackers and reconcile the same on weekly and monthly basis submitting the same for verification purposes.

Desired Qualifications.

Ø Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Counseling Psychology or related field with at least five 3 years of successful experience in program planning and management including grant funded programs.

Ø At least 3 years’ experience in case management and child protection programs

Ø Knowledge of sexual and gender based violence/domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse issues and solutions

Ø Understanding of challenges facing IDPs in Somalia and in the region

Ø Experience working with young people, preferably most vulnerable (experience working with IDPs and refugee children will be a plus)

Ø Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information

Ø Knowledge of theories of human behavior and ability to apply in assessment and planning

Ø Knowledge of risk assessments; counseling skills, child abuse standards, child welfare legislation and regulations

Ø Ability to work as an integral member of a team and work with little or no supervision as may be required

Ø Ability to follow direction and work effectively under pressure

Ø Good planning, organization, problem-solving, decision-making and liaison skills

Ø Ability to collaborate with other resource persons and facility

Ø Ability withstand stressful situations that may arise as a result of challenging work environment (interaction with children who have under gone very painful situations)

Ø Applicants should be Somalia National.


Application letters and copies of relevant academic and technical qualifications should be sent not later that 26th of June 2018.

NB: Please note on the subject of the email Child Protection Officer

Female candidates are encouraged to apply


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