Advisor, Child Protection Minimum Standards Working Across Sectors (open to SCI member locations)

  • Anywhere
Organization: Save the Children – US
Closing date: 15 Oct 2021

This is a temporary role with an expected duration of 12 months and is open to remote locations where Save the Children maintains offices. In the event that this role is based internationally, the role will be employed by the local Save the Children office and is subject to local pay and benefits.

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Save the Children is seeking an Advisor to lead inter-agency efforts to strengthen work across sectors to improve the protection and well-being of children, in line with the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) and on behalf of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. You will work under the CPMS Working Group Co-lead and be responsible for coordination and management of activities to develop and pilot new tools to advance the implementation of CPMS Pillar 4 and strengthen partnership with priority sectors. You will lead on the selection and technical support of countries for piloting new tools and approaches. This role has an expected duration of 12 months.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Contribution to strategic and operational plan for CPMS Pillar 4 Initiative (15% LOE)

  • Provides input to the strategic and operational plan for strengthening the child protection mainstreaming and integration initiative through the Alliance’s CPMS Working Group.
  • Accountable for achieving results in development of new practical tools to support implementation of CPMS Pillar 4: Working Across Sectors, production of evidence reviews, and adaptation of existing tools and resources for use in refugee and mixed settings

Technical and Administrative Leadership of Country level Pilots (50% LOE)

  • Leads collaborative, inter-agency selection of countries for piloting of new tools;
  • Manages administrative and technical agreements between SCUS, country offices and inter-agency coordination groups to provide funding and initiate activities;
  • Provides direct technical support to coordination groups implementing new approaches to child protection mainstreaming and integration. Travels to support pilot countries in person, where feasible.

MEAL for country level pilots (15% LOE)

  • Provides technical leadership and guidance for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) in country level pilots, including beginning and end line surveys, interim reporting, and collection of case studies.
  • Collaborates with the Alliance’s Assessment, Measurement and Evidence Working Group on development or adaptation of tools. (15% time)

Inter-agency tools and learning events (10% LOE)

  • Leads and contributes to inter-agency tools and learning events to promote the dissemination of new approaches and lessons learned from country-level pilots. Events will be organized in multiple languages. (10%)

Partnership building and sectoral focal point oversight (10% LOE)

  • Contributes to strengthening inter-agency partnerships with priority sectors, including within Alliance member organizations, and provides oversight and strategic direction to sectoral focal points, in collaboration with the CPMS co-lead (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least five (5) years of relevant experience
  • Proven experience implementing of child protection programming in humanitarian response
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the 2019 edition of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
  • Proven track record of coordinating inter-agency projects and building partnerships with multi-sectoral actors
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering creative in-person and online participatory trainings, videos and other tools for partners with a range of capacities
  • Professional proficiency in at least one of the following languages: French, Spanish or Arabic
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate successfully with individuals and teams at all levels, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation competencies
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills, including a track record of working with remote teams across multiple time zones
  • Proven experience delivering multi-sectoral approaches to address children’s protection and well-being, preferably in partnership with health, education, camp management or food security sectors
  • Professional proficiency in MS office suite
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% of the time to humanitarian contexts
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Save the Children, and/or UNHCR
  • Knowledge of or experience using other humanitarian standards, including Sphere, MERS, CHS, INEE and others
  • Experience working with health, education, camp management or food security sectors

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

*Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with allpeople to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.*

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

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