Regional Safeguarding Development Manager

Save the Children, Kenya
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Job Description

Regional Safeguarding Development Manager
Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all children who have contact with the organisation are safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from child abuse and sexual exploitation. This commitment is implemented through the organisation’s Child Safeguarding Policy. It applies equally to all children irrespective of their gender, disability, ethnicity, sexuality, marital status or religion; and is achieved through ensuring that all staff, volunteers, partners and other representatives:

The purpose of this role is to work closely with the Regional Child Safeguarding Director and Regional HR Director to support country offices and ensure that that child safeguarding is prioritized and embedded in awareness, reporting and response. The role has a key role in supporting our accountability to donors for the quality of our safeguarding provision and support Country Offices with the implementation of audit action plans.

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 and experience
* Education to degree standard with a professional qualification in a relevant field
* Experience of child protection and child safeguarding within humanitarian settings
* Strong interpersonal, negotiation and diplomacy skills and ability to bring people from different cultures on-board
* Practical field experience and proven track record in strengthening organizational capacity in a field
* Multi-disciplinary experience of working successfully with senior managers in other parts of own / partner’s organisation to deliver major operational change with a track record of delivering results to high standards
* Extensive experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops/trainings in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, mangers, senior managers and decision makers)
* Self-sufficient, collaborative, proactive self-motivating work styles
* Ability to deliver results against demanding timetables and in the face of competing demands and organizational skill
* Ability to travel and work within challenging environments, such as conflict locations
* Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and evidence of commitment to self-managed personal development
* Significant experience in CSG including investigation/case management and sector best practice
* Strategic and analytical approach to CSG
* Project management skills to ensure completions of tasks
* Understanding local context of East and Southern Africa

Contract length: 1 Year

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

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.