• Child Rights Governance Programme Officer at Save the Children

  • Posted on: 8 August, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries

    Child Rights Governance Programme Officer


    Role Purpose:

    • The CRG Officer is primarily responsible for the coordination, implementation of the Thematic Programme on Child Rights Governance and ensuring the achievement of the CRG strategy and programme objectives.
    • The CRG Officer is also responsible for the joint planning and ongoing relationship with CRG partners. He/she is responsible for providing supervisory support to East and Southern African partner’s overall programme activities and take overall responsibilities for the organizational capacity development (OCD) of CRG partners in East and Southern Africa.
    • The CRG Officer is further expected to support the Senior Program Manager in liaising and coordinating partnerships with the regional bodies including the East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), as well as provide coordination support for the effective implementation and reporting of the African Children’s Charter Project (ACCP).
    • The CRG Officer will contribute to developing project proposals and monitoring budget spends against program detailed implementation plans.

    Contract Duration: 1 year

    Location: East and Southern Africa Regional Office – Nairobi

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, international relations and/or related fields
    • At least three years’ relevant experience working with non-government organizations
    • Good understanding of child rights governance issues in the region
    • Knowledge of regional bodies such as the African Union, East African Community and SADC will be an added advantage
    • Good understanding of the programme management cycle including financial and operational processes
    • Proven ability to handle challenging work load with high attention to detail
    • Ability to work under pressure, without compromising quality of work
    • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
    • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
    • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children career website on www.savethechildren.net to apply

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