Joining Forces to End Violence Against Children is a global collaboration between 6 leading child rights organisations - ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision. In Uganda Joining Forces focuses on ending violence against children and ensuring children’s voices are amplified as agents of change.
The Child Protection Specialist is part of the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and reports to the Project Manager. S/he provides technical support to the CMU and the JF partners towards achieving quality outcomes on the agreed upon project goals, including lasting improvements in national and local protection and response systems. S/he contributes to developing adequate planning and budgeting for project implementation and leads on advocacy components that aim to influence systems and behavior change at all levels. S/he supports the implementation of evidence- based approaches that create sustainable results. S/he supports keeping children safe in project implementation, ensuring partners follow safeguarding policies and standards that creating a protective environment for children against harm and abuse.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
* Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Rights, Governance, Social Science, Social Work and Social Administration, Arts, Education, Psychology, Development studies, Law.
* Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development or a Master’s degree in any relevant field is an added advantage.
* Any relevant specific experience or training on the Child Protection and Child Rights Programming.
* At least 5-7 years’ work experience with (I)NGO in programming and communication for children’s rights, in particular related to child protection and education; proven experience with (child rights) advocacy and campaigning is preferable.
* Track record of work experience in collaboration and networking with partners and stakeholders
* Understanding of donors and resource mobilization, Proven experience in planning, organization and coordination & Proven experience in influencing and negotiation.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Application closes on 16th July 2020 at midnight Uganda time.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents