Child Protection & Child Right Governance Advisor at Save the Children

The Opportunity

The Child Protection and Child Right Governance Advisor is responsible for providing strategic guidance and technical oversight to the country office (CO) program in areas of Protection and Child right governance. Post holder should provide thematic Leadership and ensure all Protection programming is well monitored and is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes to national/global learning, advocacy and programme development. The post holder is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved. The post-holder shall also contribute to the development and/review of the country strategic direction and actively lead in the development of protection policy and programme formulation as ell protection mainstreaming.

S/he is expected to lead on developing Protection and Child Right Governance strategy and thematic plan, aligned with country strategic plan; sectoral assessment; program design, proposal writing and master budgeting; support and coordinate fund raising; provide strategic and technical guidance and oversight to the PMs and field teams; assist Field Managers (FMs) in recruitment and procurement in large complex emergencies; coordinate, represent and brand Save the Children (SC) in cluster, sub-cluster and other relevant forums. The CP & CRG Advisor is expected to play a leadership role within a response tea, through 360o support to colleagues and work to ensure that broader sector coordination mechanisms are functioning effectively. S/he promotes learning and accountability. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity-build both international and national staff colleagues.

The incumbent will strategically partner with Government and humanitarian counterparts on coordination, advocacy, the on-going development of child protection systems in Yemen and the current roll out of the minimum standards on child protection in humanitarian actions. She/he will represent Save the Children and its CP and CRG programs to donors, government counterparts and other key stakeholders at national, regional and global levels. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


BA or BS plus extensive experience or Masters in in social sciences, children or human rights, or other relevant disciplines


  • Substantial experience of working internationally/Nationally in Senior Technical positions for Child Protection programmes in both humanitarian and development context
  • Proven experience working with national governments to build protection systems, and an advantage with this kind of knowledge from Yemen or within the Middle East region.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development procedures for a large Child Protection team
  • Proven ability of mentoring, coaching and training on Child Protection related topics.
  • Experience of senior level technical representation
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills and good team player
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; Arabic desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (both written and oral), and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances
  • Ability to maintain consistent high standards of professional behaviour and achievement when working independently and as part of a team
  • Prior experience with Save the Children strongly desired

Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

The Organisation

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 realise 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and 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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply:…

Share this job

Contact Us

Maiduguri Borno State Nigeria

Available Jobs