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Title: Child Protection Officer (Dadaab) – Kenya Country Office

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 15,000 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.

Role Purpose: The BID/CP Officer has the responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of BIA/BID process, child protection strategies and activities at the camp level. The BID/CP Officer will be responsible for supervising and managing the work of and providing guidance to the Community based workers.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: 8 months

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications and Experience
* Graduate degree in social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 5 years work experience in social work or with development-related organizations.

Essential
* Demonstrated ability to handle to a large BID/Case management case load
* Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
* Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
* Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
* Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
* Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
* Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
* Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
* Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
* A high level of written and spoken English
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams.
* Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable
* Experience and skills in management of staff
* Strong understanding and experience of Case management process
* Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
* Experience in working in an insecure environment
* Experience in documenting and presenting BID cases in an interagency panel

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Disclaimer:
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

It was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

In addition to the UK organisation, there are 29 other national Save the Children organisations who are members of Save the Children International, a global network of nonprofit organisations supporting local partners in over 120 countries around the world.

In 2015, we reached over 62 million children directly through our and our partners' work.

Save the Children has led global action on children’s rights for more than 90 years.

1919 Eglantyne Jebb established the Save the Children Fund to feed children facing starvation after the First World War

1924 the League of Nations adopted Eglantyne’s charter on children’s rights

1939–1945 During the Second World War, we worked to safeguard children directly affected by the war. We continue to do this in conflict-affected regions

1977 A number of Save the Children organisations formed an alliance to coordinate campaigning work to improve outcomes for the world’s children, sowing the seeds for Save the Children as a single global movement for children

1989 The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

194 countries have signed up to this legally binding convention

2004–2009 Save the Children’s largest humanitarian operation, in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Our tsunami response programme received funding of US$272 million, largely through generous donations

2009 Save the Children launched EVERY ONE, our largest ever global campaign, to prevent millions of mothers and young children from dying

2012 Our work once again touched the lives of over 125 million children worldwide and directly reached 45 million children.

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Title: Child Protection Officer (Dadaab) - Kenya Country Office

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 15,000 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.

Role Purpose: The BID/CP Officer has the responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of BIA/BID process, child protection strategies and activities at the camp level. The BID/CP Officer will be responsible for supervising and managing the work of and providing guidance to the Community based workers.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: 8 months

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications and Experience * Graduate degree in social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 5 years work experience in social work or with development-related organizations.

Essential * Demonstrated ability to handle to a large BID/Case management case load * Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili * Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software * Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise * Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities * Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving * Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums. * Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals * Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports * A high level of written and spoken English * Ability to work independently and as part of a team * Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams. * Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable * Experience and skills in management of staff * Strong understanding and experience of Case management process * Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions * Experience in working in an insecure environment * Experience in documenting and presenting BID cases in an interagency panel

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

2020-10-03

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