ActionAid International Global Child Protection Advisor Jobs in Kenya & South Africa

ActionAid International Global Child Protection Advisor Jobs in Kenya & South Africa

Job Title:
  • Global Child Protection Advisor
  • Secretary General Cluster
  • SG’sOffice, AAI
    Grade and Salary:
  • GS Grade D
    Contract Type:
  • Fixed Term Contract: 2 years on a part-time basis (3 days per week)
  • GS Hub Office: London, Johannesburg or Nairobi / or AAI Operating Country Budget
    Reports to:
  • (incl matrix reporting) Global Sexual Harassment Exploitation and Abuse (SHEA) and other Safeguarding concerns Lead
    Operational Remit:
  • Global
  • Regional
  • Country Specific
  • Global Secretariat
    DBS (CRB) / Police Check:
  • Yes

    Job Role

    The GlobalChild Protection Advisor will help deliver ActionAid International’s Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse and Safeguarding (Child Abuse and Adult at Riskabuse) strategy with a focus on preventing and protectingchildrenfrom sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by ActionAid International (AAI) employees and representatives.

    The Global Child Protection Advisor will work as part of the Global SHEA and Safeguarding Team to develop policies and procedures to prevent and respond to allegations of child abuse.

    They will work with other ActionAid members to ensure that all procedures, processes, and policies on child protection are consistent and in line with best practice. They will carry this out in line with the Global SHEA and Safeguarding Team’s survivor-centred and intersectional feminist approach.

    This includes:

  • Support the Global SHEA and Safeguarding Lead with the implementation of the SHEA and Safeguarding strategy by providing professional and technical advice on Child Protectionbest practice
  • Understand different legal contexts and risks, and work with key stakeholders to embed consistent and legally compliant Child Protection practice in programmes, processes, and policies across the ActionAid Federation.
  • Support with and guide responses to allegations of child abuse. Ensure these processes are performed to a high standard and lessons are learnt.

    Areasof Responsibilities

    Strategic engagement

  • Design and deliver effective strategies, projects, and tools for improving the effectiveness of child abuse and exploitation deterrence, prevention, detection and response across the ActionAid Federation (e.g designing policies and guidelines such as content standards on images of children).
  • Work closely with key stakeholders across the ActionAid Federation to embed Child Protectiongood practice in programme design and in incident management, recognising local contexts and laws (e.g creating child friendly complaints mechanisms).
  • Help to build capacity and create an organizational culture where SHEA and Safeguarding is a priority, allegations are taken seriously, and beneficiaries, staff and partners feel safe to report (e.g by designing and delivering training)

    Performance Measurement

  • Ensure that Child Protection approaches are embedded across all ActionAid programmes and processes
  • Oversee all concerns relating to child abuse and exploitation
  • Ensure learning on Child Protection from across the Federation is shared appropriately to build good practice
  • Maintain regular contact with SHEA and Safeguarding Focal Points in ActionAid countries offering guidance and support and maintaining a network for continued learning and sharing of good practice
  • Design and deliver training, awareness raising and other capacity building activities for staff, partners, and other stakeholders on child protection
  • Research and develop innovative approaches to countering child abuse and exploitation in this sector.
  • Work with colleagues to incorporate best practice into risk and control activities and contribute to AAI’s risk management processes
  • Coordinate with the Global PSEA Advisor to ensure child protection and PSEA processes are aligned, and best practice shared, so that a coordinated and comprehensive SHEA and Safeguarding approach is taken

    AAI Values Practice and Strategy Change Priorities

  • Leading Innovation and Change

    Establish a culture of excellence in respective team that values experimentation and continuous improvement

  • Feminist Leadership:

    Championing feminist leadership principles and values including commitment to diversity and inclusion (race, gender, power)

  • AAI Values Practice:

    Ensure personal and team culture that demonstrates all of AAI values including: Mutual Respect, Equity and Justice, Integrity, Solidarity with People Living in Poverty and Exclusion, Courage of Conviction, Independence and Humility.

    Education, Language & Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Preferably a Master or Bachelor degree in Human Rights, GBV or Sexual Violence,
    Social Work, Child Protection or relevant field

    Essential Knowledge, skills and Experience
  • Solid experience working in an international context on Child Protection, PSEA, Sexual Harassment, GBV/ VAWG, Protection or Whistleblowing.
  • Good experience embedding Safeguarding or related practice into programmes, with experience developing policies and risk management structures
  • Solid experience of conducting investigations or reviews
  • Demonstrate experience to work with highly sensitive material in a confidential way; ability to show empathy for the challenges survivors face in reporting Safeguarding concerns and the pressures Safeguarding investigations place on all stakeholders, including those accused of misconduct.
  • Excellent self-awareness and understanding of the need for self-care
  • Ability to uphold ActionAid’s values, Code of Conduct including commitment to Feminist leadership and a Human Rights Based Approach
  • Strong facilitation, networking, and influencing skills in person and remotely.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, negotiate and influenceat all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Proven experience and ability to design and deliver training.
  • Competencies on monitoring and evaluation safeguarding mechanisms.
  • Skilled in identifying and mitigating risk
  • High degree of organisational ability, working well to deadlines. Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work flexible hours in the event of emergencies.
  • Track record of building effective networks within an organisation.
  • Excellent experience of presenting complex information in a succinct and compelling manner to a wide range of audience.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Willingness to travel for the role

    Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Good understanding and experience of working within the humanitarian and / or development context.
  • Portuguese, French, Spanish or Arabic as an additional language would be an advantage

    Competency Profile

    Strategic Perspective

  • Demonstrate alignment of the Organization’s strategic priorities and goals.

    Change Management

  • Uses effective strategies to facilitate organisation change initiatives and overcome resistance to change by involving others, listening and building commitment.

    Decisiveness and Agility

  • Prefers quick and appropriate actions in many management situations, able to adapt and respond to fast changing eco system/environment

    Building Collaborative Relationships

  • Builds productive working relationships with co-workers and external parties, whilst valuing diversity (gender, race, culture).


  • Expresses ideas clearly and concisely; disseminates information about decisions and plans proactively.

    Leading with Purpose and Credibility

  • Acts in accordance with stated values; has strong commitment to develop, promote and practice AAI’s values

    Innovation and Taking Initiative

  • Takes charge and proactively seeks new ideas, experiments with new processes/practices that capitalizes on opportunities

    How to Apply
  • If you are calm and can work under pressure and posses excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills please send your CV and cover letter to by 3rd March 2019.
  • You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.
  • A DBS/police clearance will also be a requirement.
  • If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply
  • In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.
  • Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.
  • We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions.
  • We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ActionAid International Global Child Protection Advisor Jobs in Kenya & South Africa

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