University Degree in Social Sciences or related technical field.
Knowledge in Child Protection, Child´s rights, programming and mainstreaming
International/national experience of natural disasters or conflicts
At least four years work experience within your profession
Experience in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating child protection programs in
emergency, transition and development contexts
Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic
response for children.
Commitment to and understanding of child rights, Save the Children’s aims, values and
principles and humanitarian standards as Sphere Charter and Code of Conduct
Good knowledge of and experience in using established interagency
guidelines in child protection, such as the Interagency
Guidelines on Separated and
Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, Minimum Standards on Child Protection
Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of
and response to child protection through Child friendly spaces.
and proven ability to operate successfully in different cultural environments
Ability to achieve results and maintain consistent high standards of professional behavior
and achievement, including when working alone.
Good team leader and team member skills, including the ability to be part of and organize,
support, manage and develop a small team.
Ability to communicate and maintain appropriate and productive relations with a range of
actors, including children, parents, local and national authorities in political and militarily
Experience of working with partners and a participatory approach
Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working
Have undertaken approved Safety and Security Training in accordance with member and
Save the Children required minimum standard.
Understanding of Kirundi language will be an asset
Lead on child protection rapid assessments, Produce, or support the production of, funding
Identify and agree within and between agencies and other stakeholders the roles,
responsibilities and accountability for planned action and future decisionmaking
Ensure that child protection interventions through child friendly space activities are informed
by and integrated with other core sectors of education, WASH and food security and
Contribute to the coordination of child protection actors in the response through the local
Identify staffing gaps and collaborate with local partner to initiate recruitment of staff and/or
identify capacity building requirements.
Initiate and/or carry out capacitybuilding
of key partner staff in specific child protection
competencies including appropriate child protection approaches, where needed
Ensure planning and subsequent initial cooperation and program structures are done in an
integrated manner, with Save the Children staff and coworkers
through the local partner.
Promote planning and subsequent initial cooperation with key stakeholders and aim to
establish/strengthen processes and mechanisms at local, district, national (and broader
level) which supports identification, monitoring and response to the care and protection
concerns of children, including in the longer term if appropriate. To the extent possible,
children’s participation should be included.
Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.