Save The Children International – Child Protection Assistant.

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Role Purpose

Save the Children International Kenya Country, Dadaab office has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Child Protection Assistant. The role holder will be responsible of field level implementation, case management processes, monitoring, and evaluation of child protection activities as well as providing support to child protection, community workers and staff. The role holder will work closely with the community-based child protection structures in the refugee and local communities’ and ensure effective reporting of cases from the blocks. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

No of Vacancies:  One (1) Position

Reporting to: Senior CP Officer

Location: Dadaab

Nationality: Kenya National only

Qualifications and Experience


  • Graduate degree in social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 1-year work experience in social work or with development-related organizations or diploma with 3 years active experience in Child protection.
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.


  • Previous experience in working with IA CPIMS.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees and local language is essential
  • Experience of working with refugee and host communities in a Somali context and other agencies that support Child Protection.
  • Child communication and interviewing skills.
  • Ability to adapt to different cultures.
  • Experience and skills in management of staff.
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions.

The Organization

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 realize 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.

How to Apply.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

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

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Deadline 30 Dec 2021 – 23:59 EAT

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents 




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