Regional Child Protection Technical Advisor
Save the Children, Amman, Jordan
The Regional CP Technical Advisor Middle East provides technical leadership and support to countries in the Middle East region and to our North Africa Migration Initiative (NAMI), in line with Country Office, Regional and SCI global priorities. Working in close coordination with the regional advisors, including the Regional MHPSS TA, this position will play a key role to strengthen SCI’s child protection capacity, primarily through hands on technical assistance, strategic and programmatic support, coordination, advocacy, fund-raising, capacity building (training/mentoring/coaching), talent acquisition and development, and surge capacity for implementation and emergencies. The position plays an important role in terms of ensuring quality delivery and contextual adaption of SCI’s global Common Approaches building their evidence-base in line with the regional strategic priorities. The Regional TA also plays an active role in SCI 19;s global and regional coordination and networking mechanisms, and actively contributes to advancing progress on key integration priorities, including nexus programming, gender equality, disability inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and child participation.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the post holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
The position includes regular travel to SC’s programs in the Middle East.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
- At least 7 years’ experience of working internationally in child protection in emergency or development settingsr Relevant academic background in child psychology (clinical or educational) or other related subject (e.g. Masters in Social Work, or Masters in Social Science). (Substantial relevant working experience in an international environment may be accepted in lieu.)
- Understanding of the Child Protection sector in Middle East
- Demonstrated successful experience in capacity building, mentoring, facilitation of learning and provision of rtechnical support Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
- Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
- Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming, mental health and psychosocial support.
- Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Experience of strategy development and planning
- Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.
- We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.
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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at
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.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.