PLAN International Job Vacancy: Senior Advisor, Child Protection - Melbourne CBD, Australia

Senior ADVISOR, CHILD PROTECTION (maternity leave contract – 12 Months FIXED-TERM)

Senior Advisor, Child Protection
  • Lead Plan International Australia’s Child Protection program portfolio management and growth
  • Travel internationally to Plan International’s offices
  • Engage with a diverse array of partners, including private sector and national government partners.
  • Work as part of an international team, located in Asia, Africa and Europe to deliver on project goals.
  • Competitive remuneration package including salary packaging benefits
  • Located in Melbourne CBD
Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations in the world, working with communities in 50 developing countries. Plan unites, empowers and inspires people around the globe to champion children’s rights.

This is an opportunity for a highly competent and experienced Senior Child Protection Advisor to lead in the management and growth of Plan International Australia’s (P.I.A.) program portfolio for child protection, and provide technical advisory support to program partners. The role also supervises one staff member in the Melbourne office, and contributes to CP safe-guarding systems strengthening. This is your opportunity to join a dynamic team who together, are driving and testing digital innovations in the child protection field.

Key accountabilities: 
  • Lead Child Rights and Protection programming and acquisition
  • Lead Child Rights/Protection support to PIA partners and the PIA strategy
  • Contribute to Child Protection safe-guarding process, procedures and systems strengthening
  • Lead on personnel management, and work alongside an international team.
  • Maintain and grow strong partnerships with public and private organisations to drive further innovation in the child protection field.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Post Graduate qualification in relevant area such as development, child rights or children’s health and development and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Quality professional experience in providing technical advice or overseeing projects in the area of Children’s Rights, Rights Based Approaches, Child Protection and / or Child Protection in Emergencies
  • Proven ability in grant proposal writing, with a track-record of grant acquisition success, and experience with a range of donors, including DFAT.
  • Quality experience working in cross-cultural settings.
Please view our Position Description for more details and role requirements which can be found at: CLICK HERE

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Only applicants with full and unrestricted working rights in Australia are requested to apply

Join Plan International Australia and know that your work is helping transform the world for children

Applications close on 1st February 2019 so please send your complete application (cover letter addressing our position criteria and CV) to: