Save the Children Head of Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Head of Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Jobs in Uganda

  • The PDQ team at Save the Children Uganda is responsible for ensuring strong thematic leadership in 4 core sectors: Child Protection and Child Rights Governance, Education, Health and Nutrition and Youth and Livelihoods.

  • The Head of CP and CRG is a senior leader within Save the Children Uganda and serves as the thematic, strategic and technical leader of SC's entire CP and CRG portfolio.

  • The role holder currently line manages 3 staff members and works daily and closely with other thematic leads as well as directly with the Head of MEAL and the Programme Development and Resource Mobilization Manager.

  • The role holder will have to contribute daily to the five functions of PDQ: Technical/Thematic Leadership, Fundraising, MEAL, Strategic Leadership, and supporting Advocacy and Communications.

  • All programming developed or adapted must adhere to SC's theory of change focusing scale, voice, innovation and partnership.

    Experience and Skills


  • Masters Degree in a relevant Humanities Field (Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Education, Arts, Psychology, Law, Development Management/Studies) or the equivalent professional Child Protection and Child Rights Governance experience.

  • Significant (at least 10 years) professional experience of working at a senior advisory level in CP, Human Rights or Gender and working in complex contexts, across the Humanitarian and Development spectrum of programming. Specific experience in Child Protection in Eemergencies (CPiE) is highly valued.

  • Strong commitment to capacity building and coaching of colleagues and partners

  • Experience in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support especially in Emergencies is an added advantage.

  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the senior management level.

  • A strong willingness to adopt
    a partner and system strengthening approach to our work and relevant experience with such approaches (system strengthening and partnership)

  • Experience accompanying and negotiating with partners and government counterparts

  • A demonstrated ability to substantively contribute to highly technical, innovative and quality proposals, log frames and budgets-a strong willingness to think creatively, innovatively and strategically is an absolute must for this position.

  • Strong report writing skills, including strong and robust skills in the analysis of data and evidence to ensure thorough clear explanations of successes, challenges and learning

  • Substantive experince in child safe guarding, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Labor issues, Information Management, specifically CPIMS and excellent time management and planning capacity.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with impact, and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.

  • Experience in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights Based programming in programme design, implementation and evaluation.


  • The ability to use existing local government and other technical expertise where applicable and Knowledge of donor financial policies and guidelines

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Head of Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Jobs in Uganda

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