Head of Child Protection and Child Rights Governance NGO Careers – Save the Children International


Job Title:    Head of Child Protection and
Child Rights Governance

Save the Children International

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Save the Children
International is an international relief organization that was established in
the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better
education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing
emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.


Job Summary: The
PDQ team at Save the Children Uganda is responsible for ensuring strong thematic
leadership in 4 core sectors:  Child
Protection and Child Rights Governance, Education, Health and Nutrition and
Youth and Livelihoods. The Head of CP and CRG is a senior leader within Save
the Children Uganda and serves as the thematic, strategic and technical leader
of SC’s entire CP and CRG portfolio. The role holder currently line manages 3
staff members and works daily and closely with other thematic leads as well as
directly with the Head of MEAL and the Programme Development and Resource Mobilization
Manager. The role holder will have to contribute daily to the five functions of
PDQ:  Technical/Thematic Leadership,
Fundraising, MEAL, Strategic Leadership, and supporting Advocacy and
Communications. All programming developed or adapted must adhere to SC’s theory
of change focusing scale, voice, innovation and partnership.


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.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Save the Children International Head of Child Protection and
Child Rights Governance job placement must hold a Master’s Degree in a relevant
Humanities Field (Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration,
Education, Arts, Psychology, Law, Development Management/Studies) or the
equivalent professional Child Protection and Child Rights Governance

(at least 10 years) professional experience of working at a senior advisory level
in CP, Human Rights or Gender and working in complex contexts, across the
Humanitarian and Development spectrum of programming. Specific experience in
Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) is highly valued.

commitment to capacity building and coaching of colleagues and partners

in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support especially in Emergencies is an added

progressive, professional-level experience at the senior management level.

A strong
willingness to adopt a partner and system strengthening approach to our work
and relevant experience with such approaches (system strengthening and

accompanying and negotiating with partners and government counterparts

demonstrated ability to substantively contribute to highly technical,
innovative and quality proposals, log frames and budgets—a strong willingness
to think creatively, innovatively and strategically is an absolute must for
this position.

report writing skills, including strong and robust skills in the analysis of
data and evidence to ensure thorough clear explanations of successes,
challenges and learning

in written and spoken English.

experience in child safe guarding, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse,
Child Labor issues, Information Management, specifically CPIMS.

time management and planning capacity.

interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with impact, and negotiate
clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and
language difficulties.

experience of living and working in insecure environments, able to follow
security guidelines

in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights Based programming in programme
design, implementation and evaluation.


ability to use existing local government and other technical expertise where

level of computer literacy

and willingness to travel regularly into the field.

of donor financial policies and guidelines


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 10th December 2020


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