Save The Children Child Rights Advocacy and Civic Engagement Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Child Rights Advocacy and Civic Engagement Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 200675

Category: Economics
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description


Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

We are an equal opportunity organization 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 behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

Child Rights Advocacy and Civic Engagement Advisor



Place of Work

Addis Abeba


Addis Ababa Global Advocacy Office

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization scale

No. of Positions


Length of Contract

One year with possibility of extension

Job Summary

Role Purpose:

Addis Ababa is home to the African Union, a regional institution with global impact which plays a critical role in shaping children’s lives and helping to ensure their rights are fulfilled.

The AU has a direct role in helping to safeguard the rights of children in Africa who are vulnerable, marginalized, socially excluded and affected by poverty.

Save the Children has a small global advocacy office in Addis Ababa (alongside offices in Brussels, Geneva and New York) that influences the AU institutions on issues that affect children’s rights and wellbeing in Africa.

The role holder will play a central part in leading Save the Children’s engagement with AU Human Rights mechanisms especially the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to deliver on its mandate.

The role holder will also strengthen CSOs and children capacity to influence AU policy decisions and processes to take into account children rights, their perspectives and interests. She or he will have an active part in cross-organisational advocacy activities.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Addis Advocacy Office Director and AU Representative

Staff reporting to this post: Child Rights Officer, Child Rights intern

Key internal relationships: Humanitarian and Education Advisor; Regional and Country Offices Advocacy and Campaign Leads; SCI AULO Advocacy Interns; SCI Child Rights Governance group and other relevant working groups within Save the Children International.


  • Advocate for the implementation of and accountability for the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child including by supporting the mandate and activities of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

  • Facilitate CSOs and children engagement in AU policy decision making processes including relevant technical Specialized Committee and the CSO Forum

  • Undertake timely and strategic advocacy and sustaining alliances with key stakeholders at the AUC, African missions during Special Technical Committee and ministerial meetings

  • Provide monthly and quarterly updates to relevant targets within SCI

    Capacity building

  • Support the development of complementary reports to ACERWC

  • Strengthen CSO networks including in the Horn of Africa to promote and advocate for children and youth rights

  • Support identification and adoption of the CSO priorities for promoting participation and protection rights of children

  • Training of civil society organizations in advocacy skills in order for them to present their cases to the AU and IGAD completed

    Project Management

  • Prepare narrative plans and reports in line with grant requirements

  • Lead the management of the African Children’s Charter Project, the Local to Global and DANIDA LOT CIV grants within the implementation framework of the Addis Advocacy Office


  • Represent Save the Children
    in external meetings, when relevant.

  • The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within their level of skills and experience

    Skills and Behaviours (Sci Values in Practice)


  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

  • A Masters degree or equivalent in human rights, law, international relations, economics, politics or a related policy field is desirable.

    Job Requirements

  • A Masters degree or equivalent in human rights, law, international relations, economics, politics or a related policy field is desirable.

    Experience and Skills

  • A minimum of 7 years of substantial advocacy experience preferably with the AUC or other African regional bodies in child rights, child health, child protection or another relevant area
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the child rights mechanisms and structures at the AU
  • Knowledge and understanding of the AU institutions, and their broader role in development and humanitarian issues
  • Experience of working through and together with others, and with providing technical assistance in a respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated experience of writing funding proposals

  • Proven ability to speak and communicate effectively, and to tailor messages to different audiences
  • Experience of successfully operating in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Working knowledge of French, added advantage

  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values
  • Equal Opportunities

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Health and Safety

    The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through before March 15, 2019

    a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

    b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

    c. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

    Please Do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.

    Please Make Sure You State the Code of the Vacancy on the Subject of Your Email ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received before or on March 15, 2019 of this advertisement.

    We need to keep children safe and as such, 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 Code of Conduct.

    In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

    Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicants, if invited for written exam or interview.

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