Multinational NGO Senior Child Rights Advisor Job in Kenya

A multinational NGO dealing with education and child protection projects is looking for a Senior Child Rights (CR) Advisor to provide technical support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, with frequent visits to the field to support high quality programme implementation.

She/he shall also provide leadership in the implementation of the CR strategy and monitor its effective roll-out.

The CR Advisor must be willing to embrace a child rights programming approach and represent the company in national forums and working groups, including collaboration with and participation in CR global networks.

She/he will support the overall country strategic intent to focus on ensuring that the most marginalized children achieve their rights to learn, lead decide and thrive.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and review of country strategy and thematic programme plans to reflect rights-based approach to programming for children and especially girls.
  • Support the mainstreaming of child right programming across company’s programming, ensuring collaboration with other technical sectors. Clearly reflect gender issues in our programming to ensure equity of services.
  • Ensure all new programmes support the achievement of company’s Global and National strategic and thematic objectives and Government of Kenya policies and legal frameworks.
  • Support the in analysing donor priorities and – building on technical knowledge, personal understanding of the child rights issues and priorities in Kenya, and current/previous programming – develop proposals for new programming in CR.
  • Support in Advocacy and Influencing Advisor to develop and implement advocacy plans at national, county and community level.
  • Represent and advocate for company with regional and international agencies, donors, Kenyan Government, NGOs and others as required.
  • Act as focal point within the Country Office on national, regional and global CR research initiatives, ensuring coordination of the various stakeholders.
  • Support in the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework and key indicators (with M&E team) for CR that helps each project improve quality of reporting, clearly articulate progress and impact of projects, identify issues for advocacy and input for new programmes/projects in the future.
  • Liaise with program department colleagues and support in providing timely, relevant, accurate input on overall technical aspects of company programme work in Kenya.

The position will be required to travel regularly to field locations.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies or related field.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in girls and child rights programming.
  • A clear understanding of the legislative/budget making processes at both national and county levels.
  • A good understanding of treaty reporting processes and how to mobilize CSOs/children to meaningfully participate in the processes.
  • Knowledge and experience in child rights programming and rights-based approach.
  • Experience working with civil society and community-based organizations, particularly in Kenya.
  • Experience developing partnership strategies, and proven ability to provide enhanced capacity building of local partners.
  • Strong analysis of Child Rights Governance data and ability to summaries and communicate this to a range of audiences.
  • Experience in designing Child Rights Governance strategies and proposals.

Salary: 250,000 – 350,000 gross depending on qualification and experience


Interested candidates who fully meet the above requirements should send their applications along with a detailed CV indicating current and expected salary and their daytime contact to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not charge any fees for receiving and reviewing applications or for interviews.

Deadline: 31st May 2018

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Updated: May 22, 2018 — 2:49 pm