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 c15,000 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.
Contract length: 6 months
Initially, under the direct supervision of the Response Team Leader and with technical support from the programme staff, the Child Safeguarding Technical Advisor will oversee the child safeguarding policy and quality standards implementation. S/he will be responsible to set up child safeguarding systems across the Greece response to ensure that quality child safeguarding practices are exercised and delivered across all sectors.
Qualifications and experience
- Experience in child protection/child safeguarding practice in humanitarian setting.
- Experience of managing as well as undertaking complex child protection/safeguarding investigations and or disciplinary investigations.
- Multi-disciplinary experience of working successfully with senior management.
- Experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels.
- Excellent verbal communication and report writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to manage and maximise the benefits of cultural diversity.
- Self-sufficient, proactive and self-motivating.
- Ability to prioritise and deal with competing demands to deliver results.
- Ability to provide long distance support and establish supportive relationships and networks.
- Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and evidence of commitment to self-managed personal development.
- The existing right to work in the EU.
- Written and spoken Greek, Arabic or Farsi.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.