Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Child Protection/Child Rights Advisor

Job Title:   Child Protection/Child Rights Advisor

Organisation: Save the
Children International 
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in
which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale. In 2014, we reached over 143 million
children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around
the world.
About Save the Children Uganda:
Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development
and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 200
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential.
Job Summary: The Child
Protection (CP) and Child Rights Governance (CRG) Advisor takes overall
responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of Save the
Children International’s work on CP and CRG and CRG policies and practices in
the Uganda programme in line with Save the Children 2030 Strategic Ambition. As
a senior member of Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) Department, the
Senior Advisor of CP and CRG and CRG 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned job
    opportunity should hold a 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 
  • At least eight years of relevant technical experience
    including two years at senior level
  • Working 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
  • Significant 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
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in advocacy and
    building work relationships with local/national governments and
    influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors
  • Significant experience and excellent skills in
    capacity building of systems, staff, partners and other actors related to
    Child Rights Governance and Child Protection
  • Past
    experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in
    Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child
    Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Possess
    the ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
    perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
    conditions.
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.
  • Highly
    developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Possess
    the ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as
    necessary.
  • Exceptional
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching.
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.
  • Possess the ability to extensively travel for project
    monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
the world’s largest Child-focused NGO, Save the Children International should
send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three professional
referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and send them to: The
Director of Human Resources & Administration, Save the Children, Plot68/70,
Kira Road, P.O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda or via E-mail to:
uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
Only online applications shall be considered. Testimonials/certificates should
not be attached to applications.
Deadline:  13th
February 2015
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