Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Humanitarian Child Protection in Emergencies Adviser at Save the Children Nigeria

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.Humanitarian Child Protection in Emergencies Adviser at Save the Children Nigeria

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.

Job Title: Humanitarian Child Protection in Emergencies Adviser

Location: Borno State

Contract length: 1 year The role The CPiE Adviser will generally be deployed to the field as the lead technical Adviser in a small or medium-sized emergency The overall aim of the Child Protection Adviser will be to assess, design and guide staff to initiate interventions to address violations of children's rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children's emergency responses world-wide. The post holder will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, programme design , implementation, capacity building of Officers, stakeholders and local partners setting up child protection department, and master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.. Qualifications and experience
  • Significant management experience working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of SC , and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click here to apply

Application Deadline Date
Not stated

Please note that Applications will be considered as they are received".

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