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3 Aug 2022

Full-Time Regional Child Protection Lead

Save the Children  Anywhere $70-$80k

Job Description

Permanent Full-Time Role, Fixed Term until June 2025

Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) invites suitably experienced and qualified individuals to apply for the New Zealand based position of Regional Child Protection Lead.  SCNZ has secured funding for a 5-year programme (2020-2025) under the Negotiated Partnership with the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) The Negotiated Partnership brings life to the Governments “Partnering for Impact “models which focuses on a long-term vision across a broader geographic area. Programmes are underway in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Laos, and Nepal on the three key areas: Child Poverty, Resilience and Child Protection.   This position is under the overall direction of the Director of International Programmes, Save the Children New Zealand.

About the Role

The Regional Child Protection Lead will be tasked with the following objectives:

  • To steer the Child Protection Breakthroughs and contribute towards building the child protection portfolio in the Pacific region with specific focus on Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC) Support to achieve this objective will be provided by the International Programmes Director, along with support of the Child Protection Technical Advisor and alongside the National Child Protection leads in each country office.
  • To be responsible for the overall management and development of child protection activities under the Negotiated Partnership Regional Child Protection Project alongside the country teams in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
  • To support country teams with establishing and maintaining relationships with partners including various Ministries for Children Youth, Families, Education across the region, and other strategic and implementing partners across the Pacific Region to reach the desired impact.
  • To foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

About You

It goes without saying that you will need to be enthusiastic, focused, budget management savvy, confident in providing high quality technical advice to stakeholders and have exceptional coordination skills.

Additionally, your people skills will be second to none and building strong relationships both internally and with external stakeholders will come naturally to you.

 Do you have what it takes?

  1. You have an advanced degree (Masters or equivalent) in Social Welfare, Community Development or a Child Protection related field.
  2. Proven expertise in CP programming (ideally with substantial experience in protection development-related work in the Pacific and at least 5 years management experience working in an NGO, Child protection-related organisation or sector environment)
  3. Proven expertise in, and understanding of, the Convention of the Rights of the Child and other international human rights law instruments and standards.
  4. Demonstrated experience in leading assessment activities and of designing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating protection programmes for International NGOs.
  5. Proven project management skills, strategic planning skills and a demonstrated ability in achieving agreed deliverables.
  6. Budget development and financial monitoring skills and substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary controls.
  7. Experience of advocacy at a national level, proven track record of networking and collaborating with key stakeholders from community level to Ministry level.
  8. Demonstrated leadership skills and substantial human resource management experience, including the proven ability to be part of and organise, support, manage, motivate, train, and develop a team 
  9. Experience working, coordinating and collaborating with partners and key stakeholders including children, parents, community health workers, teachers, local and national authorities, I/NGOs, CSOs, the UN and the corporate sector.
  10. Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including a sound understanding of, and experience in, the child rights-based and strength-based programming approach to development.

 The information contained in this advert only gives you a brief snapshot of this exciting opportunity.  To delve further into everything this role will bring to SCNZ and to find out more about the type of person we are seeking to fill it, be sure to email [email protected] to request a copy of the candidate information pack.

Your application should include a covering letter and your resume and should be submitted by close of business on Wednesday 17th August 2022 [email protected]


Job Category: Children, Youth and Family Services. Job Type: Full-Time.
Closes August 17, 2022

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