Save the Children Child Participation Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Child Participation Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Role Purpose:

  • The Child Participation Advisor will provide technical leadership, coordination and strategic direction for Save the Children's child participation portfolio across our programming, advocacy and evidence generation.

  • It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners.


  • Minimum B.A level degree in Child Rights, political science, social science, international development or relations, governance, law, human rights, or similar fields. Masters degree is preferred

    Experience and Skills

  • At least 10 years of experience of leading the design and implementation of human rights (preferably children's rights), governance, child centred social accountability, advocacy and campaigning.

  • Depth knowledge on child rights (UNCRC, ACRWC, and other child/human rights instruments), child rights monitoring and reporting.

  • Demonstrated success in facilitating and managing successful child participation at different levels. Experience in supporting child participation on child survival, education and/or child protection particularly desirable.

  • A strong commitment to ethical, high quality, meaningful children's participation and the ability to inspire, motivate, and build capacity and confidence in this in others.

  • Demonstrable ability to co-ordinate and work across organisational boundaries to change behaviours and deliver results. Strong facilitation skills and a deep understanding of the principles and practice of safe and meaningful child participation.

  • Proven ability to broker collaboration and engagement between teams and organizations to contribute to shared goals and objectives, and promote learning.

  • Experience of training and capacity building with a track record of building in-country child participation understanding and skills.

  • Robust analytic skills and demonstrated knowledge MEAL including indicator development, preferably related to child participation, child rights governance and child rights programming.

  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, and adaptive and safer programming.

  • Excellent writing, communication and networking skills in English.

  • Strong ability to mobilise, build partnerships, guide and motivate people towards the achievement of agreed goals

  • Respected reputation with external audiences and an ability to provide high-level external representation.

  • Ability to prioritize when working under pressure, along with strong problem-solving skills.

  • Self- motivated, collaborative, innovative, adaptable to complex situations and able to work with high degree of autonomy.

  • Experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure.

  • Contract duration: One year with possibility of extension

    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

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Child Participation Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

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