Child Protection Manager at Save the Children, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Deadline: 1 October 2018

Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Manager in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The duration of this post is 6 months.

The Child Protection Manager will lead on the scale up of the CPiE response, including establishment and/or strengthening of interventions on FTR, appropriate care, case management, CFS, psychosocial support and community mobilisation.

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Child Protection Manager will perform the following functions:

  • Maintain and enhance system to ensure that family separation is prevented and responded to, and unaccompanied and separated children are cared for and protected according to their specific needs and best interest.
  • Ensure that urgent child protection needs (including violence, abuse, child marriage, family separation, trafficking, recruitment and child labour) are prevented and responded to through an effective case management system implemented by SCI.
  • Ensure that children and adolescents are engaged in age-appropriate recreational and psycho-social activities and receive relevant information in a safe space facilitated by trained staff.
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on child protection project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Identify child protection programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Ensure that the humanitarian minimum standards are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, the Sphere Charter and Minimum Standards and the Core Humanitarian Standards.
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff together with other sectors, identify sector-integrated capacity building opportunities.
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Significant management or advisor level Child Protection experience working in emergency contexts or fragile states.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential.
  • Previous experience and strong skills on UASC response, FTR and case management.
  • Previous experience of team management, including recruitment, on-the-job training and multi-award management training in an emergency phase.
  • Experience in psychosocial support programmes for children, MHPSS background a plus.
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • 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.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts.
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.
  • 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 SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct.
  • Good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin support.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their CV and covering letter in English through online process.

For more information, please visit Save the Children.