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Save The Children Nigeria Fresh Recruitment [6 Positions]

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7 Apr, 2017

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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist
Location: Abuja

Role Purpose

  • The SBCC Specialist will be responsible for providing highest level strategic SBCC technical and program guidance to the National cash transfer Programme. The National Cash Transfer Programme (NASSP) is targeted at the absolute poor to improve their nutrition by providing consumption support to their households as well as increase human capital through their compliance to the co-responsibilities. This will ensure that beneficiaries do not plunge back to their former poverty status since Government has indicated its commitment to promote social protection as a key priority to fight poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion.
  • The Cash transfer programme seeks to deliberately provide cash benefits to various categories of the poor and vulnerable, some with expectations to fulfilling co-responsibilities to make the project achieve goals of reducing maternal/child mortality, increase school enrolment and engagement in sustainable livelihood activities will likely address poverty and vulnerability challenges.
  • Compliance to the co-responsibilities will guarantee that the programme impacts on beneficiaries. However a number of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) ran in Nigeria were not designed with the recognition that conditionality requires special strategies to influence the behaviours of the beneficieries. There is also the  challenge of demands for the supply side to fulfill the conditions. This has posed a major threat to the effectiveness of such programmes. Consequently, implementing CCT under such circumstances would require carefully planned strategies that would circumvent limiting issues.
  • Therefore this position will support in the design, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of an SBCC framework for  the National cash transfer programme. The position is to assist the programme  to develop the capacity to effectively develop and  implement key initiatives as indicated in the project design documents in line with the coresponsibilities.
  • The objective of the assignment is to facilitata and lead on the design and development of SBCC strategies for effective delivery of the cash transfer services to address the needs of the poor as relates to human capital development.
  • Provide high quality technical assistance, training, and program oversight on the planning, development, implementation, and reports on SBCC advocacy, interpersonal communication, community mobilization, mass communications, and strategic collection and use of data (e.g., formative assessments; landscaping; rapid in depth/FGD interviews; media monitoring)

Key Areas of Accountability
The Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist is employed by Save The Children and seconded to the NCTO and will be responsible for developing and or adopting the SBCC framewiork/strategy including messages, materials and trainings for the National Social Safety Nets Programme. Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for performing the following activities;

  • Lead the design, development, planning, implementation and reporting of the National BCC strategy for the cash transfer programme.
  • Coordinate trainings on BCC processes as necessary, including the adjustment/development of relevant training materials.
  • Provide technical support on BCC:
    • To the State cash transfer Units (SCTUs) in each state participating in the NCTO on the options for services for the co-responsibilities.
    • On the Development of TORs for engaging service providers for fulfilling the soft conditions by CCT beneficiaries that could be used by SCTUs.
    • On the Development of Training of Trainers’ guide on delivering of co-responsibilities trainings/workshops.
    • to SCTUs in the development of design mechanisms to track beneficiary compliance as well as the effectiveness of co-responsibilities, including training as well as other possible options, and to develop the required modules in the state information systems to support the gathering and transmission of the related data.
    • In Monitoring  and supporting state activities in order to ensure states comply with CCT implementation plans
    • To Monitor state performance on tracking compliance to co-responsibilities (both completeness of reporting as well as beneficiary performance) and identify challenges and suggest remedial measures.
  • Support the design, implementation of the BCC monitoring and evaluation process including data use to inform program changes, data collection oversight and build the capacity of staff in BCC M&E.
  • Facilitate learning across states through experience sharing of best practices and training materials on the implementation of the co-responsibilities
  • Lead the design , development and roll out (deployement)  of BCC materials such as success stories, newsletters, BCC messages and other IEC for effective programme implementation

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in the Social Sciences, such as Economics,Geography, Development Studies, Rural Development/Sociology or other related fields.
  • Any training on BCC will be an added advantage

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum five years professional experience in working on SBCC preferable in the field of social protection with conditional cash transfer project and/or programming with a focus on cash-based interventions and targeting of assistance and services.
  • Able to use project management tools in planning.
  • Previous experience with cash-based programming in Sub-Saharan Africa is an asset.
  • Must have strong research, advocacy, communication skills, facilitation and materials development.
  • Should have strong collaboration and networking skills.
  • Should have prior experience with data driven decision making for BCC
  • Experience using Political Economy Analysis (PEA) that informs on-going program iteration
  • Experience interfacing with feedback loops and using context specific infographics to communicate the project with internal and external stakeholders..
  • Excellent written and spoken English is require, fluency in at least one or more major Nigerian language(s) is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Humanitarian Logistics Coordinator
Location:
Borno

Main Responsibilities

  • Coordination of programme logistics; implement Save the children policies and procedures for the management of the supply chain, including areas as procurement for cost effective , transport and distribution, warehousing and stock management, management of vehicle fleets, communication systems, and assets.
  • Ensure that Save the Children minimum standards of logistics procedures and country policies are implemented and adhered to in the area of responsibility, supporting relevant staff as required
  • Manage and support logistics staff including ensuring clear division of responsibilities, clear objectives, and management of performance
  • Ensure that procedures within the specific area of responsibility meet Save the Children and donor regulations, whether that be a within a given technical sector in logistics, or a specific field base
  • Provide support to senior logistics Manager on areas relating to budgets, technical aspects of the programme, and implementation mechanisms as required
  • Provide logistics training and capacity building as required
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Education-A degree in logistics or an equivalent field
  • Prior experience in logistics management in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Proven experience in all technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, and security
  • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
  • Experiencing in managing and supervising others in logistics
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse information, and make clear, informed decisions
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Cultural awareness, with strong written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills in English and French

Desirable:

  • Technical experience/training in specific areas of logistics eg fleet mechanics, IT/communications networks
  • Technical experience/knowledge in specific types of humanitarian intervention eg Health, WASH, Food Security

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Adviser
Job ID: sav-84164
Location: Borno
Full-time: Humanitarian

Role

  • The WASH Adviser (advisor) is based in Borno and is the lead technical adviser in medium to large scale emergencies.
  • The adviser, with limited support, leads on sectoral assessment, programme design and provides technical advice to ensure quality programs. The advisor develops the sector strategy of the master budget. The advisor leads in technical coordination and supports fundraising, recruitment and procurement.
  • The adviser plays a technical leadership role within the response team, ensuring WASH programs are of high quality and meet recognized standards.
  • The advisor supports colleagues and works to ensure that broader sector coordination mechanisms are functioning effectively. The advisor mentors and builds the capacity of Save the Children and partners’ staff. The adviser plays a leading role in national and state sector technical working groups.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead on WASH or multi-sectoral technical assessments in coordination with other Save the Children thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • Lead on developing WASH sector response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy.
  • Develop technical standards for all WASH construction and hygiene promotion programming within emergency contexts adhering to humanitarian standards.
  • Provide technical oversight of WASH engineering designs and hygiene promotion programmes as well as proactively promote high quality WASH technical approaches within the country programmes.
  • Lead on fundraising for the WASH sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisers.
  • Oversee WASH programme implementation to ensure high quality, timely delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames.
  • Support program managers in the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Work closely with the human resources team and identifies WASH staffing needs for the emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify WASH programme supply needs and supports program managers and the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place a WASH sector M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Working closely with the accountability lead puts in place sector accountability mechanisms, ensuring that feedback is incorporated into programme design and learning disseminated to the wider WASH sector.
  • Ensure minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct and other applicable standards.

Capacity Building:

  • Develop WASH learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for both Save the Children and partner’s staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.
  • Coach and mentor Save the Children WASH managers, coordinators, officers as well as their national level counterparts.
  • Oversee development of technical training material that will improve the different components of WASH portfolio within Save the Children.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, such as the WASH cluster, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed. This may involve taking on a co-chairing role where needs demand.
  • Take the initiative in documenting lessons learned, best practices and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
  • Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities, case studies and research opportunities which link with wider organisational strategic objectives, and turn these into action.
  • Play a leadership role in shaping WASH communications and media priorities in line with thematic priorities, acting as a spokesperson when required.

General:

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Deliver high quality results and development effective relationships with country programme staff which enhances the reputation of Save the Children.
  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practices regarding child protection, Code of Conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and well-being of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect Save the Children principles of equity and fairness.
  • To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with the advisor line management.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • A minimum of five years of experience working in the water and sanitation field including emergency response.
  • BA/BS in engineering or equivalent required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of water and sanitation engineering and training in the use of a variety of water equipment including emergency mobile water treatment and storage unit, sanitation kits, water treatment chemicals, design of boreholes, rehabilitation of hand dug wells, pipe lines, basic knowledge of treatment of sewages as well as concrete storages, etc.
  • Previous experience of programme management.
  • Ensures that systems are in place for longer-term operation and maintenance of all water supply and sanitation facilities and that projects are implemented in a consultative and participatory manner with beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated depth and breadth in participatory methods to engage local communities in needs assessments, design and implementation of local, culturally acceptable water and sanitation interventions.
  • Support the long-term capacity building and programmatic integration of water and sanitation into Save the Children core programming in health, with particular emphasis on hygiene promotion and environmental sanitation.
  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches.
  • Guide water and sanitation teams towards an integrated approach with other Save the Children programs to address community health needs, as well as cross-cutting themes such as gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes.
  • Proven ability of mentoring and coaching.
  • Experience at technical level representation and in developing and negotiating successful partnerships with donors.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports in English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of Save the Children’s mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Desirable:

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant contexts.
  • Specific experience of designing and managing DFID, ECHO, OFDA and other major donor projects.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Illustrating of IYCF Care Group Modules Lesson Plans – Consultancy
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria

Introduction

  • The Care Group (CG) approach is a community-based IYCF strategy for promoting behaviour change.  A CG is composed of 10-15 community-based volunteers (also known as Mother Leaders) that have regular review sessions together with project staff for training and supervision.
  • A CG is different from typical mother’s groups i.e. IYCF support Group in that each Mother Leader is responsible for regularly meeting with 10-15 of her neighbours, sharing what she has learned and facilitating behaviour change at the household level.
  • In this regards flipcharts and lesson plans for the mother leaders will be developed with graphics that are context-specific.

Project Background

  • Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) is a 6-year project funded by DFID, which started in September 2011. The overall objective of the project is to reduce mortality through decreasing the incidence and prevalence of under nutrition in Nigeria with focus on Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara States. The programme is implemented by a partnership that includes UNICEF, Save the Children and Action against Hunger (ACF).
  • The overall objective of the WINNN programme is to build the capacity of the state and LGAs to implement nutrition interventions as routine services through existing PHC structures and to use evidence-based advocacy to improve political commitment to and government funding for nutrition interventions.

Tasks

  • Submit an workplan in line with the objective above
  • Desk Review of Care Group Lesson Plans and accompanying Flip Chat manuals & -Make recommendations for redesign, usability and technical requirements
  • Illustrating of 6 Manuals comprising the 3 Care Group Modules and accompanying lessons plans
  • Pre-testing of illustrated materials in Abuja
  • Presentation of the illustrated manuals to the Nutrition team and participation at the Training of trainers using the illustrated manuals
  • Review & Presentation of manuals incorporating comments from the TTT
  • Finalization of Manuals

Consultancy Deliverables:

  • Approved workplan submitted within 3 day of signed contract
  • Draft storyboard submitted for review and approval of the Nutrition team
  • Revised Illustrated Care Group Lesson Plans and Flipcharts submitted to the Nutrition team
  • Illustrated Care Group Modules

Person’s Specification

  • Graphics designer with over 3 years of experience in graphics design and illustration of materials on Social Behaviour Change Communication for Community based activities.
  • Extensive experience in designing fit-for purpose communication materials especially for the context of northern Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
7th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Newborn Health Advisor
Location:
Ebonyi

Role Purpose
The overall aim of the position is to support Federal and State Ministries of Health and partner organizations to roll out the new National Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (IMNCH) strategy, providing technical inputs with respect to newborn and child health and technical leadership on this work for Save the Children in Nigeria.

Key Areas of Accountability
Newborn Health Policy & Programming:

  • To be responsible for the overall management of Save the Children technical assistance on newborn health in Nigeria including strategic follow up to the national newborn health situation analysis in the context of state-level IMNCH strategy implementation planning and launches and support to strengthen capacity for Kangaroo Mother Care at national level.

Primary Health Care & Child Health:

  • To be responsible for the technical inputs for Save the Children assistance on primary health care development and child health in Nigeria with the context of the IMNCH and Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) Strategies.
  • To provide health advisory support to the Child Protection Programme.

PRRINN-MNCH:

  • To provide technical oversight and quality assurance related to the implementation of relevant programme initiatives including participation in two two-week semi-annual review meetings and planning processes.
  • To review documents and take the lead in planning and report writing for the newborn and child aspects of PRRINN-MNCH work

Cross Cutting
Representation:

  • To develop and maintain an understanding of major stakeholder agendas and to represent Save the Children and its interests with key players in the health sector in Nigeria (government, development agencies and research institutes) at Federal and State levels.
  • To represent Save the Children’s values and mission, as well as the Nigeria programme experience, at strategic national fora, and selected regional fora

Documentation and Reporting:

  • To prepare and submit quarterly reports to Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) and Save the Children UK, and to contribute to PRRINN-MNCH annual report and other key newborn and child reports.
  • To pro-actively lead national research and advocacy initiatives and support global efforts by drawing on the Nigeria experience while also drawing on lessons learned from other countries to support efforts in country.
  • To contribute to Save the Children’s global and national priorities through cooperation with relevant advisers and managers from headquarters, the regional and national levels.
  • To lead or contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

Misc.
As agreed with the Programme Manager, support:

  • To the development of Save the Children UK’s future health strategy (to be reviewed annually) and child survival strategy focus areas, including technical support for specific proposals to secure further funding
  • To comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures.
  • Other strategic duties as agreed by supervisors and senior advisers

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Medical qualification (MD or M.B.B.S.) with Public Health experience or Paediatric Nurse with Public Health programming experience.
  • A Post-Graduate qualification in Paediatric and/or Neonatology is an added advantage.
  • Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels. Presentation and training skills, along with tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and workplans.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills and the proven ability to translate these into concise high quality reports and lessons learnt documents,
  • Confidence in using word processing and spreadsheet computer packages
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and ability to make compelling technical presentations.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s values and mission.
  • Intimate knowledge of the policy and programme context of Nigeria. Demonstrated capacity to develop a network of contacts with key players from amongst government, donors, international agencies and NGOs, to maintain these relationships over time and to support mobilization of significant funding from donors.

Desirable:

  • Experience in health systems development and primary health care management.
  • Proven capacity in strategic planning and long term positioning.

Application Closing Date
Not Specifed.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) Adviser
Location:
Borno

Role

  • The CPiE Adviser (advisor) will be based in Borno and is the lead technical adviser in medium to large scale emergencies.
  • The overall aim of the Child Protection Adviser is to assess, design and guide staff to initiate quality interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect.
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses in Nigeria.
  • The post holder is expected to lead on assessments, proposal writing, programme design, capacity building of staff, and help partners and stakeholders setup child protection departments.
  • The advisor will develop the sector strategy of the master budget; will represent Save the Children in coordination technical groups and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.

Main Responsibilities

  • The advisor leads on child protection assessments using Save the Children assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit adapting the tools as necessary.
  • The advisor will coordinate with other Save the Children thematic areas, the Child Protection Working Group, and other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a dis-aggregated analysis of children’s needs.
  • The advisor works with the Humanitarian Deputy Team Lead to develop child protection response plans and sector strategy of the master budget, and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy. Starting from the strategy, the advisor will support and ensure:
    • The psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) well being of children and their families for example by anchoring the establishment of safe spaces for children;
    • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within the  Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System;
    • Prevention and response to child recruitment including advocacy and disarmament, demobilization and Reintegration initiatives;
    • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV);
    • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm;
    • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking; and
    • Integration of child protection in to other core sectors.
  • Working closely with senior staff, support fundraising for child protection, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, engaging with donors’ technical advisers.
  • Monitor programme implementation to ensure quality delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames.
  • Support program managers in the preparation of timely programme and donor reports for child protection project activities in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Working closely with the human resources team, identify child protection staffing needs for the emergency programmes, and facilitate rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify child protection programme supply needs and supports program managers and the logistics team to put in place a sensibly phased procurement plan.
  • Ensure quality and comprehensive case management systems are in place to support UASC and at risk children.
  • Anchor the development of contextual manuals for foster care placement, case management tools, child friendly spaces, child protection committees, for use on the field.
  • Monitor quality of child protection activities implemented on field.
  • Ensure the coordination of case management and Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) database activities for quality reporting.
  • Ensure that the concept of confidentiality and do no harm are integrated into programming.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to put in place a child protection M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection.
  • Working closely with the accountability lead put in place accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • Ensure the child protection response complies with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Building capacity of Child Protection managers, coordinators and officers.
  • Build capacities of government and ministries staff.
  • Build capacity of local partners’ staff.
  • Build capacity of other core sectors for fluid integration.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with other agencies and the government; take a leadership role in the Interagency Coordination forums to ensure children needs of children are addressed. This may involve taking the lead in the Child Protection Working Group, cluster and/or sub-groups.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, play a lead role in child protection advocacy activities targeting decision-makers.
  • In collaboration with Save the Children colleagues feed in learning experiences and evidence to relevant global child protection advocacy objectives.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to external communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.
  • Review reports to donors to ensure that correct and appropriate sector information is included.

General:

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Deliver high quality results and development effective relationships with country programme staff which enhances the reputation of Save the Children.
  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practices regarding child protection, Code of Conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and well-being of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect Save the Children principles of equity and fairness.
  • To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with the advisor line management.

Person Specification
Required:

  • A minimum of five years of experience working in the child protection field
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • MSc/MA/MEng level qualification in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar disciplines or equivalent field experience is required.
  • 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
  • Previous experience in an advisor role
  • Experience in and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development 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 issues.
  • Experience in representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
  • Experience in the preparation of successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and 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

Desirable:

  • Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts and difficult environments
  • Specific experience of designing and managing OFDA, DFID and ECHO projects
  • Specific experience of working in interagency projects.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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