Child Protection National Adviser

Country: Peru
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 16 Sep 2021

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Child Protection Adviser is responsible for providing leadership and guidance for Save the Children in Peru. The role holder will strengthen Country office capacity to provide high-quality Child Protection programming, including child protection in emergencies.

S/he will provide strategic and technical leadership and assume responsibility for the growth, development and quality of the portfolio, with a strong focus on children in a migratory context. She/He must have a proven track record in Child Protection in humanitarian and development contexts, as well as experience in programme design, capacity development and programme delivery.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and to be available to deploy.

Requirements

  • Degree or graduate degree in psychology, social work, social science, or another relevant field.
  • Experience in humanitarian and/or development work in child protection and protection more broadly.
  • Experience in building strong child protection systems and in delivering services to children in emergencies.
  • Ability to identify the gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.

Knowledge

  • Demonstrable ability to perform at a national advisory level with strong advocacy and leadership skills, and the ability to mentor and motivate staff.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, considering cultural and language difficulties.
  • A strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes and methodologies

Key areas of accountability

  • Lead on child protection assessments using Save the Children assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit. Adapt and contextualize the Assessment Tool.
  • Coordinate with other thematic areas and/or the Child Protection Working Group or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a disaggregated analysis of children's needs.
  • Collaborate with the regional child protection and GBV staff in the region and at the global level to use best practice and existing materials for child protection activities.
  • Will also collaborate with others in partnership as stated in SC's Theory of Change.
  • Support development of child protection response plans master budgets based on identified needs.
  • Contribute to Save the Children's overall response strategies to ensure child protection is mainstreamed.
  • Support fundraising for child protection, including high-quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with technical advisers from members and donors.
  • Provide technical support and oversight to child protection staff implementing programming and promote their wellbeing.
  • Oversee programme implementation to ensure timely and quality delivery of programme activities.
  • Oversee donor reports on child protection project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Working closely with the HR team, identify child protection staffing needs (both national and international), and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify CP programme supplies needs and coordinate with supply chain.
  • Support development of child protection MEAL plans linked to reporting requirements and provide training for SC and partners' child protection and MEAL field staff.
  • Support development of accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • Develop capacity gap analysis to inform capacity building plans for both SC and partner staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.
  • Ensure that learning is maintained in the humanitarian responses and that it is used to influence programming, and document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with regional programmes, advocacy and campaigns staff, assist in child protection advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.

How to apply:

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