Humanitarian Child Protection Technical Manager Employment Opportunity – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development
and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale.  In
Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child
Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food
Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts.
Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North,
Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the
Children has a staff complement of over 270 persons. We save children’s lives.
We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Humanitarian
Child Protection Technical Manager is primarily responsible for enforcing the
Child Protection strategy, policy and practice in Save the Children’s
Humanitarian Response. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for building
capacity of staff, civil society organisations, government and other
stakeholders for improved child protection programme delivery region-wide.  This will include leading the effective
implementation of the planned objectives for child protection in the strategy,
provision of technical guidance to ongoing programmes, fundraising and proposal
development activities to mobilize new resources, guidance and advice to Area
Manager and Sub Area Managers on Child Protection issues, and external
representation of the regional portfolio. 
The jobholder will also incorporate the Child Protection Code of Conduct
as part of an effort to mainstream Child Protection across regional staffing.
In addition, the person ensures that programme development and planning,
baseline data collection, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and
learning is adhered to in the areas of operation.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Humanitarian Child Protection Technical Manager job opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, Development
    Studies, Emergency and Disaster Management, Conflict Resolution or a
    relevant field.  Graduate or
    post-graduate training in project planning & management, monitoring
    and evaluation, community development & research or related field is
    an added advantage
  • At least eight years of relevant working
    experience with at least 3 years at management level in an international
    NGO.
  • Previous experience in Child Protection
    programming.
  • Broad knowledge, understanding and
    demonstrated commitment to child rights issues, and the direct link
    between children’s rights and laws and policies of government.
  • Exhibit commitment to gender equity, child
    rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches.
  • Working knowledge of programming and
    policy development.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    national government policies on conflict and disaster and how to
    contribute to their development with political analysis skills,
    sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Strategic and people management skills,
    diplomacy and Confidentiality.
  • Prior exposure and experience working with
    local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance,
    Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added
    advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
    team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
    capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
     
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of
their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only
to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 26th May 2017 by
Midnight
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