Humanitarian Child Protection in Emergencies Advisers at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.

We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Humanitarian Child Protection in Emergencies Adviser

Location: Borno
Employment Type: Contract – Full-Time
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

  • Education to M.Sc/MA/M.Eng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • Significant management experience working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • 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

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Applications will be considered as they are received.

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