CWS International Job Vacancy: Child Protection Officer – PURE PLUS Project, Jakarta – Indonesian

Posting Job


September 11, 2016

Expired Job


December 14, 2019



CWS Indonesia is an international relief, development, and refugee assistance agency that has been operating in Indonesia for many years under an agreement with the Ministry of Social Affairs. CWS Indonesia is the field office
of CWS, Inc., headquartered in New York. CWS assists the most
vulnerable, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Since 2008 CWS has been implementing the UNHCR funded PURE program
for refugees and asylum seekers in Jakarta. PURE assists refugees and
asylum seekers, including Unaccompanied Children (UAC), to access basic
services such as health care, and provides skills training and education
programs. With support from BPRM and DIBP CWS is further expanding
assistance to UAC and is therefore looking for candidates to fill the

The Child Protection Officer creates a child friendly and supportive
environment for unaccompanied children, children at risk, as well as
child survivors of SGBV  and ensures that effective child protection
mechanisms are in place. The Child Protection Officer is also
responsible for ensuring effective case management in line with UNCHR
and CWS standard operating procedures and tools & focusing on
unaccompanied children and other refugee children at risk

Implementation of Child Protection program in Jakarta

  • Identify any needs of Child Protection for refugees or vulnerable asylum seekers & children/ families
  • Conduct Best Interest Assessment of the Child through interviews
    with conducive environment, strict confidentiality and secure the
    sensitive information
  • Be responsible for timely implementation of the BIA/BID recommendations ensuring child participation
  • Coordinate with relevant staff/section to ensure standard of living
    in UAM shelters are adequate for children’s physical, mental, spiritual,
    moral and social development
  • Referring children and their families to appropriate services and ensuring the referral is applied
  • Manage basic/ social counseling, awareness, guidance, emotional support if needed
  • Plan and participate in various child protection activities and special events in area of operation
  • Organize and facilitate relevant capacity building/training
    activities for refugees or internally displaced children/families and
  • Coordinate with other organization in relation with any development of child protection issues.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff/section to ensure the effective delivery of child protection programs
  • Provide guidance to Social Workers in organizing and conducting various activities for UAMs and other children
  • Oversee and monitor the unaccompanied minor temporary shelters managed by CWS
  • Act as the focal point of contact for child protection program

Monitoring,Evaluation and Reporting

  • Conduct regular home/shelter visits to follow up on child/family and
    to evaluate the progress of the action plan and document the best
    practices and lessons learnt
  • Monitor the situation of the child after services have been provided and initiate to address the gaps identified
  • Prepare and submit bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans and
    report. Ensure that all program documentation and reports are prepared
    and filed properly and in timely manner.

Staff Management and Development

  • Provide inputs to the Program Manager with regards to staff
    performance and development, especially those under supervision of Child
    Protection Officers.
    Ensure the communication and exchange information between all staff/unit are being done properly
  • Supervise, oversee and evaluate performance of Social Workers of the project


  • Do other tasks related to the PURE project implementation as requested by the Program Manager


  • Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Human Rights, International Law or other relevant field
  • Ability to work in a cultural and gender-sensitive manner,
    respecting diversity in its all forms, including religious minorities,
    socio-economic situation, sexual orientation and ethnicity, etc
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in child protection or child care program
  • Experience in basic counseling and psychological first aid for children
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to motivate both staff and local partners /community/refugees
  • Abilities to provide capacity building/training for staff and refugees on child protection/child rights issues
  • Ability to interact and communicate with wide range of stakeholders (NGO networks, government institutions and refugees)
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain
    composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when
    necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
  • Possess computer skills, including internet-based communication/ and
    various office applications (Microsoft Words,Excel and Power Point)
  • Significant skill in reporting, documentation and database management is essential.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is essential. Knowledge of Dari/Farsi/Arabic/Urdu will be an added advantage


Applications should include a cover letter, reflecting motivation, a
CV, Including two references, expected gross salary and contact number
by 23 September 2016, Please send applications to
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