Child Protection Technical Advisor – DRC

The Opportunity


 The Child Protection Technical Advisor is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, with frequent visits to the field to support high quality programme implementation. S/he shall lead the development of the DRC country office strategy for child protection, much of which is focused on children in conflict and the reduction of SGBV, and drive its effective roll-out. S/he will work closely with the advocacy team to drive the Save the Children Centennial Commitment to Protection of Children in Conflict. The Child Protection Technical Advisor will represent Save the Children in national forums, such as the sub-cluster on Child Protection, and the Country Task Force.


In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

 

In order to be successful you will have:

  • A child protection professional with a Masters Degree in child protection, law, social work or relevant field.
  • Significant professional experience, at least 3 years of working at a senior level in child protection for international NGOs, UN or government
  • Excellent understanding of the child protection sector within the DRC context, and children in conflict particularly
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
  • Experience with child protection programming in humanitarian settings preferred.
  • Experience writing donor funding proposals for large institutional grants in excess of US$1 million.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and oral. Local languages an advantage.

 

LOCATION: Kinshasa (negotiable) with significant travel

CONTRACT LENGHT: 2 years

 

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.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

 

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.

 

 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: 5 Dec 2018

Closing date: 19 Dec 2018

Location: Kinshasa, Congo, the Democratic Republic of

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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