Child Protection Technical Specialist
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
The overall responsibility of the Child Protection Technical Specialist is to assess, design and guide staff to initiate interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in all of Save the Children’s programs in South Sudan. S/he will be expected to lead on strategy, programme design, master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising and recruitment.
Contract Duration: 1 year
Location: Juba with field travel when necessary
Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
At least 8 years of work experience in child protection in both humanitarian and development contexts or fragile states.
Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, Save the Children Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency contexts.
Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
Excellent communication skills
Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
A high level of written and spoken English
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
Specific experience of designing and managing UNICEF, BPRM, ECHO, OFDA and other major donor projects
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
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Closing date: 4 Jun 2019 – 20:59 UTC
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract