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  • Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Technical Advisor at Save the Children

  • Posted on: 21 August, 2019 Deadline: 4 September, 2019
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  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. Since 1992, the IRC has provided life-saving services to refugees and vulnerable local communities in Kenya. In Kenya, the IRC implements programs in the areas of integrated primary health care (including nutrition and HIV/AIDS); economic recovery and livelihoods; protection of rights; and women’s protection and empowerment in refugees camps as well as northern Kenya and Nairobi.

    Through its Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) unit, the IRC is helping vulnerable refugees and host community members in Nairobi build their income and assets. The program works closely with local partners and private sector actors to offer employment and employability support. The program provides internal Business Skills training and business counseling and start-up capital through livelihoods centers and mobile services.  Market based principles and coordination with the private sector are mainstreamed throughout approaches to ensure the most effective outcomes on employment, and client feedback and protection based needs are deeply incorporated to ensure holistic services. IRC is focused on encouraging the ability to become self-sufficient, particularly where livelihoods are concerned, for survivors of SGBV, youth, refugees preparing for repatriation, and other marginalized groups. IRC also focuses on economic empowerment approaches that foster gender equity and equality given that women and girls are even more vulnerable in situations of crisis and where marginalization happens.

    Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Technical Advisor

     

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

    In order to be successful you will bring/have:

    Essential

    • 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.

    Desirable

    • You have work experience in ESA region.
    • You are familiar with Save the Children's working modes and methods.

    Role Purpose:

    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. 

    The Regional TA plays a vital part in enhancing the regional capacity for CP and MHPSS as per the regional thematic/cross-thematic steers, with a focus on supporting good gender programming in child protection. The Regional TA also plays an active role in SCI's coordination and networking mechanisms, particularly working with the CP Breakthrough team at SCI, and with Members supporting child protection work. He/she will be part of the CP team rolling out Common Approaches, such as Parenting without Violence and Steps to Protect, and will support the Africa CP Regional Representative from the Be Protected Breakthrough (Africa CP Regional Representative) in further elaborating the cross-sectoral approach of MHPSS in the region, including the Regional Programming Unit. This is done by building on the needs and the good practices of COs and Members, ensuring cross country learning and cross-thematic work, and leading a CP Community of Practice for the region.

    In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the post holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

    Contract duration: 1 Year 

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

     

    Method of Application

    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 www.savethechildren.net/careers

    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.

    Disclaimer:

    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

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children career website on stcuk.taleo.net to apply

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