The Senior Social 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 Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. 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 Sr. Social Protection Advisor will ensure that all social protection programming is of excellent technical quality and contributes significantly to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy.
The role supports Child Poverty team members in national advocacy and influencing, and driving strategic partnerships for new business development. The role will provide technical advice in the design and implementation of social protection programming and also supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners.
The role will work closely with PDQ and operations colleagues and with partners in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, building their capacity in relation to CSSP and building ownership, agency and engagement of local organisations. This role includes a focus on training and coaching country office staff for external representation on priority issues including improving coverage and impacts for children through social protection systems, with a view towards supporting progressive realization of Universal Child Benefits, as well as nutrition-sensitive and shock responsive social protection, and poverty graduation discussions, among others. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. The Sr. Social Protection Advisor champions a child rights programming approach and represents Save the Children in national and global forums and technical working groups.
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Contract duration: 2 years, with possibility of extension
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