Save the Children Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Technical Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Technical Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Regional Child Protection in Emergencies (CP) Technical Advisor with a focus on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)


  • Child protection (CP) and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) is a key strategic priority of Save the Children in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region. The Regional CPiE TA will play a key role in strengthening SCI’s CP and MHPSS capacity through technical assistance, strategic and programmatic support, coordination, advocacy, fund-raising, capacity building (training/mentoring/coaching), and surge capacity for implementation and emergencies, especially supporting the Regional Programming Unit.
  • The position plays an important role in terms of ensuring quality delivery of MHPSS programmes informed by core MHPSS approaches such as the IASC Guidelines for MHPSS in emergencies and the SC MHPSS Strategic Framework, and building their evidence-base in line with regional strategic priorities.


  • You have a relevant academic background in child psychology (clinical or educational) or other related subject (e.g. Masters in Social Work, or Masters in Social Science).
  • (Substantial relevant working experience in an international environment may be accepted in lieu.)
  • You have at least 8 years international experience with Child Protection and MHPSS programming for children, including in humanitarian contexts.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international standards on mental health and psychosocial support for children in humanitarian settings (Humanitarian principles, humanitarian charter, The Code of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief, International Network on
    Education in Emergencies Standards, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, IASC guidelines on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies, IASC GBV guidelines, Sphere Standards, Core Humanitarian Standard)
    You are a fluent English speaker and are able to deliver trainings and technical assistance in English.
  • You know how to provide successful technical assistance and manoeuvre well in a complex advisory role.
  • You have strong facilitation skills and experience in delivering high quality, interactive trainings to a variety of target groups.
  • You have experience in CP/MHPSS assessment, monitoring and evaluation.
  • You have demonstrated experience with programme management cycle, including fund raising, proposal writing, report writing and M&E.
  • You are structured and well organized. You keep calm and retain overview at times with many assignments, deadlines and competing priorities.
  • You are able to work independently but function equally well in teams especially working remotely.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Technical Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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