Job vacancy Protection Officer

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Samaritan's Purse
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Full Time
25 January, 2023
Job Title

Protection Officer

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o   Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, psychiatry or related field.

o   Experienced & comfortable to work with faith-based leaderships and with identifiable good counseling skills

o   Experience working on curricula such as Healing Wounds of Trauma        

o   Experience implementing projects with trauma affected

o   Minimum of 3 years of work experience in relevant fields, preferably within similar projects.

o   High level of fluency in English, Amharic and Tigrigna (speaking, reading, writing).

o   Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and email applications


Spoken, written and reading in English mandatory; fluency in Amharic and Tigrinya mandatory.

Ability to read, analyze
, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Skills Required 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to abide by Samaritan’s Purse’s code of conduct and understand the principals of Samaritan’s Purse’s statement of faith, as well as be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function while maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality regarding contracts and salaries.

·       Possesses strong organizational and problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment.

·       Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.

·       Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.

·       Must be a humble team player.

·       Ability to be flexible and adaptable, taking on additional responsibilities as needed.

·       Knowledge of computer systems and its applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel including formulas/formatting.

·       He/she must have analytical and report writing skills.

·       High level of integrity and stewardship.

·       Committed to the SP values and ethics.

·       Above average mathematic skills

·       Willingness to travel in and out of field.

·       Practical, quick, reasoning skills; must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in program of scheduling changes.

·       Clear understanding of the workings of major donors and their perspectives, requirements and standards.

·       Organizational and time management skills.

·       Good interpersonal and written oral communication skills.

·       Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships.

·       Ability to understand complex security situation and advise program design accordingly.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk and run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be exposed to loud noises around the maintenance and construction workshops.

·       May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.

·       Work in a security context that is fluid

This is a non-contractual document that can be varied from time to time as circumstances dictate. This job announcement is intended to summarize the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All SP staff is expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.  

Job Summary

Hope & Healing Program protection officer primary role is to support the HHIT team and the faith-based program implementation. The Officer provides initial trainings and ongoing support of HHIT staff. Responsible for strategic planning and coordinator works together with the Program Manager and the HHIT Team by networking and building relationships with the community and faith-based organizations. Responsible for staff care and nurture to ensure the wellbeing of the staff working in conflict environment.


o   Schedule and lead meetings with Community and faith-based leaders explaining the vision and commitment of HHIT project.

o   Meet with interested faith-based organization leaders to share about HHIT program and discuss opportunities for a faith-based organization to get involved in HHIT.

o   Lead initial trainings for Tigray Teams, liaison between the HHIT Program and faith-based organizations

o   Connect families who suffered trauma with faith-based organizations based on location, cultural interests and needs of individuals and families

o   Notify teams of upcoming appointments for counseling’s and maintain communication with the case manager and team.

o   Work with Hope and Healing Protection Coordinator in developing and fostering relationships with other community organizations and HHIT workers who work on HHIT in Tigray.

o   Work with the Hope and Healing Protection Coordinator and the HHIT connections to identify potential connections between HHIT team and families, according to the family’s expressed needs and location, and the team’s

o   Liaises with local and international organizations/institutions for research, development and for HHIT curriculum enrichment purposes.

o   Provides technical support on workshops, conferences and training initiatives and interprets or relays policy directives on HHIT curriculum to staff to guide their work.

o   Be fully engaged and enlist the support of all staff, whether paid or volunteer, for the HHIT program implementation.

o   Preparing presentations by researching and writing about how to present lessons to the staff to meet their spiritual needs.

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