Protection & Safeguarding Coordinator

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The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of  Protection & Safeguarding Coordinator  (1 position) for Abwenzi a Ana (AAA) Program to be based in Ntcheu. The role holder will coordinate and facilitate the implementation of protection and safeguarding work across AAA specifically and in general across SCI. The Coordinator will combine elements of capacity building and monitoring whilst enforcing compliance and accountability, management and investigations as well as aspects of advocacy at both district level as well as potentially national level. The post holder will also be expected to provide significant mentoring and capacity-building to SCI staff, volunteers, suppliers, consultants, associates and partners.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree level in Social Sciences, Sociology, Social work, child protection, child rights governance, law, or relevant field
  • Strong child protection background with demonstrable skills in conducting key processes e.g. CP, CSFG and GBV/SEA case management, Psychological First Aid, CP risk and vulnerability assessments, system strengthening
  • 4 years at officer level; or 2 years at officer level and 2 years at senior officer level in child protection, child safeguarding and humanitarian emergency responses
  • A good understanding of Child Care Institutions operations and context
  • Capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and hard-working circumstances.
  • Ability to write clear project reports (both narrative and financial) as well as updates
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Experience of managing as well as undertaking complex child protection/safeguarding investigations and or disciplinary investigations
  • Experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops in child protection/safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, managers, senior managers and decision makers)

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

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