Child Protection Technical Specialist Job at Save the Children - Jobs in Uganda

Vacancy title: Child Protection Technical Specialist

Jobs at: Save the Children

Date Posted: 11th September 2020

Deadline of this Job:  21 September 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda Kampala East Africa

Job Description


The overall responsibility of the Child Protection Technical Specialist is to assess, design and guide staff to initiate interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in all of Save the Children’s programs in South Sudan. S/he will be expected to lead on strategy, programme design, master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising and recruitment .

Qualifications and Experience Essential
• Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience
• At least 8 years of work experience in child protection in both humanitarian and development contexts and fragile states.
• Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
• Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, Save the Children Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
• Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
• Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
• Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency contexts.
• Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
• Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
• Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
• Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
• Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
• A high level of written and spoken English
• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
• Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

• Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
• Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
• Specific experience of designing and managing UNICEF, BPRM, ECHO, OFDA and other major donor projects
Job Education: Master's degree

Job Experience: 8 years

Work Hours: 8

 Job application procedure

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
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


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