Save the Children CAAC Programme Officer – Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children CAAC Programme Officer – Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding Jobs in Kenya

  • The CAAC Programme supports programming and advocacy initiatives targeting children in situations of armed conflict and a wide range of actors such as the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Mechanisms (RMs), Treaty Bodies, Bilateral Institutions, Member States, Civil Society Organizations and Armed Actors both State and Non-State at strategic policy and decision making level to address the complex subject of children in situations of conflict.

    Qualifications and Experience


  • Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and extensive thorough working knowledge in Child Protection in Armed Coflict and Emergencies.

  • 5 years or more experience in Child Protection Programming with at least 3 years cross-regional level experience. Demonstrated Postgraduate Professional or Specialist working knowledge and experience in Child Protection and specifically CAAC and Peace and Security Programming.

  • Demonstrated Professional or Specialist working knowledge and experience in Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding and specifically CAAC and Peace and Security Programming.

  • Solid understanding and engagement with the African Union Peace and Security Architecture.

  • Solid understanding of Armed Actors engagement and relations

  • Demonstrated experience working on Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding tools, methodologies and approaches.

  • Demonstrated capability to make decisions with creativity and some independent judgment

  • Demonstrated experience in influencing to obtain the cooperation of others.

  • Proven excellence in working in a team, being a team player, and significant experience working in an international organisation.

  • An appreciation and understanding of how to manoeuvre in a context of shrinking space for civil society, ensuring Save the Children’s integrity and child rights are not compromised

  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues facing children and youth, rights-based program approaches, and child safeguarding principles.

  • Strong skills and proven experience in program management processes; also from the knowledge and
    learning perspective.

  • Able to work well under pressure and deadlines

  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and networking skills; proven experience and effectiveness working across functional teams and in a matrixed structure; and an ability to work with diverse populations.

  • High level of self-awareness and willingness to take feedback for growth and self-development.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector work

  • Proven experience in designing Terms of Reference, and ability to design and review evaluation tools and approaches.

  • Direct experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with youth and an understanding of youth-friendly participatory methodologies.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in

  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner

  • Exemplary level of spoken and written English.


  • Fluency in French, both verbal and written, desirable

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children CAAC Programme Officer – Youth and CSOs in Peacebuilding Jobs in Kenya

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