Child Protection Officer (Ref: CPO-TR-1410)

Save the Children İstanbul
Doktora,Yüksek Lisans,Üniversite
Tam Zamanlı 1-3
İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
Bu ilan yayından kaldırılmış Görüntülenme : 1056


İlan Detayları

SCI 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.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.



Under the direct supervision of the project manager and the overall guidance of the operations manager and Child Protection/Mental Health and Psycho-social Support (MHPSS) Technical Advisor, the Child Protection Officer (CPO) will support the implementation of the project, including design and facilitation of activities and related coordination.



Reports to:   Project Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: None



  • Facilitate workshops with school staff, children, youth and parents to raise awareness on bullying at school (face to face and cyber bullying) and to develop relevant solutions to reduce bullying cases.
  • Lead on logistical preparation of these workshops and any project related activities, including procurement, contacting beneficiaries, distribution, online workshops and administrative tasks.
  • Support in the design of the workshops with children and teachers and parents, including material development.
  • Support in the design and the roll-out of the board game and digital solution, while ensuring input from children, parents and teachers.
  • Track the attendance of participants and ensure timely provision of data, information.
  • Inform the project manager and technical advisors about the cases that need referral to other services.
  • Support any other project related activity ensuring high quality programming, and research and meetings with teachers.
  • Provide PSS sessions for children when needed.  
  • Ensure that teachers are trained on participatory approaches, child safeguarding (CSG) and the minimum standards of participation while conducting project related activities with children & running workshops.
  • Ensure that the CSG policy is implemented throughout the project activities.
  • Ensure that the relevant quality benchmarks are applied and that activities are following the available quality standards.
  • Keep a track record of the project activities and ensure that their timelines are followed.
  • Identify and refer cases with the support of the project manager and technical advisors that require specialized mental health or psychosocial support to appropriate facilities.
  • Report back on a weekly basis to the project manager.
  • Produce timely reports for internal use on the activities in each location, highlighting challenges, best practices and lessons learnt,
  • Support in writing quarterly and final donor reports.
  • Support in the design and the usage of any monitoring and evaluation (MEAL) tool that will be required to assure quality and monitor the project implementation such as quality benchmarks, complaints and response mechanisms, and others
  • Ensure that data is accurately collected on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Support in translation from Turkish to English and vice versa when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop Save the Children programs. 




  • Turkish nationality is a requirement for this position
  • At least one year of experience in child protection (CP) project implementation
  • Experience in facilitation of workshops and engaging in direct contact with children and caregivers, from different nationalities
  • Technical skills in supporting psychosocial support projects with an experience on applying participatory approaches
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with children
  • Ability to lead groups and work well in a team setting
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Clear understanding of gender issues, needs and ability of children with disabilities
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work flexible hours in the event of major emergencies
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Turkish
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Comfortable with high levels of ambiguity and able to take decisions independently in fluid context.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values and Child Safeguarding.



  • Experience with refugee/marginalized communities
  • Competence in written and spoken Arabic
  • Background in social work, psychology, psychological counselling, or any similar experiences
  • Knowledge of bullying projects implementation would be an added value


Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

  • Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
  • Transportation allowance
  • Annual leave


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.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Save the Children

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

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