Save the Children Vacancy: Senior Case Management Specialist, Beirut

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 1.6 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 c14, 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 an d relevant for the 21st century. 

Contract length: 12 months 

The role:
Save the Children International is a 'dual mandate' organisation that seeks to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and create lasting change in children’s lives. Save the Children has worked to ensure the protection of children’s rights in Lebanon since the 1950’s. The child protection programme is large, ambitious and expanding, and demands the support of a Technical Advisor to ensure ongoing and future programme quality. The Senior Case Management Specialist will be responsible for spearheading case work and case management interventions within Save The Children (SC) Lebanon’s child protection portfolio, with an aim of strengthening a systemic response to identified major child protection issues among emerge ncy affected population groups in Lebanon. She/he will ensure that SC Lebanon’s work in this sector is fully aligned with the inter-agency approaches and tools/SOPs developed by the Child Protection in Emergency Working Group (UNHCR-UNICEF-MOSA) and its Case Management sub-working group and that it strategically contributes to the medium and long term Child Protection (CP) system strengthening work led by the Ministry of Social Affairs. Also, the incumbent will be responsible for the capacity building of a National Case Management Specialist who will work hand in hand together.

Qualifications and experience
* Advanced degree in Social Sciences/Social Work or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance.

* At least 5 years of professional work experience at national and international levels in fields relevant to child protection, proven technical expertise in case management re quired.

* Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response architecture, co-ordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action.

* Ability to formulate strategic documents for programming, engagement, and coordination involving international organisations and Government.

* Demonstrated experience of effective high-level coordination and chairing of meetings.

* Experience in a comparable regional country, working in the field of case management. Experience in and knowledge of Syria situation and response is considered a strong asset.

* High-level communication skills, including ability to speak formally, negotiate, demonstrate tact and diplomacy, and advocate for child protection issues with humanitarian community and authorities.

* Highly developed leadership and coordination skills.

* Demonstrated experience in building capacity of teams and staff.

* Fluency in English, k nowledge of Arabic an asset.

* Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children International.

* Ability to work well in a team and under pressure and in response to changing needs.

* Ability to plan well, set own targets and meet them.

* Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. 

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Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

How to apply:
Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to:

Closing Date: 11 Feb 2014