Save the Children Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Coordinator Jobs in Uganda


Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Coordinator

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries.

We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world 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.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives.

We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement program in five thematic program areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts.

Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda.

We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential.

Role Purpose:

  • The Child Protection (CP) and Child Rights Governance (CRG) coordinator takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of Save the Children’s work on CP and CRG policies and practices in the Uganda program in line with Save the Children 2030 Strategic Ambition.
  • As a technical member of Program Development and Quality (PDQ) Department, the CP and CRG Coordinator is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective program in CP and CRG and CRG across the full spectrum programming, resulting in immediate and lasting change for the most deprived children in Uganda.

    Qualification and Experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in child rights, social sciences or related field;
  • training and experience in child protection and Child Rights Governance including in emergencies and project planning and management techniques, is of added advantage
  • Minimum of four years’ relevant technical experience
  • Knowledge of current regional and local debates on Child Rights Governance and child protection policies and practices
  • Proven skills and experience in undertaking assessments and designing/writing quality technical proposals in the sector
  • Proven experience in program development, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation related to the sector including writing up high quality project/donor reports
  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical Child Rights Governance and Child Protection projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in Uganda and/or Regional context and with International NGOs
  • Proven experience and skills in advocacy and building work relationships with local/national
    governments and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors
  • Solid experience and excellent skills in capacity building of systems, staff, partners and other actors related to Child Rights Governance and Child Protection
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Willingness to be deployed part or full time in to emergency response as per need and as directed
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Application information;
  • Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.
  • Please apply online by following this link https://uganda.savethechildren.net/jobs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

    Important to note:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to application that is submitted online.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
  • More information on the open positions can be obtained at any of our offices.
  • We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.
  • All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.
  • Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.

    How to Apply:
  • Application closes on 28th December 2018 at midnight Uganda time.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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