Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist

The role

Child Protection (CP) is a key strategic priority of Save the Children in West and Central Africa region and particularly in conflict affected areas of Sahel, DRC and Nigeria. The Regional CPiE Specialist will play a key role in strengthening SCI’s CP categorised emergencies and programming conflict affected areas through technical assistance, capacity building, and surge capacity. A particular focus will be given to Centrality of Protection roll out and mainstreaming. The post-holder will also serve as SGBV focal point, ensuring technical support appropriate prevention and response interventions in humanitarian and nexus contexts. The role will contribute to building capacity and fostering networks across country office technical experts. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, and contributes to strategic partnerships for new business development. The role provides support to the sourcing of technical assistance for country office in both emergency and development programming. This role includes a strong focus on internal coordination and strengthening child protection systems.

During humanitarian emergency and/or gaps in CO technical teams, the post holder is expected to deploy for a period (to be determined) to affected countries and work outside the normal job description and to vary working hours accordingly. Surge capacity is expected to represent 50% LoE.

QUALIFICATIONS  /EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Advanced degree level qualification in Gender, Child Rights, Social Work, International Law, International relations or equivalent
  • Additional training in Child Protection, Child Rights, Migration and Humanitarian assistance
  • Computer literate with full command of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability and the desire to travel to remote and insecure project locations
  • Working knowledge of French and English, written and spoken
  • Strong skills and expertise in child rights-based approach to Humanitarian Assistance and SGBV
  • Leads on Child Development and well-being in humanitarian and Nexus contexts
  • Supports the development and implementation of strategies, approaches and tools for the prevention and response of violence, abuse and neglect against survivors and children affected by conflict
  • Collaborates with other actors in order to ensure access and quality services for survivors and children affected by conflict
  • 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.

 

Contract length: 12 months

Location : In one of the following countries: Mali, Burkina Faso, DRC and Niger

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 12 Jul 2021

Closing date: 16 Aug 2021 - 00:59 WAT

Location: Bamako, Mali

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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