Child Protection Technical Specialist

Save the Children , South Sudan
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Job Summary

Job Description

The overall responsibility of the Child Protection Technical Specialist is to assess, design and guide staff to initiate interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in all of Save the Children’s programs in South Sudan. S/he will be expect ed to lead on strategy, programme design, master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising and recruitment

Qualifications and Experience


  •  Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience
  •  At least 8 years of work experience in child protection in both humanitarian and development contexts and fragile states.
  •  Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  •  Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, Save the Children Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  •  Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
  •  Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  •  Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency contexts.
  •  Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  •  Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
  •  Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
  •  Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  •  Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  •  Excellent communication skills
  •  Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  •  A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  •  Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  •  Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  •  Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  •  Specific experience of designing and managing UNICEF, BPRM, ECHO, OFDA and other major donor projects

Contract duration: 12 months

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
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 Careers

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 International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents