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Project Assistant (Child Protection) (Save the Children)

Job Summary

TITLE: Project Assistant (Child Protection) TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child Protection LOCATION: Lashio, Northern Shan State

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements


To facilitate the effective and successful planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities in assigned camps and rural/urban areas - in collaboration with the Project Officers. To conduct regular monitoring at assigned areas to alert for all CP cases, to support children and community members in accessing services and receiving proper case and follow up service providers. 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. 


Reports to: Project Officer (Child Protection)

Staff reporting to this post: Nil

Budget Responsibilities: No Financial Approval

Role Dimensions: Regular contact of basic factual information


 Work closely with community members in addressing child protection cases through referral mechanisms and services provided while keeping into account community based mechanisms.

 Train, coach and support community members in identification and monitoring activities for case management work.

 Train, coach and support community members on existence of referral pathways and related service providers.

 Follow-up on case referrals and work closely with case management staff from other agencies.

 Use the system established by the interagency database team to file all open and closed cases, or if necessary, develop a system of filing to respond to local needs in coordination with the interagency database manager.

 Receive and verify information fed from the communities.

 Ensure community mobilization, and coordinate with the stakeholders at the assigned areas.

 Assist supervisor in preparing and holding meetings & trainings as well as developing monthly work plan and budget estimation.

 Assign, monitor and evaluate the progress of the work with community members and outreach workers.

 Develop monthly and quarterly reports on trends of CP cases identified and followed-up.

 Assist supervisor in supporting the technical implementations of plans to facilitate CP related information and coordinate with other agencies when needed.

 Keep records of activities, and report regularly and as requested on programme progress.

 Perform project data collection regularly and assist in Monitoring activity and undertake regular monitoring visit in outreach activities and assigned cases.

 Assist and support to PO concerning program activity implementation and data collection and checking process.

 Assist to PO for field trip plan developing and training /meeting / workshop arranging depend on needed

 Take steps to ensure that the programme benefits the poorest and most disadvantaged children.

 Any other duties and tasks assigned by supervisor.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


 Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

 Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


 Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

 Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

 Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale. Collaboration:

 Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

 Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

 Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to. Creativity:

 Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

 Willing to take disciplined risks


 Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 Always acts in the best interests of children

Person Specifications

 University degree or equivalent experiences.

 Demonstrated skills and experience in implementing child rights programming.

 At least 1 year in implementing and working with children.

 Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

 Ability to undertake case analysis, to document and submit case reports capturing key issues needed to inform programming for urgent response.

 Understanding and speaking local language (Shan or Ta’ang) is preferred

 High motivation to work with difficult circumstances.

 A commitment to children’s rights, children’s participation and non-discrimination.

 Experiences in establishing networking and coordinating and strengthening referral mechanism.

 Understanding of case management and referral pathways at a community, inter-agency and institutional level.

 Experiences in community mobalization.

 Previous experience working for an NGO or other non-profit organization.

 Strong analytical skills and organization skills, ability to work independently and productively in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage a multi-facetted workload.

 Solid communication skills and attention to detail.

 Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently.

Additional job responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

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