Protection Program Manager

Program · Port Moresby, National Capital District
Department Program
Employment Type Full Time


You will contribute to ChildFund PNG’s on-going work building a protective environment for children and young people through 3 key programmatic areas: child protection, social and emotional learning and gender-based programming. As Protection Program Manager, you will lead the planning, coordination, budget management and reporting of a portfolio of projects, as well as supervise monitoring and evaluation activities to demonstrate achievement of project outcomes, working closely with project officers to ensure high-quality project delivery. You will identify new opportunities and partnerships in the protection sector, be a member of the Senior Management Team and collaborate with other sector leads and technical staff within the ChildFund Alliance to advance ChildFund’s work.



  • Responsible for all projects within the protection portfolio from supporting design through to implementation and evaluation;
  • Manage a team of 6 staff who will be responsible for the effective implementation of all project activities in the field;
  • Develop short and long-term work plans in line with the project documents, log frame, budget and oversee overall project progress;
  • Develop quality assurance system and foster culture of accountability for performance and continuous improvement;
  • Deal with any significant concerns, problems or failures and ensure immediate response and strategies to minimise the chance of reoccurrence;
  • Supervise monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Oversee and track expenditure for projects and liaise closely with finance team;
  • Provide leadership and professional development to staff and key partners;
  • Represent ChildFund in key external meetings and forums including with National and provincial government, donors, civil society organisation and other key stakeholders;
  • Stay up-to-date with trends, issues and research on child and youth development and effective youth engagement;
  • Ensure compliance with CF policies and procedures;
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding or sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment risks, promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.



  • Master’s degree/post-graduate qualifications in relevant discipline in development, education or youth/social work;
  • Experience in prior senior management or program manager roles;
  • Knowledge and experience of child rights, child and youth participation and child protection programming;
  • Understanding of development sector work in the PNG context, activities and actors, with emphasis on child-focused development;
  • Experience providing quality training and capacity building;
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Excellent English language skills and willing to learn Tok Pisin (if not already a speaker).


  • Stakeholder engagement, at government at sub- and national level preferred;
  • Experience in curriculum development;
  • Understanding of GBV and experience in gender -based programming;
  • Experience of SEL competencies/ working in an education space;
  • Established experience in peacebuilding and conflict mitigation.


Closing 12 October 2020

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  • Location
    Port Moresby, National Capital District
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time