Child Protection Technical Specialist and Safe Programming Focal point
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.
Under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Program Development and Quality (DPDQ), the Child Protection Technical Specialist ensures that all child protection programming is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy.
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Qualifications and Experience
- A child protection professional with a Masters Degree in social sciences, law, social work or relevant field.
- Significant professional experience; at least five years, of progressive experience working in child protection for international NGOs, government, or UN, with experience working at the national level preferred.
- Experienced in systems building work and emergency programming (CPiE)
- Good understanding of the child protection sector within the Kenyan context, particularly issues related to neglect, abuse and children without appropriate care.
- Clear understanding of the intersection of child protection with other thematic areas and integrated programming, particularly in emergencies.
- Experience with child protection programming in humanitarian settings preferred.
- Experience in program design and writing donor funding proposals.
- Strong report writing skills and ability to compile narrative sections for proposals and donor reports.
- Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
- Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
- Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
- Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
- Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. Swahili preferred.
- Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.
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.
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