Child Protection Project Coordinator

The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of 

Child Protection Project Coordinator

 for a UNICEF-funded program in Malawi. The goal of the project is to support capacity strengthening of Key Child Protection Structures at district and community levels, (District Social Welfare Offices), to conduct safe re-integration of vulnerable children from Child Care Institutions (CCIs) into their families/communities during this COVID-19 pandemic, also taking into consideration the impact of high numbers of migrant returnees and deportees from South Africa and other countries in these communities.

The purpose of this role is mainly to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of safe re-integration of children from key CCIs in Blantyre and Lilongwe Districts to their home districts during this COVID-19 period. The post holder will work in close collaboration with the Government DSWOs and the re-integration Officers (Interns) in the already running UNICEF funded safe re-integration program, to support the proper and safe re-integration processes which most CCIs missed out during this COVID-19 period. This work will mainly be based on the national safe re-integration model, which UNICEF (with funding from USAID) supported the Government of Malawi to adopt.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Bachelor’s degree level in relevant subject or Diploma level plus equivalent field experience
  • Strong child protection background with demonstrable skills in conducting key processes e.g. CP and GBV/SEA case management, Child re-integration case management, Psychological First Aid, CP risk and vulnerability assessments, system strengthening
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in child protection and humanitarian emergency responses
  • A good understanding of the child re-integration and alternative care programming especially in Malawian context
  • A good understanding of Child Care Institutions operations and context
  • Very good knowledge of working with UNICEF and their requirements and compliance issues
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and hard working circumstances.
  • Ability to write clear project reports (both narrative and financial) as well as updates
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to take quality photos and videos to be shared with back donors
  • Strong passion for working with children.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children’s mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

The Organisation

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 realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.


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