Save the Children Senior Child Protection Technical Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Senior Child Protection Technical Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The Senior Child Protection Technical Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Child Protection in Nigeria.

  • The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming.

  • The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development.

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

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Technical Leadership:

  • Provide technical leadership for Child Protection for the Country Office, and set the strategic approach in relation to the wider country strategy

  • Build capacity of national staff and partners in key technical approaches related to Child Protection.

    Ensuring Programme Quality (Design & Implementation):

  • Work closely with new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities that allow for both integration into broader programmes and standalone child protection projects; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children

  • Lead the technical scoping, planning, and design and proposal writing for child protection during new programme development, and ensure that we design and deliver high quality integrated child protection programmes for children, building on global best practice. Ensure that gender, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.

  • Work with Child Rights Governance colleagues to ensure that a rights based approach is reflected in our programme design and implementation (in line with our ), with a strong focus on child participation

    Networking & External Engagement:

  • In alignment with Country Office strategy and leadership, engage in strategic positioning with donors, partners and government in-country, and ensure that Save the Children is a partner of choice in Child Protection.

  • Ensure that Save the Children is influencing and learning from others through national technical coordination and networking bodies such as child protection clusters and working groups.

  • Strengthen civil society engagement in national dialogues and policy processes to end violence against children through working closely with advocacy and child rights governance colleagues.

  • Ensure that the diverse voices of children, girls and boys are equitably heard and represented in our child protection work.

  • Represent the program to National and Local government representatives, donors, partner agencies, etc. as required.

  • Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates), working closely with awards, programme implementation and communications colleagues as needed.

  • Leverage and liaise with technical colleagues from across Save the Children, including technical working groups and centres of excellence, ensuring that learning from the Country Office is shared with others and global lessons brought back.

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)


  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    holds their team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in accordance with the context, 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 professional development and encourages their team to do the same

  • widely shares Save the Children's vision, and engages and motivates others

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


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, technical advisors and working groups, 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


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
    The post holder must commit to work in an international agency that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion and fights racism, gender inequality and discrimination in all forms; and to model positive behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to equality and respect to all colleagues, partners and communities.


  • Masters degree in Social Work, Child Protection or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Social Work, Child Protection, Child Welfare or related qualification

    Experience and Skills

  • At least 5 years' experience of leading the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes in Child Protection
    Understanding of the Child Protection sector in Nigeria

  • Familiar with child protection systems, social work with children and families, case management, positive parenting, community level child protection and integration of child protection with education and other sectors. Track record in successful business development/ fundraising.

  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.

  • Experience of strategy development and planning

  • Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children's rights.

  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.

  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn't work for children

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

  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
    Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring

  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.

    Key Competencies

    Technical competencies:

  • Promotes optimum levels of child development
    Works to strengthen the components and linkages within the child protection system

  • Prevents violence abuse exploitation and neglect of children

  • Responds effectively and appropriately to violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children

    Generic Competencies

  • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities

  • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children

  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery

  • Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peers

    Additional job responsibilities

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

    Equal Opportunities

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

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Senior Child Protection Technical Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

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