Save the Children Child Rights Governance Programme Officer NGO Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Save the Children

Child Rights Governance Programme Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract:  Full-Time

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: The CRG Officer is primarily responsible for the coordination, implementation of the Thematic Programme on Child Rights Governance and ensuring the achievement of the CRG strategy and programme objectives.

The CRG Officer is also responsible for the joint planning and ongoing relationship with CRG partners.

He/she is responsible for providing supervisory support to East and Southern African partner’s overall programme activities and take overall responsibilities for the organizational capacity development (OCD) of CRG partners in East and Southern Africa.

The CRG Officer is further expected to support the Senior Program Manager in liaising and coordinating partnerships with the regional bodies including the East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), as well as provide coordination support for the effective implementation and reporting of the African Children’s Charter Project (ACCP).

The CRG Officer will contribute to developing project proposals and monitoring budget spends against program detailed implementation plans.

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: East and Southern Africa Regional Office – Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, international relations and/or related fields
  • At least three years’ relevant experience working with non-government organizations
  • Good understanding of child rights governance issues in the region
  • Knowledge of regional bodies such as the African Union, East African Community and SADC will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of the programme management cycle including financial and operational processes
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, without compromising quality of work
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

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How to Apply

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Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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

Closing date: Friday 18 August 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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

Disclaimer: 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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Updated: August 7, 2017 — 5:28 am
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