Deadline: 23 December 2019
Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Child Protection Adviser in Tunis, Tunisia. The duration of this post is 3 months.
The Senior Child Protection Adviser will be responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide protection interventions to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses world-wide.
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 Senior Child Protection Adviser will perform the following functions:
- Lead on Child Protection research and assessments concerning the children on the move initiative in North Africa using SC assessment and inter-agency processes and tools, or guide child protection components of inter-agency assessments or the safe child programming assessments.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
- Lead on fundraising for child protection, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ child protection and other sector advisers related to children in the move in North Africa.
- Lead on developing child protection response plans related to the North Africa Migration Initiative and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy.
- From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate
- Support to the psychosocial wellbeing of children and their families, including MHPSS and Psychological First Aid.
- Emergency family tracing and reunification interventions and alternative care options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools such as the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System or other existing systems in relation to Child Migration Monitoring.
- Prevention and response to sexual and genderbased violence.
- Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical violence and harm.
- Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking.
- Integration of child protection with other core sectors.
- Once child protection funding is secured, prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities.
- Accordingly, prepare timely programme and donor reports on child protection project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
- Working closely with the HR team, lead on identifying child protection staffing needs (both national and international) for emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
- Working closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation& Accountability team, put in place a MEAL plans, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection and MEAL field staff in carrying out the work.
- Ensure that humanitarian minimum standards are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response.
- Produce information products in order to analyse, use and disseminate information relating to child protection in migration situation.
- Support the management of reports and other resources for child protection and their accessibility for field operations.
- Represent the North Africa Migration imitative in SC global meetings and other international platforms.
Applicant must have:
- Significant prior experience of working within a senior advisor / management Child Protection role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state.
- Experience of working in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential.
- Education to Masters level in Social Work, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
- Experience in using the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action together with other established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection.
- Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
- Experience of managing a large team of international and national staff.
- Experience of programme management across multiple locations.
- Experience of senior level representation.
- Experience of negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors.
- Experience of working with and supporting local partners.
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
- Excellent communication skills.
- High level of written and spoken English.
- Language skills in French, English, and/or Arabic.
- Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System.
- Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.
- Experience of designing and managing DFID, OFDA, ECHO and other major donor projects.
How to Apply
Applicants must attach a copy of CV and cover letter with their application, and include details of their current remuneration and salary expectations through online process.
For more information, please visit Save the Children.