Child Protection Coordinator at Save the Children

Child Protection Coordinator

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Education staff, and members of the child protection sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision of Child friendly space activities in refugee camps.

He/She provides overall leadership at programme level for the sector, and ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/she is responsible for providing managerial, technical, and administrative support to partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program.

For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC's response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the officer will actively participate in child protection-related activities and meetings in designated refugee camps.

To coordinate effective implementation of child protection activities Nyarugusu, Nduta and Matebeli and Host Community, inter-camp coordination, and monitoring of activities. The individual will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance and technical expertise to Child Protection Implementing staff and support to the community workers where necessary.

Contract Duration: 9 Months

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience

* At least Degree social work/social sciences or equivalent. 
* At least three (3) years relevant experience in similar settings.
* Substantial management experience, preferably in emergency programmes
* Demonstrable competence in proposal and report writing 
* Experience of financial planning and expenditure monitoring 
* Experience of community participation, ownership and empowerment
* Competent in using email and computer packages such as Word and Excel
* Commitment to Save the Children's child safeguarding Policy


Has high-level communication skills', including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written). Working knowledge of local language strongly preferred
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partner
Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
Proven ability to work as a team.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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

Location: Tanzania, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Monday 27 March 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified




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