Child Protection Project Manager


INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

INTERSOS, in the framework of its activities in Somalia,is selecting candidates for the position of:

JOB TITLE: Child Protection Project Manager

DUTY STATION: South Central and Puntland (60%), Nairobi (40%).

Starting Date:ASAP

Duration:6 months


The Child Protection Project Manager will manage an Identification, Documentation, Tracing and Reunification (IDTR) project in 4 locations of Somalia. He/she will have the overall responsibility of the implementation of project activities in a timely manner, monitoring and evaluation of the project, conduct trainings and will support the field offices.

Specifically the Child Protection Project Manager is responsible to:

Ø Ensure Coordination with Protection Department.

Ø Provide project management for the CHF project.

Ø Provide technical advice, training and mentoring for staff on protection technical aspects and databases and adherence to data protection protocols.

Ø Compile Quality timely reporting for submission to Protection Coordinator for submission to Somalia Programme manager or Head of Mission.

Ø Budget holder for the Project and responsible for the overall financial management of the protection department.

Ø Represent INTERSOS in partner and Donor Meetings.

Ø Ensure coordination and proper implementation at field level.


Ø Master degree in Social Science, Community Development, Psychology or Social Work and/or equivalent practical field experience, preferably with a humanitarian organisation;

Ø Minimum 3 years professional experience in protection/GBV/CP programming, technical focus on Protection, women and girls in conflict affected areas, children affected by armed conflict and other technical aspects of Child Protection;

Ø Previous experience humanitarian project management and coordination is required;

Ø Excellent organisational, teambuilding and participatory training skills and experience is required, as well as ability to work as part of a team;

Ø Project Management skills, including financial planning;

Ø Experience in psychosocial support, case management and alternative care for children.

Ø Good interpersonal skills to work effective with different stakeholders including different communities in the target areas, humanitarian actors, service providers, local and national authorities;

Ø Excellent organisational, teambuilding and participatory training skills and experience is required, as well as ability to work as part of a team;

Ø Project Management skills, including financial planning and documentation;

Ø Fluency in written and spoken English, good reporting writing and communication skills is required;

Ø Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions;

Ø Computer literate (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access);

Ø Gender-sensitive and advocate for women, children and minority rights;

Ø Ability to travel frequently to different areas in Somalia working in stressful situations and at times, in hardship field locations.

All applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV, both in English. Your CV should also include contact details of three professional referees.

Please, send your application to:

specifying in the subject**“PM Child Protection_Somalia”**

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
Or send your application directly to
  • Organization: INTERSOS
  • Location: Mogadishu
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social studies
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-21

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