Child Safeguarding Advisor Job at Save the Children Abuja Nigeria

Save the Children Nigeria is a leading international organization in over eight states in Nigeria with a current staff complement of approximately 123 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 6.8 million each year. Our programme implementation is focused in the Northern States including Katsina,
Kebbi, Zamfara where we have offices and in .Jigawa, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi and Kaduna where we work with and through partners.

Save the Children is about to launch an exciting new project in two states in Northern Nigeria. The project aims to provide up to 60,000 vulnerable families with regular cash transfers to reduce poverty and improve their ability to buy nutritious food.

In order to contribute to this and strengthen the impact of our programme on children, we are looking for committed, effective and efficient candidates to fill five positions in our Child Development Programme (CDGP).\

Job Title: Child Safeguarding Advisor - Abuja

Role Purpose
The Child Safeguarding (CS) role will take lead in institutionalizing child safeguarding and code of conduct into the Nigeria countrywide programme, ensure that the country programme has a clear complaints, reporting and investigation mechanisms, and monitor compliance and accountability. The role has overall responsibility for ensuring that partners, suppliers and others associated with SCI are aware of and are compliant with the child safeguarding policy.

In order to be successful within this position, you will ideally have:

  • Degree level qualification in social work or equivalent health, education or other relevant professional qualification and working experience
  • Minimum 5 years direct experience of child protection practice and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues
  • Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Up to date working knowledge of child care law, child protection policies and practice and current issues in relation to safeguarding children within Nigeria and the West African context
  • A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues
  • Influencing practice and policy, including communicating effectively and persuasively at all levels
  • Facilitating learning, development and change for individuals and/or groups/organizations
  • Coordination skills, especially in relation to cross-departmental working and external networks
  • Good understanding and knowledge of gender equity and diversity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Preparing written reports or materials to a publishable standard in the English language
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating training, capacity building, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Organizing and managing a complex and demanding workload and working on own initiative

How to Apply
Interested candidates should kindly send C.V. and covering letter explaining why you are suitable to:
Nigeria.Recruitment@savethechildren.org; State position clearly in the subject field as applications. Without appropriate subject will be disqualified.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline 14th February 2013

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