Child Protection National Adviser

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


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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