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Child protection Coordinator

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Child protection Coordinator

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Objective of the job


The Child Protection Coordinator (CPC) is responsible for the coordination and mainstreaming of Child Protection programming within WCH-Lebanon and case management supervision.


Position within the organisation


The CPC is part of the Technical Unit and reports directly to the Head of Technical Unit.

He/ She works closely with Technical Officers, Community Facilitation Officers, Project Managers and CP Regional Advisor within the organization.

He/ She manages Child Protection Officer(s).


Result areas


  1. Support in the development of CP programme, methodologies, standards and tools


  • Gathers relevant information to inform programme development;
  • In collaboration with Child Protection Advisor in Head Office and in the region contributes to the development and evaluation of WCH Core Interventions;
  • In collaboration with Child Protection Advisor in Head Office and in the region Ensures that WCH methods and standards for the implementation of CP programmes are developed/revised and remain up to date based on WCH programming practice and international standards and guidelines;
  • Rolls out standards, methods and tools, including CP M&E methods and tools;
  • Contributes to the oversight of the quality of CP programmes in Lebanon: status, methods used and results achieved;
  • Contributes to the Lebanon strategy, annual plan, proposals, reports and evaluations in relation to CP and CS;
  • Assures integration of the CS policy and related activities in all WCH Lebanon programmatic interventions;


Result: The CP programme in Lebanon is relevant to the context, aligned with national, regional and international developments and of quality according set standards.



3. Coordination and representation 


  • Liaises regularly with relevant counter parts, including advisors at HO and other organizations;
  • Ensures that CP programmes connect with other WCH areas of work;
  • Aligns the WCH country programme with national and inter-agency CP programmes, methods, tools, etc.
  • Represents WCH externally, in relevant platforms/networks/working groups focused on CP themes;
  • Supports the identification and packaging of CP advocacy issues;


Result: The WCH programme is aligned with national strategies in relation to CP and the organization is pro-actively represented and participating in national platforms.


4. Child Safety and Child Safeguarding

  • Coordinates all CS aspects within the country programme, including revisions, trainings and roll out of the CS policy through support of the Child Protection Officer(s);
  • Assures a reporting system is in place for child safety concerns identified within the organization at all levels in full confidentiality and best interest of the child;
  • Ensures all staff under his/her supervision has read, understood and signed the Child Safety policy and Code of conduct, and is aware of terms and conditions, in coordination with HR
  • Supports other managers in doing the same;
  • Provides support to staff on identifying and reporting child safety concerns, both inside and outside the organization;
  • Assures the assignment of Child Safety focal points and regular follow up;
  • Ensures staff receives regular child safety sessions;
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency among staff in discussing child safety concerns through regular meetings and maintaining confidentiality;



Result: WCH CS policy and guidelines are introduced to all WCH Lebanon staff and regular follow up takes place


5. Staff management

  • Manages the CP officer(s), by guiding, coaching, instructing and motivating;
  • Sees to adequate staffing in quality and quantity to support the programme;
  • Conducts appraisals and feedback; team development and discusses career perspectives;
  • Manages well-being of staff;
  • Ensures well-functioning team and a good team spirit amongst his/her staff;
  • Prepares terms of references for his/her staff;


Result: Staff is motivated and pro-active and achieve goals efficiently and effectively


Knowledge and experience


Relevant academic background in Social Sciences / Psychology or other relevant diploma;

Minimum 2 years of CP programming experience in (i)NGO in Lebanon and/or other developing countries / conflict areas,



Ability to express himself/herself skilfully in written and oral English and fluent in Arabic.

Leadership and coordination ability;

Ability to facilitate (creative/interactive) trainings;

Excellent communication skills; ability to give and receive feedback.

Affinity with children and young people;

Cultural sensitivity;


Ability to contribute to proposal writing;

Ability to work independently;

Ability to work as part of a team

Willing and able to travel regularly


“Commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in Lebanon, including adherence to the Child Safety Policy, is essential”

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