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Child Protection and Child Rights Coordinator

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Child Protection and Child Rights Coordinator – Leave No One Behind

The Child Protection (CP) and Child Rights Governance (CRG) coordinator takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of Save the Children’s work on CP and CRG policies and practices in the Uganda programme in line with Save the Children 2030 Strategic Ambition. As a technical member of Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) Department, the CP and CRG Coordinator is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in CP and CRG and CRG across the full spectrum programming, resulting in immediate and lasting change for the most deprived children in Uganda.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in child rights, social sciences or related field; training and experience in child protection and Child Rights Governance including in emergencies and project planning and management techniques, is of added advantage
  • Minimum of four years’ relevant technical experience
  • Knowledge of current regional and local debates on Child Rights Governance and child protection policies and practices
  • Proven skills and experience in undertaking assessments and designing/writing quality technical proposals in the sector
  • Proven experience in programme development, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation related to the sector including writing up high quality project/donor reports
  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical Child Rights Governance and Child Protection projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in Uganda and/or Regional context and with International NGOs
  • Proven experience and skills in advocacy and building work relationships with local/national governments and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors
  • Solid experience and excellent skills in capacity building of systems, staff, partners and other actors related to Child Rights Governance and Child Protection
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • 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 of 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
  • Willingness to be deployed part or full time in to emergency response as per need and as directed
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required

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 realize 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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 12th March 2021 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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