Job by GOAL Ethiopia


Job Description


Internal/ External

Reference No: REC/77/23
Job title: Protection Officer
Number of vacancies per Area Offices  SNNPR (Shala)
Reports to: Project Manager/ Sr. Area Protection Officer
Number of Posts 1 (One)
Closing date: September 4, 2023

About GOAL

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for-profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years across all the region of the country towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses Programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and  opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors are Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.


Protection Officer is responsible conducting protection monitoring in the context of internal displacement which will involve collecting, verifying and analyzing information in order to identify violations of rights and protection threats and risks encountered by IDPs, returnees and host communities for the purpose of informing effective responses. The position holder is also responsible to design and implement responses for the social, psychological and emotional development of IDPs, returnees and host communities.

Key Areas of Accountability/Duties


·       Develop detailed work plan and implement the project activities as specified in the work plan.

·       Establish and lead protection monitoring team for protection monitoring and response in the intervention area.

·       Conduct daily/weekly protection monitoring through standard checklists and tools and prepare and submit periodic reports to supervisor.

·       Collect, verify and analyze protection monitoring information in order to identify violations of rights and protection threats and risks encountered by IDPs, returnees and host communities.

·       Establish and maintain coordination with a governmental focal point (liaison) in each woreda with IDP populations, including returnees e.g., BoWCA, DPPB, Woreda administration.

·       Familiarize with existing referral pathways or where necessary establish referral pathways in the woredas of operation and refer identified cases in need of protection response.

·       In accordance with GOAL Ethiopia’s policies support orientation on complaints and feedback mechanism (accountability to affected populations).

·       Assist and guide evidence-based action by relevant regional, zonal and woreda level actors to ensure the full respect and protection of the rights of IDPs and returnees.

·       Organize trainings on referral pathways and PSEA for woreda and kebele level officials as well as NGO staff in the woreda of operation.

·       Maintain positive relations with local implementing actors, local authorities and other local stakeholders through information sharing and coordination.

·       Initiate, attend and conduct local level protection cluster meetings.

·       Prepare and submit regular reporting to Senior Partnership and Protection Advisor, Senior PSS Officer, woreda/zonal level Programme Coordinator and other relevant bodies on weekly/monthly basis.

·       Monitor and follow up timely and quality implementation of all activities.

·       With the support of Senior Partnership and Protection Advisor, advocate for child protection, PSEA and GBV issues in the field office and through coordination mechanisms.

·       Demonstrate ethical and professional practice including respect of participant confidentiality and point of view, GOAL’s Safeguarding Policies (Child Protection, PSEA, Code of conduct and other policies).

·       Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Mainstreaming Issues:

·        The employee must read, understand and implement, according to area of responsibility, GOAL’s policies and procedures on mainstreaming of Gender, HIV/AIDS and Child Protection.

Compliance Issues

·        Familiarize self and understand to GOAL Donor Compliance issues, specifically to the terms and conditions of the Donor the programme is working on and comply with same in area of responsibility.



·       GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.

·       A chance to develop tangible experience.

·       Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.


GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safeguarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other policy, rules and regulation of the organization. GOAL is committed to safeguarding and protection from sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH). Staffs, partners and other who are in contact with GOAL work are expected to adhere to GO’L’s PSEAH Policy and make ethical decisions to ensure the protection of people particularly children and vulnerable adults from sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.

Job Requirements

Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have:

·        BA degree in Psychology, Counseling, sociology or social work, at least 3 years of experience in the same/similar role in another organization or association.

·        Demonstrated technical expertise in protection monitoring and responses for IDPs, returnees and host communities.

·        Experience in working with women, children, specific needs groups and case management programs.

·        Expertise in Psychosocial support, child protection & GBV protection principles desirable.

Desirable quality, skill and competence

·       Good organizational skills and capacity to work independently, if necessary and/or required.

·       Integrity, professionalism and expertise in processing reports and questionnaires.

·       Ability to understand the cultural context of the community, local language, and use that culture as an input for community mobilization.

·       Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels.

·       Ability to perform duties with minimum or no supervisions.

·       Good computer skills,

·       Immediate availability

How to Apply

interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter.

Applicants can directly apply via

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process.

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