Save the ChildrenClosing Date : 2017-01-15
Duty Station : Abuja, Nigeria
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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Niger
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

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 c15,000 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.

Contract length: 02 years

The role

Support the quality, design, delivery and representation of SCI Child Protection programming in Niger:

Ensure that the Child Protection programme in Niger is aligned to global SC CP strategy and 2016-2018 thematic plan, and contributes to meeting the organisational Breakthroughs Survive, Learn and Be protected, working in close collaboration with SCI Child Protection Global Initiative;Responsible for the development of interventions meeting Child Protection international standards, including in the area of protection of children in situations of armed violence;Provide strategic technical support to SCI programming in Niger and technical support to the operational staff in the field.

Qualifications and experience


Education to Masters level in Social Work, Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience;Proven history of working in the child protection field and understanding of children's rights, in both emergency and non-emergency during the last 6 years or more.Minimum of 8 years program management in development or emergency response;Prior experience of working in Child Protection in emergency response and fragile states;Fluent in French and English (reading, speaking and writing) ;Commitment to SCI values ;Ability to travel in the field ;Ability to work under pressure, in complex environment, in development and emergency context.A high degree of cultural sensitivity and ability to adjust to changes


Knowledge of the requirements and procedures of funding agencies such as ECHO, DFID, USAID ;Knowledge of the West African region.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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

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