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.

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5 th  birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at  www.savethechildren.net/careers

 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Find out more about this role by downloading the job description here   Job description

 

Date advertised: 17 Nov 2021

Closing date: 30 Nov 2021 – 23:59 CAT

Location:  Lilongwe, Malawi

Department:  Child Safeguarding

Type:  Fixed-term contract

Schedule:  Full-time

To apply for this job please visit malawi.savethechildren.net .

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