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South Sudan: Child Protection Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 04 Jul 2017

Child Protection Manager

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 15,000 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.

Role Purpose:

To support the management of Child Protection projects in South Sudan within the Save the Children country programme. The Child Protection Manager will have overall responsibility for supporting Child Protection project activities and will work with the Field Offices Child Protection Team to coordinate effective and efficient planning, implementation and monitoring of the Child Protection projects at field level.

The Child Protection Programme is currently focused on FTR and provision of psycho-social support working in the conflict affected communities to directly identify and register separated and unaccompanied children and missing children registered by parents and family members, and try to seek the best outcomes in a limited and challenging environment. It also includes components of Psycho-social Support to children through Community Based Child Protection Networks and Child Friendly Spaces.

Contract Duration: 6 months

Location: Malualkon, South Sudan Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in social sciences, social work or community development
  • 5 years sectorial experience or relevant experience in social work, community development and working with children in child protection programme.
  • Written/spoken English
  • Excellent technical understanding of child protection and community based approach
  • Computer knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to operate in extremely harsh living and working environment

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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

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