The Senior Advisor position provides technical support and leadership to strengthen ChildFund International’s global program portfolio and enhance program quality on behalf of children in development and emergency contexts, with a focus on Child Protection. This team member works collaboratively with divisional and global colleagues in line with ChildFund’s theories of change across our life stage approach, which comprises of Life Stages 1 (from prenatal to 5 years) Life Stage 2 (6-14 years), and Life Stage 3 (15-24 years).
Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Strategic Support for Program Implementation
- Build capacity on technical elements related to child protection;
- Collaborate with Life Stage Sr. Advisors to support country office teams to plan and execute the roll-out of program models with partners;
- Ensure high quality implementation of research and evaluation activities on child protection interventions;
- Contribute to cross-functional and global teams on specific tasks or projects, as assigned.Program Design
- Provide child protection technical inputs to strengthen organizational capacity to develop program models with clear and consistent quality standards for child development and protection outcomes; Community Based Child Protection (CBCP) Mapping and Action Planning
- Further develop and refine ChildFund’s participatory approach to CBCP mapping, validation and action planning processes.
- In collaboration with the global M&E team, develop tools and guidance to ensure consistent analysis, documentation and learning from CBCP mapping at all levels.
- Support the CO to strengthen the use of CBCP mapping data and experience for decision-making, advocacy, program model development, grant efforts and thought leadership.Resource Mobilization
- In collaboration with the Business Development unit and country office staff, lead the technical design and writing for grant proposals with child protection focus and/or area of intervention;Visibility and Representation
- Build/deepen partnerships with child protection actors based on organizational strategy.
- Support the generation of child protection content for internal and external communications.
- 8 to 10 years of programming experience across multiple country/regional contexts relevant to international development, social work, or a similar field with a minimum of 3 years international field experience.
- Demonstrated experience working with children experiencing deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability and their families.
- Demonstrated technical competencies in program design, including M&E frameworks, implementation, and evaluation, for child protection programs.
- Demonstrated experience with proposal development, including the technical strategy design and narrative writing.
- Proven ability in participatory training and capacity building for program design, delivery and assessment.
- Proven experience with USG donor agencies and grant making processes (e.g. USAID).
- Proven ability to provide face to face, and virtual high-quality technical assistance, guidance and coaching to implementing staff and partners.
- Demonstrated representation and networking experience with multilateral agencies, foundations, and other institutions focused on child development and protection programming.
- Organized, detail-oriented, team player, self-starter and results-oriented individual.
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Excellent presentation, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong computer skills, with familiarity in using Microsoft Office suite applications (particularly Word and PowerPoint).
- Ability to travel.
- Bilingual (English with French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese).
- Knowledge of operational research and program evaluation methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
Bachelor’s degree in specific discipline and/or equivalent relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred.
ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.