The Children on the Move Specialist will work closely with the in-country programme managers and technical advisors, as well as members of the Technical Advisory Group (regional/central advisors), to support the rollout of the EAMR foundational activities and set up of direct service provision in communities. It is of pivotal importance to ensure that a joint vision is shared among teams, as well as programmatic approaches and standards are harmonised from the very start. S/he will also be engaging with external consultants as needed and will ensure that best practices and learnings are taken into account when developing and adjusting program modalities to the specific contexts.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
- MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Social Policy, Human Rights and Refugee Law, International Relations, Development Studies, or equivalent field experience
- Minimum of eight years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in developing and setting up program for children in migration/displacement settings
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with major child protection themes, key international standards and guidelines related to child protection, in particular case management and alternative care arrangements for vulnerable groups of children
- Knowledge of inter-agency child protection standards and guidelines, such as the Inter-Agency Guidelines on the Paris Principles, Save the Children’s Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Alternative care, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings
- Ability to identify child protection needs and develop a holistic response for children on the move
- Experience in developing and refining innovative and proven models of support for vulnerable and/or hard-to-reach populations tailored to specific contexts
- Experience in designing and delivering capacity building trainings in the field of child protection
- Excellent reporting and managerial skills
- Politically and culturally sensitive with a strong set of skills related to patience, tact and diplomacy
- Proficiency in written and spoken English
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and embracing change
- Commitment to, and understanding of, child rights, the values and principles of Save the Children and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct
- A flexible and initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload
- Previous experience with SDC-funded programs
- Solid knowledge regarding refugee, asylum seeking and migrant children related topics
- Experience with remote management
- Previous experience in East Africa region
- Fluency in Arabic would be an advantage
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector, this role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.
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 www.savethechildren.net/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
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