Rwanda: Thematic Advisor – Child Protection in Emergencies, Africa

Organization: Save the Children Sweden
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

Thematic Advisor – Child Protection in Emergencies, Africa

You will be part of Save the Children Sweden’s International Programme. As Thematic Advisor you will assure the programme quality of SCS Humanitarian Child Protection projects in Africa, ie Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan which are financed through the Sida Humanitarian Partnership grant, incl Rwanda. The focus of the projects are strengthening child protection systems, psychosocial support, CAAFAG (Children associated with armed forces and armed groups), unaccompanied and separated children, case management, sexual and gender based violence, building capacities of CSOs, and strengthening the implementation of gender policies in Save the Children International (SCI). The post holder is expected to build and strengthen the knowledge, competence and capacity of relevant functions of the SCI offices and partners on thematic and programmatic areas, andcontribute to global thematic and policy development.

Your overall responsibilities include

  • Provide technical assistance and thematic guidance to country offices to support the implementation of SCS supported humanitarian child protection programmes.

  • Support Country Offices with the development of SCS-led Humanitarian grant applications and reporting

  • Support the analysis, integration and utilization of findings and lessons learnt to realize impact for the programmes.

  • Gather lessons learnt from SCS supported programs, including ensuring documentation and dissemination of new knowledge.

  • Build competence on thematic and humanitarian policies, strategies, methods and tools, with a special focus on CPIE.

  • Ensure synergies and shared learning of thematic program work between countries and from local to international level.

  • Explore and support efforts to fundraise to expand the programmes based on evidence

  • Take part in any other priority task indicated from the line manager.

  • Act on behalf of SCS in its relation to SCI’s Regional and/or Country Offices.

Required qualifications

  • University degree within a relevant thematic field, or the equivalent. Post graduate education in relevant field is considered a merit.

  • Minimum 7 years of qualified experience working with rights-based approaches and relevant thematic areas in humanitarian contexts. Field experience is a requirement.

  • At least 7 years experience of planning and implementing programmes in humanitarian contexts.

  • Excellent understanding of thematic issues related to child protection in emergencies, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), child rights and human rights.

  • Ability to lead on strategic development including monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.

  • Knowledge of RBM/LFA frameworks.

  • Proposal writing and reporting skills including thematic quality assurance on child protection in emergencies, gender equality and child rights issues in humanitarial settings.

  • Excellent skills and competencies in leading and facilitating trainings, discussions and strategy development.

  • Fluency in English and French, verbal and written.

We envision that the successful candidate will align with our organisational values.

How to apply:

This role is a fixed term contract for 18 months. The location is Kigali, Rwanda. Should you have any questions about this role, please contact Monica Lindvall, Head of Int TAs Unit, Please apply at the latest by July 30, 2018

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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

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