Save the Children Job Vacancy: Child Protection Advisor - Myanmar

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 c15,000 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.

Contract Length: 1 year
The Role
The Child Protection Advisor plays a key linking role between the Humanitarian Unit and links to the overall Child Protection strategy in Myanmar. Under the general management of the Humanitarian Manager, the Child Protection Advisor will work closely with the PDQA team to provide technical input on advocacy and strategic documents. The Child Protection Advisor will focus on driving forward strategy and programme design in Rakhine State, working with other sectors to ensure Child Protection is mainstreamed into the broader Rakhine state strategy. The strategy will encompass humanitarian objectives as well as transitioning to more sustainable child protection approaches. This will include developing strong links with governmental partners and non-governmental partners. The Child Protection Advisor will ensure that all child protection interventions are of high technical quality and attract signification donor funding which contribute to Save the Children's strategic objectives; that monitoring processes are in place, and that programme quality and relevance is continually assessed and solutions quickly put in place to reflect a changing context.

The Child Protection Advisor is expected to help build a high performing Child Protection team, taking a coaching approach to develop the skills of the national Programme Manager and Senior Project Officers in particular as well as capacity building plans for the wider team using the performance management system in place. This position will have frequent visits to the field to support high quality programme implementation and ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved.

The Child Protection Advisor will take the lead on Child Protection emergency response programming as and when required at a national level.

Current Thematic priorities include: Case Management and the IA CP IMS, community based child protection mechanisms, mental health and psychosocial support, safe migration, Family Tracing and Reunification.

Qualifications and Experience
Skills and Experience
  • Significant professional experience of at least 5 years, including experience working in emergency response, senior management or technical level in child protection for international NGO's
  • Ability to represent Save the Children and maintain good relations at a local level with donors, NGO's, authorities, and local CBOs
  • Experience in using the IA CP IMS and developing case management programming.
  • Clear experience in integration and child protection mainstreaming.
  • Substantial NGO working experience in international development in complex emergency situations and from a child rights perspective
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory approaches and consultative approaches.
  • Experience of writing donor funding proposals for large institutional grants in excess of US $1million.
  • Ability to compile narrative sections and thematic budgets for proposals; ability to edit/write narrative reports, with reference to financial reporting.
  • Strong skills in advocacy, writing strong briefs and advocacy notes.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours in the event of emergencies.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
  • Experience of living and working under difficult and challenging environments.
  • A Child Protection professional with a Master's degree in child protection, law, social work, psychology, human rights or relevant field
    Communication and Technical Skills
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements
  • Significant people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
  • At least 5 years of management experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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

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

Deadline: 16 Mar 2016