Child Protection Advisor

Full time @War Child UK in Advisory
  • Afghanistan, Herat
  • Post Date : 4 February, 2024
  • Apply Before : 21 March, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 25300
  • Organization Name war-child-uk-2
  • Vacancy Number WCUK/12/283
  • Number of Job(s) 1
  • Job Location(s) Herat
  • Experience Field 4-6 years of experience in direct implementation of CP programming with children, adolescents/youth and/or caregivers or relevant experience. of relevant experience
  • Education Field Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, child protection, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Career Level Other
  • Gender Male/Female
  • Nationality National
  • Salary As per WCUK salary Scale - 12 months with possible extension
  • Contract Type Not Specified
  • Required Language(s) Dari
  • Deadline 24-03-21

Job Description


About War Child UK:

War Child, the specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades we’ve delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Yemen. We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution – from reintegrating children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces (CAAFAG) in the Central African Republic to reuniting children with their families in Afghanistan. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers.

Job Description:

Your role

The Child Protection Advisor provides technical guidance and oversight on implementation of emergency response activities across War Child’s child protection portfolio in Afghanistan. S/he is responsible for supporting development and contextualisation of child protection procedures and tools to support quality and safe child protection programmes. The position holder is expected to work closely with child protection teams across Afghanistan to map capacity gaps and provide training, coaching and technical support, to ensure the delivery of safe and high-quality programmes. S/he will be expected to strengthen partnerships with local NGOs and civil society organisations, other CP actors and represent War Child in the relevant technical coordination groups. S/he will be based in Herat and support implementation of Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE)activities in Afghanistan.

Your responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Leadership

  • Lead on the provision of technical input to the development of War Child emergency response strategies, sectoral strategies and other planning documents related to CPiE.
  • Ensure child protection programme design benefits from integration with other sectors where possible, and vice versa.
  • Lead on technical development of proposals for new programme and funding initiatives within emergency response by conducting situational analysis, concept note development with the emergency response team and wider Program.

Programme Quality and standards

  • Support the development, contextualisation and harmonization of CP technical tools and guidance on how to apply them. Develop and maintain a central database of those tools ensuring they’re regularly updated in coordination with MEAL team.
  • Lead in the assessment of CPiE risks and capacities and ensure that these are appropriately reflected in programmes and proposals.
  • Proactively look for and facilitate capacity building opportunities for CP field teams across offices.
  • Identify and provide technical expertise, quality assurance and support for War Child’s CPiE programmes, ensuring quality implementation of CP projects.
  • Ensure harmonised and consistent approach to child protection response across War Child’s geographical areas.
  • Ensure recognised international best practices and War Child’s policies are applied and informing programming in the work with children.
  • Ensure programmes are designed and implemented in line with the Child Protection Minimum Standards and building partners and staff capacity on these standards.

Child Protection field monitoring:

  • Conduct joint operational planning with the field team and regular supportive field visits to project sites to monitor progress of quality project implementation, identify lessons learned to enable capacity strengthening.
  • Analyse and provide feedback on program implementation to ensure gender sensitivity[KS2]  and adequate child participation.
  • Conduct an in-depth case management quality revision in coordination with relevant staff and proposition of recommendations and measures to improve case management.
  • Contribute to the Child Protection program planning and reviews on regular basis.[KS3]

Quality of reporting:

  • Ensure a first layer of quality control of all relevant reports (donor reports, annual and quarterly reports).
  • Leading on integration of different strands of CP program with relevant field teams (i.e: integration of MHPSS, Alternative Care, Case Management, etc.) for a holistic CP response.
  • Seek out opportunities for mainstreaming of CP into education and livelihoods programmes.
  • Ensure child protection achievements are reported through Report Hub on regular and timely basis.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Knowledge Management: Oversee knowledge sharing across teams (making sure teams across the field offices share unified resources) and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are understood and used to improve programmes.
  • Work closely with the MEAL team on the harmonisation, dissemination and adequate use of monitoring tools to assess quality of War Child and partners programmes.

Capacity building:

  • Make efforts to map the capacity gaps across the CP staff, partners and source, develop and/or facilitate capacity building initiatives to meet these gaps.
  • Ensure effective supervision is taking place for all field level staff and partners.
  • Provide CP induction package to all newly CP staff and partners across field offices.
  • Actively support team cohesion and a positive work environment.

Partnerships (if relevant):

  • Provide support on technical identification, selection, and adequate assessment of strategic CP implementing partners.
  • Develop and maintain strong coordinated working relationships with implementing partners.
  • Improve/strengthen coordination and technical support to local partners including National NGOs, CSOs, and Governmental bodies on child protection.
  • Ensure appropriate, relevant, and timely provision of technical capacity as necessary and through mobilization of internal and external capacity building opportunities and sharing of all relevant materials/documents, etc.
  • Commit to joint regular monitoring of implementation progress and achievement towards results and feeding into programmatic adaptations.
  • Promote War Child policies and practice with respect to child protection, child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures with implementing partners.

External Relations, advocacy and representation:

  • Ensure War Child is actively participating and engaging in national coordination meetings, forums, Clusters and Taskforces for child protection programming and advocacy. This may include delegating the responsibility/role to key staff and/or representing in person. Take the lead on any co-chairing of taskforces committed to by War Child
  • Risk assess, and follow War Child procedures and guidance on any engagement with government authorities regarding child protection activities


  • Contribute to creating a culture committed to the safeguarding of children and adults and compliant to War Child’s Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk Policies.

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the role.

Our Values


We use our passion and creativity to deliver high quality evidence-based work designed to maximize our beneficial impact for children in conflict.

Accountable to Children

Children can rely on us to respond to their voices and to treat them with respect and dignity.


We expect to be held to account by our supporters and beneficiaries and we respond with openness and honesty.

Committed to each other

We support each other and our partners to achieve ambitious goals and to the best we can be we are honest and open with each other, sharing our success and confronting our challenges

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, child protection, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Strong English and Dari communication and writing skills are essential.
  • 4-6 years of experience in direct implementation of CP programming with children, adolescents/youth and/or caregivers or relevant experience.
  • Must be proactive, results oriented, able to manage a large workload and work with diverse range of people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key Child Protection, Humanitarian Assistance, gender, and Global Development issues including disaster response, humanitarian assistance, conflict affected populations, and other related areas.
  • Knowledge of national policies, strategies and initiatives by government and other key stakeholders concerning child protection.
  • Experience providing technical support and management CP programme and case management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and proven ability to lead collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of development and humanitarian crisis impact on children’s protection, health, education, and overall well-being.
  • Comfortable working independently, as well as with receiving and accounting for direction and engaging as part of a dynamic team.
  • Computer literacy including Internet, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

Submission Guideline:

How to apply

  • Please go to this link:, fill in your information and attach your documents before the closing date – (21-Dec-2021).
  • Applications after closing date will not be accepted.
  • Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for written test/interview.

Child safeguarding and Adults at Risk

Our work with children and at-risk adults to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all areas of our work. We have zero tolerance for any behaviours and practices that puts children and/or vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and/or harm. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy, our Code of Conduct and PSEA: Adults at Risk Policy. You can find the Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk policy here: Child Safeguarding

Pre-employment checks

  • Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
  • a satisfactory police record check to include a International/National Criminal Record Check, and a clear vetting and Due Diligence check
  • receipt of three satisfactory references

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